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    Default What can one do with essential oils?

    I found a local site that sells a variety of essential oils: patchouli, vetiver, bergamont and many others. I'm interested in buying some but other than smell them, what uses do they have?
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    Default Re: What can one do with essential oils?

    You can wear them, if you're not too interested in complexity of scent; they tend to mellow out quite nicely on skin. (Be sure, if you do this, to check into ones that are skin- or photo-reactive first. It is rarely a good idea to wear cinnamon essential oil, and bergamot oil should be on covered areas if you're going out into the sun.) I make foaming handsoap to refill my bathroom dispenser, and scent it with drops of essential oils. You can also use them as room scents -- much nicer and less likely to cause smoke or burn marks on walls or furniture than incense -- there are glass or ceramic rings you can place on lightbulbs, or plug-in warmers, or water warmers that are heated either electrically or with candles. (I've been known to drip essential oils straight onto a warm radiator, too.)

    Pure lavender is good on burns, therapeutically. Pure tea tree oil is a good disinfectant for wounds or gross things like athlete's foot.

    You can put them on blotters or on cotton balls in bags, and use them to scent drawers or cupboards, too.

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    Default Re: What can one do with essential oils?

    Quote Originally Posted by CompassRose View Post
    You can put them on blotters or on cotton balls in bags, and use them to scent drawers or cupboards, too.
    This is also a good idea.

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    I wear pure frankincense oil.. really uplifting... i like the young living brand
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    Default Re: What can one do with essential oils?

    I use my oils, concretes and absolutes around the house

    • to make my own custom natural perfumes
    • in my diffuser as room scent
    • make sprays using vodka or water
      • to fight mold/fungus in my shoes, feet, and dish gloves
      • to kill aphids on plants

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    Default Re: What can one do with essential oils?

    I use them to train my nose to recognize notes in more complex compositions.

    I also make solid perfumes, and am looking at making custom aftershave.
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    Default Re: What can one do with essential oils?

    A lavender farm lady once told me that the oil was useful for stings - it does seem to help.
    An aromatherapy website will give you loads of info. too.
    Patchouli & citric oils are disliked by moths.

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