There are so many essential oils available to buy, and for each one, there are multiple uses. From cleaning to health, they have so many almost magical properties. I asked a few bloggers about the different ways they use them!
- Cleaning – add a few drops to a spray bottle of water. Orange, grapefruit and lemon are the best ones to use for this.
- Stop flies and insects. A few drops of citronella or peppermint around doors and windows stops them coming in, or a few drops around where you are sitting if you’re outside. (Erica from Nine to Three Thirty)
- Pop a few drops of your favourite scented oil in a spray bottle and squirt it around the room to freshen it up.
- A few drops can liven up silk flowers or a bowl of potpourri.
- On a tissue, stuffed down the back of the radiator! Makes the house smell lovely (Hannah from Hi Baby Blog)
- Sinus relief by using menthol essential oils. I suffer from sinusitis so frequently use them. Drops on a tissue, inhalation via steam. It all works. (Jemma from Mayflower Blogs)
- In the bath!! Can’t beat them in there. Plus, mixing them makes me feel like I’m creating a potion or something! (Hayley from Devon Mama)
- I’m experimenting with a drop of wild orange oil on the palm of my hands to uplift and combat feelings of stress and sadness (Sara from Mind Your Mamma)
- Lavender oil is great when you put it on the radiators in winter. It relaxes you and helps you sleep better. (Kelly from Nature Mum Blog)
- We use peppermint oil sprinkled on the kids’ headrest to stop them feeling car sick! (Lauren from Scrapbook Blog)
- We use a bit of lemon essential oil on the inside of new toilet paper rolls to make the toilet smell nice. (Mel from Le Coin De Mel)
- Add a couple of drops to baking powder and sprinkle on the carpet. Leave it for a few minutes and then vacuum it up to remove any smells.
- For headaches, try rubbing some diluted peppermint on your temples, sinuses and neck.
- Diluted tea tree and lavender oil in a tub of water (just a few drops of oil) is fab for cloth wipes when changing your baby as a natural antibacterial alternative to baby wipes (Sarah from Arthur Wears).
- A few drops on a slightly damp flannel added to the dryer makes washing smell lovely!
- I use a drop of tea tree oil on the fabric insert of the laundry basket as it has antibacterial qualities (Jo from A Cup of Toast)
- Put them on bits of fabric and hang them/put them over or in vents of my car. Way better smell than a Magic Tree! (Franki from Wonderful Chaos)
- I use essential oils in our candle burners, just a few drops in the top with a little water and the smell is amazing. I put menthol in when we are all a little snotty through the winter! (Laura from Five Little Doves)
- To help soothe my son at night. He’s not particularly reliable in the sleep department so we put a few drops of chamomile/lavender by his pillow. I also use them to make washing smell lovely – a few drops in the tumble dryer works wonders. (Alice from Living With a Jude).
How do you use essential oil? I’d love you to leave your tips and uses in the comments box below!