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25 Ways Essential Oils Will Change Your Life

Essential oils will change your life. No, really. They will. Even our ancient ancestors knew this!

And even though these incredible natural products have been around since the dawn of time, many of us are just now getting the hang of all the ways we can use them in our lives. And wow! What an amazing impact they bring us! From the inside out, essential oils support our whole being and I’ll show you what I mean with our list of 25 ways that EOs will change your life:

1. Your face could be healthier and less prone to breakouts and blemishes.

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This is huge! For anyone out there who has spent a regrettable amount of time and money on countless celebrity-endorsed subscription-only 3-step facial regiments, you know the struggle for clear skin is REAL. And not only that, the struggle is completely unique to your own personal situation, since there are so many lifestyle factors that contribute to what your skin is doing. But when you lay off the chemical washes and toners and start trying essential oils, carrier oils, and hydrosols, you may notice your skin start to thank you. Suddenly those troublesome zits are less inflamed, fine lines become less prominent, and your skin gives off a youthful, dewy glow.

Learn more about how essential oils can help your skin look and feel your best with these blogs:

2. Strong nails and cuticles.

Don’t hide your brittle nails any longer! With essential oils helping strengthen and support your entire nailbed, you just may be constantly inclined to show them off! Not only that, but our nails serve a greater purpose; they protect our very sensitive fingertips, signal health concerns, and work as excellent itch-scratchers.

Check out these blogs to keep your nails in top-notch condition:

3. Photo-ready hair, day or night!

Do you know what all the best, name-brand hair care products have in common? Plant-based ingredients! Carrier oils, like Argan and Avocado, dominate tons of popular over-the-counter hair care products, along with butters and essential oils. That’s because these billion-dollar companies want to capitalize on what us oily enthusiasts and professionals have always known: hair and scalp LOVE all the natural benefits these products bring. From preventing dandruff to adding length to smoothing out frizz, learn how essential oils can change your hair for the better:

4. Help moisturize even the dryest skin

If you suffer from extremely dry, cracked, or flaky skin, hopefully you’ve given EOs a try. There are plenty of ways to provide intense, immediate moisture to skin that needs it the most, without paying an arm and a leg. Head over to these blogs to see how essential oils can help out your dry skin:

5. More EOs means less commercial products!

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Let’s face it—buying skincare products at the store can be daunting. Unless you have your absolute go-to store-bought product, you may find yourself standing dumbfounded in the aisle looking upon dozens and dozens of different products that all claim the same thing: they’re the best! But when you use essential oils, you’ll find yourself spending a lot less time in those aisles. That’s because when you find just the right essential oil for your needs, you’ll never look back!

6. You’ll begin to gain more awareness about the products you use on yourself, your family, and inside your home.

When you start using essential oils regularly, you’ll probably begin looking at all of your other products in a whole new light. Maybe you’ll give the ingredients labels a look, maybe you’ll contemplate if the products are the safest they can be for your kiddos, maybe you’ll think twice before purchasing a synthetic fragrance. No matter how big or little, a change in your mindset can have profound differences in the choices you make! Learn more with these blogs:

7. Your home will be freshened naturally, not synthetically.

Diffusing essential oils can give your home an incredibly fresh aroma designed specifically to suit your needs. You can diffuse for a health purpose, like boosting immune support, or just for fragrance! There are endless possibilities when it comes to blending essential oils, too, meaning your home’s aroma will be so much more than a store-bought bottle of air freshener—it’ll be a conversation starter!

8. You’ll be able to reduce household toxins with natural cleaners.

Sometimes using commercial cleaning products can be a bit aggressive, you know what I mean? They can irritate your eyes and nose and leave a lingering chemical smell for quite a while before finally dissipating. Before essential oils you may not have given this a second thought, because what else are you going to use? But now you know you have options. Lots of options!

9. You’ll get that beauty rest you deserve!

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There are so many wonderful essential oils known to promote a quality night of sleep. They can help you relax your mind and body before bed, lull you to sleep, and help you stay asleep. And that’s no small feat! Getting good sound sleep is critical to a healthy and happy YOU.

10. Your morning routine gets an energy boost!

I don’t care who you are—waking up early on a Monday morning is a bummer. Actually, for a lot of us, getting up and out of bed on any day of the week can be hard! But if you reach for one of the many pep-enhancing essential oils available, you’ll find they can give you just the boost you need to get up and at it! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and that Peppermint EO smells oh so energizing!

11. Your workout routine gets a boost, too.

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We all wish we could stay consistent with our exercise goals but that’s no easy task. With so many other daily priorities, that scheduled 45-minute workout is one of the easiest to keep pushing out of the way. And then by the end of the day, we are just too exhausted to give it our all! But using the right energizing essential oils can change all that. And what about your post-workout recover? Essential oils can help there, too!

12. EOs help you find your Zen Zone!

When you first sit down with your mat, it can be hard to get in the focused and peaceful mindset you want to get the most out of your meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices. Certain essential oils can help provide just the right type of atmosphere you need to sink into the perfect Shavasana, count your breathes with less mental distractions, or instill calmness while enjoying Lotus Pose.

13. You’ll be more proactive with your mental health.

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While there is no quick fix to any mental illness, using essential oils can offer some amazing support. They can help you see the sunnier side of life, calm nervous tension, and encourage an uplifted spirit.

14. Your self-love will blossom.

Everyone can benefit from positive self-esteem, confidence, and that inner voice cheering you on all day long. Essential oils can be used to promote that get-at-it attitude we need in life to feel good in our own bodies and spread that feeling of happiness to others!

15. We can’t forget about the romance department!

Who doesn’t want to spice it up in the bedroom? No matter what your relationship status is, certain scents can really jump-start intimate moments. Or you can use your EOs to address other concerns that may be impacting your sex-life, like stress, physical discomforts, and those darn headaches! Check out these blogs to learn more:

16. You’ll be better prepared for emergencies, no matter where life takes you!

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From germs, to bug bites, to upset tummies, traveling can take a big toll on our comfort level! But with so many different essential oils to address all kinds of common traveling ailments, you’ll always be prepared!

17. Staying healthy means fewer trips to the doctor.

Essential oils provide some incredible properties that can benefit your whole body. Some are great immune supports, others can help clear a congested cough, and some help open up your sinuses. And this is great! Because when you are feeling healthy or you have the tools to support your body while it’s fighting off a bad case of the cruds, you can take some of your healthcare into your own hands.

18. You can deal with discomfort on your own terms.

When your body hurts, you want effective relief. Inflammation in the muscles and joints can really interfere with your whole day, but maybe you’re not so keen on taking another over-the-counter medicine. Certain essential oils have wonderful analgesic properties that can help you feel more comfortable and ready to tackle the day!

19. Allergy season is a bit less dreadful!

On any given springtime day our bodies are accosted by pollen, pollen, and more pollen. Itchy eyes, irritated throats, inflamed sinuses…it’s no fun at all. But you can prepare for this dread with your essential oils; bring them along with you wherever you go in a personal inhaler or roll-on.

20. Your fur babies can also enjoy some amazing benefits.

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Humans aren’t the only ones who need some comfort! Using essential oils with your pets in a safe and responsible way can really enhance your dog or horse’s quality of life. PT’s Pup & Pony line is the perfect place to start!

21. You’ll always be able to turn to EOs for support when you’re learning something new.

One of the hardest parts about learning something new or taking on a new hobby is maintaining that initial boost of motivation you got when the plan first sprang up in your mind.  It can take a lot of consistency and grit to keep yourself going when learning something new or even just organizing all the clutter in your life! Learn how EOs can give you some extra support:

22. EOs make the perfect study-buddy when it’s time to cram.

Not all of us are good test takers. Some of us, well, we need a little extra help staying focused and remembering new information. And that’s okay! There are quite a few EOs that can help you with both of these concerns, plus give you an overall boost of motivation!

23. You’re the go-to for your friends and family with concerns.

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A lot of people are interested in alternative medicine choices but may not know how to start practicing it in their own lives. But when you get familiar with essential oils and experience for yourself the positive whole-body effects they have, you’ll be able to support others in their journey to learn more! Help the ones you love by showing them easy DIY recipes, like the ones below:

24. You’ll love this fun new hobby to fill your time!

Falling down the essential oil rabbit hole can be pretty fun! there is so much information to learn, recipes to try, and opportunities to let your creative side go wild! You may like creating DIY masterpieces, learning about the constituents within your favorite oils, or keeping a journal of your aromatherapy inventory. But no matter how you enjoy spending your time with oils, it’s a pretty great hobby!

25. Your part of an inclusive, loving community of oily enthusiasts!

You love oils, we love oils—it’s a match made in heaven! Join us over at our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes to meet thousands of wonderful EO enthusiasts. And don’t forget to watch our Plant Therapy Live shows on Mondays (9:30 am MST), Wednesday (5:00 pm MST), and Friday (9:30 am MST)  on PT’s Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube channels! These are wonderful platforms to meet new people, learn new things, and have a lot of fun being part of such a loving community!

So how have essential oils changed your life? Let us know in the comments!


50 thoughts on “25 Ways Essential Oils Will Change Your Life”

  • Essential oils have definitely changed my life as well as my family’s! Some of these I already do on my own, but I picked up some new tips as well. I never have thought to put EOs on my cuticles, but they are in desperate need of some love. We are just beginning to use EOs on the family dog. Excited to see how they help him!

  • Such a wonderful and educational blog post. And so many helpful links in this article. Comes in so helpful as I try to make our home a healthier toxin free space. Thanks for your caring and quality.

  • Learning the many benefits of EO has really been an eye-opener for me: diffusing, topical application to one’s body. What astonishes me, as well, is its ability to naturally help me clean my house and reduce the use of toxin! EO use is under rated.
    Gotta shout it out!

  • I have been experiencing so many of these points. I have used oils for decades, but lately I have taken it to the next level. I am convincing critics and providing needed help with blends. I love diffusing just for a clean and comforting scent sometimes, but I love that now my son will answer me when I ask him if he has any requests.

  • Thanks for this post. It is so good to have so much information and many recipes together in my inbox. I have been searching your blogs for a specific recipe and still have had not luck finding it. I will keep searching but can put this information to use in the meantime. Thanks again.

  • Wow this blog covers soooo much! If anyone needs me, I’ll be over here, reading and learning and making up wish lists for more oils!

  • I just love your blogs . Very educational. Most of all I love that I’ve found a company that puts the saftys of it’s customers first. You guys are amazing

  • I have spent the past couple of years researching and educating myself in the safe use of essential oils, and slowly incorporating what I’ve learned into building and using my oil collection in a lot of the way mentioned above. I am so grateful to have found Plant Therapy, because your commitment to education and safe use practices has made the transition to more natural living stress-free and gratifying. Thank you for all that you do!

  • I love essential oils because they help me be more creative. And whenever I make gifts like solid perfumes, face serums, bath bombs, people always rave about them and I love that they are happier and healthier.

  • The perfect relaxing Sunday blog post! Thank you so much for including so many links in one post! Going back and reading through them was a perfect way to spend the day and get new recipes to add to my collection of plant therapy screenshots (I literally have a photo folder just for that because you guys are always posting great ideas). Your oils are amazing and so is the way you want us to learn and be able to use our oils for so many things. You make it easy for us to incorporate them into our everyday life!

  • Another way EO’s have made a positive impact in my life: I feel like I can give my children a tangible response to their needs too, whether it be a scraped knee, a leg cramp, or sniffles, without turning to unnecessary over-the-counter medication. I love it when my toddler asks “put some oil on it?”

  • I am relatively new to essential oils and I love how there are alternatives to harmful products for many everyday uses.

  • I love the one-stop reference guide to all these awesome benefits! Going right now to try out Mellow Mind! Oils are so versatile! You start with one use and before you know it, you’re turning to them for just about everything! Haha What started as curiosity is now a lifestyle in our house!

  • Essential Oils have changed how I view and live in the world. I’m more present to scents, natural products and how I use them. I’m happier, more hopeful about life too. I get much better sleep. I just spend too much on all the oils. LOL I’m grateful I found Plant Therapy.

  • Number one is “number one” for me! Anti-age synergy in a carrier of Younger Glo oil has been fabulous for my, ahem, aging skin.

  • I love using Essential Oils, but haven’t used them for much more than to diffuse around the house for the nice smells. As an adult, I have never had many skin issues (not since I was a teenager) but for some reason have been having weird breakouts on my face lately. In addition to finding the root cause (maybe hormonal?) I plan to use essential oils to help my skin! Thanks Plant Therapy for this great post on other ways to use oils besides just diffusing for the good smells!

  • I love this blog post. So much information in one place and so many new things to try out. Now I just need to schedule some vacation time to “play”. 🙂

  • Thanks for the blog post! Its helpful having all the articles in one place 🙂 Essential oils has become a staple in our home!

  • EOs have truly changed my life. The energy they have given me and the excitement to learn all about them too. I can’t wait to grow my whole collection with PL!!

  • After using essential oils I have definitely noticed a change in how I view and tolerate synthetic fragrances. I basically can’t tolerate most synthetic smells anymore nor do I want to use or buy them! It’s scary in a way, making me wonder just how many bad effects synthetic smells were having on my body. I’m so glad I took the plunge into using essential oils!

  • This blog is awesome because it links you to so many other great blogs!! Thank you so much for writing this! I am going to check some of them out right now!

  • Soooo much information !!! Thank you . Started using essential oils in my search for natural pain relief , and have expanded my horizons !!! As always, thank you 🙂

  • I have recently just found my way to EO and love changing out my old household products for natural products. I have noticed a difference in the way not only I feel, but my family as well. I love PT blogs! The wealth of information and support is wonderful!

  • I think I’ve benefited from essential oils in the majority of these ways! Glad to have the blog links categorized in one spot here.

  • I love how using essential oils, with appropriate research and due diligence, makes me feel so much more empowered when it comes to my own well being! Thanks PT!

  • I love PT EOs for all of these reasons. But, I must say, two unexpected benefits that I really love are numbers 24 and 25!!!

  • I FINALLY got my mom to place her first order! I have been using oils for a few years now and my mother use to laugh at me about it. Now, she got a diffuser and is loving the scents. So I found some oils specially for her needs and she placed her first order tonight! With the only company I love and trust!

  • Me and my family of two kids, being a single mom, we have been drugless since 2013. Love essential oils and moving towards holistic health. Gladly officially became a certified Aromatherapist in 2017. Passion grew…

  • Thanks for this. I am currently experimenting with oils to diffuse. At the moment, I am really loving lemon, lime and vanilla. I love to diffuse it in the kitchen. Yum.

  • So many great ideas in this blog post! I just got some inhalers and I’m going to try some of these suggestions. I’ve been using the oils in my salves and cleaning products but love to try new combinations!

  • I love reading PT’s blogs. Y’all always have informative and fun blog posts, and it helps us all feel like a community. Thanks for caring about us and keep on with all the good work.

  • I mostly use for house smelling nice, but can’t help feel all the benefits. I definitely notice boot of energy when diffused in morning, or before a workout, like listed. I want to start wearing oils more on my new diffuser bead bracelet <3

  • Wow ! What a great list ! Looks like I will be busy putting some of my collection to use. Thank you !

  • Essential oils are awesome it seems like I use them every day from cleaning to defusing. Thank you plant therapy for having terrific oils at an affordable price

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