Hacks are meant to make our lives easier, save time, and simplify things. Essential oils are in many ways already a hack. They help us sleep better, support our immune systems, and enhance our beauty routine to name a few. With so many uses for essential oils, it’s easy to see why they are so popular. Here are 21 Essential Oil Hacks You Need in Your Life.
Solve everyday problems and live a better life with these genius Essential Oil Hacks!
21 Essential Oil Hacks
1. DIY Car Diffuser
If you’re tired of toxic evergreen trees hanging from your car mirror, give these DIY Car Diffusers a try! They’re bright, cheerful, and easy to make, and they help freshen your car naturally. Plus, you can personalize the style and the scent!
2. Grease Stains
Grease stains are no match for lemon and baking soda! Simply sprinkle the stain with baking soda, add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil, and let sit for one hour. Scrape off the excess baking soda and wash as normal. Bye, bye grease stains! For deeper, set-in stains, try this natural laundry spray.
3. Stick-on Air Freshener
Trash cans, drawers, cars, lockers, diaper pails…all the stinky places. Add a few drops of purification to a felt pad for a portable air freshener you can stick anywhere! Perfect for those hard-to-reach places that need a bit of freshness. This is such a game-changing, essential oil hack.
4. Musty Laundry Trick
We’ve all done it. Started a load of laundry and forgot all about it. You don’t have to rewash the entire load if you know this trick! This easy 2 ingredient fix will transform your laundry routine. Also, try Wool dryer balls for another natural way to freshen your laundry. Try them with lavender for a delightful scent!
5. Deodorizing Disks
You can’t have a diffuser in every nook and cranny of your house. Freshen those hard-to-reach places naturally with these DIY Deodorizing Disks! The scent combinations are endless. Make your entire home smell amazing!
6. Scented Air Filter
Air filters contain dust and dirt that may irritate nasal passages. This can be problematic if people in your home suffer from allergies. Simply add 15-20 drops of essential oil directly to your air filter before replacing it. Try it with eucalyptus, purification, or citrus fresh for a purifying effect in your home. Tea tree is wonderful if you live in a moist climate prone to mold.
7. Sticky Gunk Remover
Move over goo-be-gone! This hack is chemical-free and effective. Add a few drops of lemon directly to stubborn sticker residue. Rub the spot with a rag (or your fingers). Rinse clean with water and repeat as necessary. You can use this hack on glass, non-porous surfaces, and even skin. Lemon is also amazing for grout stains!
8. Mattress Refresher
Did you know you are supposed to clean your mattress regularly? It’s easy to forget about, but our mattresses need to be cleaned just the same as the rest of our home. Oops! Sleep better knowing your mattress is clean and fresh. Just 10 minutes and 5 easy steps.
9. Chop Onions Tear-free
Enjoy chopping onions again with this genius essential oil hack. Simply open a bottle of Thieves essential oil and place it next to the cutting board. Now you can chop onions without the fear of watery, itchy eyes! When you’re done, thoroughly remove the onion smell from your cutting board with homemade dish soap. Share this hack with all your friends!
10. Blemish Be Gone
An unexpected blemish can put a damper on things. Stop a pesky pimple in its tracks with this natural Blemish Spot Treatment. It starts working immediately to leave your skin cleaner, brighter, and less inflamed in about an hour. If you need more intense acne treatment, try this overnight Blemish Gel.
11. DIY Dry Shampoo
No time to wash your hair? Dry Shampoo to the rescue! Get amazing results in between washes with a natural Dry Shampoo. This recipe uses essential oils that are perfect for nourishing your hair and scalp. Make this DIY recipe with ingredients you have on hand, and easily match it to your hair color.
12. Burnt Kitchen Cookware
Sometimes our pans take the brunt of our cooking. Burnt-on gunk can make pots and pans look old and dirty. Don’t throw them away! Here’s an easy hack to get the residue off your cookware and look sparkling new again. Use it on your dirty stovetop too!
13. Natural Oven Cleaner
This oven cleaner hack could not be simpler! Just 3 natural ingredients and you can thoroughly clean your oven (without the use of harsh chemicals). The scent is amazing! Get your oven spick-and-span again, and ready for your next family meal.
14. How to Reuse Empty Bottles
Don’t let empty essential oil bottles gather dust in a drawer! Get creative and find some useful ways to reuse and upcycle your empties. So many possibilities! Plus, learn how to easily remove the labels.
15. DIY Succulent Diffuser
Combine house plants and essential oils by making a Succulent Diffuser. Freshen your surroundings and brighten up your home, while diffusing your favorite essential oils into the air. You can use succulents (or other indoor plants) and lava rocks to hack your houseplants. Learn how to make a Succulent Diffuser here.
16. Mascara for Fuller Lashes
Do you want longer, stronger more luscious lashes? Essential oils have been shown to stimulate hair growth. Hack your mascara with lavender essential oil. Add 2 drops to a freshly opened tube of mascara. That’s all you need for the whole tube! Mix it around with the wand to combine and use as normal. You can also try it with cedarwood or rosemary.
17. Nail Polish Remover
Nail polish remover is harsh and drying on the skin, plus, it can irritate the lungs. There is another way! Add 3-4 drops of lemongrass essential oil to a cotton pad and wipe off the nail polish. Voila! If your cuticles and nails get dried out, add some lavender cuticle oil for a freshly-manicured look!
18. Stinky Shoe Powder
Stinky feet and shoes can be embarrassing! Kill odor and freshen shoes in one easy step. Whether it’s the teenager in your house, the sports player, or someone who works hard all day long in hot, sweaty conditions, a Shoe & Foot Deodorizing Powder is exactly what you need!
19. Toilet Paper Roll Refresher
Give your bathroom an extra boost of freshness by adding essential oils directly to your toilet paper roll. Using a dropper, add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to the interior of the roll. Try a different scent in every bathroom! Each time you replace the roll, drop in a fizzing toilet bomb to effortlessly clean your toilets.
20. Bathroom Poo Spray
Everybody goes, but it doesn’t have to stink! Add 4 sprays to the toilet bowl water before doing your business and enjoy a stink-free experience in the bathroom. Keep a bottle in every bathroom. Get this easy potty hack here.
21. Pet Odor Spray
Whether it’s from a pet, kids, or just a lingering odor on your furniture, rugs, or drapes, you need a smell solution. Not a cover-up, but an actual solution. This DIY Fabric Refresher will freshen the air in your home as well as eliminate odors from fabrics.