My sister Rebecca (Camp Wander) and I were having a conversation the other day about all the different ways we use essential oils in our day-to-day lives and couldn’t believe how MANY there were! It seemed like we could have gone on and on and on! At one point I grabbed a little notebook I keep in my purse and started writing them down….and the idea for today’s post was born! :-)
There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands, of ways to use essential oils, and those of us who love them and use them find new applications everyday!
- For earlobes that get sore and inflamed from wearing cheapo earrings, rub a drop or two of Melaleuca essential oil on them and it takes care of the discomfort right away!
- Spiders & mice HATE peppermint. Fill a spray bottle with water, add 10-15 drops of Peppermint essential oil, and spray the peppermint water in the cracks and gaps where spiders & rodents can enter your home. Alternatively, add one or two drops of Peppermint oil to a cotton ball and place in these same areas.
- Use Birch, Eucalyptus, or Peppermint essential oil as a local anesthetic. If you are diabetic, apply to fingertips before finger-prick blood tests.