Essential oils have changed our life in so many ways and want to share them all. the. time. Life hacks are tips to make things easier. Essential oils basically takes your fabulous everyday tool kit and turns it into a supped up MacGyver took kit.
So here are 25 life-changing essential oil hacks for anyone looking for a better faster solution with compelling results. We could write 200+ hundred of them here but we won't!
Kid or family pet (or drunk relative!) poops or pukes on the floor hack.
Let's start with a big one! First remove the mess as best you can. Then take 5 drops of Germ Killer or Lemon Oil and mix it with purified water in a 2 ounce spray bottle. Then shake and spray to remove odors and sanitize surfaces.
House stinks to high heaven hack.
Start diffusing Germ Killer to blast away nasty odors. Take 5 drops and mix it with purified water in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake and spray anywhere that smells—laundry, shoes, garbage disposal, garbage, the kids’ rooms, etc.
Skin is breaking out and you can’t bear to go out in public hack.
Take 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and place directly on the breakout. The results will surprise you! If you suffer from chronic breakouts make a DIY tea tree oil toner. Simply mix 20 drops tea tree oil with 2 ounces witch hazel. Apply nightly to your face using a cotton ball.
Need a bug spray that is non-toxic and doesn’t cost a fortune hack.
Make homemade buy spray using lemongrass essential oil. Mix 2 ounces distilled water and 20 drops Germ Killer. Then shake and spray on skin before going outside. Increase the number of drops of purification to increase the potency if needed.
Eliminate chemical cleaners hack.
Make DIY home cleaners using 20 drops of thieves to 8 ounces distilled water in a glass spray bottle. Shake and spray to clean and sanitize any surface in your home. Toilets included!
Kids won’t sleep hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of lavender with 2-3 drops of coconut oil rub on the bottoms of the feet before bedtime. You can also diffuse 15-30 minutes before bedtime or in the room during the night to help your kids sleep better.
Worst mood ever hack.
Squash stress and anxious feelings from everyday life hack.
Help kids focus hack.
For school-aged kids, diffuse 3 drops peppermint during homework time.
Halt toddler meltdowns and tantrums hack.
For younger kids throwing fits or tantrums, diffuse 3 drops lavender to create a more relaxing environment. It’s pretty amazing how well a few drops in the air works for kids.
Keep kids from spreading germs everywhere hack.
Make yourself a DIY germ killer hand sanitizer and carry it in your purse. Mix 4 ounces distilled water with 30 drops germ killer essential oil. Shake and spray on surfaces, kids’ hands, and your hands too. Non-toxic, safe, and actually sanitizes.
Dog has fleas hack.
Mix 6 drops of peppermint essential oil with 4 ounces distilled water in a glass spray bottle and spritz on your pet daily.
Keep the romance alive with your husband hack.
Diffuse joy essential oil. Or rub 1-2 drops over each of your hearts. Or spritz a few drops in his underwear.
Can’t wake up in the morning hack.
Diffuse 4-5 drops of peppermint or add a drop to a glass of water in the morning. 1 drop of peppermint mixed with 4 drops coconut oil and applied to the temples or back of the neck works wonders too.
Sore back from lugging the kids around hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of peppermint with 4 drops coconut oil and apply to sore back.
Everyone in the family is sick hack.
For adults mix 1 drop thieves with 4 drops coconut oil and apply to bottoms of feet and spine every two hours to help support the immune system. For kids mix 1 drop with 1 tsp coconut oil and apply to bottoms of feet and spine every two hours to help support the immune system.
Scrapes, bruises and bumps hack.
Apply a drop of lavender to soothe minor scrapes, bruises and bumps. Lavender is also great for any skin issue.
Keep the bathroom fresh at all times hack.
Place 1-2 drops of germ killer essential oil inside your toilet paper roll. Every time the roll spins you’ll release the scent.
Vacuum cleaning hack.
Put a 1-2 drops of lemon inside your vacuum bag or filter and freshen the house while you clean.
Crayon on the walls hack.
Take 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil and a little elbow grease and voila—crayon gone.
Seasonal symptoms hack.
Kids get head lice hack.
Mix 2 ounces olive oil with 15-20 drops tea tree oil and apply to the scalp using cotton balls to smother lice and help promote healthy skin and scalp.
A quick fix for just about any everyday life problem hack.
Take the leap with essential oils. They aren’t hype or a fad. Essential oils are only becoming more popular by the day because of how amazingly useful they are. My favorite part about essential oils is that you already have all of these “tools” in your home. When things go awry you don’t have to run to the store to buy an overpriced cleaner or remedy. With essential oils it’s all right there at your fingertips!