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10 Smart and Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils

Aromatherapy oils are oils that are created from natural elements. They’re also called essential oils. They range from lavender to grapefruit and everything in between. They offer a number of therapeutic benefits, cleaning help and even health benefits and there are many ways to use essential oils.

10 Smart and Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils

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Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home

Here are 10 Smart Ways of Using Essential Oils in Your Home

  1. Water Diffuser and Room Freshener
    Add six to eight drops of your favorite scent to a bowl of water. If the water is warm, it will help spread the scent more quickly. You could place the bowl on a table or counter. If you’re really in need of a quick freshening, simply add the drops to a pan of boiling water. Choose your essential oils based on your mood or need. For example, if you want to freshen up your home lemon, verbena, orange or other light scents are ideal. If you’re looking to relax, try lavender or sandalwood.
    Sign up for Young Living Essential Oils and you will receive this awesome diffuser in your starter kit – no boiling water needed!


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  3. Room and Linen Deodorizer
    Add a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle. Keep a bottle in your bathroom. Spray near pet areas. Or use the spray to freshen linens. Lavender spray in your bedroom is a great way to add a relaxing scent.
  4. Sachet and Closet Freshener
    Add a few drops of essential oils to cotton balls and place in drawers or your closet. Lavender, cedar or sandalwood are nice choices and they help keep bugs away.
  5. Heat Diffuser
    Place a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball or wool ball and place inside a heating vent. When your furnace kicks on the blower will help spread the scent throughout your home.
  6. Sinus Remedy
    If you’re ill or struggling with congestion place eucalyptus oil in hot water. Consider placing the oil in a hot water vaporizer as well.


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  8. Refrigerator Deodorizer
    Place several drops of orange, mint or lemon oil in a bucket of warm water. With a clean sponge, use the water to clean out your refrigerator.
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  10. Counter Cleaner
    Add lemon, thyme, basil or even geranium oil to equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Use to clean countertops in your kitchen and bathroom.
    Geranium oil wards off bugs and is a natural antibacterial.
  11. Light bulb room freshener
    Place a drop of your favorite oil on your light bulbs. Make sure to add the oil when the bulbs are cold. When the light is on and the bulb heats up it will heat the oil and fill the room with scent. Consider placing lavender oil on bedroom light bulbs to relax and invigorating grapefruit or other citrus scent in your home office.
  12. Furniture polish
    Add four to six drops of lemon essential oil to half a cup of olive oil. With a clean dry rag, use the oil to polish wood furniture.
  13. Homemade Potpourri
    Check out these great recipes for homemade potpourri using essential oils! You can use scraps from fruit and a few spice staples for an easy batch of potpourri and have your house smelling unbelievable.

Essential oils fill your home with fresh and natural scents. You can be sure you’re providing your loved ones with a safe environment free from harmful chemicals when you use aromatherapy oils to clean and deodorize your home. Also, essential oils will keep pests and germs out of your house, making them an invaluable staple to your home.

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Jennifer

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Interesting! I've heard a lot about the benefits of oils, but haven't really used them. Never would have thought to use them as a heat diffuser!

Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

Saturday 30th of August 2014

I love using eucalyptus oil when my girls are congested, it works so well!

Xiomeeks

Friday 29th of August 2014

I like your idea to use essential oils to clean/deodorize the refrigerator. I'd love to try that.

Suzanne Michele

Thursday 28th of August 2014

I love YL essential oils!! So much so that I've been considering the thought of selling YL. I had never even thought to use them for #8 though, what an ingenious idea for freshening up a room!

Claire

Thursday 28th of August 2014

I really want to try essential oils! I keep hearing great things!