56 Tips & Uses for your Essential & Carrier Oils

Looking for ways to relieve stress & anxiety through essential oils? How about reduce wrinkles, age spots or heal sunburns? Did you know you can use essential oils to improve your overall health, fight off a cold and even help prevent the cold and flu?

There are hundreds of ways you an use essential oils and carrier oils. Below we list the top 50+ ways you can use them in your life.

(As part of every order, we include a printed version of these tips & uses, so you can keep them handy.)

Essential Oils

Frankincense Essential Oil

  1. Anxiety or Stress: Apply a drop at the temples to relieve stress and evoke a feeling of calmness. Rub a few drops mixed with a carrier oil* on the back of the neck when you feel anxious.
  2. Cuts, Scrapes or Burns: Apply a drop of Lavender Oil first then add a drop of Frankincense on top (both oils work great together).
  3. Immune System: Its antiseptic properties make it ideal for supporting a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet every day. Diffuse throughout your home (especially in the bedroom at night) -- this is especially good during cold and flu season.
  4. Itching: Apply a single drop to the affected area for relief.
  5. Moles, Skin Tags or Warts: Apply a single drop 3-4 times a day until gone. If the mole is dark and ragged around the edges and/or growing quickly, see your healthcare professional for an assessment and possible treatment.
  6. Restless Legs Syndrome: Massage 2 drops with a carrier oil to the bottom of your feet nightly to relieve.
  7. Scars: Dab a drop on scars to help them reduce and fade.
  8. Sleep: Diffuse 1-3 drops at bedtime to help slow down your breathing and relieve
    tension and anxiety.
  9. Wrinkles: Dab a drop on fine lines and wrinkles to make them less noticeable. You
    can also add a drop to your daily moisturizer.

Lavender Essential Oil

  1. Agitation or Anxiety: Apply by itself or with a carrier oil to the chest, soles of the feet or top of the head. Can also be used aromatically by adding 2-4 drops to your bath.
  2. Blisters or Boils: Apply with or without a carrier oil directly to the site.
  3. Chicken Pox: Apply to the site to help soothe itchy skin and promote faster recovery from this viral infection.
  4. Cranky Children: Add 2-4 drops to the bath to soothe and calm the nerves.
  5. Cuts: Apply topically to minor cuts to aid in healing and prevent infection.
  6. Dandruff: Add 15 drops to 2 Tbsp of olive oil and heat on the stove (or in the microwave) until warm. Apply the warm mixture to your scalp and cover your hair with a shower cap. Let sit for an hour and wash out.
  7. Headaches: At the first sign of a headache gently massage 2-3 drops, with or without a carrier oil, into the temples and around the head and neck.
  8. Insect Bites or Stings: Apply undiluted oil directly to the site to soothe itch and promote faster recovery.
  9. Sleep: Add 1-3 drops in your diffuser to help you get a better night's sleep, or try placing a few drops on your pillow before bed.
  10. Sunburn: Combine 1-3 drops with each teaspoon of pure aloe vera and massage into the affected areas. Or add a few drops to a bath to soothe the burn.

Peppermint Essential Oil

  1. Colds or Congestion: Massage 2-3 drops with a carrier oil onto the chest. You can also place 1-3 drops into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion.
  2. Energy Alertness: Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  3. Fever: Massage 2-3 drops with a carrier oil onto the neck and feet.
  4. Headache: Rub a drop with a carrier oil on your temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid contact with eyes) and on the back of the neck to help soothe headache and pressure.
  5. Heartburn: Add a drop to your tea along with a teaspoon of honey. Try a drop of peppermint oil in a glass of milk. You can also mix 5 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage onto your upper abdomen.
  6. Joint Therapy: Apply 1-2 drops mixed with lavender oil to cool inflamed muscles.
  7. Mouthwash: Dilute 4 drops with 15mL of water and use as mouthwash.
  8. Shampoo: Add 2-3 drops to your regular shampoo and/or conditioner to stimulate the scalp.
  9. Spiders, Rodents or Ants: Add 5 drops to a cotton ball and place where you find these pests entering your home to repel them.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

  1. Aromatherapy Massage: Use on its own (or with your favorite essential oils) in a carrier oil to help massage away anger, frustration, tension, stress and insomnia.
  2. Bath: Put a few drops in a hot bath to help relieve nervous tension, stress or general crankiness. Good for fatigue, exhaustion and especially insomnia.
  3. Diffuse: Put a few drops in your diffuser to help relieve anxiety, tension, stress and depression. This is also a good oil to diffuse if you are feeling physically exhausted.
  4. Dry or Oily Skin: Add 2-3 drops to an unscented lotion or cream to help with over-dry and over-oily skin (works on both skin types).
  5. Hair Conditioner/Scalp Massage: Add 3 drops to 1 tsp of jojoba oil and massage directly on the scalp.
  6. Headaches: Add 1-2 drops to a carrier oil and massage into your temples.
  7. Perfume: Add 2 drops to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil to create your own perfume and apply to your skin.

Essential Oil Blends

Breathe Blend

  1. Diffuser: Add 2-4 drops to your diffuser to hep increase the lungs capacity to breathe.
  2. Chest Rub: Make your own breathe rub by adding a couple drops to a teaspoon of
    carrier oil and rub on your chest, back and neck.

Citrus Blend

  1. Air Freshener: Freshen up your house by adding 4-6 drops to your diffuser
  2. Eliminate cooking odors: In a small pot at 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar and 5 drops of Citrus Blend. Bring to just a boil and then let simmer. (Works like a charm every time I cook fish and other fragrant meals.)
  3. Perfume: Add 1-2 drops to your favorite unscented lotions or creams to invoke a cheerful, energetic feeling.

Muscle Relief Blend

  1. Apply with a carrier oil to soothe sore muscles and achy joints.

Robbers' Relief Blend

  1. Cleaning: Add 5-10 drops to a spray bottle with water and use it to clean any surface in the house. Works great on children’s toys, counter tops, floors, pet cages and more.
  2. Cold or Flu: Rub a couple drops directly on the soles of your feet to protect you from colds and flu. Use a carrier oil when applying on children, or if you have sensitive skin.
  3. Dishwasher: Add a few drops with your detergent and run a normal cycle for cleaner dishes.
  4. Diffuse: Add 1-3 drops to your diffuser and run for 15-20 minutes to eliminate airborne bacteria. Ideal to help boost the immune system.
  5. Foot Fungus: Apply 1 drop directly to the infected area.
  6. Hand Sanitizer: Mix 5 drops with 2 Tbsp aloe vera gel, 1 Tbsp filtered water and 1/8 tsp vitamin E oil. Store in a 2 oz.squeeze bottle and keep handy in your purse.
  7. Sore Throat: Gargle with 1-3 drops in water. Then dilute with a carrier oil and apply it to the outer neck.

Sleep Better Blend

  1. Diffuse before bed to help put you in a restful state of mind.
  2. Massage into the temples with a carrier oil for relaxation.

Carrier Oils

Golden Jojoba Oil Carrier Oil

  1. Body Moisturizer: Apply immediately after a shower or bath, while skin is still damp. This helps seal in moisture, leaving skin soft and smooth without an oily residue.
  2. Carrier Oil: Dilute a few drops of your favorite essential oil in Jojoba Oil prior to massaging onto skin. Great for DIY beauty recipes.
  3. Hair Conditioning Treatment: Smooth a quarter-sized amount over wet hair, focusing on ends. Shampoo out after 5-10 minutes. Can also be applied to damp hair to help smooth frizz.
  4. Lip Conditioner: Apply 1 drop to finger and smooth onto chapped lips.
  5. Makeup Remover: Add a few drops to fingers (or to a cotton ball) and wipe over eyes and face. Rinse off with water and follow with regular cleanser.
  6. Scalp Massage: A perfect oil for sensitive skin, massage into the scalp to help relieve dryness and stimulate hair growth.
    Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
    Safety precautions: All products are for external use only. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application. Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.