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Other Uses for Essential Oils


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Essential oils can be used for inhalation, diffusion, baths, soaps, cooking, repellent, and candle making among other things. There are several ways these oils can be used.

Vaginal Retention: For systemic health problems such as candida or vaginitis. Mix 20-30 drops of essential oil in 2 table spoons of carrier oil. Apply mixture to tampon for internal infection or a sanitary pad for external lesions. Insert and retain for 8 hours or overnight. Use tampons/p[ads made with organic cotton.

Rectal Retention: Retention enemas are the best way to get essential oils into the urinary tract. (Use sterile syringe). Mix 15-20 drops of essential oil in a table spoon of carrier oil. Place mixture in a syringe and inject into rectum. Retain the mixture through the night (or longer).

Water Distillers and Filters: On the post-filter side of your water purifier you can apply oils like peppermint, lemon, clove, or cinnamon which will help to purify your water.

Dishwashing Soap: By adding essential oils to your liquid soap you can either improve the fragrance or the antiseptic action. (Fragrances like: lavender, lemon, orange, pine, fir, or spruce).

Cleaning and Disinfecting: Oils like peppermint, orange, pine, and tangerine are wonderful disinfectants when added to your dishwasher—but any other antibacterial oil can also be used.

Painting: By adding one teaspoon of your favorite essential oil to one gallon of paint will counteract the unpleasant smell of the paint. Because the oils are not fatty oils they will not leave oil spots on the wall (Young Living Essential Oils).

Surface Cleansers: In a plastic spray bottle mix water, a squirt of dishwashing soap, and 3 to 5 drops each of lavender, lemon and pine essential oils. Shake well. Now your homemade cleaner is ready for use. There are several other antiviral oils that are excellent for cleaning—grapefruit, lemongrass, thyme, eucalyptus, juniper, and spruce. Don’t use the oils directly on surfaces since they may stain (dilute the oils as directed above).

Floors and Carpets: Cleaning your floors with essential oils is a piece of cake. Use ¼ cup of vinegar in a bucket of water, add in 5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce, melaleuca alternifolia, Thieves oil blend (or any other suitable oil). If the floor is especially dirty add in several drops of dishwashing liquid.

To freshen you carpet you can add 16-20 drops of essential oil to a cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix will and place in a covered container overnight this will allow the oil to be absorbed. Sprinkle over the carpet the next day and vacuum.

Hot Tubs and Saunas: Use three drops of oil per person in the hot tub—lavender, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus globules, thyme, lemon, or grapefruit. You can use scented water to spray down hot sauna stones or surfaces – place a few drops of essential oil in a spray bottle with water and then spray down surfaces.

Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference

If you want to learn more about essential oils or order essential oil visit Young Living Essential Oils.

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