Uses For Essential Oils

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Uses For Essential Oils and recipes for cleaning, body care and making your home smell great!  Learn all about essential oils here!!

Essential oil benefits are numerous!

  • They enhance our personal care recipes with unique and specific qualities.

  • Some oils enhance our cleaning recipes with anti-bacterial, anti-viral anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

  • Some provide wonderful aroma therapy that provides many health benefits.

There's so many uses for essential oils taking all your recipes from bland to


See the Essential Use Chart below for help in creating your own recipes and use.

Along with reading this page and the following links, you'll feel more comfortable and confident in using these oils.  Make sure you read; What are essential oils  Cleaning with essential oils  Essential Oil WarningsHomemade Air Fresheners Make Your Own Perfume & Most Common Essential Oils and Their Benefits

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I’d like to encourage you to read each link on essential oils so you’ll not only learn all the benefits and uses for essential oils but also, what precautions to take when using these wonderful oils.

First of all, since I have said several times do not apply directly to skin (exception, lavender & tea tree) some of you may be anxious to know how to use essential oils and the best way to apply.

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You should always dilute with a carrier oil. These common carrier oils are available to order right online, they're affordable and great for essential oils!

You may already have some carrier oil, the following is a list of all acceptable carrier oils::

Almond, apricot kernel, avocado, calendula, evening primrose, grape seed, hazelnut, jojoba, macadamia, olive, sesame, walnut, wheatgerm.

The lighter the oil, the better and these oils should be kept refrigerated until used (refrigerated they’ll last approx. 1 year) – avoiding rancid oils.

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Uses for essential oils can be mixed in water, milk or pure lotions.

Pure essential oils are about 70 times more concentrated than the whole plant.

Dilutions are typically 2% - 10% for adults. (A 2.5% dilution is recommended for most purposes).

For children under 12, 1% is generally safe.

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essential oil conversion chart


A 2.5% blend for a 1 ounce bottle of carrier oil is 15 drops of essential oil.
1% = 6 drops per oz
2% = 12
3% = 18
5% = 30
10% = 60

Baths  Using Your Favorite Oil(s)

Do not add the oil to a running bath, the oils evaporate so instead add to your filled bath and mix by hand before entering.

For ages 12- adult, add about 7 drops.

Children between 5 and 12 (and elderly) add 4 drops

For ages between 1-5 and pregnant women, add 2 drops.

Aromatic baths are excellent for skin problems, circulatory problems, respiratory symptoms, stress and nervous tension, insomnia, muscular and menstrual pains.

See Homemade Bubble Baths for more suggestions and Bath Recipes for therapeutic bath recipes.

Facial Steam - See 1 - 5 drops on hot water in a pot, leaning over hot water, cover your head with a towel to allow steam to your face.

Excellent skin treatment also great for opening sinuses and congestion.

Compresses - 10 drops oil in 4 oz hot water, soak cloth and wrap or place on affected area.

Good for bruises, wounds, muscular aches and pains, dysmenorrhea and skin problems. Individual benefits of essential oils will help you decide which oils to use.   (Uses for essential oils for specific health concerns should require more research or advice by a professional)

Cleaning - Some essential oils offer anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, enhancing your cleaning products. See Cleaning with Essential Oils  and for more cleaning recipes, visit HOMEMADE CLEANERS

Skin Care - Some oils offer benefits for skin care ranging from acne to wrinkles, for recipes you can visit
SKIN CARE RECIPES that offers several links and options.

Natural Air Freshener & Aroma therapy visit Homemade Air Fresheners for great recipes, tips and ideas.

Since we’re focusing on natural products for cleaning and body care and less on health treatments, I won’t go into much detail on how to use essential oils for health issues but will occasionally touch on it.

After you cover this topic by visiting the additional links below, I’m sure you’ll feel better about introducing the oils into your home, and will soon be drawn to your favorites. Feel free to share your ideas and most of all, have fun!!

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Go To Cleaning With Essential Oils

Go To What Are Essential Oils

Go To Essential Oil Warnings

Go To Most Common Essential Oils

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