Everyday Naturopathy: 8 MORE Common Uses for Essential Oils
I’m discovering more and more about essential oils and their “magic.”
The more I learn the more I am completely amazed by these oils and all
that they can do. I’ve enjoyed their aromas for years – who hasn’t? –
that sweet smell of lavender, the clean and fresh scent of lemon,
peppermint in your toothpaste… the list goes on. They are often used
in products you don’t even think about: cleaners, soaps, toothpaste,
face wash, shampoo, body wash, etc. But they are also used medicinally
for a variety of injuries and ailments, from bruises and scrapes to
hypothyroidism and arthritis. I’m no expert, by any means, but I am
learning. So in the spirit of that I thought I’d follow up on my
previous post (Everyday Naturopathy: 8 Common Uses for Essential Oils)
and share even more of my favorite everyday essential oil uses with
1) All purpose cleaner: 1 part water, 1 part white vinegar, 10-20
drops of essential oils. I like lemon and geranium oils for this.
2) Bug repellant spray: easiest version: add oils to water in a spray
bottle (about 100 drops per 3-4oz bottle). Repelling oils include
lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, geranium, bergamot, clove,
3) Sore muscle rub: add a few drops of these oils to a carrier oil
such as almond or coconut: wintergreen, peppermint, clove, lavender.
4) Diuretic: add a couple of drops of lemon eo to your water each day!
5) Annoying pimples (you know, the kind that hurt!): add a few drops
of clove oil to a tablespoon of a carrier (olive, coconut) oil and rub
on blemish a couple of times a day. It won’t take long for it to
6) Relaxing Bath: add a few drops of lavender and/or vanilla to a bath
7) Nausea/tummy ache: you can use ginger, peppermint, wintergreen,
lavender. In carrier oil, rub behind ears and on belly (oval naval).
8) Infection from cut (minor): tea tree oil. Basil oil for mosquito bites.
Until next time, try some for yourself and let me know how it turns out!