Remedy This! 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils

By Jeanette Morelan on April 15, 2016

As all-natural remedies have grown in popularity, essential oils—extracted from various plants—have moved to the forefront, receiving attention for their healing properties. Here are 10 simple ways to use essential oils to cure what ails ya.


Homemade Eczema Cream

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Stop those red, itchy patches of skin in their tracks with the healing powers of lavender and tea tree essential oils.

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Soothing Lavender Detox Bath

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Headaches, sore muscles and achy joints can all find relief through a warm bath. Lavender essential oil and epsom salt help to draw pain and tension out of the body.

This House Of Joy


Homemade Roll-On Headache Reliever

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Keep this combination of peppermint, clove, wintergreen and ginger oils on hand to relieve headaches and muscle tension.

Everyday Roots


Warming Rub for Sore Muscles

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Cayenne powder combines with peppermint, copaiba and juniper berry oils for a warming rub that helps to naturally relax sore and stiff muscles.



DIY Flu Bomb

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The antibacterial and antiviral properties of essential oils like melaleuca, lemon and oregano are great for warding off the flu. Blend up this mix and apply it to your spine or soles of your feet for best results!

Intoxicated On Life


Homemade Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend

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Use this power-packed oil in a variety of ways: diffuse into your house, use as a mouthwash, or apply to wounds to promote healing.

Whole New Mom


Mosquito Bite Essential Oil Remedy

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Draw the toxins out of a bug bite and soothe itching and swelling with the power of lavender essential oil.

Naturally Loriel


Clove Oil Toothache Compress

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Cloves have been used for hundreds of years to cure tooth pain—apply this compress for instant relief.

Everyday Roots


Essential Oil Throat Spray and Cough Drops

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Two essential oil-infused way to ease a sore throat.

One Good Thing by Jillee


Essential Oil Blend For A Good Night's Sleep

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For those suffering from insomnia or restless leg syndrome, this blend of essential oils will help you get the rest you're after.

The Hippy Homemaker