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Delve into this 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils list with gusto! It is jam-packed with links to our exciting blog articles which are stuffed with comprehensive recipes and tutorials. Glean from the knowledge of highly experienced professionals and be confident in recipes that you can trust and feel safe with.

Find recipes and tutorials for Skincare, Toiletries, Bath and Shower, Natural First Aid, Mood Enhancing, Makeup, Scenting the Body and the Home, Haircare, Cleaning, Laundry and even Cooking! Grab popular essential oils like Rose, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Tea Tree, and Peppermint and we will show you many ways to use them, but also how to use them safely. Discover new essential oils and exciting projects as we explore 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils through hundreds of incredible and knowledgeable blog articles.

100 Ways To Use VINEVIDA Essential Oils

lavender essential oil bottle

In addition to ways to use essential oils, we have also included some links to how to use fragrance oils. 

Essential oils are our first love and the mainstay of our business. However, recently we also introduced versatile fragrance oils to the VINEVIDA product ranges. While fragrance oils do not have the same active properties as essential oils they are, nevertheless, versatile and useful ingredients for making products. 

This article is an interactive list with links to recipes and tutorials for both essential oils and fragrance oils. Often, you can interchange essential oils for fragrance oils, if you are only after the scent. But this is not always the case, so anywhere where fragrance oils are not appropriate I will annotate using ‘NotFO’.

If there are situations where you do swap essential oils for fragrance oils (or vice versa) please be aware that the relevant safety data will also change. In those cases, you will want to look at the relevant IFRA guidelines. If this happens, this article will help you with this process.

Also read: How To Find Safety Information On The VINEVIDA Website.

Ways to Use Essential Oils for Skincare

Rose essential oil for skincare

This is at the top of the 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils List because it was my first foray into using essential oils. Hypersensitive skin fueled my need to find a better way to treat acne in my teens and I have never looked back. I’m still making all my own skincare, and so can you! 

In this section, first identify your skin type, and the main oils to use for that, then, below are links for instructions on how to make a Face Scrub, Cleanser, Toner, Masque, Moisturizer, Night Cream, Face Serum, Facial Massage Oil and a Face Spritz. 

To make the best of these, you might want to also have a look at our post about how to do a facial massage treatment.

Identify The Best Essential Oil For Your Skin Type

Different Skin Type beautiful ladies

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin plump for the skin superfoods of Rose and Rose Geranium to help alleviate that tight feeling. Roman Chamomile is wonderful at soothing skin and helps to minimize that flaking that often comes hand-in-hand with dry skin. 

Jump in with The Ultimate Guide To Rose Essential Oil - A Beauty Box In A Flower.

Oily Skin

Oily skin can be difficult to balance, especially when you like wearing makeup too. But plump for essential oils like Grapefruit, Clary Sage and Cypress. Avoid heavy creams like Night and Nourishing Creams. Plump for Face Serums instead. 

Combination Skin

Balance your combination skin with essential oils like exotic Ylang-Ylang and zesty Grapefruit. Don’t overlook Rose for combination skin either, it really is sensational!

Skin Prone to Breakouts and Acne

I knew all about this in my acne-fueled teens. I took control with essential oils like Tea Tree, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile and kicked acne into touch. So can you, try it today?

Explore more - Revolutionary Acne Kit: Essential Oils For Clearer Skin!

Mature Skin

Mature skin needs super nourishment and essential oils that will support and plump the skin. This helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. For those going through perimenopause, grab onto that amazing Rose oil, but once you’re through the other side, swap over to Frankincense instead.

Congested Skin

Congested skin can be a temporary phase, often due to ill health, poor well-being, or toxin and chemical exposure. Essential oils like Carrot Seed and Grapefruit are wonderful for congested skin, helping to achieve clarity and balance over time. A Grapefruit Toner and a Carrot Seed Moisturizer are a boon for clearing and clarifying the skin.

So, grab the essential oils that are right for your skin type and dive into these recipes and tutorials. You can make a whole range of tailored skincare and you’ll never look back.

3. Toner
4. Masque

Ways To Use Essential Oils for Bath and Shower 

Essential Oils for Bath and Shower

This makes it second on our 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils List since it is often the first thing people buy to experiment with essential oils.  Bath Bombs, for example….

Many of these products are easy to make at home with natural ingredients. There are now many ready-made bases for shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel available to make it even easier and more cost-effective. 

Tailor To Your Skin's Needs

I have hypersensitive skin so cannot use about 95% of the bath products on the market and experimenting with the other 5% is an expensive lottery I’m not prepared to play. Not when I can make my own!

You can do the same Tailor-make your bath time for a fraction of the cost!

To use this section, again, begin by identifying the main issues your skin faces. 

Dry and Flaky Skin

Dry and flaky skin needs plenty of care when it comes to bath and shower products. Many shop brands dry your skin further, making it itchy and flakier.

My three top products to soothe dry, itchy, and flaky skin are Extra Virgin Coconut oil, powdered milk, (whole milk is best if you can get it as it has more fat and protein), and finally, salt. (Any kind except table salt! )

My go-to essential oils are Rose, Rose Geranium, Roman Chamomile, and Frankincense. 

Discover the secrets of Rose Essential Oil in The Ultimate Guide To Rose Essential Oil - A Beauty Box In A Flower.

Acne Prone Skin

It may seem counterintuitive to put more oil onto your skin if you have acne. However, if you choose the right ones they will cleanse the skin of debris and bacteria prevent unclogged pores, and remove any debris or all of which can contribute to the formation of acne. It can be effective to use a combination of carrier oil and essential oils.

You can easily create products at home that are nourishing, moisturizing, reduce inflammation, and soothe the symptoms of acne.

Pop Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Rosehip Oil carrier oils, and Shea Butter on your list alongside, Tea Tree, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, and Grapefruit essential oils. 

Explore more - Revolutionary Acne Kit: Essential Oils For Clearer Skin!

Sensitive Skin

When you have hypersensitive skin like myself, you can get very dismayed when you react to an appealing product that you want to use.  It simply ends up in the ‘Sin Bin’ along with the money you spent and that just makes you feel even more miserable.

Let’s put a smile on your face and give you a few essential oils to try. Essential oils have a cumulative effect. The more often you use them and expose yourselves to them, your body tends to be able to more readily accept these new and gentle introductions.

Start with Violet Leaf Absolute which is the gentlest of all the oils. It has a delicious green and delicate flower scent. It is a little pricey, but you need VERY little in your products so it will go a long way. I love making a light moisturizer with nothing but Violet Leaf in it. It is simply magical. Refreshing, uplifting, and almost cosseting. It always makes me feel better. 

Roman and German Chamomiles and Amyris are also lovely for sensitive skin.

Importantly avoid citrus oils and lemongrass essential oil if you have sensitive skin. These can be too harsh and can aggravate it. Likewise, be careful with geranium oil - always do a skin test first. Some sensitive skins love it, others react immediately. 

Itchy Skin 

Itchy Skin can drive you to distraction. Not all itches are equal. Some are more difficult to relieve than others.

My first port of call is always Extra Virgin Coconut oil laced with Marjoram. Marjoram acts upon the nerve endings. Neuropathic pain is also associated with itching for which Marjoram is the Queen. 

Roman, German, and Wild Chamomile essential oils are all wonderful for itchy skin, as is Lavender.

Ways to Use Essential Oils Bathing

14. Milk Bath
15. Bath Bomb
16. Bath Melt
17. Bath Oil
18. Bubble Bath
19. Shower Gel
24. Douche *NotFO

Ways To Use Essential Oils To Make Toiletries

Lavender essential oils

I love this section of the 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils List because I make these recipes ALL the time. They can be done simply in the comfort of your own home and you can create first-class products for your skin.

Tailor them to the precise needs of your precious skin. You can make gloriously sumptuous toiletries on a very tight budget.

Plump for essential oils with beautiful floral scents like Ylang-Ylang and Lavender.  Deep woody essential oils like Amyris and Cedarwood make wonderfully rich and indulgent products. Maybe you want a citrus explosion of Grapefruit and Mandarin to kickstart your day…? 

The power to choose is in your hands. 

Use them to make:

27. Body Oil

Ways to Use Essential Oils for Natural First Aid 

(Fragrance oils would be inappropriate here)

Natural First Aid Box

There are so many preparations that you can use alongside your household First Kit. When it comes to looking after your family you always want the very best. Natural First Aid is a great way to explore the 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils List.

Don’t be afraid to have a go at making up your own Natural First Aid Kit. We have effective and innovative recipes that are easy to make at home. 

For these, you need essential oils as opposed to using fragrance oils, since fragrance oils have no active properties. 

Put the anti’s to work

Your Natural First Aid Kit is the place to get to know ‘The Anti’s’ - you know, like Aunties who always work hard because they want the best for you? 

Their names are Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antibiotic, Antiviral, and Anti-inflammatory. Think of

These are covered extensively in How To Make Cold Inhalation Blends With Essential Oils. That post contains a useful “at a glance” table of the anti-actions of different essential oils and includes details of essential oils containing analgesic, expectorants, and decongestant constituents. 

Use your chosen oils to make:

36. Rescue Spray 
40. After Sun

Ways to Use Essential Oils to Balance Mood

Meditation with essential oil

This is one of the first explorations that people make in our 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils. Often, people are searching for something to make them feel better on some level. Essential oils are renowned for affecting our mood and they can calm us, uplift us, and reduce our stress and anxiety. 

The list of how you can use essential oils to enhance your mood may seem initially small but don’t be fooled. You could use a little Ylang-Ylang or Clary Sage in some Body Butter to support healthy hormonal balance. Perhaps imbue your Night Cream with Lavender and Vetiver to help you sleep. Maybe Lace your Shower Gel with Sweet Orange, Bergamot, and Mandarin to uplift your first thing and set the tone for the day. 

The ways of using essential oils to impact your mood are pretty much endless, but here are some specific ways you can use them to support you at home, at work, and for socializing. 

There is something for everyone in the following list of articles.

How To Make Your Own Make-Up

Make Your Own Make-Up with Essential Oil

Why not add makeup to your 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils? If you have never had a go at making your own makeup please dive in here and have a read. Whilst you do need some specialist ingredients, it is worth investing a little to be able to make all of your own natural makeup products. 

The methods for making pressed powder, eyeshadow, and blush tint are all very similar. Once you’ve made one it will give you the confidence to continue to the next. They also use many of the same base ingredients making it much more cost-effective and sustainable.

Find details for:

52. Eyeshadow
54. Eyeliner
55. Lipstick *Not FO
56. Lip Balm *Not FO
57. Setting Spray

How to Make Perfume

Beautiful Lady Perfuming herself

100 Ways To Use Essential Oils? I can think of 100 ways just to use essential oils to scent the home and body!

The ways you may Perfume and aftershave are the same, so the perfumed article doubles up to serve both. Likewise, the only difference between a perfume and a cologne is that cologne contains less alcohol. I’m currently in the process of writing a new Cologne with Essential Oils, so look out for that in the next week or so. 

Understanding Notes

To make your Body Scent, it helps to understand Perfume Notes and Scent Profiles. Just as you need a variety of flavors to cook, you need a variety of notes to make a well-rounded perfume. You will need top or head notes, middle or heart notes, and bottom or base notes. This information can be found in How To Make Perfume With Essential Oils.

As a beginner, you can’t go wrong  if you work within a simple framework like this:

    1. Citrus and delicate flower top notes like Mandarin, Bergamot, and Lavender
    2. Spicy and heady floral heart notes like Cardamom, Nutmeg, Jasmine and Neroli
    3. Woody and earthy base notes like Cedarwood, Amyris, Patchouli, and Vetiver.

Explore these for easy recipes to create perfume at home without busting the budget. Ditch designer brands…

Here are instructions to make your bespoke, unique fragrances.

58. Perfume
60. Deodorant
61. Eau de Cologne (New article coming soon)

As you design and create your Body products, you might want to consider how you will layer them to enjoy them at their best. Explore Layering Perfumes With Essential Oils - The Body Edition for more information on how to do this. 

Ways To Use Essential Oils for Hair Care

Essential Oils for Hair Care

I had to include this in 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils because we often neglect our hair when it comes to using essential oils.  Pop a couple of drops into your conditioner to gain leverage essential oils’ properties. Grab hair-friendly oils like Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lavender, and Tea Tree for vibrant, healthy, and super shiny locks.

Beard and Preening oils are also all the rage currently. They condition and care for the hair to make it shine with vitality. 

64. Beard Oil
67. Hair Gel
69. Shampoo
70. Conditioner
71. Hair Oil
73. Dry Shampoo

Ways To Use Essential Oils for Cleaning

Essential Oils for Cleaning

When it comes to 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils, don’t neglect your home! Use essential oils to reduce the chemicals and toxins that you and your family are exposed to. Regain control over what you are using and enjoy a home that smells deliciously fresh.

Essential oils like Tea Tree, Oregano, and Thyme contain antimicrobial constituents and fill a spray bottle with Peppermint, Rosemary, and Thyme to deter bugs and flying pests in the home and garden. 

Switch to natural cleaning products.

Homemade Laundry Products with Essential Oils

Homemade Laundry Products with Essential Oils

YES! 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils includes your laundry needs. If you are not doing this already, then please have a go and try some of the tutorials.

Making your own Tumble Dryers sheets is so easy it’s ridiculous! You can do this project in less than five minutes. I’ll never buy them again and I am sure you won’t either after you make your own.

I can create my own Signature Scent and run it all through the house. From use it in my diffuser, Scented Candles, and Wax Melts, but I can also streamline it through all my linen and soft furnishings. It means you always snuggle up in the REAL scent of home. Perfect for homesick kids… and adults, away from home.  

Scenting the Home 

Scenting the Home

We should call this bit of the section 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils AND Fragrance Oils. Mostly because this is where customers want to know how to use Fragrance Oils, as well as essential oils, to scent their home effectively.

Explore creating a range of scented products for the home using both types of oils. They can even be combined, this way you get the scent you love, but you also get the active properties of the essential oils.

Naturally, we have plenty of recipes and tutorials for you in this section. Also, search the blog for Fragrance Oil Of The Week articles, (scroll down past the product listings) because they are packed with hints, tips, blending recommendations, recipes, and tutorials. 

94. Candles
95. Wax melts

Here too, consider creating your own bespoke Signature Scent and streamlining it through your home. Create the perfect scent of home and layer it through your rooms. I show you how in Layering Perfumes With Essential Oils - The Home Edition.

Essential Oils for Cooking

Ok, so this might be a surprising section of 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils, but it is true. You can use essential oils in your food. In reality, you do it all the time in the commercial food you consume. 

Always follow our professional recipes and the guidelines please, as there are restrictions.

You CANNOT use fragrance oils for this purpose, you must never ingest fragrance oils.

100 Ways To Use Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils…and counting…

WOW! What a list right?

There is so much here for you to discover and explore. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced manufacturer there will be something new for you all to discover, explore and create. Please do not let this tempt you to have a go at creating your products with essential oils and fragrance oils. 

Why stop at 100 Ways To Use Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils? Why not share your ideas on the VINEVIDA Facebook Group with us? We would love to hear from you.

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