Essential oils are powerful and versatile oils that have a long list of uses and benefits. If you are still left wondering about the practical uses of essential oils, here are 10 amazing and handy oil hacks for everyday use.
1. Magic cleaner
A few drops of orange essential oil on a piece of cloth can work wonders! This can erase permanent marker stains on tables or walls. Not only that, this can get rid of anything sticky like gums, stickers, and labels.
2. Bathroom freshener
Put a few drops of essential oil like lemongrass to the cardboard tube of the toilet paper. This will leave the bathroom smelling fresh and clean. Be careful not to add the essential oil on the tissue paper itself.
3. Closet deodorizer
A few drops of eucalyptus or lavender essential oil on the wood shelves in the closet or drawers can get rid of mothball smell. This will freshen the clothes and garments, just be sure not to get the oil directly into the clothes.
4. DIY Diffuser
No diffuser? Make an easy diffuser by using a clothespin. Drop several amounts of essential oil on the clothespin and attach it to an air vent. Use cotton balls and glue them to the clothespin, add drops of essential oil and clip it to the vent in the car. This is an easy and cheap way to disperse the wonderful scent in the room or in the car. You can try frankincense essential oil to boost your mood.
5. Shoe Deodorant
Mix five drops of tea tree essential oil with two tablespoons of baking soda. Scatter or pour small drops of the mixture on smelly shoes. Leave overnight and shake off the baking soda. This will leave the shoes smelling better.
6. Natural Bug Repellant
Most bugs and critters hate the smell of peppermint. Soak cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and leave them on problem spots in the house to drive away bugs and critters. Dilute around 12 drops of the essential oil in water and spray where needed.
7. Freshener and Disinfectant
Use tea tree essential oil to soak a cotton ball. Place it at the bottom of the trash bin. This will not only eliminate the bad smell but also disinfect the trash bin, leaving the house smelling fresh and clean.
8. Homemade Fabric Softener
Mix a drop of essential oil with a cup of white vinegar. Pour this mixture into the laundry. This is a natural fabric softener that is safe for clothes. Tea tree or lavender essential oil works best for this DIY fabric softener.
9. Sleep essential
Lavender essential oil is often used to get a good night's sleep. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue and tuck it in the pillowcase. The scent of the lavender can be inhaled from the pillowcase for a soothing sleep.
Stuffy nose? Decongest or clear stuffy nose by adding a few drops of essential oil like peppermint or eucalyptus to boiled water. Lean over the bowl with the mixture, breathe in the steam and feel the relief.
Isn’t it amazing that there are many practical uses of essential oils? Try them out and enjoy the convenience and benefits brought about by these natural wonders.
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