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12 Ways To Use Essential Oils This Year

Here are twelve ways to use essential oils this year with a monthly essential oil uses guide. Find tips, essential oil DIYs, and diffuser blends too.

With the shifting of the year and seasons, so too do our needs shift when it comes to all things oils. As I plan ahead for the new year, I begin thinking about what essential oil uses would be helpful each month. You can scour the internet for hours and find countless ideas but still have no plan. 

So, I decided to make one myself and share it with you. If you’re new to the essential oil world, you’ll find it helpful to know what oils are ideal in each season. For example, you probably wouldn’t want a warming bath bomb in the already overheating summer. Even as a fall fanatic, I would agree pumpkin spice is best left in its respective season. 

If you’re a regular oily mama, like me, then you probably know all these tips already, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was an organized list of ways and ideas to use essential oils throughout the entire year? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. As you fill in your calendar with birthdays, school breaks, appointments, and reminders, why not add a fun essential oil DIY?

From a chapped lip remedy in January to spring cleaning in April and into the joyful festivities in December, find a unique way to use essential oils all year!

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What can I do with my essential oils? There is an essential oil for just about anything. Start with these twelve ways to use essential oil this year with a monthly essential oil uses guide.

What can I do with my essential oils?

Some oils can be used to help with sleepless nights, while others can make you feel more awake than two cups of coffee. You can do many different things with essential oils, from easy diffuser blends to creative bath bombs. There is an essential oil for just about anything, whether you need a little relaxation with lavender or want to make clever homemade gifts.

And if you’re wondering if you can use essential oils on your skin, you absolutely can with most of them. However, it’s always smartest to check first before putting a new oil on your skin. See our list of the best essential oils for skin. And it’s a good idea to print an essential oil dilution guide.

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How many ways can you use essential oils? 

There are countless ways to use essential oils (seriously, I’ve lost count). There are so many that if I sat here and listed them all, we’d be here for hours! I’m constantly finding new and creative ways to use essential oils for special occasions to everyday uses. 

Some of my favorite ways to use essential oils are to make something with them. Seasonal room sprays, natural essential oil candles, homemade soaps, and more will fill your calendar this year too!

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I’m not sure we’ll ever stop finding ways to use essential oils, and that’s one of the best things about it! We’re constantly learning about new uses for essential oils and ways we can use them. Who knows? You may be the next one to be inspired to make something new and totally your own with essential oils!

Some of my favorite ways to use essential oils is to make something with them. Seasonal room sprays, natural essential oil candles, homemade soaps, and more will fill your calendar this year too with this monthly essential oil uses guide.

12 Ingenious Ways To Use Essential Oils Every Month This Year

Essential oils are versatile and can be used any day, every day, all year long. But, I like to think creatively, outside the box. And each of these 12 clever ways to use essential oils proves it! Put them in your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun.

January: Vanilla Honey Lip Scrub

How to use a lip scrub to remove dead skin from your lips and ultimately cure chapped lips fast.

The cold month of January is well known for leaving us with one big problem, annoyingly chapped lips. If you need a solution that will have your lips smoother than cream in minutes, this vanilla honey lip scrub is your answer! 

Need something for easier access on the go? Try our favorite essential oil lip balm recipes.

February: DIY Massage Oil

It is easy to make a massage oil with coconut and essential oils in just three steps with our DIY massage oil recipe!

Besides being known as the month of romance, February can also be a month of boredom. The holiday fun is gone, spring hasn’t yet arrived, and new year’s resolutions tend to begin falling by the wayside. 

All of this can get quite gloomy, making it the perfect time to treat yourself or your spouse to this incredible DIY massage oil made with essential oils!

March: Sage and Aloe Clear Soap Bars

This clear soap bars recipe suspends dried sage leaves in an infusion of cleansing sage essential oil and real aloe vera for a retreat from the desert sun.

As the winter slowly transitions into spring, March can bring the fresh take on life we all need. This makes it a great month to refresh with essential oils like sage or eucalyptus. These sage and aloe clear soap bars are just the thing to embrace the season of fresh starts. 

April: Essential Oil Cleaning Spray

This essential oil cleaning spray is a genie in a bottle that works as a DIY multi purpose cleaner!

I don’t know about you, but I get that unstoppable itch to start spring cleaning whenever April hits. However, thinking about it and actually doing it are two different things. 

It’s such a monumental task, which is why I love this time-saving essential oil cleaning spray. Looking for something more than a spray? Check out our top essential oil cleaning recipes!

May: Sage Essential Oil Shower Steamer

Here’s how to make shower steamers with sage essential oil for a clarifying yet calming aromatherapy steam that feels like a next-level spa experience.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, a working mom with little ones, or neither, there’s no debate that the calendar gets full in May! That’s why it’s even more important to prioritize self-care. And what better way to do that than with a restorative sage essential oil shower steamer? You’ll be surprised how far a little aromatherapy can go. 

June: DIY Aromatherapy Candles

If you haven’t made DIY aromatherapy candles for stress relief before, you must! Not only are they utterly relaxing, but they are also fairly easy to make. All you need is wax, wicks, essential oils, and a container.

As school ends, you may find yourself starting a new summer job or trying to keep your kids occupied during summer break. While you just want a vacation! 

Everyone needs a chance to stop and take a breath of fresh air in June. This DIY aromatherapy candle is my favorite way to rejuvenate myself in times like these. You can adjust your candle with essential oils to benefit your needs, and nothing feels more luxurious than that!

July: Essential Oil Plant Spray

Your plants are going to love this natural, multipurpose plant spray recipe made with the best essential oils for plants. Use it indoors and outdoors to keep your plants thriving!

The summer brings a great time to be out in the garden or just days to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’ve got a green thumb or have a history as a plant killer, this essential oil plant spray will bring out the best in each of your plants and help them to thrive all year long!

August: Aromatherapy Shower Mist Spray

It’s super easy to make an aromatherapy shower mist with essential oils to relax the mind.

August ends our summer bliss with the back-to-school season officially in session. As the summer sun begins to dip into fall leaves, there’s nothing more luxurious in this hectic month than the ability to create your own spa feel at home. 

Stress will slide right off with just a few deep breaths of this unique aromatherapy shower mist spray that transforms an ordinary shower into a deluxe spa day!

September: Fall Diffuser Blends

Make your home smell amazing this autumn with a dozen fabulous fall diffuser blends. You’ll find all on printable essential oil blends charts!

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with fall. I simply can’t get enough of it; from pumpkin spice to sweater weather, there’s nothing about it I don’t love. Whether you need some inspiration or want every different kind of fall blend for your diffuser during this special season, these fabulous fall blends will have you fall-ing in love with the season.

October: Vanilla Pumpkin Bath Bomb

This vanilla pumpkin bath bomb recipe is infused with five spicy essential oils, wrapped in vanilla, and topped with a dash of pumpkin spice. They’re creamy, warming, and, can I say it? - PUMPKIN PERFECT!

Is there anything that screams October more than putting pumpkin into everything? One drop of this bath bomb and your mundane soak is immediately transformed into a sweet autumn oasis that will have you coming back for more. Is there anything more pumpkin perfect than this vanilla pumpkin bath bomb? I don’t think so!

November: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe with essential oils is as good as pumpkin pie. It will restore your natural glow, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth after just one use.

Whether you already love sugar scrubs or have never tried one, there’s no better month to add it to your skincare routine than November! Not only does this pumpkin spice sugar scrub leave your hands smelling like an autumn luxury, but it also supplies your skin with vitamins to keep your whole body glowing and soft all year round.

December: Christmas Essential Oil Blends

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find a new favorite among these Christmas essential oil blends. Print each with our easy printable blend charts!

December is the season of festivities and lots of holiday hosting. There are many clever ways to use essential oils, but my favorite are these Christmas essential oil blends. It’s a lifesaver for making your house smell incredible for any winter party last minute. 

Print these Christmas essential oil blend charts and countless more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library

Whether you came for ideas for the new year approaching or just wanted to find more essential oil DIYs, there’s a myriad of unique ways to use essential oils all year round! So don’t wait; get oily chic today!


Pin these ways to use essential oils all year to your Pinterest essential oil board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print the blend charts! 

P.S. Did you know you can tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us?

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