101 Uses for Essential Oils

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Here are 101 uses for common essential oils. If you want more information on essential oils, email me at brittlebsycorner @ gmail.com.



Diffuse in a room or apply topically to calm anxiety and soothe emotions
Apply topically to soothe irritated skin and lips
Massage on back or bottom of feet and apply a drop to pillow at bedtime
Apply immediately to help calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite
Rub a drop or two on the area behind the ears for ear infections.
Combine two drops Lavender with two drops of Lemon and Peppermint in a capsule for seasonal allergies.
Apply a few drops in hands and rub onto pillow for help sleeping
Add a few drops to your favorite lotion to relieve itchy skin
Apply to minor burns and sunburns
Add to bath for relaxation
Add to laundry when washing sheets for a relaxing scent
Add to baking soda and sprinkle on carpet then vacuum up



Use to clean and dress minor cuts and sores
Use with a carrier oil for beautiful, radiant skin
Apply to bottom of the feet or use internally to support immune function
Use with Lavender and Peppermint to reduce stress and headaches
Rub a few drops on temples and back of neck for “brain fog”
Add to face cream and apply to reduce wrinkles
Apply up and down the spine to support nerve function
Apply at the base of the skull for brain support
When in doubt, use Frankincense!



Apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily cleansing program
Use with shampoo or conditioner for healthy scalp and hair
Apply to feet and toenails after showering, swimming, or working out
Rub a couple drops on forehead and sides of nose for sinus pain
Apply a few drops in front of and behind ears for ear pain (not inside)
Add a drop to your shoes or massage a couple drops onto the feet for athlete’s foot
Add to toothpaste to help protect teeth from bacteria
Use a small amount directly on a sore, diluting with coconut oil if needed
For hives mix a few drops with carrier oil and gently apply to the infected areas
Rashes mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage over the affected areas


Oregano (Hot – dilute)

Take several drops in gelatin capsule for periodic immune support
Dilute and apply to bottom of feet of kids and adults as a natural defense
Use internally as part of a monthly cleansing regimen for GI health
Carefully apply to skin tags repeatedly (use cotton swab) and watch them disappear
Use in cooking as a replacement for oregano seasoning
Apply a few drops mixed with carrier oil to bottoms of feet (especially bottoms of toes) for sinus infection
Add two drops to carrier oil and massage onto calluses once a day
Take 5 drops in a capsule daily for Candida



Add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat
Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors and elevate mood
Use to clean kitchen counters and stainless steel appliances
Take a couple drops internally with water as an antioxidant and detoxifier
Add a drop or two to face moisturizer to reduce visible pores
Rub a few drops of lemon oil w/carrier oil to get grease off hands
Add a few drops to olive oil for furniture polish
Use lemon to get gum out of hair and carpet
Add to recipes for flavor
Use to clean oils and germs from hands off steering wheels of cars
Add to water for hydrating lemonade
Use to wipe down door jams where many hands touch



Use with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
Inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness
Add to water in a spray bottle and mist body when overheated
Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender to calm headaches
Rub a couple of drops in hands and breathe in for increased alertness
Diffuse into the air for a fresh clean scent
Add to deserts or recipes for flavor
Add a drop to your favorite tea for variety
Add to shampoo and conditioner for great smelling hair
Take a couple drops on the tongue before a test to wake up your brain and clear your mind
Dilute with carrier oil and rub on legs to increase circulation
Add to other oils to increase their potency


Deep Blue (Soothing Blend)

Apply directly to tired, aching joints
Rub on muscles before and after exercise to reduce discomfort
Use with a carrier oil for a therapeutic deep-tissue massage
Apply to areas of back pain
Rub on legs to reduce leg cramps
Rub on legs to stimulate circulation


On Guard (Protective Blend)

Diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens
Dilute and gargle morning and night as a protective mouth rinse
Take several drops in gelatin capsule for added immune support
Dilute in spray bottle to clean handles, phones, & other community surfaces
Add to your dishwasher for cleaner dishes.
Add to your laundry cycle for cleaner clothes.
Add to your mop water for cleaner floors.
Apply to bee and insect stings to neutralize the toxin and relieve the pain.
Diffuse to ward off germs
Use to kill molds
Rub a few drops on the outside of the neck for sore throat
Add 2 drops to 1/4 cup water and gargle for sore throat
Apply to toothbrush to kill germs on brush
Use to wipe down door knobs and faucets to prevent spread of germs
Use to wipe down car steering wheel, seatbelts and handles


Breathe (Respiratory Blend)

Apply topically to chest and neck to help clear lungs and sinuses
Diffuse or add to humidifier at bedtime for more restful sleep
Apply to chest or bottom of feet for seasonal respiratory discomfort
Rub a couple of drops between hands and rub onto pillow for night time breathing support
Add 7 drops of oil to steaming bowl of water, cover head with towel and breath in for cold relief
Apply topically under nose (may want to dilute w/carrier oil) to relieve allergy symptoms


DigestZen (Digestive Blend)

Rub on stomach to ease digestive discomfort, nausea, or motion sickness
Take internally at meal times to support healthy, comfortable digestion
Apply to bottom of feet of children to help ease digestive issues
Take internally to reduce acid reflux symptoms
Rub on abdomen and take internally for diarrhea


Slim and Sassy (Metabolic Blend)

Can be hot, use in capsule, dilute w/carrier for topical or add to water

Add 8 drops of Slim & Sassy to 16 oz. of water. Sip your flavored water before, between, and after each of your healthy meals throughout the day
Apply a few drops to the palms and breathe deeply for a moment of calm and meditation
Take internally to help manage hunger
Diffuse for mood and energy
Apply with carrier oil to areas of the body you wish to firm up
Apply with carrier oil on the throat to stimulate energy




About Brittney Minor

Brittney is the owner/author of Brittleby's Corner. As a mom to 2 kids, she knows the importance of living a simple, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Brittney actively searches for greener ways to live and shares them with her readers.

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