Ways to use Essential Oils

Ways to use Young Living Essential Oils:7waystouseoils-300x300

1. Ease discomfort.
Apply a few drops of Pan Away blend to the affected area and layer with Peppermint for a natural analgesic effect.

2. Freshen stinky sneakers and shoes.
Place cotton balls with several drops of either Thieves, Peppermint, Geranium, Lemon or Tea Tree into shoes overnight.

3. Scent a room for mood.
Gently scent a room using the Young Living Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser try Evergreen Essence, or Citrus Fresh essential oils during spring and summer. For romance, try the blend Sensation.

4. Scented dryer sheet.
Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to a dampened washcloth, toss into your clothes dryer when drying laundry.

5. Repel flies
Fill a spray bottle with water, add 20-30 drops of Peppermint, shake often. Spray kitchen counter-tops, around windows/doors – and yourself (do not get spray on your face or eyes!)

6. Eliminate food odors in the fridge.
Add 1-2 drops Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Thieves, or Purification essential oil to 1 cup of water. Using a sponge wipe surface of icebox, freezer, oven, trash cans.

7. Air Freshener spray.
Add 20-30 drops of Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, or Purification to a spray bottle of water – then spray into the air for a nontoxic freshener.

8. Repel mice and squirrels in the home.
Put several drops of Peppermint oil on cotton balls in problem areas where mice enter.

9. Carpet freshener.
Add 10 drops of Thieves or Purification with 3 drops peppermint to 1 cup cornstarch or baking soda, stir well, let sit for 24 hours in a closed jar. Sprinkle carpet and vacuum after about an hour.

10. Doggy odor?
Try Young Living Lavender Shampoo and several drops of Palo Santo essential oil when you give your dog a bath. Massage in mixture for 5-10 minutes, rinse… your dog will smell amazingly GREAT!

11. Non-toxic dog flea collar.
On a soft rope put several drops of Purification and Palo Santo, then put the rope into a bandanna to tie loosely around the dog’s neck.

12. Scent your room while you vacuum.
Put 2-3 drops of your favorite Young Living oil on a cotton ball placed inside the vacuum canister of your vacuum cleaner.

13. Tired muscles and aching joints?
Add one part each Pan Away, Peppermint and Basil oil to 4 parts V-6 or Jojoba. Massage into area as needed.

14. Deodorant powder.
Mix in a small jar some baking soda, and a few drops of either Geranium, Melrose, Thieves, Joy, or Lavender essential oil.

15. Massage oil.
Add 10 to 12 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to 60ml Young Living V-6 Massage Oil base.

16. Refreshing soak bath.
Blend in a small jar one drop each of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon or Fennel to 60ml of sea salt or Epsom Salts. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the salt mixture to a warm bath and soak.

17. Stay awake and alert.
Put a couple drops each of Peppermint and Rosemary on cotton ball near the car heating/cooling vents for a refreshing scent.

18. Sleep well.
Place hanky sprinkled with a couple drops of Chamomile and Lavender oil under our pillow.

19. Smelly hotel rooms while on vacation.
Add a few drops each of Chamomile and Lavender to travel-sized mister, or a few drops of Thieves or Purification.

20. Feet.
Dab a couple drops of Melrose on toes and rub on feet to soothe burning, tired feet.

21. Ease that ache in your head.
Massage 1 drop of Peppermint, Lavender or Pan Away on temples (avoiding eye area) and back of the neck for relief.

22. Scented stationery gift.
Add a couple drops of Lavender, Jasmine or Ylang Ylang to a cotton ball, place stationary and envelopes and cotton ball in a zip-lock bag for 24 hours. Put into a pretty box with a nice pen, tie with ribbon.

23. Aromatic sachets.
Add a few drops of Citrus Fresh, or your favorite Young Living essential oil, to dried flowers/herbs in lightweight decorative cloth bags then tie with a thin ribbon.

24. Potpourri.
Fill glass jars or decorative boxes with dried flowers scented with a few drops of of your favorite Young Living essential oil.

25. Perfume.
Add 25 drops your favorite Young Living essential oil to 60ml jojoba oil. Let sit in a tightly capped bottle for two weeks before using.

26. Bath oils.
Add a few drops of Lavender, Release, Peace & Calming, Gentle Baby, or Ylang Ylang essential oil in a small jar of apricot or almond oil and stir thoroughly. To use: put 1-2 TBSP in warm running bath water.

27. Aching or stiff joints.
Mix 2 drops each of Wintergreen, Cypress, and Lemongrass with 2 tablespoons of V-6 massage oil. Apply topically to achy joints.

28. Bathtub scrubbing cleaner.
Mix 1 cup baking soda, 6-10 drops of Thieves essential oil in a bowl. Pour mixture into an airtight container to have on hand.

29. No calorie, refreshing, flavored water.
Add 1-4 of either Lemon, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Spearmint, Orange or Citrus Fresh to 500ml glass of water.

30. Lavender-Peppermint Foot Soak for tired feet.
Mix together in a small bowl: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, 2 drops each of Lavender, Peppermint and Chamomile essential oils, add to warm foot bath water, soak for 10-15 minutes.

31. Peppermint Hot Chocolate/Peppermint Coffee.
Make your hot chocolate as usual, take a toothpick and dip it into the center hole of your bottle of Young Living Peppermint essential oil (only a tiny amount will get on the toothpick, which is what you want), then swirl the toothpick in your cup of hot chocolate – yummy! You may add an entire drop if you want.

32. Dipping Oil (for bread)
In a small dipping bowl put 30ml of olive oil and one drop of either Mountain Savory, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, or Basil. Set dipping bowl on table so everyone can dip as desired.

33. Copper polish.
Add 1 drop of Lemon to a soft cloth and gently buff.

34. Aid digestion.
Add one drop of either Di-Gize or Peppermint to a tall glass of water. Di-Gize can also be rubbed onto the tummy area, you may want to use a carrier oil.

35. Higher than should be body temperature sponge bath.
Add 2 drops each of of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender into your basin of cool water. Submerge a washcloth into the basin and wring, gently wipe body.

36. Alleviate sad feelings.
Put 1-2 drops of Geranium, Lavender, Joy and Bergamot on a hanky or in your Young Living Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser.

37. Moth repellant.
On a cotton ball, put 4 drops each of Lavender and Cedarwood, put cotton ball in chest or drawer.

38. Difficulty getting sufficient air in your lungs.
Add 1 drop of Frankincense to the crown of the head. Rub RC essential oil over the chest and breathe in both of these oils.

39. Help sores on the mouth/lip area.
Apply 1 drop of either Lavender or Melrose to the affected area.

40. Cleanse an open wound.
Use a drop of Lavender and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) to the site of the cut or scratch. These essential oils can also be put into a small spray bottle with distilled water and used as an antiseptic spray.

41. Burns- (1st degree)
Lavender to the affected area.

42. Dry scalp and hair loss.
In a small 120ml spray bottle filled with distilled water, add 8 drops each of Lavender (for dandruff) and Rosemary (for hair loss and to stimulate scalp), spritz scalp before bedtime and brush/comb in. I would also take Young Living Omega Blue supplement as many skin and health conditions are the result of deficiency of omega 3s.

43. Enhance immune system.
Add a drop of Thieves essential oil to the bottoms of your feet.

44.Detox and Cleansing Add a drop of lemon oil to your water.

45. Bathroom air freshener.
In a 120ml bottle filled with water, add 6 drops of both Lemon and Purification.

46. Callous
Apply 1 drop of Lemon oil morning and night.

47. Increase shelf-life of fresh produce.
Fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

48. Sanitize counter-tops.
In a 120ml bottle filled with water, add 8 drops of either Thieves or Lemon essential oil or use Thieves Household Cleaner.

49. Sanitize and disinfect dish cloth.
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and 1 drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.

50. Frustration / Uplift Mood.
Rub a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot. The Feelings Kit is for promoting emotional clearing and may be another good choice.

51. Scrape and Bruises.
Apply a couple drops of Lavender oil on an injured area.

52. Blemishes.
Apply 1 drop of Purification or Lemon Oil to blemish – keep away from eyes!

53. Dry ageing skin.
Add 1 drop each of Frankincense, Lavender and Sandalwood to a tablespoon of Coconut Oil – apply a very thin amount on face before bedtime.

54. Dog ear mites.
Apply Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Massage Oil to a cotton ball and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in dogs. Please note, do not put essential oils into ear canal!

55. Blisters.
Rub a drop of Purification or Ylang Ylang essential oil on a blister to cleanse and disinfect.

56. Sore throat.
Rub a drop of Purification oil on the outside of a sore throat when it is first beginning. Or, gargle with Thieves essential oil a few times a day, then swallow!

57. Air travel germ protection.
Before leaving home, put a cotton ball with 4 drops of either Purification or Thieves, into a baggie – open baggie often to inhale the aroma. You can also apply a drop of either Thieves or Purification to the soles of your feet for protection from germs too.

58. Over-active and hard to manage children.
Diffuse the blend Peace & Calming for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours and apply the oil to the bottoms of their feet.

59. Relief to back.
Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway at the base of the spine, Valor all along the spine and to the feet. You can also rub a couple of drops of Peppermint and Lavender oil on your back.

60. Cranky man around the house?
Rub 1 drop of the blend Joy between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving.

61. Chiropractic adjustments.
Before your Chiropractic session rub a couple drops of the blend Valor on the soles of your feet, this will will help your body get in alignment much faster.

62. Embedded ticks on people and dogs.
Put 1-2 drops of Palo Santo or Purification essential oil on the embedded tick to dislodge and kill the tick.

63. Getting rid of Bedbugs.
Before going to work, completely fill with Purification and turn on your TheraPro Diffuser in your bedroom with the door closed, and let the diffuser run all day. Do NOT enter- keep children and pets away.

64. Natural Laundry Detergent.
Use 1 TBSP Thieves Household Cleaner in place of all laundry detergents. It will not make suds and cleans laundry really well.

65. Protection in your kids bedrooms spray.
In a 180ml spray bottle, add 8-12 drops of either Lavender, White Angelica, Valor or Sacred Mountain and spray under beds and in closets- it helps encourage calmness, courage and protection.

66. For bites and boo-boo’s.
Lavender essential oil and Purification bring relief.

67. Dog with aches.
Try Deep Relief Roll-on on your dogs back, you will have to move the fur so the essential oil gets on their skin.

68. Nutritious and delicious ginger ale.
Try pouring one bottle of Ginger Brew (found in most health food stores) into a tall glass and add 30-60ml of NingXia Red for a delicious and nutritious carbonated beverage.

69. Facial folds.
Rub a couple drops of both 3 Wise Men and Copaiba essential oils on your face every night to help regenerate skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Frankincense essential oil too.

70. Eliminate greasy build-up from shampoo.
Try any of the Young Living shampoo’s and conditioners. These non-toxic products are amazing! No more flat, greasy build-up again! Plus, you will save a ton of money on the conditioner because it is so concentrated. I love the lavender one.

71. Muscle cramps in calves.
Try rubbing in 5-7 drops of Gentle Baby essential oil.

72. PMS symptoms?
Try Dragon Time essential oil or Clary Sage oil. Rub either on abdomen, or on the feet.

73. Window cleaner.
Try 5 drops of Lemon in a 500ml spray bottle filled with water, or simply use Thieves Household Cleaner.

74. Feeling overwhelmed?
Try equal amounts of both Orange and Lavender essential oils in your diffuser.

75. Bee stings.

Try 1 drop of either Thieves or Purification essential oils on the location of the sting for relief.
Extra Notes:

Massage – Most people who’ve heard of aromatherapy automatically associate it with massage therapy, and not surprisingly many massage therapists are also aromatherapists. To create your own therapeutic massage oil as just a 10-20 drops of essential oil to an 240ml bottle of carrier oil (or 6 drops of essential oil to 4 tablespoons of a carrier oil for a single full-body massage).

Baths – Fill a tub with hot water then add 5-10 drops of an essential oil blend created by mixing 30 drops of your favorite oil or oils, with one tablespoon each of honey, water, and vodka or gin. Climb in to the tub of water, sink down and let the scented water flow over you as you lie back and relax.

Hot Tub or Jacuzzi – Add 10-20 drops of geranium, sandalwood or ylang-ylang for a relaxing, or use neroli, rosemary, or pine for a stimulating effect.

Shower – After showering and rinsing, use a bathing sponge sprinkled with an essential oil dilute blend and rub over your body while letting the warm water from the shower head flow over you.

Foot Bath – Add 4-5 drops of an essential oil blend, such as peppermint, thyme or rosemary, or even lavender to a large bowl of hot water, and then soak those tired dogs…er, feet.

Hand Soak – Before a manicure or just to soothe chapped skin on the hands, add several drops of patchouli to a bowl of warm water and soak your hands.

Compresses – Use a soft clean cloth, such as a handkerchief, face towel or small square of flannel which you’ve soaked in a cup of warm water to which you’ve added 5-10 drops of an essential oil blend. Squeeze out the excess water and place the compress on your forehead, nape of the neck or even chest.

Rollerball Applicator – Fill with your favorite blend of essential oils and carrier oil and roll on your skin wherever you need the therapeutic benefit of the oils. For instance the Thyroid Blend would be rolled over the base of the throat several times a day.
Facial Oil – Using a one-percent mix of essential oil to carrier oil massage into your face and neck as a daily beauty treatment.

Body Oil – Using a three-percent mix of essential oils to carrier oil, massage into any area of your skin in need of a beauty or therapeutic treatment.

* These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.