October 16, 2017

3 Common Essential Oils and How to Use Them

Common Uses for Lavender Essential Oil


  • My most favorite bath of all is simply hot water plus 20 drops lavender essential oil.  Relaxing, soothing, calming.  Fantastic way to end the day.
  • Place a drop or two on your pillow to aid in going to sleep and sleeping peacefully.
  • Wear a drop or two on your wrists for calming effect and wonderful scent throughout the day.
  • One drop on your collar can help soothe a fussy baby.
  • Use in a diffuser for air freshener.
  • Add several drops to a clean washcloth and toss in the dryer with Mom’s and Baby’s wet clothes for a fresh scent.
  • Add several drops to homemade foaming hand soap.
  • Add to homemade kitchen cleaner.

Common Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil | TheMarathonMom.com


  • Amazing how powerful this essential oil is when it comes to nausea!  Simply hold the bottle under nose and breathe normally.  (Don’t sniff too vigorously!  This stuff is strong!)
  • Rub a drop of peppermint oil on each temple and massage for headache relief.
  • Place about 15 drops into vacuum cleaner cannister and fill the room with a fresh scent while vacuuming!  Many essential oils are also antibacterial/antifungal, so you’re killing germs, too!
  • Peppermint is my favorite for adding to foaming kitchen hand soap.

How to Use Lemon Essential Oil | TheMarathonMom.com


  • Add one drop to ice water for a refreshing drink.
  • Add 10 to 15 drops to olive oil on your dustcloth and use to dust wood furniture.
  • Lemon essential oil is also great aromatherapy for nausea.
  • Also great for adding to homemade kitchen hand soap.

The uses for these three essential oils are endless.  I’ve barely scratched the surface on ways to use them.  Feel free to message me for more information on how you too, can begin your journey to more natural remedies.  Or to begin now, click here.



  1. Essential oils are huge in our house and we are running low. Would love to try this brand out. Oh the things I could accomplish with these deliciously wonderful EO’s! Great giveaway!

  2. Already a fan on Facebook under Linda Jacobson and The Helpful Sister

  3. Already follow on twitter @helpfulsister

  4. Hello! I have liked MM on FB and have been following you for some time now 🙂 I want to win, because I too would like to do more with EOs. I use Eucalyptus in the bath for stuffy nose/cold and peppermint for headaches, but would like to learn and use more. It is amazing how natural things like EOs can help with ailments. I love that! Thank you!

  5. Natalie Scott says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  6. Natalie Scott says:

    I’m in my 1st trimester, sounds like these would be really helpful in easing my nausea!

  7. Patti Brasher says:

    I am a recent subscriber (a few weeks now) and facebook follower! I am brand new to using essential oils, as I have been inspired to make more natural choices around the home but am still at the baby step and trying not to let my perfectionist tendancies get me overwhelmed and confused stage. I found some old tea tree oil (non food grade) in a drawer that was part of an old massage kit of my husband’s and have been using it to freshen up the cloth diapers that we recently switched our two youngest too…however, I have been wanting to try more and on a tight budget am not sure where to start. I would love to try these three oils and their many uses:)

  8. Jennifer says:

    I am a recent fan of doterra essential oils. We recently tried the Breathe for my son with asthma and LOVE it. I would LOVE to try some new ones out on our family.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  10. I am just getting into essential oils. I bought some at the health food store and am trying it out. So far I’ve had mixed results. In my laundry it just washes away or dissipates in the dryer. In my homemade general cleaning spray it smells wonderful and I’m hoping it’s cleaning even better. I would love this starter pack to compare quality.

    I already LIKE marathon mom on FB and I don’t twitter so here goes nothing. hope I win, thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

  11. I follow you on Facebook and Twitter… and now am leaving a comment here! 🙂 I would love to try these oils!

  12. Stephanie C says:

    I’m just diving into the world of essential oils. This would be a great start!

  13. Stephanie C says:

    I like you on Facebook

  14. Stephanie C says:

    I Follow you on twitter

  15. I would love the lemon or peppermint- I love natural ways to clean and freshen things up!

  16. Pam Kopcio says:

    I follow your blog via email and on Facebook!

  17. Follow you on FB and now on Twitter too! I have been making a lot of recipes you post and have read about the oils. I am a single mother and have not been able to take a bath since she was born (don’t worry-I do shower) but the relaxing part is out and putting that Lavender in the bath sounds heavenly. Don’t know how you do it with 8. I’d like to try some of your other ideas too. Thanks for all the ideas you share.

  18. Tabitha Sibille says:

    I follow you on Facebook!! Sorry I don’t twitter 🙁 I have recently banned chemical cleaners in my home and I have been making natural Ones! These essential oils would make a great addition to my cleaners and my homemade laundry detergent!! Thanks for the chance to win these!

  19. Hi Brandy! Thanks for the chance to win. Essential oils is on my ‘to-do’ list. I want to learn more about them (appreciated the info in your last post) and incorporate them more in our home.

    I’ve found peppermint to be extremely helpful for the headaches I get with some of my pregnancies and lavender really helps me sleep.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. I already follow Marathon Mom on FB.

  21. I already follow Marathon Mom on Twitter. 🙂

  22. I have been dying to try DoTERRA oils… I use essential oils with my Doula clients and see great results. I follow your blog on FB and I am going right now to follow you on twitter.

  23. I have always wanted to try essential oils in my cloth diaper laundry and around the home. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  24. I like you on Facebook!

  25. I already like MM on FB! I would love these oils I have only dabbled in essential oils andwant to start using them in a variety of ways.

  26. I follow you on Twitter!

  27. Awesome giveaway! I’ve never tried doTerra oils but I’m almost out so this would be perfect!

  28. Facebook fan!

  29. I am also following you on Twitter!

  30. What great ideas for essential oils. I love essential oils and love making my own cleaning products and would love to start making my own “spa” products. I would love to win so I could make some new scented cleaning products.

  31. Following MM on Twitter

  32. Like MM on FB

  33. Shelly Smith says:

    Would LOVE to try more essential oils (I’ve only tried one before, with “iffy” results?!) Thanks for a chance to win!

  34. Shelly Smith says:

    I follow MM on Twitter!

  35. Shelly Smith says:

    I “like” MM on Facebook!!

  36. I would love to win these essential oils because they would help me to reduce the toxins in my home by using things that are safe!

  37. I’m a fan on facebook!

  38. I’m following you on twitter. 🙂

  39. Cool giveaway! I use EO’s for so many things around the house. I can attest to the peppermint working for headaches–if I get one, it is the only thing I use & it helps almost immediately!

  40. jessi becker says:

    I would love to win because I LOVE to use my essential oils….I use them for cleaning, air freshner and for other misc things….and I love trying new scents and companies…

  41. jessi becker says:

    and I follow you on FB!

  42. Just starting to get into EO’s. Would love to try these!

  43. I am only just beginning to use essential oils. I would love to try these scents. I love your recommendations on how to use them.

  44. Already like on FB.

  45. Ann Baer says:

    I have always wanted to try essential oils, but they are just too expensive to buy on the chance we don’t like them. Love MM! Thanks for this opportunity.

  46. I like Marathon Mom on facebook (and enjoy reading what you have to say).

  47. I have never tried these essential oils before and would love the opportunity to.

  48. I’d use any of them, but I love lavender for a relaxing bath.

  49. I follow on facebook.

  50. Sara Hulgan says:

    I’ve been converting our house to more green cleaning products and healthier cooking/ eating thanks mostly to the inspiration of your blog! I’ve been wanting to try essential oils, but my husband is skeptical of the results and weary of the cost. I’d love to convert him and see the results for myself!
    By the way, your Bean Dip recipe has become a weekly staple in our house! We love it!
    Thanks for all that you’re doing!

  51. I’d like to win because I’ve never really tried them before!

  52. I follow “like” you and follow you on Facebook and love your posts. 🙂 I am saving my pennies so that I can start buying essentials oils for my family. I would love to win some free ones and have a head start!

  53. I would love to try these in a bubble bath!

  54. I follow you on facebook

  55. I follow MM on Facebook! I have used these oils before and am saving up to buy more! I would love a few free ones! 🙂

  56. I have been a follower of yours on FB for a while. 🙂

  57. I follow you on Twitter. @A_HeartFor_More

  58. I use essential oils regularly, but I have heard great things about these particular oils and would love to be able to try them out. 🙂

  59. I have been followin you for a while and I would love to win these essential oils, Just made home made laundry det and loving it.

  60. Kathryn Shaffer says:

    My 5 yo daughter Taia had croup this week and then my 18-month old Johanna caught it and now I have a terrible virus! I was wishing this week that I had some essential oils for us to use. I’ve used lesser quality ones, but have been wanting to try these one for quite awhile.

  61. JM Dalton says:

    I love your site! I would love to try the oils for cleaning! I am a huge fan of lavender on mild burns!

  62. I have been wanting to try them forever. I just didn’t know where to start. I would really love to win. I have 4 boys 4 years to 6 months so they would def. Come in handy from baths to laundry.

  63. Oh and I am a fb follower..Love your blog. I have shared it with my friends many times.

  64. I was inspired by Aubrey’s guest post and purchased my first bottle of essential oil, Lavender. I LOVE it. I am looking forward to trying more kinds.
    (I already follow you on Facebook…. but I don’t have a Twitter account.)
    Thanks for doing the give away!

  65. Alyssa Wilson says:

    I would love to start learning more about essentual oils. My first experience was with a rash I had this month during my 5th pregnancy. The Lavender essential oil that I mixed with coconut oil helped reduce the rash/itch greatly AND I slept wonderfully! I would love to try more!

  66. I have been using Peppermint oil for my nausea, but and it’s been great. It’s a sample, so I would LOVE the others as well to try.

    And of course, have been following you on FB and Twitter for some time, so not sure that counts. 🙂

  67. Tiffany Parkin says:

    I would love to win because I have always wanted to start using oils but never seem to have the money 🙂

  68. Jessica Poston says:

    I love essential oils! I’ve never tried this kind before, though. Hope I win.;)

  69. Oh my goodness! I’ve been wanting to order some, as no stores in my area sell them…how awesome would it be to win and add to my natural solutions! Also, I’ve liked MM on FB too!

  70. Jessica Poston says:

    I like The Marathon Mom Facebook page.(Jessica P.)

  71. Jessica Poston says:

    I follow The Marathon Mom on Twitter(TheSuperVegan)

  72. I would like to win so I could try out some of these oils. I am sorta new to the whole thing

  73. I would like to win to try them out. Sounds intriguing.

  74. I like you on FB

  75. I’d love to win mainly to put the oils in my vinegar/water cleaner. My hubby HATES the smell of the vinegar so I usually don’t use it at all.

  76. I like you on FB. My Fb name is Iamsaving Haha. 🙂

  77. JM Dalton says:

    I also like your FB page!

  78. I have never tried essential oils. I would love to win. I’d put them to good use! The peppermint sounds wonderful.

  79. I liked you on FB as well! Love your blog! Thank you for all of you encouragement and tips!

  80. Christine A says:

    I would love to try these, especially in a bath.

  81. Christine A says:

    I liked you on FB

  82. I would love to try these. I have just started making my own household cleaners and would be so excited to try a smell other than vinegar! I am following on twitter and FB 🙂

  83. I’d like to win because I’d add them to my homemade cleaner.

  84. Like you on Facebook.
    “Miranda S.”

  85. Follow you on twitter. @randi094

  86. I love using EOs. I haven’t tried lemon yet and would love to.

  87. Sandy Perry says:

    I would like to try these as I continue my spring cleaning projects.

  88. I’d love to start learning how to use essential oils.

  89. talia b. says:

    I would love to start using essential oils. I follow you on Facebook too!

  90. I follow you on Twitter (Amanda9542)

  91. I’d love to win because I use essential oils for tons of things and I’ve been hearing a lot about DoTERRA lately! People have nothing but good things to say, so I’d love to try them!

  92. I like you on fb as well!

  93. Christina says:

    I’m trying to make some of my own household cleaners and these would really help!

  94. I liked you on fb.

  95. I have been interested in doTerra for a while, and would LOVE to try some! Thanks!

  96. I have loved learning about the benefits of essential oils! I get an email feed of your site and have enjoyed all your helpful tips on how to use them! FB fan, too! 🙂

  97. Patricia Garcia says:

    Hi! I would love to win because I’m very interested in essential oils, but never used them before. So it would be my chance to try! And I also know that DoTerra are more then well recommended. I hope I win!
    Oh, and I’m following MM on FB as well.

    Have a great week!

  98. I love adding to my oil collection! 🙂 Peppermint was a lifesaver during my 1st trimester.

  99. I follow you on Facebook. 🙂

  100. I would love to win this! You really sparked my intrest when you posted about them last but when I went to the site I knew I couldn’t jump in and buy a whole bunch right now because of money. This would be a wonderful way to start. Thanks for the chance!

  101. I follow on FB!

  102. I would LOVE to try out doTerra! So many of my friends use their products, but so far I haven’t been able to convince myself that they are worth the price. Also, I had no idea peppermint was good for pregnancy…if I ever have another baby I’ll have to remember that!

    • Abby Longshore says:

      I started reading this blog just for the healthy recipes & mothering of boys commonality. And here I find out you use doTerra! Ive been using it for a couple of years now. My family uses them daily for some reason or another. Ive been able to keep me & my younger son from getting the sickness my other son & hubby had. On Guard is a MUST!

      thanks! Abby L

  103. i follow you via facebook.

  104. I’ve been making a lot of healthy changes over the last few months… I keep hearing about essential oils, but I haven’t tried them yet. It’s hard to know where to start and what to use them for. Thanks for the info! I’d love to win and get my collection started 🙂

  105. I would love to win these! I have looked into essential oils in the past and would really like to get some alternatives to over the counter meds for my family. I am off to check out more of the website as well!!

  106. I would use it to deodorize the house and myself! I love the scent of lavender and have been looking for a new scent without having to use chemical filled perfume.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  107. I follow you on Facebook!

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  108. Mandy Kirk says:

    I have been interested in trying these oils because I have a son with special needs who has a lot of anxiety and would love to especially try the lavendar with him.

  109. Mandy Kirk says:

    I like you on FB

  110. Interested in trying some different essential oils!

  111. I’ve been making changes toward a more healthy lifestyle and would love to add essential oils as the next change. I’ve read your posts and want to give them a try!

  112. Just “liked” you on facebook 🙂

  113. I’ve never tried these and would love an opportunity to see what they are like. Thank you!

  114. Jen Drysdale says:

    I make my own bar soap and have used essential oils for that…but that is the extent of it. I WOULD LOVE to try them in the ways you’ve suggested! Especially the bath at the end of the day and vacuum cleaner! Thanks for the great ideas!


  115. I would love to win the essential oils. As my family transitions to a healthier lifestyle, I am beginning to use essential oils. How timely that you are offering information and a giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  116. Would love to win! I also follow you on FB. 🙂

  117. I’ve heard a lot about essential oils lately and I’d appreciate a sample to try them! I also liked you on FB. 🙂

  118. I would love to win this amazing set of oils for my family! We are doing our best to go as natural as possible and it would be wonderful to add essential oils into our plan. Thank you! 😉

  119. I’d love to try using essential oils. They sound like a wonderful way to substitute natural things for the chemicals I use.

  120. I like you on Facebook

  121. I followed you via facebook!

  122. I would love to try doTerra! I have been reading a lot about these oils lately and would love to have an alternative to over-the-counter meds.

  123. I’d love to win. I’ve never tried essential oils, but it sounds like they are a great natural solution for many things! Thanks for the giveaway

  124. I like you on facebook

  125. I follow you on twitter (@carlylc)

  126. I am in NEED of new essential oils! I had a small basket filled with my EO stash , but it disappeared. Gone! I have looked everywhere in our house for them. The only possibilities I can think of is that either I had a serious mommy brain moment and threw them away or…no, it couldn’t have been…the two year old

  127. I like you on FB.

  128. I follow you on Twitter.

  129. I am definitely interested in trying essential oils!! I like the vacuum cleaner idea!

  130. I love using these in the bath for my little ones and I am out of lavender and have a fussy 2 month old–would love to try that one!

  131. I would love to win this! I haven’t tried any essential oil yet, but I’d love to get my collection started. Thank you for your helpful tips as well! 🙂

  132. Bethany B. says:

    What a great giveaway! I just started using essential oils a little bit and would love to use them in some of the ways you describe. Thank you for sharing!

  133. I have heard that the peppermint oil is good for headaches. I have struggled with migraines that have put me in the hospital regularly since having brain surgery last May. I have tried many things and I would love to be able to try oils and see if they help before buying it!

  134. Linda St. Laurent says:

    I would love to win these. I am just now starting to learn about essential oils. Thank you for the opportunity.

  135. Linda St. Laurent says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  136. I would love to get more essential oils in our home and get more comfortable using them!

  137. Kristi Robinson says:

    I would love to win the oils! I LOVE lavender for the calming effect in my bath at night!

  138. I follow you on Facebook. Love essential oils 🙂

  139. I loved learning about essential oils on your blog, and I’d like to win so I can slowly build a stash of good ones 🙂

  140. I’ve been wanting to try DoTerra for awhile, but can’t afford it right now. I’d love to win some & try it out!

  141. I “like” you on Facebook

  142. I like you on FB!

  143. I follow you on Twitter.

  144. OH!!! I would LOVE to try these out,I love essential oils and laender is my all time favorite.Thank you for a chance to win these.

  145. I have been wanting to try essential oils. This would be perfect. Thank you for the chance to win!

  146. I like you on Facebook!!

  147. This post peaked my curiosity. Until now, I’ve never heard of Do terra.

  148. Essie Griffin says:

    I would be so appreciated if I won these essential oils! I have a new baby and am eager to do what I can to ensure he is kept healthy using natural remedies rather than modern medicine. We are on a very tight budget right now with me being a stay at home mom and I wouldn’t be able to afford these on my own. So I would love to win!

    I don’t have twitter but I ‘liked’ you on facebook.

  149. Essie Griffin says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  150. Anne Marie says:

    Following and Liked!
    I have made my own laundry detergent, fabric softener, and cleaners but everything is unscented!! Those are three awesome scents to add to all my new homemade goodness. Lavender would be the greatest since it reminds me the most of home. I will be missing the Lavender harvest in the Texas hill country this year. 🙁

  151. I liked your facebook page 🙂
    I’d love to win these oils because I am struggling with some health issues right now, and am trying desperately to find more natural remedies, etc. This would be a huge blessing!

  152. I would love to enter your give-away!

  153. I “liked” you on FB.

  154. I forgot to say why I would like to win on my previous entry! I have always wanted to try essential oils and haven’t made room in the budget to try them. :))

  155. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win the lemon oil. I’m trying to go natural with our soaps and cleaning supplies and this would be a great addition! Also I follow you on Facebook.

  156. Id love to win because my mother-in-law cants stop talking about this company and it’s oils! I’d love to see what all the hype is about! 😉

  157. I like you on FB and would love to win! I don’t have any essential oils yet but I’d love to get my collection started. Thanks for the tips too!

  158. A friend recently told me about using essential oils and now I am interested in trying them out!


  159. Ashley McRea says:

    Would love to try different essential oils in my home. I am trying to be intentional about natural products for everyday use. I liked you on Facebook.

  160. Tiffany Parkin says:

    I liked you on facebook

  161. DarleneKilgore says:

    I use some oils now. Love the ,On guard. Love my diffuser too. There’s so many more I want to explore .It’s the only remedy any family should use. Wholesome for the Heart , Soul and Mind.

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