For any rough situation, there’s often a simple solution. Tackle pesky issues like stale odors, musty linens, flakey skin, or sticky countertops with the simplicity of essential oils! We like these five versatile oils for getting started.

Thieves essential oil blend

Every essential oil collection needs this multipurpose master. Thieves® essential oil blend includes powerful oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Clove, and more! Thieves is a powerful ally around the house. From battling bad odors to creating a welcoming warm scent, you’ll find this blend quickly becomes a go-to!

  • Spice up your cleaning. Add a drop or two to a sink full of soapy water as you’re washing dishes or add to wool dryer balls for spicy-scented laundry.

  • Create a DIY scrub. Combine 1 cup baking soda, ¼ cup liquid soap, and 10 drops Thieves; mix to form a paste. Use this scrub to clean bathtubs, sinks, toilets, showers, and anything that needs a good scour.

  • Invigorate your runners. Add a few drops to V-6™ and give your feet a much-needed foot massage before you start your day.

  • Make a DIY linen spray. Add 15 drops of oil to 16 ounces of distilled water. Spray onto sheets, towels, sofas, and the space surrounding your children’s sport equipment.

  • Kick out the stinky scents. Create a shoe powder using Thieves, baking soda, and arrowroot powder for warm, spicy fragrance.

  • Refresh your workout bag. Put a few drops on a cloth and stash it in your gym bag to combat the stench from your sweaty workout clothes.

Thieves essential oil blend uses

Lavender essential oil

Being hand-fed grapes like a queen might be wishful thinking, but the reality is you can relax and pamper yourself like royalty with Lavender essential oil! From silky skin to a calming night in, you’ll want to keep this oil within arm’s reach.

  • Drift into dreamland. Put a few drops on a tissue and tuck it in your pillowcase before you sleep for a relaxing scent.

  • Look fresh. Add a drop or two to your favorite moisturizer to support minimizing blemishes and gaining a youthful glow.

  • Let luscious locks flow. Boost your conditioner’s moisturizing powers by adding a few drops.

  • Banish bathroom odors. Put a drop on the cardboard tube inside your toilet paper roll for a sweet, subtle scent.

  • Soothe your skin. Combine Eucalyptus Globulus and Lavender to calm irritated skin after a day in the sun so you can enjoy the rest of your summer activities.

  • Relax in your spa-like bath. Follow this bath soak recipe for rejuvenation like no other!

    YL tip: You can swap out the Frankincense for Thieves in this bath soak recipe for warm, comforting relaxation.

  • Invite calm. Diffuse 3-5 drops of Lavender for maximum relaxation.

Lavender essential oil

Tea Tree essential oil

Essential oil enthusiasts crush hard for Tea Tree because the scent is so fresh and the oil is so versatile!

  • Blemishes be gone. Find your flawless skin by adding a drop of Tea Tree to a cotton ball and applying it directly to the spot.

  • Rid your room of not-so-fresh scents. Diffuse for 30 minutes to clear the air.

  • Refresh your clothes. Left the laundry in the washer too long? Add 3-5 drops to your detergent and run the load again for a crisp, clean fragrance.

  • Step off, stinky shoes! Place a drop of this powerful oil in your shoes to freshen them up.

  • Say hello to healthy nails. Keep your mani looking polished by soaking your fingers and toes in warm water with a few drops of Tea Tree and 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt.

  • Soothe your scalp. Mix 1 drop each of Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Globulus to your shampoo. The cooling suds bring cleansing power to each strand.

  • Invite the freshness of the outdoors in. Diffuse 2-4 drops of this bright, clean-scented oil for moments of vitality and vigor.

Tea Tree essential oil

Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil

Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil is a keeper on our top five list! It plays well with others and still shines as a solo artist. Keep this cool oil close by.

  • Cool off after a heated workout. Add 3 drops to a cold, damp towel and rub over your skin for a post-gym refresher.

  • Take in a breath of fresh air anywhere. Dilute with coconut oil and rub on your chest; inhale deeply for maximum chill.

  • Tackle trash. Put a few drops on a cotton ball and hide it in your garbage can to fight back against stinky scents.

  • Shower yourself with spa-like moments. Put a drop on the rim of the bathtub, turn on the warm water, and surround yourself with invigorating steam while showering!

  • Make a massage roll-on. Recycle an empty essential oil bottle, fill halfway with Eucalyptus Globulus, fill to the top with V-6, and add an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment—it’s your very own cooling sidekick.

  • Get inspired. Feeling a little blah? Diffuse 4 drops to feel rejuvenated!

Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil

Lemon is a top contender as the oil to turn to when simplifying your life. Its happy vibe, cleansing properties, and energizing aroma makes it a shining superstar in your collection.

  • Get out of sticky situations. A drop of Lemon can remove sticker or glue residue, erase crayon drawings on walls, and ease gum out of hair.

  • Bring on odor-fighting power. Add 10 drops to a box of baking soda and store it in the fridge for a bright boost.

  • Clean your kitchenware. Put a drop or two on a cloth to wipe away grease on stovetops or microwaves. For greasy pans, dishes, or utensils, add 2 drops to dish soap.

  • Go for spotless stainless steel. Clear the fingerprints off stainless steel with 1-2 drops on a damp rag. Buff until it sparkles.

  • Create a cleansing mask. This oil cleanses more than countertops. Combine 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1 drop Lemon essential oil and apply to your face at nighttime* (though make sure to rinse before heading to bed).

  • Dispose of stale odors. Put 5 drops down the disposal for a bright, fresh kitchen. Add Tea Tree if you need extra odor-fighting power.

  • Beam with enthusiasm. Diffuse 3-5 drops for an energizing outlook with Lemon’s cheery scent.

Lemon essential oil

For more tips on how to maximize your essential oils, check out zero regret essential oils and 11 most popular essential oils on the Lavender Life.

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