12 Life Hacks with Essential Oils
Life hacks through essential oils? Yes, you may be wondering how is it even possible. Guess what? It is more than possible! While you may already know that essential oils have changed our lives in so many ways, these also hold many uses that are effective to make our lives even easier! Here are the top 12 things or situations you might find yourself difficult to get out and the tips on how you can deal with them! Read on:
1. Kid poops or pukes on the floor
Of course, first remove the mess as best you can. Then take 5 drops of thieves, lemon or citrus fresh and mix it with purified water in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Then shake and spray to remove odors and sanitize surfaces.
2. Skin breaking out
Take 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and place directly on the breakout. The results will surprise you! If you suffer from non-cystic acne breakouts make a DIY tea tree oil toner. Simply mix 20 drops tea tree oil with 2 ounces witch hazel. Apply nightly to your face using a cotton ball.
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3. Bug attacks
Make homemade deterrent using purification essential oil, which contains citronella. Mix 2 ounces distilled water, 2 ounces witch hazel, and 20 drops purification. Then shake and spray on skin before going outside. Increase the number of drops of purification to increase the potency if needed.
Get yourself some wool dryer balls and say goodbye to chemical filled dryer sheets for good. Put your favorite essential oil on the dryer balls to scent your laundry. The wool dryer balls also cut your drying time by 50%. This works!
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5. Home chemical cleaners
Make DIY home cleaners using 20 drops of thieves to 8 ounces distilled water in a glass spray bottle. Shake and spray to clean and sanitize any surface in your home. Toilets included!
6. Worst mood
Mix 1-2 drops of joy essential oil with 4 drops coconut oil and rub over your heart to elevate mood.
7. Occasional stress and minor anxiety
Add a drop of stress away essential oil blend to your water. Or mix 1-2 drops of stress away with coconut oil and rub on wrists or bottom of feet.
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8. Emotional toddlers
For younger kids throwing fits, diffuse 3 drops lavender or peace and calming support a more relaxing environment and promote a balanced mood. It’s pretty amazing how well a few drops in the air works for kids.
9. Difficulty in waking up
Diffuse 4-5 drops of peppermint or add a drop to a glass of water in the morning. 1 drop of peppermint mixed with 4 drops coconut oil and applied to the temples or back of the neck works wonders too.
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10. Scrapes, bruises and bumps
Apply a drop of lavender to support normal healing of minor scrapes, bruises and bumps. Lavender is also great for supporting healthy skin.
11. Smelly bathroom
Place 1-2 drops of thieves essential oil inside your toilet paper roll. Every time the roll spins you’ll release the scent.
12. Crayon on the walls
Take 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil and a little elbow grease and voila—crayon gone.
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Essential oils buzz in the internet is not for no reason at all. Take the leap with essential oils. Try making your life easier with these simple hacks and you might not believe yourself how wonderful and beneficial essential oils are!