15 Clever DIYs Using Essential Oils.
If you love to DIY (we know you do!) and you love to save money (who doesn’t?), I have the perfect collection of ideas for you right here. Regardless of whether you are an essential oils novice or aficionado, there is no denying there are some pretty amazing things you can do with essential oils. Besides diffusing them and/or just enjoying the many different aromas, there is an infinite number of combinations and concoctions you can create for everyday use around your home. We already know that green DIY cleaning solutions can prove to be exponentially cheaper than store-bought varieties, and better for us and our environment. And with a little bit of digging, I’ve found for you these clever, and maybe surprising, 15 Uses for Essential Oils!
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It’s really amazing how many uses for essential oils are out there. They’re just very versatile! And what I love about them is not only do many of them have helpful properties like being disinfecting, anti-fungal, etc., but they also smell great! Try these handy uses for essential oils for yourself, and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
You can get essential oils from a lot of places these days, but I still prefer to go to Amazon for mine. The reviews are really helpful (not all essential oils are of equal quality!), and I like the large selection of organic and therapeutic grade oils available.
15 Clever and Surprising Uses for Essential Oils
From some really simple homemade laundry detergent to homemade dusting spray, there are a handful of ideas for you to add a little DIY love to your home. Also, we have found some really clever ways for you to indulge, for example with some shower vapor disks and lip balm! And don’t even think about leaving until you’ve tried our DIY air freshener!
In addition to all the ways you can use essential oils listed below, here are a few other things you might like to know.
- Keep bugs away with peppermint. Spiders and other critters don’t like the smell of peppermint. Use peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle with water. Spray indoors or outdoors where you are going to be spending time.
- Give yourself a burst of energy. You can simply get energized from smelling essential oils. Lemon, orange, rosemary, and spearmint all give you a boost. Use them in a diffuser, sniff the bottle or use a carrier oil and rub them on your hands.
- Get rid of odors. Add essential oils to cotton balls. Place them in drawers, shoes, closets, or anywhere else you need to freshen a space up. Or add some oil to the water when you are getting ready to mop. It smells amazing and your house will feel so refreshing.
1. Laundry Soap
Get your laundry fresh by making this Homemade Laundry Detergent by Kristen Oliphant. It works just as well as store-bought varieties, but at a fraction of the price!
2. Homemade Shaving Cream
How about this Homemade Shaving Cream by Growing Up Gable? That’s brilliant. Made with a shea butter base, this would feel and smell amazing!
3. Essential Oil Men’s Cologne
This DIY men’s cologne made with essential oils made by Enjoy Natural Health would be a great gift, and fun to experiment with once you get the hang of working with essential oils!
4. Homemade Dusting Spray
Everybody could use our Homemade Dusting Spray , especially yours truly (which is why I made it)! Dusting just very well might become my new favorite chore.
5. Homemade Lotion Massage Bars
Pamper yourself with these Homemade Lotion Massage Bars made by The Thrifty Couple. They are another great DIY gift idea, perfect for Christmas, Valentines’ Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and more! Better stock up on these.
6. DIY Natural Deodorant
Now, this DIY Natural Deodorant is something I would never have thought to DIY. How Does She created a deodorant that is made with all-natural ingredients, and would totally be worth trying!
7. Shower Vapor Disks
I have to say, I actually squealed when I found these Shower Vapor Disks. I love shower vapor disks, like bath bombs but for the shower – and have written them off as prohibitively expensive. Thanks to Landeelu I know I can make some myself and I couldn’t be more excited!
8. Homemade Bath Bombs
Not only do these Homemade Bath Bombs look gorgeous, but they also smell amazing too. A Beautiful Mess did an amazing job and gives you easy to follow directions so you can do it too.
RELATED: 10 Luxurious DIY Bath Bombs
9. DIY Cocoa Mint Lip Balm
DIY Cocoa Mint Lip Balm is fantastic to have around to use or give as a gift. Either way the Turquoise Home got super creative with this fabulous idea. Yum!
10. Peppermint Toilet Bombs
These DIY Peppermint Toilet Bombs are a great way to clean and deodorize your toilet. Premeditated Leftovers is pretty much a genius for coming up with this idea.
11. Simple Citrus Furniture Polish
You have to give this Simple Citrus Furniture Polish a try. Soap Queen shows you how to make your own so you can have dazzling furniture all the time.
RELATED: 25 Homemade Cleaners
12. DIY All-Natural Bug Spray
Regular bug spray is not good for you and smells awful. Say goodbye to that and start using this All Natural Bug Spray by Garden Therapy, instead. It’s a simple recipe, smells great, and it’s not toxic. Plus, the bugs don’t like it, which makes it a win all around.
13. Essential Oil Pine Floor Cleaner
If you are replacing store-bought cleaners with natural ones, this Essential Oil Pine Floor Cleaner by Hello Glow needs to be added to your repertoire. Also, try it with Thieves essential oil – it smells incredible.
14. DIY Honey Lemon Soap
Homemade soap is always fun, and this DIY Honey Lemon Soap is beyond amazing. Pumpkin and a Princess did a great job combining such great smells and you are sure to be a fan. Another great one to add to the DIY gift list!
15. DIY Multi-Purpose Freshener
And you’ll love our DIY Air Freshener because its totally budget-friendly, and really, really simple. Tailor it to your preference by adding your favorite scent!
Save Money and Feel Good about these uses for Essential Oils
The essential oil DIYs I listed above are all eco- friendly, budget friendly, and simple. Save money, clean your house, pamper yourself and your friends, and indulge in some DIYs that you can be really proud of and feel 100% good about.
Do you have a favorite essential oils DIY that you like to make?
Written by ACN Team Member Evelyne N. : Evelyne is the fearless, axe wielding, quirky, hardworking and incredibly funny creative genius behind Nemcsok Farms and Knits’ End. Who also has a weird fascination with soil, and wreaths.
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