Wednesday, June 13, 2007

10 Quick Uses of Essential Oils

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  • For good smelling clothes, sheets, towels, etc add a few drops of essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into dryer while drying.

  • Potpourri, which has lost its scent can be revived with a few drops of essential oil.

  • Add a few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.

  • Add a few drops of essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on the stove or in a potpourri pot.

  • To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two into the hot wax of a burning candle.

  • To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove essential oil to a simmering pot.

  • For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon, Sage, and Basil oils to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.

  • Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary/Lavender oil onto the back of the neck.

  • To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz Sweet Almond oil or other skin-nourishing oil.

  • Add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over carpets in your home. Let set 1 hour or more then vacuum.

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