*4 DIY Recipes Using Essential Oils

Friday, July 20, 2018
Image from A Pair and A Spare via Pinterest
Essential Oils are all around us; in the lotions we use, in perfumes, in bath bombs, etc. But do you know what else is in those items? A long list of ingredients many cannot even pronounce. By using essential oil for yourself, you can add a sense of relaxation and nature to your life.

Increase Energy
If you're struggling against the afternoon slump like many of us, you could use different oils to help increase productivity and energy. Citrus and Herbal Oils can help perk you up and give you the boost you need to get through the day! Many turn to strong scents such as orange essential oil for energy but earthy scents such as rosemary and cinnamon are proven to increase alertness. And of course, adding lavender to your pillow will drift you off to a good night's rest. By being well rested, you can kick that slump goodbye!

Fix Common Skin Problems
Tea Tree Oil is known for its antibacterial properties but did you know that it can cure acne, cold sores, and even your dry scalp? By adding it to a carrier oil such as coconut oil, you can treat problem areas efficiently. Just remember that tea tree oil cannot be ingested. Since too much tea tree oil can actually dry your skin, you will want to start with a small amount and listen to your body.

Stomach Pain and Nausea
Everyone suffers from nausea and stomach cramps from time to time. Instead of reaching for a bottle of medicine, try reaching for some peppermint oil! By applying a few drops to your stomach - potentially mixed with coconut oil or water if your skin is sensitive - you can help alleviate symptoms. Peppermint Tea is a know digestion and nausea aid, but many don't drink tea or could grow impatient waiting for tea to brew. By adding a couple of drops of peppermint oil to a glass of water, you can quickly treat nausea in a natural way. For some, nausea and headaches team up to try to ruin your day, but by putting peppermint oil on your temples, you can wish this pain away.

Clean and Refresh
Your Home You can easily create an all-purpose cleaner by adding lemon essential oil to a mix of water, vinegar, and soap. This will not only efficiently clean your home but will also add a nice scent. By adding black pepper essential oil, you can even fight against bacteria like salmonella and e. coli. If you'd like to add a sense of relaxation to your home, you can add lavender and chamomile essential oil to water to create an easy room freshening spray.

Though you could simply buy an oil diffuser and breathe in scents of your choice, essential oil can do so much more than that. Why not harness the full capability of essential oils by creating your own health and beauty DIYs with them?

About The Author: Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, attorney, interior decorator, strategic leader and owner of Pure Path Essential Oils. She has an eye for business, innovation and perfection - and a desire to help her family, her friends and herself live a healthy and happy life.

Do you use essential oils? If you do, what do you use them for? 

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17 comments

  1. I use a lot of essential oils at home, mainly for cleaning and lavender oil is also incredible for relaxing especially if in a spray x

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  2. This is a really handy post, essential oils are so versatile.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  3. I love DIY remedies! Such a lovely post.
    xxx

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  4. I love the graphic used! so pretty! Gotta love a DIY post too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  5. I didn’t know tea tree was good for cold sores! You learn something new everyday xx

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  6. I love using essential oils! They're so calming!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. I used to rely heavily on tea tree oil when I had bad acne as a teenager.

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  8. I need to take the first tip into account. I've been so tired lately. I can't stand the smell of lavender though so I need to give that one a skip.

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  9. I've never used these for anything and like Joy I hate the smell of lavender

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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  10. tea tree and lavender are ones I love!

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  11. it's like this post was made for me! I absolute love essential oils, I'll definitely be trying out some of these!

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  12. I really want to try using some myself so this is really handy.
    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  13. I swear by peppermint! It's so good for settling your stomach xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  14. Such a useful post. I'd love to try doing this myself!
    Beth Louise

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  15. I love tea tree oil in my routine but I'm always cautious of using too much as it scabs over my spots! (Sorry for TMI haha).

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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