7 Unique Ways to Use Essential Oils

Mix of lavender flowers and cosmetic on the wooden background

If you haven’t started using essential oils yet, now’s the time! Use essential oils in your vaporizer to improve air quality, use a few drops in your shower for a fragrant pick-me-up in the morning, or even use it to alcohol to make perfumes. There are many other ways to use essential oils, but these are my favorites:

Shampoos and conditioners – Making your own shampoo is fun, especially when you mix it up with essential oils, like we did with this rosemary peppermint shampoo. Your hair will thank you for taking the time to make your own shampoo and conditioner!

Massage oils – Lotions and massage oils can be used for dry skin, pain relief, and more. To relieve muscle aches, try this After Sports Blend recipe:

4 drops mandarin
3 drops lemongrass
5 drops bergamot
4 drops lavender
4 oz carrier oil

Mix all ingredients together. Use a carrier oil such as almond oil, avocado oil, or grape seed oil.

Antibacterial and Antiviral – Did you know that adding essential oils to your room-freshening sprays can help keep the flu (and other icky germs) away? Cinnamon, clove, and even basil all have anti-viral properties.

Perfumes – Anything from roll-on perfumes to perfume solids, the possibilities are endless! You can just use one oil, or several… it’s totally up to you, based on your preferences. The best part about making your own perfume? Nobody will be able to copy your unique blend!

Healing salves – From bee stings to insect bites, from burns to poison ivy, this all purpose healing salve has you covered!

Floor and furniture cleaners – I used this wood furniture polish last week, and it worked just as well as Pledge – but smells way better! You can also use this recipe as floor polish.

Homemade cough drops – When it comes to avoiding colds, essential oils have you covered. However, if you do end up feeling a little under the weather, make some cough drops to help your itchy throat feel a little better.

Essential oils are used for many things, what’s your favorite way to use them?

Find out more about Essential Oils on my Getting Started With Essential Oils post and be sure to check back as I share more awesome uses for the Essential Oils that are included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit! Don’t forget that you can get a free Essential Oils Reference Book when you purchase a Premium Starter Kit!

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Grocery Deals Updated | Walmart, Wegmans, Aldi, Weis, Kroger

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The grocery store store deals and matchups pages have been updated with all the best bargains at Walmart, Wegmans, Aldi, Weis and Kroger for the new sales!!

Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any printable coupons that you may need!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

Aldi Deals – Week of September 28, 2014

Wegmans Deals – Week of September 28, 2014

Kroger Deals – Week of October 1, 2014

Weis Deals – Week of September 28, 2014

Walmart Deals – Week of September 29, 2014

Shopping somewhere else this week? Check out the rest of the Coupon Matchups that I have posted!

What is On Sale The Month of October

What is On Sale The Month of October

October marks the transition from fall to holiday shopping. You will see stores setting up their holiday displays, and it’s a great time to get end-of-the-season clearance. It is also time for Halloween, so there are plenty of deals on costumes, decorations, and candy. Here is what is on sale the month of October: :: […]

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4 Spices You Shouldn’t Be Without

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4 Spices You Shouldn’t Live Without (And Why) Head over to the spice selection in your local grocery store and you may be overwhelmed with the choices. Thyme, Marjoram, Fennel Seed…how is a person supposed to know which spices they should choose to keep in their pantry and which spices are more of a one-time-use […]

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Free At The Drug Stores | Week of September 28, 2014

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Heading to the drug stores this week and missed the weekly drug store posts? Here are the best deals this week at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens! Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app! Rite Aid Coupon Deals – Week of September 28, 2014 […]

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Grocery Deals Updated | Target, Meijer, Shop Rite, Giant of PA

grocery store deals

The grocery store store deals and matchups pages have been updated with all the best bargains at Target, Meijer, Shop Rite and Giant of PA for the new sales!! Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any printable coupons that you may need! Don’t forget that you can also access all […]

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