October 13th, 2018 | Updated on March 5th, 2020
Do you have a bunch of essential oils sitting around in your home, that you’re not quite sure to what to do with? Or, maybe you use a few oils for a special purpose, but aren’t sure what to do with the rest of them?
If this is you, don’t worry. The uses for essential oils are as endless as their benefits. And once you know about the different ways you can use essential oils, you will probably find yourself making use of them constantly throughout the day.
So, just how can you use them?
Read on to learn 3 super simple ways to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life.
1. Get Rid of Pests
If you are looking to get rid of pests fast, but don’t want to use harmful chemicals in your home, essential oils are the answer.
Here are a few different ways you can use essential oils to get rid of common household pests:
Flies: To get rid of flies, mix a spray bottle with water, a few drops of alcohol and a few drops of cinnamon essential oil. Spray around your doors and windows to keep out flies.
Fruit Flies: Trap fruit flies by filling up a half a glass of water with a few drops of orange essential oil. Top the glass with a plastic wrap and then poke a few holes in it to make sure the flies stay trapped inside.
Mosquitoes: Next time you wash your clothes, add a few drops of mint or lavender essential oil to the rinse cycle. The light scent will be enough to prevent mosquitoes from flocking to you.
2. Remove Household Odors
Once you know how to get started with essential oils, you can easily use them to remove common household odors.
Here are a few common household odors that essential oils can help you take care of:
Trash Cans: Drop a few dabs of essential oil onto a tissue, place the tissue in a trash can, and voila! This will leave any home smelling better
Carpet: Mix in a few drops of oil with about a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture on the carpet and then vacuum it up. The fresh scent should remain for about a week.
Cabinets: Cabinets can begin to smell musty over time. Frankincense and vanilla are both great essential oils for eliminating musty smells. Put a few drops of one of these oils on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in the cabinet to eliminate the smell of must.
Mists and Sprays: Mix in a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil with water to give a fresh scent to any room.
Essential oils can be real superhero when it comes to taking care of hard-to-clean surfaces. Here are a few ways to use it for cleaning:
Scratches in Wood: Hide scratches in wood by using turmeric oil.
Burnt Pan: Clean a burnt pan by placing a thin layer of dish soap in the burnt pan, then then adding in about 10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes, then add some warm water, stir it, and let it sit for another 30 minutes. Finally, wash it out and rinse it.
As you can see, there are many unique ways you can make use of your essential oils. Comment below if you have any questions.
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