There are various methods that can be used when applying essential oils topically. Besides direct application, you can add them to lotions, use them for massage, or add them to your bath. One very popular location -- applying essential oils on feet!
Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil! Add the cubes to pasta/potato dishes, soups, or roasting onions, garlic, & veggies; These have a six month freezer life and do need to be stored separately to preserve individual flavors of the herbs.