Do-It-Yourself Health Uses For Essential Oils
The do-it-yourself essential oils uses for health are endless. Curb the appetite, get rid of toenail fungus, relieve your aches and pains. These are just some things that pure essential oils can help you with. We’ve listed some of the most popular methods you can implement into your everyday life below.
Combine 12 drops Peppermint, 22 drops Tea Tree, 14 drops Sweet Orange and 4 oz aloe vera gel in a small squeeze bottle. Shake well and apply liberally to hands and rub until the gel has evaporated.
Cold sores & blisters
Combine 15 drops Sandalwood and 15 drops Tea Tree. Apply to the affected area up to 3 times a day, until healed.
Sore or tired feet
Combine 5 drops Vetiver, Patchouli or Peppermint, 1 tsp carrier oil and 1 oz Epsom salt. Add 1 tbsp of the mixture to a basin of hot water for a foot bath. Also try with Edens Garden Harmony or Edens Garden Anxiety Ease.
Memory sharpener blend
In a 5 ml glass bottle, combine 30 drops Basil, 30 drops Rosemary, 18 drops Lemon and 18 drops Black Pepper. Add 15 drops to a personal inhaler or 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Combine 6 drops Lavender or Valerian to 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Massage into the soft spot just below your earlobe each night before bed. Alternatively, diffuse 5-10 drops in your diffuser just before bedtime.
Combine 6 drops Edens Garden Relaxation with 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Massage into the soft spot just below your earlobe to release tension in the jaw area.
Cold & flu
Combine 5-10 drops of Edens Garden Fighting Five with 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Apply to the bottom of the feet to help boost the immune system.
Combine 6 drops Clary Sage, Spike Lavender, Rose or Sweet Marjoram. Massage over lower abdomen in a clockwise direction. After application, place a warm, moist hand towel over the abdomen for 10-15 minutes.
Ladies monthly moodiness
Add 12 drops Edens Garden PMS Ease to 1 oz Argan. Massage gently over the abdomen area.
Settling the stomach
Combine 3 drops Grapefruit, 5 drops Ginger and 4 drops Sweet Orange with 1 oz of a carrier oil. Massage the mixture in a clockwise direction over the abdomen.
Add 15 drops Peppermint to a personal inhaler, taking deep breaths as needed. Alternatively, combine 2-3 drops Peppermint and 1 tsp of a carrier oil and massage into the location of pain.
Aching joints/tired muscles
Combine 14 drops Eucalyptus, Basil or Lavender with 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Massage over the affected muscles/ joints.
Combine 4 drops Helichrysum, Lavender, Elemi or Litsea with 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Massage mixture into the neck.
Combine 5 drops Cypress or Spruce with 1 tsp of a carrier oil. Mix into 1 oz Epsom salts. Add 1-2 tbsp of the mixture to warm bath water.
Cuts, scrapes & scratches
Add 2 drops each Tea Tree and Lavender to a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with a carrier oil. Clean and roll over affected area.
Cooling & protecting the body
Combine 15 drops Eucalyptus, Edens Garden Purify or Edens Garden Immunity with 2 oz of a carrier oil. Add a few drops of the mixture to warm bath water to cool the body in summer and protect in winter.
Bring a fever down
Add 12 drops Peppermint to a 1 oz spray bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with water. Shake well and mist over back of neck and torso, as needed. NOTE: For use on children, use 6 drops Lemon instead of 12 drops Peppermint.
Steam inhalation for the lungs, nasal passages & sinuses
Add 2 drops Eucalyptus to a bowl of steaming water. Place your face over the steam, using a towel draped over your head and bowl, holding the steam in. Inhale deeply several minutes. Alternatively, combine 2 drops Eucalyptus and 1 tsp carrier oil and massage over the chest and throat.
Muscles & joints
Combine 4 drops Celery Seed, 6 drops Clary Sage, 8 drops Copaiba and 1 oz of a carrier oil. Massage over affected muscles and joints twice a day.
Place a cotton ball with 1-2 drops of Roman Chamomile and Lavender next to your pillow.
Restful sleep #2
Diffuse Edens Garden Sleep Ease or Edens Garden Good Night
with your essential oil diffuser.
Restful sleep #3
Add 5-6 drops Cedarwood, Spike Lavender, Sandalwood, Valerian or Vetiver to a 1 oz spray bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with water. Mist your pillow lightly before going to sleep. Shake well before each use.
Sleep well bath
Combine 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 1 drop each of Spike Lavender, Sandalwood and Sweet Marjoram, 1 tsp carrier oil and 1 tbsp Epsom salt and stir well. Add to tub and agitate to thoroughly disperse, then soak for 30 minutes.
Arthritis or stiff joints
Combine 7 drops each of Cypress and Copaiba with 1/2 oz of a carrier oil. Massage the mixture into the affected area.
Combine 10 drops each Tea Tree and Spike Lavender to a 10 ml roller bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with a carrier oil and apply as needed.
Aches & pains
Combine 10 drops Copaiba, 3 drops Eucalyptus and 3 drops Peppermint with 1 oz of a carrier oil. Massage the mixture over the affected area twice a day.
Combine 4 drops Cajeput, 6 drops Eucalyptus and 2 drops Lemon with 1 oz of a carrier oil. Alternatively, try 12 drops Edens Garden Breathe Easier with a carrier oil. Massage over the chest area before going to bed to ease breathing.
Combine 12 drops Tea Tree with 1 oz aloe vera gel. Wash and dry affected toenail thoroughly. Use a cotton swab to spread across the affected toenail area. Repeat twice daily. Wash hands after each treatment.
Yoga mat cleanser
Combine 3 drops Lavender, 6 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops Tea Tree with 2 oz water in a spray bottle. Shake and mist over your yoga mat. Wipe clean with a towel before and after each use. Alternatively, try using Edens Garden Cleaning.
Curb the appetite
Inhale the aroma of Grapefruit from a personal inhaler or directly from the bottle to help curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
Overindulgence in food or drink
Combine equal parts of Lavender or Grapefruit in a 10 ml amber glass bottle and use in your essential oil diffuser.