Essential oils have become an absolute essential in our daily lives. We have been using it for years now to keep our beauty and hair care regime on point. 

However, have you ever thought that these essential oils are actually useful for a lot of other things as well that are way beyond beauty and haircare? 

Here are five ways in which you can make use of your essential oils that you were most certainly unaware of! 

Getting Rid Of Odour 

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Are you someone who goes to the gym and carries a duffel bag? Have you experienced that moment when you enter the gym, open your bag and everyone turns to look at you. While we are sure your gym body is top-notch, they turn not to look at you but because of the disgusting odour that your bag is emitting. To get rid of this smell, you can take a few cotton balls and pour a few drops of your favourite essential oil on them, like lavender, rose or even lemon and place this inside the bag. The next time they turn, it is going to be to trace the fragrance! 

Keeping Insects Away

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Spraying pesticides and insecticides is a cure for these insects. However, in the name of prevention, you can use essential oils! The insects absolutely despise the smell of peppermint essential oil. What you need to do is soak a few cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and place them around your house in all those places where insects tend to find their peace. Once you place these cotton balls around, you will soon see that the insects have stopped making their appearances! 

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To Keep Cold At Bay

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It is a known fact that eucalyptus oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties. This is why it is ideal to give you relief if you have a blocked nose or a bad case of cold! To help yourself get a peaceful sleep, all you have to do is take a handkerchief, put a few drops of eucalyptus oil on it and keep it next to your pillow. The fragrance will soon unblock your nose! 

Help Relieve Toothache

Clove essential oil is one such oil that has been used for years to save one from toothache. It is a great ingredient to maintain dental hygiene and even freshen the breath. The two ways in which you can use this essential oil is either by adding a drop of the oil on your toothpaste while brushing your teeth or diluting it with water and gargling.

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Aid In Cleaning 

We have been experimenting so much with homemade house cleaners. While they are extremely useful, organic, less harmful and may even work wonders the one thing they lack is a fragrance. Add a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oil to your homemade cleaners and they will keep your house squeaky clean and fresh! 

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