35 Essential Oil Uses

Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. Ready to harness the power of the world’s most proven therapeutic compounds? Then let’s talk about the many ways to use these amazing essential oils.

Essential Oil Uses And Recipes

1. All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.

2. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.

3. Sports gear: If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean jerseys, cleats and sports gear.

4. Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.

5. Homemade peppermint patties: Use peppermint oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate and raw honey to make real peppermint treats.

6. Washing machine: Add 10-20 drops of your favorite scent per load.

7. Vacuum cleaner: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container.

8. Homemade sunscreen: Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, Shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen.

9. Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca) with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mould killing action.

10. Clean burned pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burned food from pots and pans.

11. Wonderful smelling home: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.

12. Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder.

13. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill pests on contact.

14. Lavender cake: Mix coconut flour, raw honey, organic eggs and lavender essential oil and bake at 350 degrees.

15. Eliminate mould: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mould and other pathogens in the air.

16. Christmas scent: Add a drop of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.

17. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.

18. Spiritual enlightenment: Diffuse frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.

19. Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub.

20. Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odour and detoxify.

21. Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water then wash.

22. Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odours.

23. Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.

24. Purify fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water.

25. Mint tea: Use 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil in your favorite tea for a hint of mint.

26. Eliminate smoke: To remove cigarette smoke, put four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle and spray around the house.

27. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to dispel fumes.

28. Get rid of shoe smell: To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to freshen them up.

29. Bridal shower gift: For a cute bridal shower gift, create a “love potion” with essential oils. Use 20 drops of sandalwood, and four drops of cocoa, vanilla and rose oil to unscented lotion.

30. Baby shower gift: Give a wall diffuser with a lavender scent to calm the mom and baby.

31. Flavored lemon water: Use 2-3 drops of lemon oil in water for a delicious citrus flavor.

32. Cleaner dishes: Add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before washing for a spot-free rinse.

33. Physician kit: Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.

34. Foot lotion: What You Need:1 teaspoon beeswax, 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, 4 tablespoons Shea butter, 1 tablespoon  virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil, 5 drops Peppermint essential oil, 5 drops Melaleuca essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-whipped-peppermint-foot-lotion/#sthash.N7AnwP4C.dpuf

35. Coconut Salt Scrub: 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil, 1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom) salt, 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil, 15 drops of your favorite essential oil – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-coconut-salt-scrub/#sthash.1oiiA0iy.dpuf

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Essential Oils

I feel like Aromatherapy was popular in the 80’s, went into decline in the 90’s, and is now all of a sudden making a resurgence under its new guise ‘Essential Oil Therapy’. But the plant extracts (and their infinite intelligence) have always been there.

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It’s like Creating Your Own Home Medicine Chest has just become awesomely trendy.

My absolute top oils I couldn’t live without include Frankincense, Lavender, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, Lemon and Tea Tree. Some of my favorite brands include  Doterra (US & Int), Forever Living (US & Int.) and Young Living (US & Int.).

The Essential Oil Craze Is Here!

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 Aloe Vera Drinks

Aloe Vera is used in traditional Indian medicine for constipation, skin diseases, worm infestation, infections and as a natural remedy for colic.

In Chinese medicine, it’s often recommended in the treatment of fungal diseases, and

in the Western world, it has found widespread use in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.

In fact, the manufacturing of Aloe Vera extracts is one of the largest botanical industries in the world.

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Enjoy the benefits of aloe vera in four healthy varieties of fresh, stabilized aloe vera gel. The primary ingredient of all four varieties is raw aloe vera gel, which provides a rich supplement to healthy nutrition. Drink any one of these on a daily basis to assist digestion and absorption of nutrients, to add vitamins, minerals and amino acids to your diet, and above all, to promote a good, healthy lifestyle.

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Forever Living Products offers you a remarkable line of 100% natural bee products. Our beehives are located in an ideal environment – the high desert regions of Arizona – where the pristine environment eliminates contaminants such as pesticides and pollutants. We use state-of-the-art, specially designed equipment to gather and preserve the ingredients in the conditions nature intended. All of our bee products are natural and nutritionally rich, from the hives directly to you, just as honeybees have been making them for thousands of years.

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WHAT IS VITAL5®?

Vital5® is five essential Forever products that provide a solid foundation of advanced nutrition. When combined these 5 core products form a powerful nutrition superhighway that serve as the building blocks of any customized nutritional program.

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Good health starts with good nutrition. With today’s farming methods depleting the natural mineral content of our lands, we can no longer rely on our foods to completely provide us with the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. More people are turning to nutritional supplements as a means of getting sufficient quantities of those vital nutrients that can make a difference to their quality of health. ARGI+® provides all the power of L-Arginine, plus pomegranate – well-known for its strong antioxidant properties and grape skin, red grape and berry extracts for cardiovascular and immune system support. L-Arginine is a potent amino acid that helps to support what scientists refer to as the “Miracle Molecule” – nitric oxide. L-Arginine is converted into nitric oxide in the body, to help support circulation.

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Forever Living Products has combined all the benefits of aloe vera gel with the finest quality ingredients to offer you a range of natural personal care products that are second to none. From head to toe, our products have you covered with pure, stabilized Aloe Vera. From lotions and gels to shampoos and cleansers, look and feel your best with our complete Personal Care line.

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Indulge yourself with an at-home body wrap designed to help trim, tone and tighten, minimizing the appearance of cellulite. European herbal complexes and natural warming agents are your “secret weapons” in the war against the unsightly appearance of cellulite.

We take pride in this excellent collection, so treat your body to what it deserves, and look your very best with Forever’s Aloe Body Toning Kit.

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The Aloe Body Toning Kit includes:

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  • Aloe Body Conditioning Creme
  • Aloe Bath Gelée
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Our skin is the front-line defense in our daily fight against pollution and other environmental irritants, so we need to protect and reinforce it with extra care. Aloe vera, whose most traditional use as a natural remedy is to soothe the skin, is an ideal defense. We have designed unique and varied products that work naturally by moisturizing and providing essential nutrients and vitamins to the skin. Our skin care products can help protect the skin against the environment’s harsh effects, and are reinforced with the International Aloe Science Council Seal of Approval.

 

UNLEASH THE POWER OF SENSES!

NATURE’S PUREST INGREDIENTS

FOREVER ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SELECTED, HARVESTED AND PRODUCED WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN MIND. MINERAL CONTENT OF SOIL, CLIMATE, LOCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE ALL CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING A LOCATION TO SOURCE THE BOTANICALS, FRUITS, HERBS AND PLANTS THAT BECOME FOREVER ESSENTIAL OILS.

Many people are unaware that essential oils have been around for thousands of years. In fact, they are known to be some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth!

Ancient civilizations from Rome to China used them in perfumes and ancient medicines. They were even commonly used for spiritual and ritualistic purposes. Hieroglyphics containing oil blend recipes have been found on the walls of Egyptian temples and some well-preserved oils were even found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb.

Over time, most of the ancient traditional uses of essential oils were forgotten. It was not until the early 20th century that people began to rediscover them. Today, modern scientists are only beginning to uncover the countless benefits that essential oils have to offer.

Essential oils are concentrated, aromatic liquids extracted through distillation from the flowers, leaves, and roots of herbs, shrubs and trees. Every unique oil contains its own mix of active ingredients and constituents. Each different type of essential oil mix has its own therapeutic property.

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Modern research is now beginning to understand how essential oils actually work. Several studies have reviewed how our sense of smell may play a role. The “smell” receptors located in the back of the nasal cavity (known as the olfactory system), are linked directly to the limbic system in the brain. The receptors signal the brain to control levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. By communicating directly with these parts of the brain, the essential oils may influence physical, emotional and mental health. For example, scientists believe that lavender stimulates activity in brain cells to promote relaxation.

Each unique oil contains its own distinctive mix of active ingredients that help to communicate with the body and brain to create beneficial effects.The active components are critical aspects of the oil, and can be affected by a vast number of variables. Some factors include: the part(s) of the plant from which the oil was produced, soil condition, geographical region, climate, altitude, harvest season, fertilizer and distillation process.

Forever Living Products has worked with a team of leading scientists, farmers, aromatherapists and botanists, and has traveled around the world to find and source nature’s purest botanical essences.

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Forever™ Essential Oils are selected, harvested and produced with the highest quality in mind. Mineral content, climate and sustainability are all considered when choosing a location to source the plants that become Forever™ Essential Oils. After harvesting, essential oils are extracted from carefully chosen crops, primarily using steam distillation and cold pressing. The selected portion of the plant, and extraction techniques used are unique to each type of essential oil.

To ensure the quality of each product, every batch of essential oil undergoes a thorough evaluation. Teams with years of experience growing, cultivating and producing essential oils examine each plant at the time of harvest and throughout the distillation process, using organoleptic verification and other physical characteristic tests to confirm the quality of the oils. In addition, a lab analysis, using gas chromatography coupled with a mass spectrometer, is performed to evaluate and confirm that the active components of the oil are present. Our defined processes help ensure that every batch of essential oils meets the quality and potency required by Forever.

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Forever Living Products brings the power of nature to the palm of your hand. Breathe in the natural invigoration of Forever Essential Oils and benefit from some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth. Forever is giving new vitality to a practice that was nearly lost… uncover the benefits of Forever™ Essential Oils for yourself, and order your oils today!

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