1 | For scent-sational smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying, Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of the wash.
2 | Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding any combination of essential oils or aroma blends.
3| Create an aromatic space for your loved ones while cleaning. Put 5 drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in a vacuum cleaner bag.
4| Soak a dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water with a few drops of Lemon to disinfect and kill germs.
5 | To enjoy a scented candle, place of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.
6 | To dispel household cooking odors add of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends on a tissue and put over the inside of your floor air vents.
7 | For tired aching muscle or arthritis aches, mix one part Lavender, Rosemary or Peppermint to 4 parts Jojoba or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.
8 | Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary and Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.
9 | Blend your own massage oil, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz Jojoba oil or other skin nourishing carrier oil.
10 | Smelling something a little stinky? Place 1-3 drops of essential oil on a cotton ball and place on bottom of trash can or diaper pail. It cuts back on odors and kills germs.
11 | For a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief or bandanna and tie loosely around the animals’ neck.
12 | Smelly feet or shoes can be remedied with a few drops of Geranium dropped into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon inside. Athlete’s foot? Try Tea Tree.
13 | Scent your vacuum cleaner by putting a few drops of your favorite essential oils or aroma blends on a cotton ball and placing it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Suggestions: Lemon, Eucalyptus, Pine & Lemongrass.
14 | To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a food scent (such as cinnamon or clove) dabbed on a cotton ball in a corner.
15 | Are mice or ants a problem? Place several drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls and place them at problem locations.
16 | The bathroom is easily scented by placing of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends onto cotton balls and place them in inconspicuous places or sprinkling oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements.
17 | Promote the healing of cuts and scrapes by applying one or two drops of pure lavender and tea tree oils directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches.
18 | To help keep squirrels, spiders or mice away place 3-6 drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball at the place they enter. Get rid of those pesky bugs without harmful chemicals.
19 | Homemade sachets are more fragrant when of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends are blended with the flowers and herbs.
20 | Calm nerves or uplift mood by adding any combination of essential oils or aroma blends onto a radiator or scent ring.
21 | When traveling and over-nighting in a hotel, try putting a few drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends on a tissue and place over a lampshade. The heat rising from the light bulb will help diffuse the oil into the room. Ensure the tissue does not contact a hot bulb.
22 | Scent your hand washables by adding a few drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends in the rinse water.
23 | Patchouli, when used in small doses, suppresses the appetite; When used in large does will increase the appetite. Put one drop under your nose or wear as a perfume.
24 | Essential oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence blend; Try 25 drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends to 1 oz of perfume alcohol or carrier oil.
25 | To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic or BBQ pests, put a few drops of Citronella oil in the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on the BBQ coals.
26 | Eliminate warts by applying one drop of Lemon essential oil daily until the wart is gone.
27 | Promote alertness and stimulate memory with Rosemary. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
28 | Selling your home? Fragrance helps to sell! In the kitchen add the aroma of spices by simmering a few drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends in a diffuser.
29 | Create a warm, cheerful and inviting mood in your home by using essential oil in diffusers throughout the home. Add a few drops of Orange oil to olive oil for a furniture polish and wipe down the wood.
30 | Add essential oils to paper mache, the result helps to create a lovely aromatic art piece.
31 | Infuse bookmarks and stationary with essential oils. Place a few drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends drops on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters!
32 | Make more memorable soft goods gifts like neck pillows, padded and decorated hangers by putting a couple of drops of any combination of essential oils or aroma blends on them before giving.
33 | Party hard last night? Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils – use approx. 2 drops each and add a total of 20 drops in the bath.
34 | Add scent to your firewood. Cedarwood, Frankincense & Pine all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2 or 3 drops of oil or blend on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting on the fire.
35 | Flies and moths dislike Lavender. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames or onto strips of material and hang by windows or doors or wear it as a lotion.
36 | Before going to bed place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Lavender, Neroli or Marjoram on your pillow or put in a diffuser for a restful sleep.
37 | When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite essential oils and change the old environmental scent to your own. Do this for several days to enhance the comfort of your new space.
38 | Ideal scents for the bedroom are Geranium, Lavender & Lemon.
39 | Polish copper with gentle buffing by placing one drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth.
40 | For burns and scalds, drop Tea Tree and / or Lavender directly onto the affected area.
41 | Aid digestion and relieve upset stomach by placing one drop of Peppermint to 1 oz of carrier oil and massage in circular motions on the stomach.
42 | Bring out a radiant glow in your skin by adding one drop of essential oil to your facial moisturize.
43 | Cool the body in the summer and protect it in winter by putting 6 to 8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath. Blend the Eucalyptus with carrier oil or Epsom salt first, then put into the bath for better dispersal.
44 | Promote hair growth and thickness by placing 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hairbrush before brushing.
45 | When the flu is going around add a few drops of Eucalyptus, Rosemary or Tea Tree to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
46 | To help bring a fever down sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint & Lavender Oils have been added.
47 | Clear up stale air in the office with a blend of Lavender & Grapefruit oil. Lavender creates a calm, tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses.
48 | A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.
49 | A little too much sun? To help with sunburn recovery blend Lavender & Tea Tree in a lotion and apply to affected area.
50 | To help keep flies away mix 25 drops of Peppermint or Lavender with 16 oz. purified water in large spray bottle. The mix can be used on counter tops, windows and doors. Be sure to shake well before each use.