How Do I Use Essential Oils For – Everyday Use?

Hello and Welcome to, How Do I Use Essential Oils For – Everyday Use. I am so glad your here with me today. Today we are going to talk about all those uses from cooking to household tips. There are some many uses for essential oils and they smell wonderful. Okay everyone, here we go!

Essential oils for cooking

Essential Oils For Cooking

The first tips are for essential oils for cooking. Essential oils are a great way to add favor to your meals. They bring out the fresh taste of herbs and spices. I purchased a fantastic book, Modern Essentials by Aroma Tools. This book is for doTerra essential oils. I have to say, doTerra oils are my go to oil of choice.

When cooking with essential oils you need to know the amount to use and when to add it to your recipe or meal. Remember to keep in mind, that essential oils are very concentrated, so you do not use as much oil as you would a spice or herb. Modern Essentials recommends using one or two drops and adjust amount according to taste. It is also wise to know when to add your essential oils. It is best to wait for the food to cool before adding your oils. The preferred time to add essential oils is at the end of cooking. It is a major concern not to allow your essential oils to evaporate during cooking. I would hate for my hard work go to waste, how do your feel about knowing when to add your essential oils?

Recommended For Cooking

Citrus Oils (add a tangy favor to your meals, desserts and drinks) : Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, and Orange.

Savory Spice Oils (savory meals and appetizers) : Basil, Black Pepper, Cilantro, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Sweet Spice Oils (Sweet meals and Desserts) : Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, and Peppermint.

Sample Recipes

Peppermint Healthy FudgePeppermint

1 1/2 cup Coconut Oil

1 1/4 cup Agave

1 cup organic Cocoa                     Powder

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1-2 drops Peppermint                        Essential Oil

Warm coconut oil until liquid. Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into baking dish and spread evenly. Place in fridge to set up; then cut and enjoy.


Lemon Tarragon Dressing

1 Tbs. fresh or dried Tarragon

1 Tbs. fresh Basil leaves

1 cup organic, cold-pressed Olive Oil

Dash of Black Pepper

Dash of Red Pepper

6 drops for Lemon Eseential Oil

Mix ingredients well and pour on your salads or whatever suits your fancy!

**Remember to put unused portion in your fridge.**

Time For Relaxing and Energizing Essential Oils

Okay Guys and Gals, does anyone know of an essential oil for relaxing? Did I hear you say Lavender? That is a great one. Of course, it is not the only relaxing essential oil on the market. I will get to that soon, but first essential oils are a natural way to clear the mind and body. There are no side effects like a medicine. Essential oils can help the body de-stress. Some of the essential oils that relax you are: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Orange, Ylang Ylang, and Rose.



Relaxation Situations:

I have found several ways to use these soothing oils: use a diffusser, on my pillow/sheets, as a linen spray or in a relaxing bath. My favorite way, is on my pillow or sheets at night. I use Lavender the most to relax me and my family. If you use a linen spray, it can get clogged. You can resolve this by, dissolving the essential oil you choose with 1 teaspoon of grain alcohol before adding your water to the spray bottle. I am sure at this point, you may be asking what is grain alcohol? It is a pure alcohol made from grains like corn. You can use a lot of essential oil or a little of essential oil. Just remember one drop goes a long way!

Now if your need to energize yourself! There are also several essential oils that can get the job done. They are great right when you wake-up or just need a little pick me up. Hey guys and gals, can you try this and tell me how it works? When you need a caffeine drink, use a energizing essential oil instead of the caffeine drink. Tell me if the essential oil gave you a natural pick me up! Did you need to drink a caffeine too? Okay, as promised here are a few energizing essential oils: Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Basil. Please be very careful with these oils. Are your listening? I am being very serious, PLEASE BE CAREFUL! These essential oils are strong in odor and can burn your eyes.

Lemon and Peppermint


Energizing Situations:

Just like the relaxing oils, you can use these essential oils in a diffusser. You can also use a few drops in a morning drink or in the bath/shower. If you put it in a drink, you can add Peppermint, Lemon or Orange to water or to a smoothie. All you need is a few drops and your off to drinking heathly. I personally like adding essential oils to a bath or shampoo in the shower. You can ever make a bath sea salt scrub to exfoliate your skin. Okay guys and gals, all you have to do is combine several drops of your essential oil with 1/2 cup of Epsom salt or Sea Salt. This will make for a luxurious bath. My favorite is Lavender at night and Lemon for the morning. You can also use blends too. It is fun to come up with your own blends. Have fun creating!

Ending Notes . . .

Essential Oils are used for different everyday uses. They are great for cooking with, for relaxing/energizing your body, using in the shower or bath, personal care, and using them to clean or disinfect your house. Experiment with your oils and have fun, but please be safe. As always, if you have a question please type it in the comments area. I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

If you have a question, please leave me a comment. I am here to help.

Thank you for Reading and God Bless!

Emily S.

Founder of Health Benefits of Essential Oils








22 Replies to “How Do I Use Essential Oils For – Everyday Use?”

  1. Hi, I really like the first recipe but, of course, I don’t understand it all.

    I don’t know what “agave” you mean. And I think you must live in South America because here we don’t get cocoa powder in these amounts.
    I even think cocoa powder is on a forbidden list in some countries.

    Can you help me out?

    1. Stefan,

      I am sorry you did not understand the recipe. Agave is a popular sweetener for people, who need a natural alternative. The amount you use is one and a fourth of the Agave. I am having trouble making it look like one and a fourth and not eleven fourths. I buy Agave at my local Publix store. I hope this helps. If not please send me another message. Take Care.

  2. Your product in many ways is similar to one of mine. I like that you do oils. I use a CBD oil rub so I know essential oils work to relieve pain and stress. I love the information and how knowledgeable you are on essential oils.

  3. Hello, well I just wanted to say that I don’t know what Memorial Day is as I am not in America. It may not be appropriate to mention it when your website is viewed all year round. What are doTerra oils?
    Other oils may do. I am not sure if you should mention the book, it might seem like you are copying it. Just read up on oils and write up on them. I like oils but get a bit confused about using them. You have some good ideas that you can go into more details on about them. Please watch your spelling and grammar, there are words like favor instead of flavour and you say your when you should say you. I hope this helps.

    1. Julie,
      Thank you for helping me. I actually had “you” in the correct place, but spell check in WA changed it. I have went back through my post and corrected it. Thank you!

  4. Thanks for sharing some really practical ways of using oils. Really appreciate the recipes as well. Looks like I’ll be making the peppermint fudge. Sounds yummy.

  5. I never realized that it was safe to add essential oils to drinks and food before!. I too love to add the oils when in the shower. I learned a quite a bit of information that has me very curious! Especially the Fudge Recipe, though I think I will substitute Orange essential oil for the Peppermint. Thank you

    1. Colleen, I am glad you found my information of value. I encourage you to continue to research and create blends with essential oils. I will continue to follow you and please continue to follow me. God Bless.

  6. Great information! I actually have some lavender oil that I use in a warmer pretty much year-round. It smells wonderful!

    Thanks for the recipes. I will have to try some of these for sure!

    1. Cristy,
      Thank you so much for viewing my site. I am glad you enjoyed reading my information. Lavender oil has such a relaxing smell.
      I would love to go to France and lay in a field of Lavender. Just to take in the wonderful amora and beautiful sky.

  7. Great post and so informative. I love peppermint and I am going to try the healthy fudge. As a mum of two young kids I am always looking into healthier snacks as an alternative to the horrible processed stuff you get in the shops. I would also like to say that lavender oil is a must have for ladies who have just given birth. It really helps sooth pain especially if you have stitches. Stick some drops in a warm bath and it is not only relaxing but soothes the area. As my husband get get quite stressed at work and often has sleepless nights, I often put a few drops on his pillow too to help him sleep. It is amazing stuff. I am also very keen to try the lemon oil as I do not drink caffeine and find it hard to get going in the morning. This might be just the kick I need. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Vicki,
      Thank you for visiting Health Benefits of Essential Oils. I am glad to hear you will enjoy the Peppermint Fudge with your kids. I also agree about putting Lavender on your pillow at night, for it really helps to relax your body to ease into sleep and appreciate you talking about Lavender for women who are giving birth. Please check back with me as I post more articles on this essential oil site. God Bless!

  8. Hi Emily, Wow, I have never thought of using essential oils in cooking! What an interesting idea. Those brownies with mint sound really good 🙂 I’m going to bookmark your site so I can keep on getting your great ideas.

  9. I love essential oils! And use them mostly for relaxation. I never knew there were other uses such as cooking and energizing! Thanks for a very helpful article that teaches me more about essential oils.

    1. You are so welcome! Essential oils are used in many situations. I used Tea Tree on my face when I get pimples on my face. I also use Lavender at night to sleep well. I do hope you will visit again. Thank you for your positive comment.:)

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