Many blends of essential oils are hated by bugs. Genius, easy, and chemical-free. Try using diluted lemongrass to stave off mosquitos by adding a few drops to your favorite diffuser jewelry. Rub a few drops of tea tree oil in your hands and run it through your hair to keep lice away. Or make a spray with peppermint oil and use it on your baseboards to discourage ants!
Do you ever feel like you blink your eye and your mascara has expired? (See what we did there?) Make it last longer, and encourage your lashes to grow longer and thicker – with the help of a single drop of lavender essential oil inside the tube. It even works with the setting gel of the 3D lash stuff!
Need a quick odor “fix” for your whole house, but don’t want to use chemical-filled sprays or overpowering scented candles? This trick is great right before family comes over. Drip 2 or 3 oils over your home’s air filter! Oils are great at eliminating odor. We suggest rosemary, eucalyptus, or lemon, which are antibacterial and anti-fungal. You’ll have peace of mind that you’re filling the air of your home with good things! And with essential oils, a little goes a long way, so you end up saving money that you would have spent on not-so-great-for-you candles and sprays!
Try this lemon oil play dough. The sky is really the limit with this recipe! You can get creative and make a multisensory experience by adding purple food coloring and dried lavender buds to playdough you’ve scented with lavender, which would be great to calm an overstimulated child. You could also add green food coloring and peppermint oil, which would also be cooling! How much fun is that? They won’t even know they are getting the benefits of the oils while they engage their senses.
An Essential Oil diffuser necklace is a great way to bring your oils with you and not have to carry around bulky bottles. The oils can last in the necklace for over 24 hours, and they usually come with several felt inserts, so you can switch out your favorite perfume blends! Here are some of our favorites-
Just check out this recipe for cleaning carpet stains. The peroxide breaks down stains and the lemon oil helps release sticky particles! I was thoroughly impressed. You’ll need-
Making a weighted rice sock sensory lap belts are so versatile. If you scent them with lavender, they can be very calming. When you heat them, they double as heating pads that help relieve shoulder tension and calm down pesky headaches!
You can make a simple car diffuser with just a clothespin, hot glue gun, and felted balls. Glue the balls onto your clothespin. Whenever your car smells musty drip a drop or two of essential oils onto the balls and then clip it over your air vent. Easy! This is especially great in the colder months of the year, because your car heat is especially great at reactivating the oils in the felted balls, and if you use essential oil blends that may support respiratory health, you’ve got a hit all winter long!
Natural wood beads are terrific for holding the scent of essential oils. You can add a couple of drops to your wooden bracelet or necklace for a day filled with diffused oils. If you don’t have wood beads, there are other options that work great, like terra cotta pendants, lava beads, suede string, or leather cuffs. This works great as a “perfume” scent or choose an EO that is calming, or energizing…or whatever you might need to get through the day!
We don’t have to tell you that the sun can have majorly damaging effects on your skin. The American Academy of Dermatology has done a fantastic job of making the skin cancer prevention message loud and clear. However, there are lots of people who still say they love the look of “sun-kissed skin.” If you’re one of them, skip the long hours in the sun—and definitely the tanning beds—and instead, opt for a great self-tanner product. These products have come such a long way and are quite successful at mimicking the look of sun-tanned skin.