Do you have a shelf full of essential oils but aren’t quite sure how to harness their full potential? You may be diffusing them regularly or applying them topically, but there are dozens of unique ways to make these versatile drops of goodness a larger part of your life. Whether you’re a seasoned oil expert or a newbie searching for fresh ideas, we’re sure you’ll find a few useful and unexpected essential oil uses on this list you can try out today.
1. Craft your own diffuser blends.
If you’ve been diffusing single oils or using recipes from others, it may be time to take your oil know-how to the next level and dabble in creating your own exclusive scents. This blog has all the details on how to create your very own signature diffuser blend.
2. Whisk essential oils into your cookery.
Our Vitality oils are labeled specifically for internal use, making them the perfect kitchen companions. You can start simple by adding a few drops of flavor into your water or check out our Pinterest page for tons of essential-oil infused recipes that will leave your mouth watering.
3. Drop some glow into your skin care routine.
Add drops of essential oil to your favorite skin care products to boost their benefits and achieve a fresh-looking face. A few of our skin care go-tos are Blue Tansy, Copaiba, Manuka, and Tea Tree.
4. Fill your whole home with heavenly scents.
Diffusers are great for adding enticing aromas to certain rooms, but adding 8–10 drops of essential oil to your furnace filter or putting cotton balls with drops of your favorite scent in your ducts will infuse your entire home with inviting smells.
5. Share your love of oils with little ones.
Make every activity with your kids an adventure in aromatherapy by making essential oil-infused finger paints, magical-smelling moon sand, DIY slime, or washable bath crayons. You can even use essential oils to improve the odor of play dough and other not-so-good-smelling kid projects.
6. Keep up on your plant-based cleaning.
Make your home shine and avoid using harsh chemicals by introducing essential oils into your cleaning routines. Create a DIY all-purpose cleaner or use individual oils to tackle tough projects with
7. Try your hand at a new DIY.
Almost any commercial product you use in your home can be replaced with an essential oil DIY. From hair masks to bath melts, linen sprays to counter cleaners, the DIY options for essential oils are endless. Check out some of our favorites here.
8. Deodorize funky-smelling fridges.
Banish unpleasant fridge odors by adding drops of a freshly scented oil to a box of baking soda and placing it on the shelf. Some of our favorite choices are Lemon, Citrus Fresh, and Lime.
Have you tried these ideas and are hungry for more? Check out this post on 10 more unusual oil uses and our guide to essential oil expertise.
Which unique essential oil uses are you dying to try first?
Let us know in the comments!