Thursday, March 7, 2013

Home Remedies

4 Drops Lemon
4 Drops Lavendar
4 Drops Peppermint
4Drops Melaleuca
Drop in Mouth or put in a gel capsule.

Breathing Problem's
(For Nebulizers)
Fill water to fill line
3 drops Breathe
2 drops lime
(If you don't have a nebulizer then rub on your chest and feet but put a carrier oil down first.)

Boost your Immunity with OnGuard*Rub on bottom of feet daily as a great preventative to illness
*Diffuse in a room to eliminate airborne pathogens (This is great to do at home to protect your family from things that are brought home!)
*Dilute in spray bottle to clean doorknobs, telephones, and other community surfaces
*Take several drops in an empty gelatin capsule for added immune support

Bedtime Help with Serenity or Lavender!
*Diffuse in Room 1 hour before going to sleep
*Spray on a Pillow
*Rub on Spine*nice back rub
*Rub on Bottom of feet
*Add a few drops to the tub
*Aids anxiety and emotional distress

Waking up with Balance!  
*Great Morning Routine
*Helps Alleviate Anxiety
*Rub on base of scull, temples and feet
*Helps to relax and balancing to the nervous system
*Great stress reliever
*Works as a stabilizer throughout the day

Improving Mental Clarity and Focus with Citrus Bliss and Peppermint!
*Rub on Temples, brain stem and forehead
*Helps to enliven our mind, and invigorate our senses
*Calming and Soothing
*Can improve patterns of memory
* Diffuse this combination during study to improve a child*s ability to focus and for mental clarity
*Mix in a roll on bottle or spray bottle for use during day

You can use any of the following oils to help with Anxiety and Stress:

2-5 drops of Lavender, Serenity, Balance, Citrus Bliss, Wild Orange or Ylang Ylang (my personal favorite is Balance)

--Rub on back of neck and shoulders, or over heart, or on wrists or you can put a few drops in your hand and then cup hand over mouth and breathe in oils.

--You can also add a few drops to a warm bath.

--Add a few drops to a diffuser

--Add a few drops in a pot of boiling water on the stove

Other symptoms associated with Anxiety:

For rapid breathing---heart pains etc due to anxiety, rub 2-5 drops of serenity, balance, lavender or ylang ylang over heart.

For headaches: Use 2-5 drops of peppermint or lavender (or both) and rub on temples, forehead and back of neck (some people love balance)

For Nausea or upset stomach rub a few drops of peppermint on tummy, behind ears or add 1 drop to a glass of water and sip.

101 uses for lemon, peppermint & lavender

101 Uses for the Intro Kit – Lemon, peppermint & lavender

Home Use
1. A Cure for Laundry Neglect. Lemon essential oil takes out ALL odor when you forget and leave your load of laundry in the washer way too long!
2. Tame Oozy, Sappy Trees. Whether the sap is on your carpet, clothes or seeped into your skin, lemon oil is excellent for removing pine gum and tree sap.
3. Stop Grease in its Tracks. You just fixed your bike. Your hands are black and greasy. Soap alone won’t remove the grease, but lemon oil mixed with your soap will.  Lemon oil is a great de-greaser!
4. Disinfect the Disgusting. You can add lemon oil to a spray bottle of water and attack what may be living in your range hood, on your tables, countertops and other surfaces. For some extra chemical-free firepower, a little vinegar is a traditional favorite.
5. Lose the Gas Mask. When you clean the gunky build up in your shower, do you practically have to wear a gas mask to survive the fumes? Go gas mask free and clean with lemon oil. Just a small amount of lemon oil will go a long way in removing hard water build up.
6. Nourish Your Leathers. Whether you ride a Harley in style or cherish the patina of your leather sofa at home, your leathers are not maintenance free. Use a lemon oil soaked cloth to preserve them, and prevent leather from splitting.
7. High Ho Silver. A lemon oil treated cloth is a great remedy for the early stages of tarnish on silver or other metals. You may not eat on silver every day, but bracelets, earrings, necklaces often need some love.
8. Deactivate the Sticky. Lemon oil can help you avert a hair cutting crisis the next time you deal with gum in hair. Got kids with obsessive addictions to stickers or temporary tattoos? Works for those too. Not for wide receivers.
9. Love Your Luster. Bring your furniture back to life with lemon oil! Just add a few drops of lemon oil to olive oil for a non-toxic furniture polish. Lemon oil leaves a beautiful shine, prevents fine wood finishes from drying out, and replaces lost moisture in antique woods as it penetrates worn finishes.
10. De-Smudge Your Stainless. You don’t need to hunt down that “single use” stainless steel cleaner anymore. Multi-use lemon oil is great for cleaning stainless steel appliances. You’ll love the way stainless looks and smells!
11. Clean Granite or Porous Stone. What is living in the pores of your natural stone counters or floors? Lemon oil cleans deeply, seeps into stone and leaves you with a “real fresh lemons” aroma, rather than that fake lemon chemical smell.
12. Energize your Brush.  If your toothbrush seems a bit tired, add a drop of lemon and peppermint oils to chase away that run-down feeling.
13. Quarantine Pungencies. Moldy kid’s sneakers, a baby’s blowout, potty training … it all adds up to an less than desirable aroma. Diffuse or spray lemon oil and neutralize odors at their source!
14. Take the Spine Out of Scuffs. Got a scuff mark that just won’t go away? Lemon oil lifts scuff marks in remarkable ways!
15. Curtail the Dank, Musty or Mildewed. Things get stored away. Things get old. Things don’t see the light of day. Chase away that “old smell” and inject new energy with a good lemon oil wipe down.
16. Stop Cutting Board Bacteria Palooza. Cutting boards can harbor bacteria in your kitchen.  Nobody wants to taste the chemicals you have in your cleaning closet, yet most people love the taste of lemon!
17. Control an Aphid Invasion, Naturally.  Aphids — those pesky little bugs that dine on your roses and other plants.  Lemon oil (or peppermint) with water in a garden spray bottle are a natural pesticide that kills aphids and their larvae on contact, but leave your plants looking lovely.
18. Spot-Free Dishes. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your dishwasher soap container with each load.  Your dishes will come out looking like new… spot-free!
19. Refresh Bad Smelling Washcloths. When your kitchen washcloths smell foul and could use a boost, add lemon oil to your detergent, soak overnight, wash, dry and your kitchen will smell so much better!
Cooking & Food
20. Energy Boost. For a quick, refreshing energy boost, combine a couple drops each of lemon essential oil and peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and drink up. Add a lemony taste to your bottled water.
21. Zest Up Your Sugary Indulgences. There are an infinite number of ways lemon oil can add a bit of freshness to your sugary savors: Lemon frosting • Lemon merengue • Sour cream lemon pie • Lemon cakes • Lemon tart glaze • Lemon squares  • Lemon cookies  • Breathtaking, awe-inspiring lemonade
23. Pep Up Your Entrees. With lemon oil, there are countless ways to make the bland zippy, or the blah peppy:  Roasted salmon & asparagus with lemon oil, Linguine & shrimp with lemon oil, Lemon oil drizzled over vegetables (especially broccoli),  Lemon garlic shrimp  … or to add a fresh kick to an already great salad.
24. Preserve What You’ve Got. Use lemon oil in a spray to keep your cut fruit fresh until serving.
Body & Mind
25. Ease Respiratory Gunkity Goop. When used with a humidifier, it’s a great way to slow wheezing, colds, cough, and other upper respiratory problems.
26. De-scratch Your Scratchy Throat. Adding a couple drops of lemon essential oil to warm water & honey can change that yucky sore throat feeling, slow a nasty cough, and douse a fever. Lemon oil fights bacteria, as well as viruses.
27. Honeylicious Hair Highlights …Chemical Free. Skip the expensive salon highlight treatment, and use lemon oil to create your own hair highlights.  Just go in the sun after using with your hair product, and it will lighten your hair.  Be careful, it works well!
28.  Fight the Fungus Among Us. Tired of seeing that unsightly nail fungus?  Lemon oil is great for nails, and can help fight against nail fungus.
29.  Halt the Nervous Nellie, In You. When combined with lavender oil and diffused into a room, you’ll find you feel less anxious, a better  mood, more even keel, and well … linear.
30. Clear Thinking & Clear Focus, Made Visible. A clear mind, a clean slate, a fresh outlook.  It’s all good.  Real good. Diffuse lemon oil and you got it.
31. Take the Heat Out of Cold Sores. When you have a gnarly cold sore that’s just begging for attention, douse it with a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll have a new best friend.
32. Nice Mood … No Really.  Chase away the moody blues (not the band), with a bit of blah-reducing lemon oil. Whether you choose to diffuse it or apply topically, it’s hard to not improve your outlook with lemon oil around!
33.  Was That a Crusty? Next time you notice hard, crusty skin on your feet, (e.g. corns, calluses or bunions) regularly add a few drops of lemon oil and you’ll soon have softened skin!
34.  A Brighter Complexion. Lemon oil can help remove dead skin cells and exfoliate.  For a homemade exfoliant, add 4-5 drops to a small amount of oatmeal and water for a homemade scrub.  Feels great!

Home Use
35. Calm a Tempest.  Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!
36. Restore Vitality in the Mouth. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.
37. It’s About Air Flow. When sinuses seem to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
38. Cool the Joints. When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.
39. Feel Full, Faster. Satiety. It’s about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster…especially if you breathe it in during a meal!
40. Cool Your Tootsies. If you’ve been on your feel all day or religiously wear hard soled shoes, just add peppermint oil to a cold water compress to cool your overworked, over heated tootsies.
41. Perk Up. The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a wonderful, non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.”
42. Energize Your Lather. Some shampoo and conditioner combos can make you want to go back to sleep. No energy. No pep. No fun. Not good. Add peppermint to your potions to stimulate the scalp, energize and wake up! The oil is an antiseptic in nature, and can also help remove dandruff and lice.
43. Allergies Beware. Peppermint oil has the ability to relax smooth muscles in the body — the same muscles that line our airways and become affected in allergy season. Peppermint oil (with lemon) should certainly be another arrow in your allergy treatment quiver!
44. Chase Away Tension Headaches. Got a mind numbing headache? A few drops of peppermint dabbed on your temples, neck and sinuses can quickly spring into action and chase that headache away!
45. Help Kids Get on the Ball.  The next time Junior is a little unresponsive to all that is going on with school and homework, try spritzing a little peppermint on his shirt before study time, placing drop on the tongue or under the nose for improved concentration and alertness.
46. Seep, Soak & Revitalize. After a long day, apply peppermint, let it seep in and then soak in a warm bath or shower. The refreshing peppermint vapor will make you feel cool, relaxed and energized again.
47. Add a Refreshing Kick to Your Tea.  Just one drop of peppermint oil can add life to any herbal tea (without having to add lots of sugar) while also aiding in normal digestion or to relieve heartburn.
48. A “Should I Work Out Today?” Antidote. You ask yourself this question. It’s OK. Using peppermint oil prior to exercise immediately awakens your senses and gets you in your right mind so you can crank.
49.  A Snack Vendor’s Nightmare. When you get that mid-morning craving, diffuse peppermint oil to reign in the urge to snack on junk food, or anything else that might appear before you. 
Cooking & Food
50. Add Zip to All Things Chocolate. Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!
51. Brisk, Delightful Confections.  Peppermint chiffon cake, homemade candy canes, butter mints, peppermint ice cream, peppermint glaze over pastries and cookies, homemade peppermint patties.
52. Unforgettable Beverages. Peppermint water on ice, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint hot chocolate, that’s right … it’s all delish.
Body & Mind
53. Wake Up Your Mind.  Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain.  The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.
54. An Itch Fix. If you have the after effects of a sunburn where skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil (mixed with lavender) to cool, soothe and stop itching.
55. Theme Park Relief.  If you’ve got that “I my gosh, I can’t believe I just went on a spinning ride” feeling, four or five drops of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm smooth stomach muscles and help dispel discomfort.
56. Travel to the Arctic, Without Traveling. When you add a few drops of peppermint to your ice water, it not only improves the taste, but also leaves you with a feeling of cool, refreshing arctic wind in your airways!
57. Burrow No More. If you find a tick has decided to make your skin its home, just give that tick a nice bath of peppermint oil with a cotton swab. The tick will stop burrowing, remove its head and then he’s yours.
58. Don’t Make It Easy on the Critters. Many household bugs do not like peppermint oil — ants, aphids, beetles, plant lice, mice and cockroaches try to steer clear of peppermint. Just add to water in a spray bottle and spray where you think pests grace you with their presence!
59. Clean Naturally. Peppermint oil is a wonderful natural cleaning agent because it has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Spray on countertops and bathroom surfaces, scrub, and enjoy cleaner clean.
60. Sleep Like a Baby. If you find you are having a hard time sleeping, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues.  When used this way, it may help with insomnia.
61. Quell Apathy. When you’re with someone who feels gloomy or like they “just don’t care”, ask them to try peppermint oil (aromatically, topically, or internally) to stimulate their mental sharpness and focus.
62. It’s About a State of Mind. Someone’s mental outlook can be a game changer.  If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance.
63. Tame a Toothache. Peppermint oil can act as a concentrated natural pain killer and muscle relaxant, especially with painful gums, teething or recent dental work.
64. Alleviate Internal Strife. When used topically or internally, peppermint is a favorite for fresh relief from cramping, indigestion to diarrhea. Skip the antacids and go with peppermint oil!
65. For That “Marathon in Clogs” Feeling. When you feel like you’ve just run a marathon in clogs, and your feet are a hot mess of ouch, massage peppermint oil onto aching feet, joints, and strained muscles.
66. Leap from Lethargic.  Feeling lethargic or in a brain fog? Peppermint has been known to improve blood circulation and awareness, leaving you with an energized, awake feeling.
67. Go Eight-Leg Free. When you diffuse peppermint into the room, you’ll notice fewer spiders.  Why? They don’t like it.  It’s safe, contains no harsh chemicals or pesticides. It doesn’t kill the spiders, but forces them out.

Home Use
68. Chase Away Stagnant Closet Air. You know that smell. Fabrics of all variety, shoes for every occasion, plus a dirty clothes bin and no fresh air can only equal one thing…you need lavender essential oil.  Whether diffused, drizzled on earthen ware, or dripped on cotton balls, chase stagnancy away!
69. Take the Bite Out of It. Insects, creepies and crawlies are not too fond of the smell of lavender. In fact, they hate it. If you forget to go the prevention route, lavender soothes bites, itching and inflammation.
70. A Multi-Purpose Spray. Next time you sitting in traffic, pull out a spray bottle filled with a lavender and water mixture and freshen your car. Who wouldn’t prefer a car smelling like lavender?
71. Kids Won’t Go Down? Lavender drops on their pillows … it’s like magic. It will help ease their mind, calm them down, make bedtime a bit more rewarding, and best of all … lull them into a restful sleep.
72. Skip the Aerosol Chemical Sprays. Next time you are deodorizing the bathroom, think of lavender and water in a spray bottle. Lavender’s antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic properties can only help.
73. Take the Acrid Out of Vinegar. If you clean with vinegar, but can barely stay vertical while using it, lavender is the answer. Just add lavender and vinegar together in the spray bottle and you’re set!
74. Therapeutic Dish or Laundry Soap. If your liquid soap smells a bit flat, you can add lavender for additional aromatherapy benefits and antibacterial properties. It transforms your cleaning experience!
75. Lovable Linens. What does your linen closet smell like? Probably cotton. Maybe old cotton. Energize your linens with lovely smelling lavender.  It leaves no oil marks and leaves things invigoratingly fresh.
76.Lavender candles. Ahhh the long lost art of candle making. If you’ve ever made candles you know how fun it can be. When you add lavender, the smell that is released is intensely therapeutic!
77. Wood Floors, Like New. A tired wood floor is, well … tired. Commercial floor polishes often contain harsh chemicals. Woods love oil.  Just add lavender to your cleaning system and your floor can look like new!
78. Help That Trusty Ball Cap. A well-worn, much loved ball cap can look great, but smell like a wild animal. Add 4-5 drops of lavender to make it bearable. It will be your favorite hat if you have a headache too!
79. Change Your Sheets, Refresh Your Mattress. Unfortunately, your mattress can be neglected, and have that “wires, foam and fabric” smell. Add lavender when you change your sheets and neglect no more!
80. Homemade Room Freshener. Put baking soda and a 5-6 drops of lavender oil in a small Mason jar. Punch holes in the lid. Place in smelly areas (near garbage can, dirty clothes), shake jar often. Smile.
81. Pet Smells No More. Add a skiff or two of your baking soda and lavender mixture to carpets and vacuum up!  If you have pets, (especially the un potty trained variety), fight back with lavender!
82. Extra Potpourri Mileage. If you have a pot of potpourri that has seen its day, try refreshing it with a few drops of lavender essential oil.  You’ll love the way lavender can change the feel of your home!
83. Sweet Smelling Vacuum Bags. Your vacuum can be your nemesis when it comes to keeping your home smelling clean.  As you well know, it can even blow microfine dirt! Pin some cotton balls (soaked in lemon and lavender oils) on the inside of the bag and let your vacuum blow!
Cooking and Food
84. Soften Citrus Flavors. Use in delicate lemon sauces for chicken or fish or in powerful orange marmalades, citrus salads, real lemonade and more!
85. Amazing Marinades and BBQ. Baste chicken or fish on the grill with honey or a garlic and rosemary blend, spread over roasted vegetables, marinade chicken pieces in honey and lavender, yum!
86. Bake Like the Best. Lavender is a nice addition to lavender blueberry banana bread, lemon lavender cookies, baked salmon, lavender sugar cookies, lavender muffins, lavender cakes, oh yeah!
87. Give Your Sugars a Delightful Twist.  Use as a substitute for vanilla extract (in creams, custards and sugars), use it in lavender icing, add to honey for extra flavor in tea or toast, and even maple syrup!
Body and Mind
88.   The Oatmeal Secret.  Fill a baby food jar with oatmeal, and add 5-8 drops of lavender oil.  When it’s time to wash your face, add water and it becomes an excellent natural scrub! A little goes a long way.
89. Minor Burns, Major Relief. When you’ve slightly overdone it in the sun, a little lavender oil is helpful in preventing peeling skin. It aids in your skin’s healing without scarring as well!
90. Boo Boo Relief. Lavender has disinfecting properties. It’s great for the skin, and wonderful for relief from cuts and scrapes, especially if the cut or scrape is located wherever it’s difficult to keep covered.
91. Alleviate Feelings of Earaches.  You can warm lavender (don’t scald it), mix with olive oil and gently massage around the ears (not in the ears) and near glands in the throat.
92. A Dry Climate Answer. If you suffer from dry, itchy skin, and don’t want to mess around with chemical smelling lotions, add lavender to fractionated coconut oil and comfort will be yours!
93. Horrific Heels & Foot Fatigue. If you’ve been wearing sandals all summer, and your heels look like the Atacama Desert, 6 drops of lavender in a hot foot bath is the answer. Your porous feet will thank you.
94. Neck & Wing Relief. When you have neck and scapula tension, apply lavender with fractionated coconut oil, breathe it in and massage those knots out!
95. A Hood of Wonder. Next time you have a cold or the flu, remember the lavender steam hood. Add 4-6 drops to a bowl of hot water. Place a towel over your head, and inhale the vapor slowly and deeply.
96. A Woodworker’s Friend.  Do you work with wood or handle wood? Rather than dig a hole in your finger trying to catch that splinter, add a few drops of lavender, let the splinter swell and slip out.
97. Allergies, Sinuses & Congestion Oh My!  Lavender can calm down unruly sinus issues, defiant allergies and other respiratory issues. Just apply on the back of your neck, chest, and between your eyes.
98. Fortify Your First-Aid Kit.  There are many dōTERRA products that would be tres glam additions to your First-Aid kit, but if you could only pick one, lavender should be it.  Why? Basic First-Aid kits are often geared toward minor skin irritation, scrapes, rashes, and so forth.  Lavender is great for all those, not to mention its calming properties!
99. Rub a Dub Dub. Rather than using regular soap and warm water at baby’s bath time, add about five drops of lavender oil to the warm water.  Your tot’s skin will be pampered and smell great!
100. Soak Away Stress. Your muscles are tight. Anxiety and deadlines are eating at you. Your heart is racing. Where’s the pressure release valve?  Right here, with lavender. Add to a warm bath, soak it in, soothe.
101. Let Vapor Talk. Wet your hair in the shower. Add 4 drops of lavender to a handful of water and work it into your hands and hair. Tilt your head down, under the water and capture the aroma instilled vapor as it melts off your hands and hair. You’ll love how it smells, and how your hair feels!
Bonus Tip!
Target Acne, at the Source. Bacteria thrive in sebaceous glands that over produce sebum…that waxy stuff that can be associated with acne. Lavender helps balance sebum and control break outs.

72 essential oil uses, you never thought of...

72 Essential oil uses, you've never thought of.
These  are Essenital oils uses that are odd, or you have likely never heard of before.

1)  Fruit or veggie wash

Add 3-5 drops of a citrus oil to 2qts - 1 gallon of water in a bowl, mix well, then use as a wash fruits and vegetables.  Dry well.  Will also help prevent premature molding or rotting.

2)  Small cuts, scrapes

Believe it or not, Peppermint oil is soothing to open wounds, and is highly anti-bacterial.  Small cut and scrapes will feel better and heal quickly.  Apply or spray neat.

3)  Sunburn - Apply WHAT!!

Believe it or not, Peppermint oil is cooling and soothing to sunburns.  Make a spray and use neat or 5-10 drops in a few tbps's of distilled water.  It will help protect against infection, however, consider that lavender or frankincense has better healing properties for burns.  Apply lavender or frankincense then layer with peppermint spray to drive the oils and cool and comfort the skin.

4)  Poison Ivy, oak

Combine calamine lotion with peppermint (1tblsp with 5 drops) and apply to itchy area's.

5)  Thicker, fuller hair

Add 20-50 droops of Rosemary to shampoo &/or conditioner for thicker, fuller hair, and to slow thinning.  (Does not help re-grow hair)  And it smells wonderful, especially added to doTerra's hair care.

6)  Hiccups

Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint to 1-2 tbps of room temperature water in a small glass or shot glass.  Swig, and the hiccups will usually stop immediately.

7)  Hot tube rash

Apply clear skin or on guard neat to area's of hot tube rash.

8)  Hemorrhoids or backside & underside issues.

Hot sitz baths

A hot sitz bath is taken in warm water of 95 - 105º F / 35 - 41º C, with the water level not higher than your navel.  You can use a bath tube or large tub of some kind.  Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with 1-2 tbps of coconut or other carrier oil.  Then add the oils to the water and agitate well.

Beneficial for:

    hemorrhoids, piles
    muscular issues
    painful testicles
    painful ovaries
    uterine cramps
    prostate issues

Consider; Cypress, deep blue, frankincense, helichrysum, etc.

9)  Cold sitz bath

In a cold sitz bath, water of only a few inches deep is used and should not be colder than 68º F / 20º C. A with the water level not higher than your navel.  You can use a bath tube or large tub of some kind.  Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with 1-2 tbps of coconut or other carrier oil.  Then add the oils to the water and agitate well.

Beneficial for:

    vaginal discharge

Consider; Digest Zen, lavender, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, rosemary, etc.

10)  Steam tent

Pour hot water into a bowl and add 5-10 drops of an essential oil to help clear sinus issues, ease bronchial issues and help relieve coughing.  Consider Breath, eucalyptus, citrus oils, rosemary, peppermint, melaleuca, etc.

11)  For serious sinus, cold and congestion issues

Neti pot

12)  For colds, flu, congestion, sore throat.

Essential oil tea

13)  Essential oils and Compresses

Compresses are very effective in the application of essential oils.

14)  Carpet deodorizer

Take an cleaned out Pringles style can, use a hole punch to punch several holes in the lid.  Add 1 cup of baking soda and 20-40 drops of essential oil, mix well and put in the canister.  Sprinkle on carpet area's and let sit for up to 1/2 hour then vacuum.  Deodorizes, and kills microbes.  Consider Citrus oils or blends, purify, lavender, white fir, peppermint, etc.

15)  Butt Bomb

Have a cough or tickle deep in your lungs you cannot get rid of?  Essential oils can be  effective against virus deep in the lungs, if you can get them there.  Application to the back and chest followed by a warm compress is good, but if you want the quickest most effective way to the lungs, consider a "butt bomb." (as my children so affectionately refer)  Insert, using a lubricated syringe or capsule a blend of 5 drops frankincense, 5 drops breathe and 5 drops lime.    Insert every 2-3 hours till relief comes.

16)  Vacuum fresh filter

Have a HEAPA or other filtered vacuum?  Put a few drops of your favorite oil on the filter and pop it back in.  Air flowing through the filter dispels amazing aroma throughout the room, and kills any nasty microbes or bacteria that might be hanging out in your vacuum.

17)  Tupperware yellowing

Often older Tupperware and plastics will begin to yellow and get sticky to the touch.  Use a drop of lemon and a drop of on guard with a nylon scrubber and a hot water rinse, and they will be just like new.

18)  The Big Day

Put 4-6 drops of Serenity, Balance or another calming oil on a cotton ball a place it in the center of a bride's bouquet.  Any time she feels nervous or anxiety, impatience, etc... smell the bouquet deeply.

19)  Scuff Marks

Ugly black rubber can leave marks on vinyl, tile, wood, even car plastics and vinyl's.  Lemon oil and Peppermint are both excellent at removing these marks.  Every oil is better with different types of marks.  So if one does not work, try the other.  Apply directly to the scuff, and then rub it with a towel or cloth.

20)  Tiny little splinters

Have you or someone you know come in contact with wood products that produce tiny little splinters?  Apply purify to these area's 2-3 times prior to bed time, by morning most of  them will have worked themselves out.  It will prevent infection and soreness to the area too.

21)  Band Aid Goo.

Have you ever taken a band aid off and have sticky band aid goo residue?  2 drops of lemon oil rubbed on the area with a clean cloth will quickly remove the sticky residue.

22)  Oh no!  My Iron!

Ever had an accident with a hot iron that left melted residue to seemingly ruin your iron?  Try 1 drop each of On guard and lemon and rub with a cloth or rag.  With some rubbing, your iron will be like new.

23)  Permanent Marker (Child art)

Permanent marker is no match against a couple drops of lemon oil and some elbow grease.

24)  Foot powder, Stinky Feet

Add 15 drops of peppermint and 10 drops of Melaleuca to ½ cup of corn starch and mix well in an empty mini can of Pringles.  Then punch several holes in the plastic lid so it can be used as a shaker.  Apply in socks or shoes before getting dressed.  Replace the lid with holes with an airtight lid to keep the mixture fresh and usable.

25)  Cool feet

Add a few drops of peppermint to the souls of your shoes on a hot day or before a walk or run to keep your feet cool, and to help with unpleasant odors.  Add a few drops of Cypress if your feet sweat a lot.

26)  Cooling spay.

Working hard on a hot, sweaty day?  How about an athlete burning calories during a hard practice, workout or game.  Maybe you're just a spectator in the hot sweltering stands.  Get a spray bottle and add 10-20 drops of peppermint to a ½ - 1 cup of water and use as a cooling spray to the face, neck and base of the scull.  Not only is it cooling, but also invigorating.

27)  Sticky stickers.

Ever want to meet the guy who decided to put individual price stickers on the bottom of every glass or cup in a dark alley?  Instead of getting even, get a solution.   Let a drop or two of lemon absorb onto the sticker for a few moments, then wipe clean.

28)  Super-glue

Super-glue is no match for lemon oil.  Especially if it has not set up for long, just a drop at points of contact and in a minute, it will become super-un-glued.

29)  Paint mistakes and over-spay.

Lemon is extremely effective at removing over spray or painting mistakes.  Especially if the paint has not hardened or set for long.

30)  Spritz for hotel beds/room

Take a small spray bottle and add ½ cup of distilled water and 10-20 drops of Essential oil.  Spray around hotels rooms, including bed sheets and bathrooms, rental cars, or other areas to kill microbes and deodorize the area.

31)  Laundry

Kill microbes, germs, and other nasty critters in your laundry by adding 5 drops of melaleuca or on guard to your wash cycle.

32)  Spritz before ironing

Want to add some fantastic aroma to a freshly pressed shirt?  Add a couple drops of your favorite oil or blend to your water spritzer before pressing.

33)  Add 10-20 drops of Lemon to your dishwasher's rinse cycle for spot free dishes.

34)  DVD-CD Cleaning

Did you know that lemon oil is great at cleaning DVD's and CD's and will even remove light scratches that could be causing playback problems.  Apply 3-5 drops on the surface of the disk, spread around the surface with a soft Kleenex or paper towel.   Then wipe from the center of the disk to the outside edge till the oil is evaporated. If there are heavy scratches, you can leave the essential oil on the disc surface for a minute or two before wiping off.  Caution: If you use to much oil, with out wiping off, it can eat through the outer surface to the written data.

35)  Boost that immune system

Did you know that flavoring water with your favorite citrus oil will greatly boost your immune system.  Fight of cold and flu attacks, and reduce their severity by having a drop or two in every glass of water you drink.  And always drink a lot of water. Favorites:  Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit.

36)  Boost that immune system II

Did you know that daily "oil pulling" or "gargle and swish" will not only greatly boost your immune system, but will clean your mouth of microbes and germs  and protect against gingivitis?  Use 3-5 drops of on-guard in 1-2 tblsp of water, gargle for 60 seconds then swish around the mouth for 90 seconds or more, then spit and brush.  For more information on the Oil Pull, follow the link.

37)  Grease cutter
Orange oil is well-known for its use as a cleaning agent to help break down grease and gum.

38)  Gum

Use lemon or Orange oil to remove gum from carpet, hair or Fido's fur.

39)  Mechanics and Grease Monkeys

Cypress essential oil is often used to clean under fingernails and to dissolve old metallic paint from radiators in the home.

40)  Dryer

To create great smelling laundry, apply a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a wash cloth and add to the laundry during drying.  If you don't want use anti-cling sheets, but have problems with static electricity, remove your load while still slightly damp.  This will also kill any microbes in your laundry or dryer.

41)  Infused Milks or Creams
Infuse your milk or cream with lavender, lemon or orange.  Great for creating sauces, Farces, Purees, Icings and Creamers.

42)  Child Tantrums

Take a childs favorite stuffed animal and put of few drops of their favorite oil on it.  During tantrums, let the child hold and smell the animal.  The aroma will be calming.  Consider: Citrus oils, balance or serenity.  Every child is different, find the oil that best calms him/her.

43)  Anxiety

Try putting 5 drops of Essential oil on your palm, then rubbing it over your chest and heart, the cup and inhale your hands.  This will help relieve anxiety or angina.  Consider: Peppermint, Cypress, Marjoram, and Frankincense.

44)  Breath freshener?

Put a drop peppermint on your hand between the base of your thumb and index finger and take the drop into your mouth, holding under your tongue.  The peppermint will freshen breath for 10-15 min.

45)  Stay Awake

Put 5 drops of Peppermint on the palm of your hand and rub the back of your neck and base of the skull.  Then cup and inhale the residue from your hand.  You will feel the cooling effects of the peppermint in about 30-60 seconds.  It will make you more alert and help you wake up or stay awake.  Great if you have trouble getting up in the mornings or if you get drowsy easily in meetings, at the office or behind the wheel.

46)  Toothpicks/Kick the habits

Flavored toothpicks are not only fun to chew on, but for people trying to kick the smoking habit, or have a need for mouth fixations i.e. loosing weight, chewing habit, etc. They don't add calories and they help satisfy the oral fixations.

Make highly concentrated flavored toothpicks by putting 10-20 drops of essential oil in a small vile with 10-20 toothpicks in it.  Shake well, the let them sit (on its side) for at least 24 hours, turning (rotating) every few hours.  Favorite oils are Cinnamon or Peppermint. Consider adding clove to help with addictions. (use caution with "hot" oils)

46)  Towel Joy

Make a spray with ½ cup of distilled water and 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil.  Spay your bath towel just before getting into the shower.  When you get out, enjoy the aroma of a fresh, essentially treated towel.

47)  Leather conditioner

Mix 10 drops of essential oil with ½ cup of neat's-foot oil or food grade lanoline oil then spray and wipe leather surfaces to condition leather and protect from cracking.

48)  Relax the Spirit

Try a blend of 2 drops each of Frankincense and Peppermint or Frankincense and Cypress to the back of the neck to ease and relax a restless spirit.

49)  Flavored Ice Cubes

Make flavored Ice cubes for lemonade, water, or punch by adding a drop of essential oil to your ice tray.

50)  Bed time for Baby

Place a few drops of serenity, lavender or other calming oil on your baby's blanket or stuffed animal, and let the aroma do its work at bed or nap time.

55)  Flavored Cream Cheese

Cream cheese and essential oil mix very well, and can be sweetened with honey or sugar.  Let you imagination go after that!

56)  Diffuse

Have you tried to diffuse...

Cassia... helps with awareness, mental acuity

Lemon... aids in concentration

On Guard or Eucalyptus... Boost the immune system, Kill flu and cold virus

Balance... While balancing the checkbook or having serious conversations.

Citrus oils... Make you happy!

Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Wild Orange or White fir... to bring in the Christmas spirit.

57)  Want stronger, healthier fingernails?

Massage a drop of lemon oil into your nails and cuticles twice a week.

58)  Mental Acuity

Research in Japan confirms that lemon aroma relaxes brain waves, resulting in improved concentration and reduced errors in office environments thus increasing productivity.

59)  Mental Clarity

Got Brain Fog?  Try sucking your thumb... with a drop of Melissa on it.  Brain Power!

60)  Pet Powder

Don't enjoy that 'wet dog' smell?  Try this non-toxic powder.

1 Cup Corn Starch

5 drops Lavender

5 drops Geranium

4 drops Eucalyptus

Mix well, and keep in a small Pringles can with several holes in the top.  Sprinkle a small amount on your dog or pet gorilla and brush through the coat.  Will not only smell great, but repels ticks and other pests.

Use after bathing, trimming or when needed.  Keep airtight between uses.

61)  Book worm Aromas

Put a couple drops of Geranium on your book mark of your romance novel.  Try cinnamon book marks for your action novel, clove on your mystery novel or frankincense or Vetiver for your scriptures or holy scripts.

62)  Stationary Sensations

Put a couple drops of Geranium on your love letter stationary.  Infuse stationary for religious conversation with frankincense or Vetiver.  Try cinnamon & Frankincense blend for your financial letters.  Infuse stationary for dear friends or happy announcements with lemon and lavender, and for stationeries used for tough love, and serious communication, use Patchouli & Clove.

Put the oils on a small piece of paper, put it in a large zip lock bag with the stationary or envelope, and then seal it for 24 hours to infuse the stationary.  Or you can send the small piece of aroma paper in the envelope with the letter.

63)  Man up Fragrance

"Man up" Whisper essential oil blend by adding a drop of clove, Vetiver or frankincense to a drop or two of whisper.

64)  Sensual

A couple drops of Peppermint with some carrier increases blood circulation, making area's more sensitive.

65)  Flavored Water

Add 1-3 drops of essential oil to your drinking water.  Consider Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, peppermint, slim and sassy, etc. Cleanses, refreshes, kills microbes.

Why are lemon slices nasty?

66)  Flavored Milk

Ever tried Lemon or Lime essential oil in your milk?   You might be surprised.

67)  Wake up your potpourri

Liven up old potpourri that has lost it's aroma by mixing 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) to 2 tblsp of grapeseed oil then mixing with the potpourri.

68)  Fireplace or Campfire Joy

Place several drops of frankincense or Vetiver on a log and place in the fire for an enhanced earthy aroma.

69)   Fear of Flying?

Have a hanky available, and place Lavender, Balance, Serenity or other calming oil in it.  During times of anxiety, inhale the aroma in your hanky.

70)  Air filter Fumes

Every time you change the air filters in your home, place a few drops of on guard or other essential oil on the filter.  It will kill microbes in your duct work, and make your home smell wonderful for a short time.

71)  Suspect parasites & worms?

Do you suspect unwanted travelers with you?  Deep inside you?  Drink Lemon water several times per day for two weeks, see what happens!!

72)  Shot glass & Essential oils

Top uses of a shot glass and essential oils.
8 Tips for keeping the flu  out of your home.sick

Daily (during flu season) routines:

    Gargle then mouth swish, then brush and spit 2 tbsp of water with 4-5 drops of on guard.

    Drink at least 32 ounces of water during the day with 1-2 drops of lemon per 8 oz of water.

    Wipe down surfaces in living area's using a spray with 20 drops of On Guard, Lemon or Purify to every 8 oz of water.

    Massage 2 drops of On Guard on the bottoms of your feet before putting on your shoes.

    Diffuse On Guard or another essential oil in your most used living area's.

    Spritz you bed with an essential oil before bed time.

    Begin a flu protocol the moment you feel any symptoms.

    Eat well, take extra vitamin D, and your wellness vitality  pack.