75 Ways to Use Young Living Essential Oils

by Carrie Raab on May 14, 2012

75 Ways to Use Young Living Essential Oils:

75 ways to use essential oils

Please note these 75 uses are for Young Living essential oils. Not all essential oils are the same. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic/medicinal grade, verses many oils on the market, which are cosmetic/fragrant grade. A good rule of thumb is…can your lavender, lemon, frankincense or peppermint essential oil brand be taken internally? If not, then how can it be what the label claims! If you want to use this list, then please only use Young Living oils! Blessings and happy oiling!

1. Ease discomfort
Apply a few drops of Pan Away blend to the affected area and layer with Peppermint for a natural analgesic effect. 
2. Freshen stinky sneakers and shoes
Place cotton balls with several drops of either Thieves, Peppermint, Geranium, Lemon or Tea Tree into shoes overnight. 
3. Scent a room for mood. 
Gently scent a room using the YL Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser try Evergreen Essence or Christmas Spirit during winter, or Citrus Fresh essential oils during spring and summer. For romance, try the blend Sensation. 
4. Scented dryer sheet. 
Add a few drops of your favorite YL essential oil to a dampened washcloth, toss into your clothes dryer when drying laundry. 
5. Repel flies
Fill a 32 oz. spray bottle with water, add 20-30 drops of Peppermint, shake often. Spray kitchen counter-tops, around windows/doors – and yourself (do not get spray on your face or eyes!) 
6. Eliminate food odors in the fridge
Add 1-2 drops Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Thieves, or Purification essential oil to 1 cup of water. Using a sponge wipe surface of icebox, freezer, oven, trash cans. 
7. Air Freshener spray
Add 20-30 drops of Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, or Purification to a 32 oz. spray bottle of water – spritz into the air for a nontoxic freshener that kills odors rather than mask them. 
8. Repel mice and squirrels in the home
Put several drops of Peppermint oil on cotton balls in problem areas where mice enter. 
9. Carpet freshener. 
Add 10 drops of Thieves or Purification with 3 drops peppermint to 1 cup cornstarch or baking soda, stir well, let sit for 24 hours in a closed jar. Sprinkle carpet and vacuum after about an hour. 
10. Doggy odor? 
Try YL Lavender Shampoo and several drops of Palo Santo essential oil when you give your dog a bath. Massage in mixture for 20 minutes, rinse… your dog will smell amazingly GREAT! 
11. Non-toxic dog flea collar. 
On a soft rope put several drops of Purification and Palo Santo, then put the rope into a bandanna to tie loosely around the dog’s neck. 
12. Scent your room while you vacuum. 
Put 2-3 drops of your favorite YL oil on a cotton ball placed inside the vacuum canister of your vacuum cleaner. 
13. Tired muscles and aching joints? 
Add one part each Pan Away, Peppermint and Basil oil to 4 parts V-6 or Jojoba. Massage into area as needed. 
14. Deodorant powder
Mix in a small jar – mix 2 oz. Cornstarch, 1 oz. Baking soda, and a few drops of either Geranium, Melrose, Thieves, Joy, or Lavender essential oil. 
15. Massage oil. 
Add 10 to 12 drops of your favorite YL essential oil to 2 oz. of YL V-6 Massage Oil base. 
16. Refreshing soak bath
Blend in a small jar one drop each of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon or Fennel to 2 oz. of sea salt or Epsom Salts. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the salt mixture to a warm bath and soak. 
17. Stay awake and alert. 
Put a couple drops each of Peppermint and Rosemary on cotton ball near the car heating/cooling vents for a refreshing scent. 
18. Sleep well. 
Place hanky sprinkled with a couple drops of Chamomile and Lavender oil under our pillow. 
19. Smelly hotel rooms while on vacation. 
Add a few drops each of Chamomile and Lavender to travel-sized mister, or a few drops of Thieves or Purification. 
20. Foot and toenail ickies. 
Dab a couple drops of Melrose on toes and rub on feet to soothe burning, tired feet and to combat foot problems. 
21. Ease that ache in your head. 
Massage 1 drop of Peppermint, Lavender or Pan Away on temples (avoiding eye area) and back of the neck for relief. 
22. Scented stationery gift. 
Add a couple drops of Lavender, Jasmine or Ylang Ylang to a cotton ball, place stationary and envelopes and cotton ball in a zip-lock baggie for 24 hours. Put into a pretty box with a nice pen, tie with ribbon. 
23. Aromatic sachets. 
Add a few drops of Citrus Fresh, or your favorite YL essential oil, to dried flowers/herbs in lightweight decorative cloth bags then tie with a thin ribbon. 
24. Potpourri. 
Fill glass jars or decorative boxes with dried flowers scented with a few drops of of your favorite YL essential oil. 
25. Perfume. 
Add 25 drops your favorite YL essential oil to 1 oz. jojoba oil. Let sit in a tightly capped bottle for two weeks before using. 
26. Bath oils. 
Add a few drops of Lavender, Release, Peace & Calming, Gentle Baby, or Ylang Ylang essential oil in a small jar of apricot or almond oil and stir thoroughly. To use: put 1-2 TBSP in warm running bath water. 
27. Achy or stiff joints. 
Mix 2 drops each of Wintergreen, Cypress, and Lemongrass with 2 tablespoons of V-6 massage oil. Apply topically to achy joints. 
28. Bathtub scrubbing cleaner. 
Mix 1 cup baking soda, 6-10 drops of Thieves essential oil in a bowl. Pour mixture into an airtight container to have on hand. Use this mixture the same way you would use SoftScrub. 
29. No calorie, refreshing, flavored water. 
Add 1-4 of either Lemon, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Spearmint, Orange or Citrus Fresh to a 16 oz. glass of water. 
30. Lavender-Peppermint Foot Soak for tired feet. 
Mix together in a small bowl: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, 2 drops each of Lavender, Peppermint and Chamomile essential oils, add to warm foot bath water, soak for 10-15 minutes. 
31. Peppermint Hot Chocolate/Peppermint Coffee. 
Make your hot chocolate as usual, take a toothpick and dip it into the center hole of your bottle of YL Peppermint essential oil (only a tiny amount will get on the toothpick, which is what you want), then swirl the toothpick in your cup of hot chocolate – perfect! You may add an entire drop, like I prefer!
32. Dipping Oil (for bread) 
In a small dipping bowl put 1 oz. of olive oil and one drop of either Mountain Savory, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, or Basil. Set dipping bowl on table so everyone can dip as desired.. 
33. Copper polish. 
Add 1 drop of Lemon to a soft cloth and gently buff. 
34. Aid digestion. 
Add one drop of either Di-Gize or Peppermint to a tall glass of water. Di-Gize can also be rubbed onto the tummy area, you may want to use a carrier oil. 
35. Higher than should be body temperature sponge bath. 
Add 2 drops each of of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender into your basin of cool water. Submerge a washcloth into the basin and wring, gently wipe body. 
36. Alleviate sad feelings
Put 1-2 drops of Geranium, Lavender, Joy and Bergamot on a hanky or in your YL Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser.
37. Moth repellant. 
On a cotton ball, put 4 drops each of Lavender and Cedarwood, put cotton ball in chest or drawer. 
38. Difficulty getting sufficient air in your lungs
Add 1 drop of Frankincense to the crown of the head.Rub RC essential oil over the chest and breathe in both of these oils.
39. Help sores on the mouth/lip area. 
Apply 1 drop of either Lavender or Melrose to the affected area. 
40. Cleanse an open wound. 
Use a drop of Lavender and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) to the site of the cut or scratch. These essential oils can also be put into a small spray bottle with distilled water and used as an antiseptic spray. 
41. Burns- (1st degree)
Lavender to the affected area.
42. Dry scalp and hair loss. 
In a small 4 oz. spray bottle filled with distilled water, add 8 drops each of Lavender (for dandruff) and Rosemary (for hair loss and to stimulate scalp), spritz scalp before bedtime and brush/comb in. I would also take YL Omega Blue supplement as many skin and health conditions are the result of deficiency of omega 3s. 
43.  Enhance immune system.
Add a drop of Thieves essential oil to the bottoms of your feet. 
44.Detox and Cleansing                                                                                                                    Add a drop of lemon oil to your water.

45. Bathroom air freshener. 
In a 4 oz. bottle filled with water, add 6 drops of both Lemon and Purification. 
46. Callous 
Apply 1 drop of Lemon oil morning and night. 
47. Increase shelf-life of fresh produce. 
Fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water. 
48. Sanitize counter-tops
In a 4 oz. bottle filled with water, add 8 drops of either Thieves or Lemon essential oil or use Thieves Household Cleaner. 
49. Sanitize and disinfect dish cloth. 
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and 1 drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs. 
50. Frustration / Uplift Mood. 
Rub a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot. The Feelings Kit is for promoting emotional clearing and may be another good choice. 
51.Scrape and Bruises. 
Apply a couple drops of PanAway oil topically on an injured area to reduce inflammation and bruising – NOT for open wounds. 
52. Blemishes. 
Apply 1 drop of Purification or Lemon Oil to blemish – keep away from eyes! 
53. Dry aging skin
Add 1 drop each of Frankincense, Lavender and Sandalwood to a tablespoon of Coconut Oil – apply a very thin amount on face before bedtime. 
54. Dog ear mites. 
Apply Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Massage Oil to a cotton ball and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in dogs. Do NOT put essential oils into ear canal!!! 
55. Blisters. 
Rub a drop of Purification or Ylang Ylang essential oil on a blister to cleanse and disinfect. 
56. Sore throat. 
Rub a drop of Purification oil on the outside of a sore throat when it is first beginning. Or, gargle with Thieves essential oil a few times a day, then swallow! 
57. Air travel germ protection. 
Before leaving home, put a cotton ball with 4 drops of either Purification or Thieves, into a baggie – open baggie often to inhale the aroma. You can also apply a drop of either Thieves or Purification to the soles of your feet for protection from germs too. 
58. Over-active and hard to manage children. 
Diffuse the blend Peace & Calming for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours and apply the oil to the bottoms of their feet. 
59. Relief to back. 
Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway at the base of the spine, Valor all along the spine and to the feet. 
60. Cranky man around the house??? 
Rub 1 drop of the blend Joy between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving. 
61. Chiropractic adjustments. 
Before your Chiropractic session rub a couple drops of the blend Valor on the soles of your feet, this will will help your body get in alignment much faster. 
62. Embedded ticks on people and dogs
Put 1-2 drops of Palo Santo or Purification essential oil on the embedded tick to dislodge and kill the tick. 
63. Getting rid of Bedbugs
Before going to work, completely fill with Purification and turn on your TheraPro  Diffuser in your bedroom with the door closed, and let the diffuser run all day. Do NOT enter- keep children and pets away.
64. Natural Laundry Detergent. 
Use 1 TBSP Thieves Household Cleaner in place of all laundry detergents. It will not make suds and cleans laundry really well. 
65. Protection in your kids bedrooms spray. 
In a 6 oz. spray bottle, add 8-12 drops of either Lavender, White Angelica, Valor or Sacred Mountain and spray under beds and in closets- it helps encourage calmness, courage and protection. 
66. For bites and boo-boo’s. 
Lavender essential oil and Purification bring relief. 
67. Dog with aches. 
Try Deep Relief Roll-on on your dogs back, you will have to move the fur so the essential oil gets on their skin. 
68. Nutritious and delicious ginger ale. 
Try pouring one bottle of Ginger Brew (found in most health food stores) into a tall glass and add 1-2 oz. of NingXia Red for a delicious and nutricious carbonated beverage.
69. Facial folds
Rub a couple drops of both 3 Wise Men and Copaiba essential oils on your face every night to help regenerate skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Frankincense essential oil too.
70. Eliminate greasy build-up from shampoo. 
Try any of the YL shampoo’s and conditioners. These non-toxic products are amazing! No more flat, greasy build-up again! Plus, you will save a ton of money on the conditioner because it is so concentrated.  I like the lavender one.
71. Muscle cramps in calves
Try rubbing in 5-7 drops of Gentle Baby essential oil. 
72. PMS symptoms? 
Try Dragon Time essential oil or Clary Sage oil. Rub either on abdomen, or on the feet. 
73. Window cleaner. 
Try 5 drops of Lemon in a 14 oz. spray bottle filled with water, or simply use Thieves Household Cleaner. 
74. Feeling overwhelmed? 
Try equal amounts of both Orange and Lavender essential oils in your diffuser. 
75. Bee stings. 
Try 1 drop of either Thieves or Purification essential oils on the location of the sting for relief.

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This list has been made by essential oil users and if for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure, prescribe, diagnose or cure any thing. As always, seek medical attention and go to your Dr. or emergency clinic. This has not been approved by the FDA.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Becky Kirtland October 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm

If I put mister essential oil blend in his body wash, will it be effective?


paige baker October 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

young living oils uses


tammy key September 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I found u while looking at ylsearch for oils to use for a hot iron burn. I am putting lavender on it and plan on putting purification & ylang ylang on it today thanks for the great information. I love this ministry we learn new things and meet wonderful people daily. God bless you. Im from choctaw ok. Where r u from?


Menyu12 August 25, 2014 at 3:21 am

What’s great for anxiety?


Carrie Raab August 25, 2014 at 6:36 pm

This kit will help take care of your issues: http://younglivingoillady.com/young-living-everyday-oils/ The link will take you to where you can purchase it. Let me know if you have any further questions. Blessings, Carrie


Ava Wells June 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Until I can afford a diffuser, will an inexpensive oil warming gadget which I already have, work? I do not want to waste my oil trying if it don’t help.


Carrie Raab July 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I wouldn’t. You do not want to “warm/heat” your essential oils. I only recommend and endorse YL oils. They are therapeutic grade and not perfume grade oils. We are here to help you with your health and wellness needs. Join us and you will reap the benefits! :) Your health is worth every penny


FERNIE VITENSE March 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm



Carrie Raab April 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

I sent you an email. Are you still interested? I am happy to assist you. Blessings, Carrie


Amber Hall December 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

I am interested in the premium set oils w/diffuser and a number of packets for 150.00. Can you tell me what oils come in that please? And do I have to purchase every month?


Carrie Raab December 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hello Amber! I have sent you an email. You are not obligated to buy or sell, ever! Simply buy what you want, when you want. NO monthly obligation! Check your email and contact me with any more questions. I can help you get started! :)


Cheryl Wilks November 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

What is best oil for 3 yr old with eczema?


Elizabeth December 27, 2013 at 3:12 am

Tea tree oil diluted with a carrier oil. I use olive oil. It stinks but works great!! Add about 3-4 drops of tea tree per table spoon of olive oil. Tea tree can be found at a awl-mart for about $6.


Rich Lehnen September 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

Our boy just got stung by a bee and had a massive allergic reaction. We had to take him in right away for drugs . He was covered with rash within a few minutes and was swelling up all over . Looking for a cure. We use oils on a regular basis. We used purifacation right away with no results.


Gillian December 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

I use bicarbonate of soda made into a paste with water on bee stings.
Vinegar on wasp stings.


Elizabeth December 27, 2013 at 3:13 am

A teaspoon of tea tree oil in a plastic spray bottle filled with water. Windex size bottle. Works quickly on all skin rashes.


June Hoddel August 31, 2013 at 2:29 am

My poor little Rat Terrier has scratched herself raw from allergies. Rag weed I suspect. Are there any essential oils that would be of benefit? I prefer not to use medications if at all avoidable.


Carrie Raab September 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Young Living Lavender oil :) You can purchase it here: http://youngliving.org/carrieraab Let me know how he is doing.


Dana December 27, 2013 at 12:17 am

Carrie.. So glad you left your link!! will be ordering and Happy Holidays.

Revitalize April 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to
get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you


Deborah July 29, 2012 at 2:49 am

Hi Carrie! It’s me again! Lol! I left a quick tweet, in reply to yours from awhile back, last night (7.27.12) and also asked what to do for a sore throat. Not sure if I have strep, or not. Just a lot of redness and sore, swollen neck glands, and my fever is running about a degree and 1/2 lower than normal. I seem to be feeling better tonight, though. Doesn’t hurt much to swallow now! :) Well, I have yet to check to see if you’ve tweeted back. I thought I’d run over here to see what I could find, and I love reading all these helpful tips for the oils! I read that I can gargle with Thieves, and even swallow it for a sore throat, but how much of it do I use, and in how much water, etc.? Again, I have to say that I so appreciate your web site, my friend!! Thank you!! Blessings!


Sarah @ Nature's Nurture July 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

What a great list! I’m pinning this to my EO board on Pinterest! Thanks for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday!


Carrie Raab July 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Thanks, Sarah! Thank you for pinning and for your link up! Such a wonderful blog that you have! See you soon :)


jenna May 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I am so interested in using more oils. Thanks for these great references!!!


Carrie Raab May 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

You are welcome, Jenna! Blessings


Kathleen Mackie August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

This a wonderful list you have put together. I am sharing on my FB page for everyone to enjoy! Thank you

Carrie Raab August 28, 2012 at 2:19 am

You are welcome! :)


Carrie Raab December 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hello Dana! Thank you! You can become a wholesale member by clicking this link. No obligation to buy or sell, just enjoy 24% off!!! https://www.youngliving.com/signup/?site=US&sponsorid=1204786&enrollerid=1204786
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