How to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser

The most common way to use essential oils is by adding them to a diffuser. Using an oil diffuser is pretty simply and great for beginners just getting into using oils. But how do you use essential oils without a diffuser? There are plenty of ways to put your essential oils to use. Read on for some clever ways to use essential oils!

9 Ways to Use Essential Oils With No Diffuser

Dryer Balls

Dryer balls are a great way to help soften fabrics without using chemicals in your dryer. They’re fairly inexpensive and durable (I’ve had mine for years!). If you have wool dryer balls you can easily add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil before throwing it in with your laundry. I keep an extra bottle of lavender oil in my laundry room to add right to my dryer balls before I throw a load in. If you don’t have dryer balls you can always put a few drops of oil on washcloth or rag and add it to the dryer.

DIY Bath Bombs

Making your own bath bombs is a fun project for yourself or to give as a gift. You can find instructions on how to create your own bath bombs by clicking here. You can even customize them however you’d like! You can add in any scents that you need! As your bath bomb fizzles and dissolves into the bath, the aroma of the oil you used will permeate the room. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Reed Diffuser

Reed diffusers are a great way to use essential oils if you don’t have a plug-in one. Reed diffusers are available at many home good stores or online. You can also make your own by visiting your local arts and craft store. What you’ll need is a jar or type of vessel to hold the oil and a few reeds or absorbable sticks. The reeds will then absorb the oils once placed into the jar and vessel and fill the room with the scent of the oil inside.

On Your Stove

Having some unexpected company? One great way to quickly fill your home with fresh scent is by using essential oils and your stove. Simply fill a pot about halfway with water and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil. Turn on the stove to low heat to warm the water and create steam (be careful not to boil the water). My favorite essential oil combo is rosemary and lemon.

Carpet Deodorizer

A great way to fill your home with the scent of essential oils is by making your own carpet deodorizer. Combine baking soda and your favorite essential oils and sprinkle a small amount on your carpet before bed. Simply vacuum up the mixture in the morning and enjoy the aroma around your home!

In the Bath

If you don’t have time to create your own bath bomb, you can still use essential oils in your bath! Fill your tub first and then add a few drops of essential oil, 6-8 is all you need. Before getting in agitate the water to mix in the oils.

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Bathroom Freshener

A clever and discreet way to keep a fresh scent in your bathroom is by using your toilet paper roll as an air freshener. Before putting a new roll on the rack add 2-3 drops of essential oils into the middle of the toilet paper roll. Now, every time someone pulls some toilet paper off the roll, it will distribute the scent throughout the bathroom. I normally use clary sage oil or eucalyptus oils for my bathroom.

Cotton Ball Air Freshener

A great way to make a small and discreet air freshener is by using a cotton ball and a few drops of essential oil. You can place the cotton balls almost anywhere! Your car vent, fan, gym bag etc. This trick can also be used to scare off insects and pests. Use peppermint oil to deter mice and other insects.

What are some ways you use essential oils without a diffuser?

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