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25 Cool Essential Oil Hacks

  1.  Runny nose – apply a couple of drops of lemon to the bridge of your nose. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil to prevent skin irritation. 
  2. Keep ants and spiders away.  Bugs hate the smell of peppermint and other oils.  Apply a few drops of peppermint and cedarwood to cotton balls and stuff into corners of cabinets or anywhere you think you may see them.  You can also make a spray bottle with water and a few drops of either oil and spray areas where you see ants. They won’t return!
  3. Repel flies from coming into your home.  Add a few drops each of rosemary, spearmint and lavender and run during the day when you will have the doors opening and closing often. 
  4. Kill germs on bottoms of shoes and workout gear.  Make a 16 oz spray bottle (use an empty windex bottle) of distilled water and add 15 drops Melaleuca and 15 drops Purify.  Spray shoes and workout equipment upon entry to the home. I leave a pair of slip on shoes for my house shoes to keep the floors clean. 
  5. Eliminate bad smells in the house (from cooking or in the bathroom).  In your diffuser, add 4 drops lemon essential oil, 4 drops lavender and 3 drops wild orange for a beautiful aroma.
  6. Eliminate shoe odor. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil and melaleuca essential oil to cotton balls and stick inside of shoes overnight.
  7. Refresh your carpet.  In a mason jar, fill ¾ of the way with baking soda,  10 drops melaleuca and 10 drops lavender. Cover and shake well.  Sprinkle on carpet. Let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum. 
  8. Reduce a fever.  Add 1-2 drops peppermint to forehead, back of neck and bottoms of feet (dilute with carrier oil).  Apply frequently, 15-30 minutes until fever goes down. You can also make a compress with lukewarm water and add a few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus and apply to body. 
  9. For sparkling dishes, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your soap dispenser. 
  10. Room Spray – make a non-toxic room spray using an empty spray bottle. Use distilled water and in a 2 oz bottle, add 5 drops spearmint, 7 drops wild orange and, 7 drops eucalyptus. Shake well before use. 
  11. Boost germ killing in laundry.  Add 5 drops melaleuca or Purify to washer before starting the machine.  To make clothes smell nice out of the dryer, add a few drops of wild orange or lavender to wool dryer balls and reapply every few loads.
  12. Sore foot remedy – After shower, apply a few drops of peppermint and Aromatouch to bottoms of feet along with a body lotion and massage entire foot. 
  13. Hair detangler – Using an empty spray bottle, combine ½ cup conditioner, 1 cup of warm water (add a little extra if necessary), 4 drops lavender, 2 drops geranium.  Shake well and spray dry or damp hair for easy combing. 
  14.  Car Diffuser – apply a few drops of peppermint and wild orange to a cotton ball and stuff into vents.  This blend will keep you alert and focused.
  15. Dry Shampoo. Mix ½ cup arrowroot powder, 5 drops melaleuca and 5 drops lavender or rosemary.  Apply to roots of hair and run fingers through scalp. Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for darker hair. 
  16.  Make your own facial toner.  In a 2 oz spray bottle, add witch hazel and 5 drops melaleuca, and 5 drops juniper berry.
  17. Add a personalized scent to your unscented body lotion.  Add a few drops any combination of oils for an aromatic and physical benefit.  

Frankincense + Lavender (anti-aging)

Geranium + Grapefruit (moisture balance and toning)

Spearmint + Lemon (refreshing)

Peppermint + Marjoram (relieve muscle tension)

Serenity + Balance ( relaxing)

  1. DIY Face Serum for anti-aging.  In an empty glass bottle (2oz), combine jojoba oil with a 15 drops frankincense, 15 drops myrrh, 10 sandalwood, 10 geranium. 
  2. Make your own cuticle oil.  In a roller bottle, combine fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops frankincense, 5 lemon, 10 myrrh and apply nail beds 2-3 x per week.  
  3. Remove stickers or anything sticky.  Apply a few drops lemon to area and rub off. 
  4. Get rid of a sinus infection fast.  Boil hot water and put in a bowl. Add 2 drops OnGuard, 2 drops melaleuca, 1 drop oregano, 1 drop lemon. Place a towel over head to create a tent and inhale for 5-10 minutes (no more than that).  
  5. Reduce appetite.  Add 2-3 drops Slim and Sassy blend to water or tea to help with cravings.
  6. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and four drops of lemon essential oil to clean your microwave.
  7. Soak a cotton ball in lemon essential oil and place it at the bottom of your trash bin to eliminate odor.
  8. Removing a Splinter. Apply 1-2 drops of OnGuard to the affected area and wait a minute or two and watch the splinter rise from the skin. Once the end of the splinter has risen from the skin, use the tweezers to remove the full splinter (works well for splinters that are not super deep in the skin).

Essential Oils for Women’s Wellness

 

Women face many health challenges caused by changes they experience throughout their reproductive years and beyond. Hormones, the skeletal system and even brain function are affected. These changes often cause issues with weight gain, fatigue, emotions, and digestive problems.  At each stage of life, women must find ways to handle their changing bodies and stay physically and emotionally balanced.

A woman’s reproductive system is closely connected to her endocrine system. Therefore, hormones are most important in affecting a woman’s fertility, and emotional and physical health.

Due to the inevitable hormonal changes,  women will experience symptoms such as, mood swings, bloating, headaches and low energy levels.  These experiences can significantly interfere with daily activities and enjoyment of life. Even as the reproductive years come to an end, women will experience symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, migraines, and anxious feelings.

How can women cope with these health challenges using a natural approach?  First, it is important that women pay close attention to their nutrition and hydration.  A healthy diet will help women avoid many chronic health issues as they age. In addition, staying hydrated with pure, plain, filtered water will keep the digestive system and other systems functioning properly.  

Lastly, essential oils can be a great help for women’s struggles.  Essential oils have been used for women’s health long before there were doctors and prescription medications.  Essential oils can be very helpful in relieving symptoms in a safe and natural way.  Below are my top picks for essential oils that should be in every woman’s home:

    1. Lavender oil – support for reducing stress, sleep, anxiety and emotional balance. Lavender can be used for skin repair and beauty.  Apply a few drops over your heart to reduce stress. Add a few drops to a diffuser before bed for relaxation.
    2. Clary Sage oil – helps with hot flashes, mood swings, depression, PMS and menopause symptoms.  Rub a 3 drops Clary Sage and 2 drops peppermint oil to the back of your neck and chest when you feel a hot flash coming on.  To prevent skin sensitivity, apply oils with a small amount of a carrier oil (such as coconut oil). To balance emotions, add 4 drops Clary Sage and 4 drops lavender in a diffuser.
    3. Peppermint oil – improves mental alertness and energy.  Helps to reduce headaches, hot flashes, menstrual cramps and bloating.  Apply 2 drops to your hands and inhale deeply for 30 seconds. Then rub the back of your neck couple and temples for an instant energy boost or headache relief.  To improve mood and focus, add a 3 drops peppermint and 3 drops wild orange in a diffuser.
    4. Geranium oil – helps balance hormones and regenerative to skin.  Add a few drops to your body lotion to relieve dry skin.  Apply 2 drops to bottoms of each foot to balance emotions. Add a drop to your natural deodorant before applying to prevent body odor..
    5. Slim and Sassy oil – for weight loss, slow metabolism, fatigue, cravings and blood sugar balance.  Add 2 drops to water for internal use. Apply topically to bottoms of the feet for daily support.  Inhale straight from the bottle for cravings.
    6. Frankincense oil – is an anti-aging oil. It is used as an anti- inflammatory,for emotional balance, and to boost the immune system.  Add a few drops to your diffuser to help with depression. Use a drop in your face lotion each night for anti-aging benefit.  Rub a drop or two on your abdomen for post-baby stretch marks. Use a drop on bottoms of your feet for a daily immune boost.
    7. Grapefruit oil – supports healthy progesterone levels and breast health.  Add 2-3 drops to your water daily. For cellulite issues, add 2-3 drops to your body moisturizer and apply to the affected areas.
    8. Neroli oil – promotes healthy libido, reduces anxiety and depression.  Apply to bottoms of feet or to pulse points throughout the day.
    9. Balance Blend– for emotional health, stress and anxiety.  Apply to bottoms of feet and pulse points throughout the day.
    10. Clary Calm – for hormone balancing, heavy periods, PMS, pre and peri-menopause symptoms, low libido and hot flashes.  Apply to abdomen and pulse points throughout the day. Many women also use this as a personal fragrance.

Essential oils must be 100% pure and rigorously, third-party tested for safety, potency and purity.  DoTERRA essential oils have the highest testing standards on the market today and is the largest essential oil company worldwide.  DoTERRA is proud to offer only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils (CPTG). A CPTG is guaranteed to be 100% pure essential oil, potent and completely free of toxins, fillers, chemicals and pesticides.  It is only safe to order doTERRA oils directly from a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and not from third party sellers, as the company cannot guarantee the oil is true DoTERRA essential oil.

To contact me, or to purchase your oils and to obtain a wholesale discount of 25%, visit my website at www.PureFitWomen.fit.