The variety of ways we can use essential oils never ceases to amaze me. I have talked with people who have had their lives saved by the healing effects of the essential oils through cleansing and speeding up the detoxification process and I talk with others who just like to drop some lavender in their baths for relaxation. It truly runs the full spectrum when it comes to ways we can use these oils.
I put this list together because these 5 oils come in the Premium Starter Kit and are some of the most powerful oils I have tried. Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, and Frankincense are some of the most widely used essential oils. The Young Living oils are far more potent and powerful than just about any other oil out on the market because of the Seed to Seal process. If you purchase the kit and only use them in the diffuser, you are doing yourself a disservce! There are so many other ways these oils can be used in your home.
As I wrote this list, I realized this is just the tip of the iceberg. 50 uses, 5 oils, and I could easily do a part 2, part 3, etc….
Read on to find out some unique and fabulous ways to use these powerhouses….
10 Uses for Lavender
- Take a Lavender Bath. Drop a bit of lavender essential oil along with Epsom salts to your bath water for an ultra-relaxing experience.
- Massage tired legs. After a hard work out or a long day on your feet, rub Lavender along with Lemongrass on your legs and feet.
- Fall asleep faster. Rub on the bottoms of the feet for a more restful sleep.
- Freshen your mattress. Sprinkle a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and 10 drops of lavender essential oil over your mattress. Allow the mixture to sit for at least one hour then use the vacuum hose to clean it up. You can also combine with drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, or Rosemary.
- Oatmeal face scrub. Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal, and add 6 drops of Lavender oil. When it’s time to wash your face, place some in the palm of your hand, add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.
- Relax and calm the kids. A few drops of Lavender placed on a pillow or on a lovie will help a restless child fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Keep on hand in the kitchen. Lavender adds a unique and delicious flavor to marinades, baked goods, sauces, teas, and honey.
- Homemade Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.
- Clear your mind. Apply Lavender to the temples and back of neck to ease anxious feelings and stress and promote mental clarity
- Laundry and dish soap brightener. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add Lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits. It transforms your cleaning experience!
10 Uses for Lemon
- Clear the air. The next time you are cooking fish at dinnertime, diffuse Lemon to neutralize odors.
- Help with sticky stuff. Lemon essential oil is excellent for removing sticky tree sap, sticker residue and permanent marker. It even gets gum out of hair!
- Flavor your water. Add lemon to your water for flavor and health benefits such as metabolism and immune support. Be sure to use glass or stainless steel when adding essential oils to your water.
- Perk up. First, diffuse lemon essential oil to brighten and energize your mood. Then, pamper yourself by mixing a few drops with peppermint and fractionated coconut oil and apply on tired, dry, cracked feet.
- Flavor boost. Add a drop of Lemon essential oil anytime you are cooking with lemon juice to give it a deeper, more rich flavor. In soothing winter teas, you can simply add Lemon essential oil to warm water, an herbal tea and honey.
- Dishwasher boost. Add a couple drops of Lemon essential oil to your dishwater. Adding Lemon will make it a better experience for you while taking advantage of the cleaning qualities in Lemon essential oil! Your glassware will be crystal clean.
- Study and focus help. Diffuse with Peppermint in the classroom or during homework time to help the kids stay awake and focused.
- The original all-purpose cleaner. Mix 5-6 drops Lemon essential oil with water and vinegar in a spray bottle to cleanse and purify surfaces. Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances. For stainless steel, mix Lemon essential oil with olive oil for best results.
- Help produce stay fresh. Use Lemon essential oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.
- Protect leather and wood furniture. Preserve and prevent leather from splitting with a Lemon soaked cloth. Also, a few drops of Lemon essential oil combined with a few drops to olive oil makes a great furniture polish.
10 Uses for Peppermint
- Support your lungs: Rub Peppermint oil combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil and over your chest to support open airways and help you breathe easily.
- Stay cool in the summer heat. Keep a spray bottle of water with a few drops of Peppermint essential oil nearby for when you need to cool down!
- Breath Freshener. Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. It freshens breath and builds confidence in your close encounters.
- Stressed? Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender to relieve tension and pressure.
- Ease stiff joints. Peppermint is a great way to cool joints without taking an ice bath. It helps to soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort. Rub with fractionated coconut oil over tight muscles.
- Calm an upset stomach. Rub on the stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort.
- Energize your smoothie. Add a drop of Peppermint to your morning smoothie for an energy boost with no caffeine.
- Satisfy Yourself. Diffusing Peppermint will help reign in the urge to snack on junk food. It’s a good way to control appetite and to feel full faster.
- Awaken Your Senses. Before your next work out, apply a bit of Peppermint to your chest or just take a deep breath straight from the open bottle. Then, after your workout add to shampoo to stimulate your senses and help with scalp health.
- Savor The Combination. Peppermint makes a delicious addition to all things chocolate. Add a drop into your chocolate beverages and baked goods. Yum!
10 Uses for Thieves
- Immune support and relief. Diffuse Thieves (Protective blend) anytime you are concerned about ‘what’s going around’ schools, sports arenas, churches and other crowded venues.
- Try my “Magic Potion”. Mix one drop of Thieves with 2 drops Lemon essential oil and honey or agave nectar in a mug with warm water to soothe your throat during the winter.
- Freshen stale carpets. Add 15 drops of Thieves to a cup of corn starch or baking soda. Mix, sprinkle and rake on carpet then allow it to sit for up to an hour. Then, vacuum it clean.
- Safely clean your tub. Mix 5-6 drops with a half cup of baking soda to clean your bath tub and skip all of the harsh, bleaching chemicals.
- Heighten your immune system. Let Thieves with Lemon, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary assist in the work of immune support and maintenance. One of the most popular ways to use Protective Blend is to add a few drops to a Veggie Capsule and swallow. You will be able to fight off sicknesses that before would leave you in bed for days.
- Utilize filters. Diffusing is awesome, but you can also put a few drops of Thieves on your car’s air filter or home air filters to obliterate dank, stale filtered air…right from the duct!
- Dental healing. Try swishing Thieves with a bit of water after dental work. You can also apply Thieves directly to your teeth and gums (or add a drop to your toothpaste) to soothe irritated gums. For a clean toothbrush, store it overnight in a small glass of water with 3-5 drops of the Thieves.
- No more oven cleaner smell. After your oven’s self-clean cycle, spray a mix of purified water, Thieves and Lemon essential oil onto the oven interior. This will clear up all of the greasy smells as well as the smell of the oven cleaner.
- Clean up your workout germs. Before climbing on to that sweaty machine at the gym, spray it with Thieves and water. Wipe down like you mean it. Your sweaty friends will thank you and want some.
- Protect your hands. A few drops of Thieves in spray bottle with water works wonders on grimy doorknobs, hand railings and countertops.
10 Uses for Frankincense
- Nourish Your Skin. Use a drop of Frankincense with 3 drops of carrier oil or in unscented lotion for beautiful, radiant looking skin.
- Raise your vibe. Frankincense smells wonderful and uplifts the mood. Wear it as a perfume to lift your mood and feelings of alertness.
- Hand TLC Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening or working to promote a normal inflammatory response.
- Nail strengthener. Dry weather can take a toll on your nails. Try applying a drop of Frankincense to strengthen weak fingernails.
- Healthy cell tonic. Dilute a drop of Frankincense in 1 teaspoon of honey or in a small herbal tea and take daily to maintain good health.
- Perk up your mood. Frankincense can be applied to the bottoms of feet to relax and calm mood swings minor to major. In fact, it has been used to calm expectant mothers during pregnancy and labor. Diffuse in the room or massage a drop onto the chest or back of the neck.
- Calm anxiety. Use Frankincense to help relieve anxious feelings and create a positive mood! Try combining Frankincense, Peppermint and Lavender essential oil in your hand, rub hands together, and inhale deeply.
- Youthful skin. Frankincense can help promote youthful, radiant looking skin and slow the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. Dab with 1 drop of a carrier oil to trouble areas.
- Have a spiritual experience. Soak in a warm Frankincense bath to calm the nerves or diffuse Frankincense in the bathroom while you relax in the tub.
- Skin challenges. Frankincense has been used for centuries for challenged skin, skin problems and nearly everything related to skin. It’s wonderful for aging skin too! Apply directly to the skin and dab the excess with a cotton ball.