There are many uses for all types of essential oils. Today I am going to share 20 essential oil hacks (tips/tricks) that you can use in your daily life!
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20 Essential Oil Hacks You Need for Daily Life
1) Removing a Splinter
Removing splinters can be very challenging and painful! Apply 1-2 drops of On Guard to the affected area and wait a minute or two and watch the splinter rise from the skin. Once the end of the splinter has risen from the skin, use the tweezers to remove the full splinter. Note: this works best on shallow splinters.
2) Freshen Stinky Laundry
We have all washed laundry and forgotten it in the washer. Don’t waste time & money by washing it again. Add 2-3 drops of Lemon or Purify to the laundry, place in the dryer and your clothes will come out smelling fresh!
3) Make Cutlery Glass Sparkle
Add 2-3 drops of lemon to your dish water and your glasses and flatware will come out shining!
4) Removing Sticky Residue from Skin
The marks left on your skin from medical tape can be very difficult to remove. Apply 1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to the areas with sticky residue and massage skin until the residue is gone. This is a HUGE time saver and works very well! Remember to read about photosensitive safety tips.
5) Goodbye Spiders
Add 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil to 2 oz of water and spritz in the areas that spiders like to live. When using essential oils, you always want to use glass as the oils can break down the chemical components in plastic. Looking for a bottle? Here are some ideas options in Canada and the US!
6) Fresh Smelling Toilet
Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to your toilet bowl to help reduce foul odours. Get more ideas for using essential oils in the bathroom here!
7) Easy Oil Removal (from bottle)
Transferring essential oil to other small openings can be quite challenging, try using a Glass Dropper for an easier process and to help eliminate potential waste.
8) Make Your Oils Last Longer
Sometimes the oil bottles appear empty but often there is still a drop or two still in the bottom of the bottle. Add 1-2 drops of a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil) to the bottle to get the rest of the oil out of the bottle.
9) Stronger Nails
Brittle or weak nails? Add tea tree directly to your nails to help strengthen them.
10) Fight Blemishes Before They Appear
Mix tea tree or lavender with a few drops of carrier oil and apply it to sore spots before bed. This will help to reduce the likelihood of waking up with an eye sore on you face the next day!
11) Clean Windows & Mirrors.
12) Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh
Add a few drops of essential oil to a wooden clothes pin and clip it to your air vent for a nice scent in the car!
13) Freshen Stinky Shoes
Place 1 drop of Purify, lemon, or lemongrass in your shoes to help reduce odours and keep them smelling fresh. You could also place the oil on a tissue or cotton ball and leave it in the shoe overnight.
14) Respiratory Support on the Go
Add 1-2 drops of Breathe/Easy Air or eucalyptus to some tissues and place in your bag. Now you can get respiratory support away from home, without having to carry the bottle of essential oil around with you.
15) Too Much Sun?
Soothe irritated skin by mixing lavender and a carrier oil of choice and apply it to the sore area.
16) Fresh Smelling Vents
Add 1-2 drops of your favourite essential oil to cotton balls or tissues and place near vents to give your home a fresh smell when the heat/air comes on.
17) Be Your Own Diffuser
Add a few drops of your favourite oil to your scarf, allowing you to inhale the aroma of your favourite oil on the go. You may also want to consider purchasing an essential oil diffuser necklace such as this one.
18) Clean Your Toothbrush
The other day I accidentally dropped my toothbrush on the ground right before using it… YUCK! I put a drop of On Guard on my toothbrush to help clean it.
19) Tooth Discomfort
Apply 1-2 drops of clove (use CPTG essential oils such as doTERRA and read the label to ensure it is safe for internal use) directly to the area of pain in your mouth. Use either your finger or place the oil on the toothbrush as it will make it easier to reach the back of your mouth.
20) DIY Mason Jar Drinking Glass with a Straw
What were the most helpful essential oil hacks on this list? Are there other essential oil hacks that you use in your daily life that weren’t on the list? I’d love to hear from you!