Credit: Lisa Nguyen

As interest in the back-to-nature lifestyle grows, essential oils are making a comeback—with bottles that have undergone a style overhaul, refreshed with savvy marketing lingo and bright packaging.

While many of us have often stopped to take a sniff or have been intrigued by the bottles' "magic potion" look, there still remains a cloak of mystery surrounding these little glass bottles of aroma, leaving many of us to wonder, "But what do you do with them?"

Granville Online's Lisa Nguyen shares a few of her own tricks and stops by Yaletown Choices Market to chat with Health and Wellness representative Jennifer Slattery to get the scoop on the benefits and uses of essential oils.


Some other uses of essential oils that didn't make the video cut are:

  • Calm the Asthma Wheeze

    Get a clean small hand or face towel and run it under luke warm water quickly, just to get it damp. Squeeze out excess water, and drop a 2–3 drops of peppermint oil. Place damp cloth over face and breath with mouth to inhale the soothing aroma.


  • Hangover Remedy Blend

    To help soften the effects of a hangover, mix oils of juniper, cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, carrot, fennel, rosemary and lemon and add about 10 drops to a hot bath. (Source: Gardenguides.com)


  • Not-So-Yucky Mosquito Repellent

    Get rid of mosquitoes around your food by applying a few drops of citronella oil to the melted wax of a candle, or place a few drops on the barbecue's hot coals. (Source: Gardenguides.com)


If you've got some of your own essential oil techniques, let us know by commenting below. Thanks for watching!