Refresh your wood cutting boards and spoons by rubbing a little coconut oil and lemon essential oil on them. The coconut oil helps season the wood, and the antibacterial properties in both the coconut oil and lemon essential oil help sanitize your kitchenware at the same time.
Have you noticed how difficult it is to open up a bottle of myrrh essential oil that hasn’t been used for a while? Because myrrh is a resin-based essential oil, it can get sticky as it oxidizes. When myrrh essential oil gets on the inside of the bottle cap, it can actually seal your bottle shut. We found a great way to prevent this from happening—coat the inside of the lid with fractionated coconut oil! To do this, just fill the cap with fractionated coconut oil so it covers everywhere inside. Then dump out the FCO, and screw the lid back on the bottle. No more sticky lid!
Extra Tip: If your lid is already sealed onto the bottle, you may want to have an extra lid on hand just in case you end up ruining your lid trying to get it off. Once you have the old cap and orifice reducer off, screw the new cap (with the new orifice reducer) on, and then remove the lid and coat it with fractionated coconut oil to prevent it from sticking again.
Do you get frustrated when you try to fill a capsule with essential oil and end up getting oil on the side of the capsule or accidentally pour in too many drops? A glass dropper top can make filling capsules a breeze! It fits inside the capsule opening and makes it easy to get a single drop out. Now you can get the right number of drops and never have to deal with a capsule-filling mess again!
Also, to make filling capsules even easier, you can pre-mix your essential oil formula and dilute it 1:1 with olive oil in a dropper bottle. That way it is already diluted and ready to use when you need it! Click here for more information about using capsules with essential oils.
What can you do to cool down on a hot day? Use essential oils!
Do you have an almost empty essential oil bottle, but you just can’t seem to get the last couple drops out? Make it into a freshening spray! Simply remove the cap and orifice reducer, add a couple drops of an emulsifier (such as Castile soap, vegetable glycerin, Epsom salt, or witch hazel), fill with distilled water, and screw on a small spray top. Shake to combine before using. Use as a body spray, air-freshening spray, linen spray, etc.
Need something that will leave you feeling refreshed even after being outside in the hot summer sun? These Frozen Eucalyptus Mint Towels could be just the thing you need. Not only are they cool to the touch, but the essential oils will help the cooling sensation last even longer on your skin and may help you feel energized as you breathe in the pleasant aroma. You could even try using them after a good workout!
These frozen towels are simple to make, and you may want to double or triple the recipe below so you can always have one in the freezer whenever you need one!
Step 1: Mix epsom salts and essential oils together. The epsom salts help the essential oils mix with the water so the oils will be distributed throughout all the washcloths you use rather than only being absorbed into the first towel.
Step 2: Add warm water, and stir until the salts are dissolved.
Step 3: Soak the washcloths in the water, and wring out the excess liquid.
Step 4: Fold each washcloth in half and roll it up.
Step 5: Place the washcloths in the freezer until frozen (about 2 hours).
Step 6: Enjoy the cooling sensation as you place the frozen washcloth anywhere on your skin! It will stay cool longer if you leave it rolled up and slowly unroll the towel as it thaws.
Frozen Eucalyptus Mint Towels
- 1 tsp. (5 g) Epsom Salt
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 1 cup (240 ml) warm water
- 2 washcloths
- Place epsom salt in bowl or 16 oz. PET Jar. Add essential oils, and mix together.
- Pour in the warm water, and stir until the epsom salt is dissolved.
- Dip the washcloths in the liquid, and wring out the excess.
- Fold each washcloth in half and roll it up.
- Place in the freezer and freeze for a couple hours.
- To use, place the frozen towel anywhere that you need cooling such as your face, head, arms, feet, etc. Use rolled up, then unroll as it thaws to make the coolness last as long as possible.
Kids will be kids and sometimes that means bubblegum doesn’t stay in the mouth. What do you do if your child gets bubblegum in their hair? Use essential oils! Simply rub a few drops of lemon oil on bubblegum to dissolve the gum and make it easier to remove.
Do your shoes give off a funny smell? This common problem can be resolved with the use of essential oils! Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or oil blend to a diffuser pad or cotton ball and place one in each shoe. Leave overnight, and replace as needed.
Did you know you can turn your vacuum into an essential oil diffuser? To do this, just place a few drops of your favorite essential oil or oil blend on a diffuser pad or cotton ball and place in the vacuum bag. Because the vacuum gets warm as it runs, you can enjoy the scent of your favorite essential oil as you vacuum your home!
If you’ve ever had a cold, you know how awful it is to keep needing a tissue. Make blowing your nose more enjoyable by adding essential oils to your tissue box! Just open the bottom or side of a tissue box, and add a few drops of essential oil directly to the tissue. Seal the box again, and enjoy the scent each time you blow your nose. You may also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil you choose as you breathe in its aroma. Some oils to try include peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, or lavender.