19 Unusual Ways of Using Essential Oils That Will Turn Out to Be Life-Enhancing

Many people associate essential oils mainly with aromatherapy. In fact, they have a rather broad range of possible applications.

Bright Side gathered for you a selection of ingenious ways of using essential oils at home. We're sure that after reading this article to the end you'll want to buy a couple of oils for yourself.

1. Peppermint essential oil can relieve pain.

  • If you have a headache, add several drops of peppermint oil to your cream, and massage it into your temples.

  • If you suffer from menstrual cramps, add 2 drops into tea leaves. Brew it after a couple of minutes.

  • A toothache can be treated by mixing 2-3 drops of peppermint oil with vegetable oil. Apply the mix to the aching tooth using a cotton sponge.

2. Citrus essential oil promotes weight loss.

  • You can add several drops of citrus essential oil to an air purifier or a fragrance lamp to fill your home with a pleasant smell. Plus, the citrus aroma decreases appetite.

  • Mix some drops of citrus oil with vegetable oil (flaxseed oil or olive oil), and use as a salad dressing. It'll help get the toxins out of your body.

3. Tea tree oil for clear skin

  • This is an effective acne treatment: mix castor oil with flaxseed oil (1:3), add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil, and apply to your skin. For better results, steam your skin with a hot towel, and remove the remains of the oil and black spots from your face. The result will surprise and inspire you.

  • To treat toenail fungus, you can apply tea tree essential oil to the affected spot.

  • A cold sore on your lips can be treated by applying a thick layer of a cream mixed with 2-3 drops of tea tree oil.

4. Lavender essential oil for insect bites

  • Use a lavender oil like a perfume when you're going camping, and the aroma will scare away the insects. Plus, lavender oil is safe for pregnant women and kids.

  • If there are moths in your closet, put cotton balls sprayed with lavender oil on the shelves.

5. Jasmine essential oil for silky hair

  • Jasmine is one of the strongest natural aphrodisiacs, and scented candles with jasmine oil will create a romantic atmosphere and intensify mutual attraction.

  • Add jasmine oil to your regular massage oil to make your skin tender and smooth.

  • Jasmine oil nourishes and softens hair. Add 4-5 drops of oil to your shampoo or hair balm, and see the result.

6. Eucalyptus essential oil for your health and immune system

  • Eucalyptus oil can help relieve swelling of the nasal area. Use 1-2 drops to gargle for a sore throat and 3-4 drops for inhalation.
  • To ease a cough, mix 4-5 drops of oil with an alcoholic solution, and apply a compress.

  • Eucalyptus oil helps to heal bruises, light hematomas, and blisters if you mix it with vegetable oil and apply it to the affected area.

7. Fir essential oil for a clean home

  • All conifer aromas can perfectly clean and disinfect the air at home. Apply some oil to a cotton ball, and suck it into your vacuum cleaner. While you use it, your home will fill with a pleasant aroma.

  • A fir essential oil can remove tough smells. Just add several drops of oil to a bowl of salt, and put it in a smelly place.

  • Add several drops of oil to dish soap to make your plates and dishes shine.


There are a lot of fake essential oils, so be careful when you buy them. Don't purchase essential oils at pharmacies or in supermarkets. Make sure that your essential oil follows the following requirements:

  • All essential oils must have an ISO or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification.
  • The label must contain the following names: 100% Essential Oil, Pure Essential Oil, Pure and Natural, and no other wordings.
  • The bottle should be made from a dark glass (50% shading) and have a dispenser on the neck.

Important tip: Use essential oils according to the rules and inscriptions, and they'll become your own little helpers.

Do you know any proven ways of using essential oils? Share your tips in the comments.

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