How to Use Essential Oils—There are so many ways!

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The best thing about essential oils is that there are so many different ways you can use them. They’re great for a relaxing evening, making your home smell amazing, or applying to your skin. There’s an infinite amount of possibilities when it comes to oils. Read below for some of my favorite ways to use essential oils.

Use Your Senses—Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the most classic and common use of essential oils. Whether you’re trying to destress with some lavender and peppermint oils or energize and focus with lemongrass, there are a wide variety of essential oil scents that can give you different benefits.

I prefer to use essential oils with a diffuser when it comes to aromatherapy. You can also dilute your favorite essential oil with water and keep it in a spray bottle to mist over your clothes, pillow, and furniture. Here are some additional ways you can incorporate essential oils into your aromatherapy routine:

  • Dip a cotton ball in your favorite essential oil and put in the air vents of car
  • Add your favorite essential oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets
  • Put a few drops of essential oil into your favorite household surface cleaners

Essential Oils as Skincare

Essential oils do wonders for your skin. Try incorporating them into your skin care by creating lotions, body washes, or perfumes out of your favorite scents. To safely use essential oils in your skincare routine and avoid skin irritation, make sure you always dilute them in something like coconut oil.

Personally, I love making homemade lip balm with lavender essential oils to alleviate chapped lips. Try using your favorite oils in these skincare options:

  • Add your favorite oil to a warm bath for an at-home spa day
  • Dilute with oil and place a few drops on your wrists for an amazing DIY perfume
  • Put a few drops into your favorite moisturizer to receive skin renewing effects

Cooking with Essential Oils

Last but not least, I love to cook with my essential oils. You’d be surprised at the things you can make in your kitchen with a few ingredients and your favorite oils on hand. I love to add a few drops of peppermint oil to my tea at night. Lemon oil also makes for a great light and summery lemon pound cake! The possibilities are endless, and your imagination is the only limit! Here are some ideas for you to try out in your kitchen:

Whatever you decide to do with your essential oils, don't be afraid to safely experiment with the wide variety of oils that exist. Go out there and have some fun with your favorite essential oils!

If you liked this blog post, check out my other posts about blending essential oils here.

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