Essential oils are taking the world by storm and people are just realizing the potential of these oils aside from making the room smell nice. Yes, you’ve probably seen these oils being incorporated into hair and skin care products but we haven’t really tapped into their full potential just yet. On a normal day, we diffuse essential oils to help us relax, banish the smell in a room, or perk us up during the day when our energy levels are low. However, there are several oil hacks that you should need to learn about so you can enjoy their benefits.
Remove sticky residues
You’ve probably re-used old bottles for other purposes but that sticky residue that just won’t come off from the glass can be a bother especially when it doesn’t want to be removed. A good hack for this is to soak your jars in hot water and add about 5 to 8 drops of lemon oil into the water. Give the glass a few minutes of soaking then scrub the sticky residue off. On the other hand, if the sticky residue is on your skin, simply add 2 to 3 drops of lemon essential oil and massage the area afterwards.
Make sugar scrubs
Sugar scrubs are good for exfoliating since they are gentle on the skin. You will need to combine ¾ cups of white sugar, 12 drops of your choice of essential oil, and ½ cup of carrier oil. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until you have achieved your desired consistency then transfer to an airtight container. Use as you would your regular scrubs.
Another way for you to use essential oils is for treating sunburn. If you’ve been out under the sun for hours, you’ll most likely burn parts of your exposed skin. This will be painful and can cause discomfort to you too especially when the raw parts get chafed by the clothes you are wearing. With that being said, you can actually use essential oils to soothe the burnt area while speeding up the process of healing. To use this remedy, get a few drops of lavender essential oil and mix it with carrier oil. Rub the solution on the affected area to feel instant relief.
Don’t want to use commercially produced shaving creams? Why not mix your own? You will need shea butter, carrier oil, coconut oil, and essential oil. You will need to melt the shea butter and coconut oil first before adding the carrier oil and essential oil before mixing until you get that creamy consistency. Apply the shaving cream as needed before running your razor on your skin.
Sometimes the smell of detergents or scents from the environment can cause our clothes to smell bad. Instead of having to wash your clothes all over again, simply toss your clothing into the dryer, get a wet cloth and add 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil, put the cloth in the dryer too and then let it run. Your clothes will smell better in no time.