Everyday Naturopathy: 8 Common Uses for Essential Oils
I love essential oils. I haven’t explored too many of them yet, but
have really started to incorporate them into our daily lives as much
as possible. I believe in the power of natural healing, and my goal is
to replace every single medication in our closet with oils, herbs, and
clays. And we’re almost there!
Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of my most common uses for essential
oils, in case any of you may be interested in trying them, but not
sure where to start. Before I go on, I do want to note that it’s
important that you buy organic, therapeutic grade oils, especially
when using them medicinally. Here are 8 Common Uses for Essential
1) Air Freshener:
I love to use lavender spray to clear the air in our house. Fill a
spray bottle with 4 parts water, 1 part vinegar, and about 10-20 drops
of lavender eo. You can also omit the vinegar if needed.
I use peppermint eo for this. Just rub a drop on your temples, or if
that is too powerful, you may want to dilute it first in a bit of
carrier oil, such as coconut or olive.
Clove oil is amazing for this! For my baby I use a drop or two in
olive oil and rub on his gums. Have you ever tried it? It’s very
4) Canker Sores:
Ugh. These are the worst! I use clove oil and/or tea tree oil. It
numbs and speeds healing!
5) Bug Repellent:
Ants and spiders hate tea tree oil and peppermint. Rub it or spray
some around to repel those little pests!
Allergies driving you crazy? Try rubbing on your feet a tiny bit of
coconut oil mixed with these oils: 5 drops lavender, 4 drops
peppermint, 3 drops lemon.
Tummy troubles? Rub lavender and/or peppermint eo in a carrier oil on
belly before bedtime or naps.
8) Muscle/Joint Pain:
Massage onto sore areas a carrier oil mixed with a few drops of any of
these: wintergreen, lavender, and/or peppermint. Bonus: carrier oils
such as coconut and olive also act as skin moisturizers!
Let me know what you try and what your favorite uses for essential oils are!