You may have heard that Essential Oils are versatile. This means that some oils have many diverse uses. But why is VERSATILITY something to get excited about?
If you’re like most people, you probably have a bathroom or hallway cabinet that’s chock-full of various products—some for cleaning, a couple for head tension and discomfort, a few for seasonal and environmental threats, something for digestive issues. And what about skin care products? There’s one for bug bites, another for cuts and scrapes, and yet another for irritation. The list is endless!
What if you could simplify wellness and clear out all that clutter? What if you could carry one or two tiny bottles in your purse or diaper bag instead of feeling like you’ve left the house with everything except the kitchen sink?
This is the beauty of Essential Oil VERSATILITY! Let’s take the basic trio of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint just as an example, so you can see what you can do with three small bottles.
• Diffuse to create an uplifting environment and positive mood.
• Add to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, countertops, and other surfaces.
• Add a few drops to olive oil to clean, protect, and shine wood finishes.
• Use a cloth soaked in Lemon Essential Oil to preserve and protect your leather.
• Apply to silver and other metals as a remedy for the early stages of tarnish.
• Put a few drops on a rag to help remove stubborn, sticky residue from surfaces.
• Wash hands with Lemon Essential Oil to remove grease after changing the oil in the car.
• Take internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.*
• Add to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes.
• Diffuse three or four drops to reduce stress and anxious feelings.
• Add a few drops to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
• Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
• Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining a few drops with water in a spray bottle.
• Add to bath water to soak away stress, or apply to temples and back of the neck.
• Apply to the back of the neck and temples to help reduce tension.
• Put a couple drops in your shampoo to keep the scalp and hair looking clean and healthy.
• Take internally for relaxing, peaceful sleep, or to reduce anxious feelings*.
• Put a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
• Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset*.
• Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
• Spritz around windows and doors to help repel bugs.
• Diffuse during study time to enhance focus.
• Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Lemon and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
• Apply topically to relieve feelings of tension.
• Diffuse when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
• Rub on temples after you wake up for a morning energy boost.
• Place one drop in your mouth to help freshen breath.
• Add to cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when overheated.
• Inhale for a non-stimulant, invigorating pick-me up on long drives.
• Add to shampoo or conditioner for a stimulating hair massage.
As you can see, many Essential Oils have a plethora of uses. This VERSATILITY can save you shelf space and money.
After all, it’s much easier and more convenient to use one product for half a dozen uses than it is to keep six different products on hand for those same uses.
QUESTION – BASED ON THE INFO LISTED ABOVE, WHICH WOULD YOU HAVE THE MOST USES FOR: LEMON, LAVENDER, OR PEPPERMINT?