25 Life-Changing Essential Oil Hacks for Busy Moms
Essential oils are all the buzz and craze it seems these days. A few years ago it was the snuggie. You know, the onesie pajamas for adults? Last year it was the Paleo diet. I recently heard wood sunglasses are taking the world by storm.
So the real question is do you really need essential oils and do they really live up to the hype? In a word, yes. I’m the kinda gal who is so far from trendy that I’m still wearing clothes from the 90s. And I just heard the 90s are making a comeback, so I guess that means I’ll be trendy soon.
Essential oils have changed our life in so many ways that it’s hard for me not to talk about them all. the. time. It’s really all the little hacks that just make life easier as a mom, wife and woman. Essential oils basically takes your fabulous everyday tool kit and turns it into a supped up MacGyver took kit (not to mention that using essential oils for sleep basically saved me from living life in a tired, comatose state).
So here are 25 life-changing essential oil hacks for busy moms. I could write 200 hundred of them, but I know you are a busy mom and you don’t have all day.
Kid poops or pukes on the floor hack.
I’m starting with the big gun hack first! First remove the mess as best you can. Then take 5 drops of thieves, lemon or citrus fresh and mix it with purified water in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Then shake and spray to keep your house smelling fresh and clean.
House stinks to high heaven hack.
Start diffusing purification to blast away nasty odors. Take 5 drops purification, lemon or thieves and mix it with purified water in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake and spray anywhere that smells—laundry, shoes, garbage disposal, garbage, the kids’ rooms, etc.
Skin is breaking out and you can’t bear to go out in public hack.
Take 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and place directly on the breakout. The results will surprise you! If you suffer from non-cystic acne breakouts make a DIY tea tree oil toner. Simply mix 20 drops tea tree oil with 2 ounces witch hazel. Apply nightly to your face using a cotton ball.
This is another one I love for radiant skin…
Need a outdoor spray that is safe and doesn’t cost a fortune hack.
Make homemade outdoor spray using purification essential oil, which contains citronella. Mix 2 ounces distilled water, 2 ounces witch hazel, and 20 drops purification. Then shake and spray on skin before going outside. Increase the number of drops of purification if needed.
Time-saving laundry hack.
Get yourself some wool dryer balls and say goodbye to chemical filled dryer sheets for good. Put your favorite essential oil on the dryer balls to scent your laundry. The wool dryer balls also cut your drying time by 50%. This works!
Eliminate chemical cleaners hack.
Make DIY home cleaners using 10 drops of thieves (for aroma) with 8 ounces stabilized hydrogen peroxide in a glass spray bottle. Shake and spray to keep your home fresh and clean. Toilets included!
Support your kids sleep hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of lavender with 2-3 drops of coconut oil or olive oil and rub on the bottoms of the feet before bedtime. You can also diffuse lavender and frankincense before bedtime or in the room during the night to promote a restful nights sleep for kids.
Worst mood ever hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of joy essential oil with 4 drops coconut oil and rub over your heart to elevate mood.
Squash occasional stress and anxious feelings from everyday life hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of stress away essential oil with coconut oil and rub on wrists or bottom of feet.
Related: 17 Most Powerful Essential Oils for Stress Relief
Help kids focus hack.
For school-aged kids, diffuse 3 drops peppermint during homework time.
Support emotional balance in toddlers hack.
For younger kids throwing fits, diffuse 3 drops lavender or peace and calming support a more relaxing environment and promote a balanced mood. It’s pretty amazing how well a few drops in the air works for kids. Check out this list of calming essential oils for more on this!
Keep kids from contaminating everything hack.
Make yourself a DIY thieves hand purifier and carry it in your purse. Mix 4 ounces distilled water with 30 drops thieves essential oil. Shake and spray on surfaces, kids’ hands, and your hands too. Safe and purifies.
Keep the romance alive with your husband hack.
Diffuse joy essential oil. Or rub 1-2 drops over each of your hearts. Or spritz a few drops in his underwear.
Can’t wake up in the morning hack.
Diffuse 4-5 drops of peppermint or add a drop of peppermint vitality to a glass of water in the morning. 1 drop of peppermint mixed with 4 drops coconut oil and applied to the temples or back of the neck is invigorating.
Tired back from lugging the kids around hack.
Mix 1-2 drops of PanAway with 4 drops coconut oil and apply to tired back.
Everyone in the family needs immune system support hack.
For adults take Thieves Vitality daily to help keep your immune system strong.
Apply a drop of lavender, frankincense or tea tree to support the body’s natural response to normal healing of boo-boos and owies. Lavender is also great for supporting healthy skin.
Keep the bathroom fresh at all times hack.
Place 1-2 drops of thieves essential oil inside your toilet paper roll. Every time the roll spins you’ll release the scent.
Vacuum cleaning hack.
Put a 1-2 drops of lemon, purification, citrus fresh or thieves inside your vacuum bag or filter and freshen the house while you clean.
Mom needs perfume hack.
Place 1-2 drops of lavender or joy essential oil behind your ears or on your wrists for a fabulous, natural perfume.
Breathe easy hack.
Use 2 drops lavender vitality, 2 drops lemon vitality, and 2 drops peppermint vitality to help support your respiratory system during the Spring and Fall. (AKA Breathe Easy!!)
A quick fix for just about any everyday life problem hack.
Take the leap with essential oils. They aren’t hype or a fad. Essential oils are only becoming more popular by the day because of how amazingly useful they are. My favorite part about essential oils is that you already have all of these “tools” in your home. When things go awry you don’t have to run to the store to buy an overpriced cleaner or remedy. With essential oils it’s all right there at your fingertips!
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