More Ways to Use Essential Oils

 

  • To freshen laundry, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying.  Add 5 drops of essential oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the washer. 
  • Revive potpourri that has lost its scent by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. 
  • Create your own natural air freshener by adding a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle.
  • For holiday cheer, add a few drops of Cassia or Cinnamon essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on stove or in a potpourri pot before guests arrive. 
  • Create a romantic mood by placing a drop or two of Cassia oil into the hot melted wax of a candle as it bums. 
  • To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a simmering pan of water. 
  • Rub a drop of Frankincense oil on the back of the neck to ease headache pain. 
  • Create your own blend of massage oil by adding 3-5 drops of essential oils to 1 ounce Sweet almond or other skin-nourishing vegetable oil. 
  • Freshen carpet by adding 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda.  Mix well, then let set for a day or two.  Sprinkle over the carpet in your home, let set for an hour, then vacuum. 
  • To make a natural flea collar for your pet, saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with Cedarwood oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal’s neck. 
  • Freshen shoes by placing a few drops of essential oils directly into the shoes, or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with essential oil into the shoes. 
  • Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag.  Cypress and Cedarwood work great. 
  • To keep rodents and roaches away, place a scented cotton ball with Cedarwood or Cypress in an inconspicuous corner of a kitchen cabinet.  This also works great for adding a fresh fragrance to the kitchen and bathroom drawers.
  • To keep bathrooms fresh, sprinkle favorite essential oils directly on silk or dried flower arrangements.  (You can also hide scented cotton balls in inconspicuous corners.) 
  • Try making homemade soaps that offer therapeutic properties scented with essential oils.  These will make wonderful gifts for friends and family!
  • Freshen up flower and herb sachets by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. 
  • Fill your room with a wonderful fragrance by adding a couple of drops of your essential oil to a light bulb ring.  (Make sure not to get oil inside the light socket.) 
  • For your favorite hand washables, try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the final rinse. 
  • Create your own exotic perfume with biblical essential oils.  Add 25 drops of your favorite fragrance to 1 ounce of perfume alcohol, and then allow two days to age before use. 
  • For uninvited guests to picnics such as mosquitoes, drop a few drops of Cedarwood oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals. 
  • Apply 1 drop of Frankincense essential oil directly to a wart as an effective means of elimination.  Apply the essential oil daily until the wart is gone. 
  • Cedarwood essential oil promotes alertness and stimulates memory.  Inhale occasionally during long car trips, while reading and/or studying. 
  • Home for sale?   Fragrance matters!  Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as Cinnamon and Cassia.  Simmer a few drops of the essential oils.  Rose of Sharon oil sprinkled throughout the home on dried flower arrangements or on a door wreath creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood.  Add Cassia and Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood. 
  • Add essential oils to paper products, such as napkins and hand towels. 
  • Infuse stationery and bookmarks with your favorite essential oil.  Place drops of your biblical oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag.  Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma.  Send only good news in perfumed letters. 
  • Padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of biblical essential oils on them.  Be sure to pray for the recipient before giving them the gift.
  • Cedarwood oil helps to soothe away the effects of overindulges. 
  • Make your own blend with the biblical essential oils for a soothing bath.  Add 6-8 drops of your blend in a bath. 
  • All of the biblical essential oils, including Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense, and Myrrh make wonderful firewood oil.  Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or a blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before adding the log on the fire. 
  • Sprinkle Cedarwood oil on the outside of your window frames to deter flies and moths from entering. 
  • For a restful sleep, place 1 or 2 drops of Sandalwood or Spikenard on your pillow before retiring. 
  • When moving into a new place, use a water spray bottle containing Hyssop to spiritually cleanse the atmosphere as you pray and plead the Blood of the Lamb over your home. 
  • An ideal scent for the bedroom is Cassia oil. 
  • Add 1 drop of your favorite essential oil to the final rinse water when cleaning out the fridge, freezer, or oven.
  • Use 1 drop of Myrtle or Myrrh oil on a washcloth-wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain in children. 
  • Add 1 drop of Spikenard or Rose of Sharon oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin. 
  • Place 1 or 2 drops of Cassia oil on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness. 
  • Add a few drops of Cinnamon or Cassia oil to your diffuser when the flu is going around. 
  • Don’t be afraid to bring your essential oils to work with you.  Many of your biblical oils can create a calm working environment, and others will stimulate the senses and help give you mental clarity. 
  • To help relieve tension, dilute 1 drop of Cypress oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, then rub on the back of the neck.
  • Check out the “Creating a Mood with Oils” section for ideas of which fragrance to use for the mood you want to create.  Diffuse your blend of essential oils or add several drops to a pan of simmering water on the stove. 

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