Essential oils are all the rage these days and there are tons of uses for them, everything from cleaning to repelling. Almost everyone knows about essential oils and their helpful properties but there are some uses for essential oils which aren’t widely known. Today I am going to share 5 Essential Oil Life Hacks, some you may start using regularly and others are things you wish you would’ve already known.
There are so many uses for essential oils, if you’d like to know more check out Getting Started with dōTERRA essential oils.
5 Essential Oils Life Hacks
Removing Sticky Residue
If you’re one to re-use empty jars you know the struggle with getting off that sticky residue left behind from the labels or the marks left on your skin from bandaids and medical tape it all can be pretty difficult to remove. This is where dōTERRA essential oils come in handy.
For the skin applying 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil to the area where the sticky residue is then just massage area and the residue will soon be gone. When it comes to jars soak them in hot water and add in 5-8 drops of the lemon oil soon you can scrub off the sticky residue like it’s nothing. It works great and saves so much time.
Make The Essential Oils Last
A lot of the time essential oil bottles get so low that the extra little bit left inside won’t come out. But that’s no reason to waste it!
There’s a way to use every last drop and in a way make it last longer by adding in 2 or more drops of a carrier oils such as grapeseed or coconut oil. This allows for you to use every last drop of your essential oils and no longer waste them.
Essential Oils Air Freshener
There are many ways to go about this and some methods you may already know about. While I do love a diffuser, there are times when I don’t have one available such as in the car or hotel rooms.
An inexpensive and very effective way to freshen up your space with the essential oil of your choice is to add 2-4 drops of the essential oil to some tissues or cotton balls and place them near your vents in your house. This way whenever the heat or air comes on your house is filled with a lovely aroma.
Sunburn Relief with Essential Oils
Having a sunburn is the worst and there are tons of remedies for relieving a sunburn but one of the best is using dōTERRA lavender essential oil, not only will lavender oil help give you some relief it can also help take care of and reduce the redness of the sunburn.
Simply mix the lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or even and gently rub onto the skin for relief.
Refresh Clothes with Essential Oils
Often our clothing absorbs all the stinky scents of our environments. The worst culprit are our winter coats and hats. No need to wash them, just take a wet cloth and add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil, toss the clothing into the through the dryer with the cloth and BAM! Smells as fresh as it did when it came out of the wash.
Essential oils are awesome and have SO many ways they can be used some that everyone already knows about and others are still secrets. Hopefully, now that you know these 5 amazing essential oil hacks they will help you through your day to day life.
If you’d like to know more about Essential Oils, check out my Getting Started with dōTERRA Essential Oils page!
If you know any more amazing hacks with essential oils please share in the comments!