10 Surprising Uses Of Essential Oils

Fresh breath – add one drop of Peppermint Oil under your tongue for instant fresh breath! And this lets you and your children avoid sugar-filled mints and chewing gums.

Headache – rub Peppermint Oil on your temple and neck to add soothing relief from the pain of headaches. Peppermint Oil has a cooling effect and the ability to stimulate blood flow in the forehead when applied topically.

Cooking fish – diffuse Lemon Oil as you are cooking to eliminate the fishy smell which will normally linger for hours.

Bed-wetting – rub a few drops of Cyprus Oil on your kid’s lower abdomen before going to bed. Needs to be mixed with carrier oil such as fractioned coconut oil, to ensure proper absorption. Try for one week!

Smoothies – add a drop of either Lemon, Wild Orange or Lime Oil to your smoothie for a strong delicious flavor. Easy! Given that oils can be powerful, one drop should be enough.

Shaving – add a drop of either Lavender or Sandalwood Oil to your shaving foam to give a fresh, smooth feeling during the shave and leaving an attractive scent. possesses antibacterial properties as well as anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ones. In addition to being a pain-relieving agent, lavender oil helps in healing wounds, soothing skin irritations and replenishing skin cells. Sandalwood works best for dry skin.

Dandruff – add a drop of Melaleuca to your shampoo to reduce dandruff. Melaleuca contains powerful antiseptic, antibacterial properties that kills bacteria and germs that accumulate on the scalp and cause dandruff. It also provides a soothing and cooling sensation when applied to an itchy scalp caused by dandruff.

Smelly shoes – add a drop of Lemon, or Grapefruit Oil to your shoes to give a fresh scent and remove bad smells. A range of different oils can be used to remove the odor in your shoes!

Pest repellent – pests hate Peppermint Oil, so you could either spray Peppermint where pests can form or enter your home, or alternatively diffuse it. It smells great for humans too and means that normal pest repellents that smell really bad can be avoided.

Pimples – rub a drop of Melaleuca on a pimple, leave it overnight and the pimple should be dramatically reduced! Works naturally due to Melaleuca’s powerful antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.