Even More Ways to Use Essential Oils

humidifier/vaporizer

For a humidifier or vaporizer, place 10 drops of essential oil undiluted into the unit.

 

hot tubs/jacuzzi

Add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil to your hot tub or Jacuzzi.

 

linens/blankets

Add your favorite essential oil to a spritzer bottle to freshen bed sheets and blankets at bedtime and enhance deep sleep. 

 

household cleaners

Use essential oils as disinfectants for natural, non-chemical cleaners. 

 

facial steam/steam inhalation

Place 2-3 drops of essential oil in a bowl of hot water.  Place towel over your head and inhale for 5 minutes.  Be careful to use only safe oils, as some essential oils may irritate the eyes.  This type of treatment is also beneficial if you are suffering from a cold or upper respiration ailment.  Biblical oils that may be beneficial include: Onycha, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Cypress, and Sandalwood.  

 

light bulb rings

When using a metal light bulb ring, use six drops of essential oil and just enough water to prevent burning.  Add a little water first, then drop the essential oil on top to float on water.  If you are using a porcelain light ring, you may not need to add any water.  Take into consideration the size or wattage of the bulb, as some will get warmer.  Place ring over light bulb when light is cool and be sure to not get essential oil directly on light bulb. 

 

pottery/electric burners

A wide variety of burners are available to use—some electric, some using tea light candles.  Generally, tea light candles are not too hot for diffusing essential oils, but you may want to drop oils over glass stones or add water to the top section to help diffuse fragrance.  Use caution around open fire, as essential oils are flammable.  Six drops of oils is recommended for normal use; however, you may want to reduce the amount of oil used for rooms of elderly or children.

 

nebulizing diffuser

Place 25 drops of essential oil undiluted inside and use as needed.  Limit diffusion of new oils to 10 minutes each day, increasing the time until desired effects are reached.  Adjust times for different-sized rooms and the strength of each fragrance.

 

stovetop

Fill a saucepan 3/4 with water and add six drops of oil to pan. Set stove setting on “warm.”  Check periodically to make sure water has not evaporated.

 

gargle/mouthwash

Add 3 drops of essential oil to 1 teaspoon of water to use as a mouthwash.

 

sitz bath/bath

To help treat problems in the pelvic or genital areas, try adding 5 drops of essential oil in just enough water to cover lower body.  For a full bath, add 8-10 drops of essential oil while bath is running.  Agitate water in a figure eight motion to make sure the oil is mixed well, preventing irritation to mucous membranes.  Soak for 15-20 minutes. 

 

shower

While showering, add a drop or two of essential oil to a washcloth and rub on body.

 

massage

A variety of techniques used in massage therapy can incorporate the use of essential oils.  Refer to the list of therapeutic properties for which oils you will find most beneficial and add 7 drops of essential oil to 1 Tablespoon to massage oil.

For more information about biblical essential oils and how to use them, please visit Rebecca’s website at http://www.HealWithOil.com.