They Can Do What?!: 10 Totally Unexpected Uses for Essential Oils

We’re always looking for cheap, effective solutions for common problems. Fortunately, essential oils are great solutions to so many issues we encounter in daily life. From medical ailments to household cleaning, there are so many totally unexpected uses for essential oils. We chose ten of the most interesting uses to share with you! Check them out here:

1. Mosquito Repellant

If you hate the strong chemical smell of commercial mosquito repellents, you can make an all-natural mosquito repellant out of a combination of essential oils. Combine one drop of lemongrass oil, one drop of citronella oil and one drop of eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil. This mixture can be massaged onto your skin to keep the pesky bugs away!

Mosquito Repellant

2. Fridge Purifier

Another one of our interesting uses for essential oils is as a fridge purifier. When your fridge starts getting a funky odor, you can use essential oils to make it clean and fresh again. Combine several drops of bergamot oil with warm water and spray the inside surface of the fridge. Let sit for about twenty minutes and then rinse. Your fridge will smell fresh and clean again!

3. Cleaning Burnt Pans

You know how hard burnt-on food can be to get off of a pan? It takes endless scraping and scrubbing, and there’s still food stuck on the pan! It turns out essential oils can be a remedy for this common problem. To remove burnt-on food, soak pans in warm water with a few drops of lemon oil added. After about half an hour, come back and see how effortlessly those pans can be cleaned!

4. Calming Upset Children

We know how difficult it can be when your child decides to throw a tantrum and there’s just no consoling them. Thankfully, there’s an all-natural solution.¬†One of the most convenient uses for essential oils is as an aide for calming children down. Spritz some lavender oil on your child’s clothing or in their room, and watch as their mood becomes calmer and more relaxed.

Temper Tantrum

5. Reducing Cellulite

Cellulite is a nuisance for many women. They spend tons of money on expensive creams and treatments that claim to reduce cellulite, but none of them work. A better solution is to massage five drops of grapefruit oil mixed with two teaspoons of coconut oil onto problem areas twice daily.

6. Fading Dark Age Spots

You can stop spending hundreds – or even thousands – on pricey anti-aging products! Essential oils are an all-natural way to fade dark spots and improve your skin tone. If you apply three drops of frankincense oil directly onto dark age spots three times daily, you’ll start to see those spots fade in no time!

7. Reducing Morning Sickness

Morning sickness makes the first trimester of pregnancy nearly unbearable. Fortunately, essential oils can help ease the vomiting and nausea associated with morning sickness. Inhaling a mixture of lemon, wild orange and ginger oil in a handkerchief can ease the queasiness.

Morning Sickness

8. Healing Broken Bones

This is not one of our foolproof uses for essential oils – you’ll still need the help of a doctor. After a broken bone I dealt with medically, you can speed up its healing naturally. A blend of cypress, fir and helichrysum oil massaged onto the skin around a broken bone can encourage the bone to heal more rapidly.

9. Freshens Stinky Shoes

Is there anything worse than smelly shoes? Whether it be from dirt or sweat, a pair of stinky shoes can make an entire room smell awful. To get rid of the horrid smell, you place a few drops of tea tree and lemon oil to each shoe. The combination will eliminate the odor immediately!

10. Cleaning Carpets

You don’t have to rent pricey tools or spend hours on your hands and knees scrubbing to get a freshly cleaned carpet anymore. Instead, you can mix approximately twenty drops of tea tree oil with Borax to create your own homemade carpet cleaner. It will work just as well as anything from the store and be a lot cheaper!

Essential Oils


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