For scented smelling
towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favourite essential
oil onto a small piece of cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while
drying. Add 5 drops essential
oil to fabric conditioner or water and place in the centre cup of the wash.
which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few drops of essential
a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener -
do not spray near polished surfaces.
a few drops essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on the hob.
enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two of oil into the hot melted wax
as the candle burns.
dispel cooking odours, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.
headache pain by rubbing a drop of neat Lavender oil onto the back of your
neck and sides of temples.
blend your own massage oil, add up to 6 drops of your favourite essential
oil(s) to 30ml of a carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed.
10 drops of essential oil to a box of bicarbonate of soda, mix well and allow to set
for a day or two and then sprinkle over your
carpets in your home. Leave for an hour, then vacuum.
You can also add bicarb & oil mix to shoes to freshen, let them "soak"
overnight and tap away excess.
You can also add bicarb & oil mix to shoes to freshen, let them "soak" overnight and tap away excess.
Or add your favourite essential oils to some kitchen towel and suck up into
the vacuum cleaner, the scent of the oils will waft through the house as you
Or add your favourite essential oils to some kitchen towel and suck up into the vacuum cleaner, the scent of the oils will waft through the house as you hoover.
make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with
Lemongrass or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around
the animal's neck or add heat drops to the existing collar being careful not
to get any neat oil the animal.
shoes by dropping a few drops
of Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton
ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil and leave in the shoes when not
a few drops of your favourite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in
your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon
and Pine are clean and fresh
fragrance your kitchen cupboards and drawers, place a cotton ball with a few
drops of oil in an inconspicuous corner.
deter mice, place several drops of Peppermint oil on cotton balls and place
them at problem locations.
deter ants - please several drops of Peppermint oil along the bottom of the
door frame where they enter.
can be easily scented by
placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, cotton wool balls
can be dampened and left behind the radiator.
oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
Lavender, Ravensara, Plai or Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes, or scratches.
1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
(These are the only oils which should be used neat on the skin).
soaps smell wonderful and can and offer therapeutic effects when scented
with essential oils.
sachets can be enhanced by adding essential oils with the flowers and herbs.
essential oil dropped on a radiator, light bulb ring, or light bulb will not
only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance and create a wonderful
ambience, choose calming or uplifting oils depending on the mood required.
Don't put essential oil in the socket or on hot light bulb.
a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the final rinse of your
handwashing for wonderfully scented clothes.
repel mosquitoes and other insects, drop a few drops of Citronella oil in
the melted wax of candle or place a few drops on the BBQ hot coals.
drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart - apply daily until
the wart is gone. Be careful
not to touch the undamaged skin with the neat oil.
(for remembrance) promotes
alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale
directly from the bottle or from a few drops placed on a tissue or hankie
during long car trips and while reading, studying and during exams.
selling your home fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as
Clove, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Simmer
a few drops of the essential oils in saucepan on the hob.
essential oils to paper mache to create aromatic works of art.
and stationary can be infused with essential oils.
Place drops of oil on paper and put in a plastic bag, seal and leave
overnight to infuse the aroma.
pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by
putting a couple of drops of essential oil on them before giving.
Essential oils of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel,
Rosemary, and Lemon help soften the effects of overindulging.
Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a
oils of Vetiver, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh all make
wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of
your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before
putting the log on the fire.
1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile Roman, Lavender,
Neroli, Petitgrain, Jasmine or Marjoram on your pillow before retiring to promote
moving into a new home, make up a water spray containing your favourite
essential oils to clear out the previous owners aroma and change the
environment to your own. Do
this daily until it begins to feel like your space.
scents for the bedroom are Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli, Petitgrain or Lemon.
drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle
washing out the fridge, freezer, or oven, add 1 drop of any citrus essential
oil to the final rinse water.
burns or scalds, drop lavender oil directly onto the affected area.
relieve teething pain in children - use 1 drop Chamomile Roman oil on a soft
cloth wrapped around an ice cube.
drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it
in winter, dilute first in a tablespoon of full fat milk, vegetable oil or mild foam
1 drop Geranium oil or Myrrh to your facial moisturiser to bring out a
radiant glow in your skin.
1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote
growth and thickness.
the Ďflu is going around add a few drops of Thyme and Lemon to your
diffuser or simmer in a pan on the hob.
blend of lavender and grapefruit oil is good for the office.
Lavender is calming and grapefruit
stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
Lemon oil can also be used for itís refreshing qualities.
blend of Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot alleviate anxiety and depression.
Use in a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath,
diluted in a tablespoon of whole milk. Use
FCF version if going out into the sun or on sun bed.
calming and soothing massage blend for babies is 1 drop
Chamomile Roman and 1
drop Lavender diluted in 2 Tablespoons (30ml) of Sweet Almond oil.
drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back
of the neck helps to relieve headaches, particularly those that are food
Hints supplied by The Essential Oil Company Ltd.