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Do any websites offer a list of essential oils and their uses?

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The Dr. Axe website features a lengthy list of essential oil uses as well as the particular oils to use for each purpose, as of 2015. AromaWeb also features an alphabetized list of essential oils; site visitors can click on an oil's name to read information including its claimed uses.

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One use for lavender essential oil involves applying a few drops to a pillow before bedtime to make it easier to fall asleep, according to Dr. Axe. Massage therapists can also mix lavender essential oil with unscented lotion to promote relaxation in clients. Cedarwood is another essential oil scent that works well for massage purposes.

Coconut essential oil can be mixed with lavender essential oil and beeswax to create a homemade lip balm, notes Dr. Axe. Individuals who prefer homemade hygiene products can create natural deodorant by mixing coconut oil as well as an essential oil in their favorite scent with beeswax. Homemade shampoo can be created using rosemary oil, lavender oil, coconut milk and aloe vera gel.

Essential oils can also help remove traces of cigarette smoke from the air or eliminate shoe odors, states Dr. Axe. Eucalyptus, tea tree and rosemary oils mixed together in a spray bottle creates an odor-eliminating spray for rooms in which people smoke cigarettes. A few drops of lemon oil and tea tree oil inside of shoes creates a fresh scent.

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