Essential oils have been used in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. In addition to providing a pleasing aroma, they also provide a wide array of medicinal benefits. Even adding just a couple of drops to a common household cleaner can result in feeling a sudden burst of energy. You can also add some to a body lotion to help with pain relief. If you’re interested in starting to use essential oils in your daily routine, here are a few ideas.
Oil diffusers can now be found in households all over the world. Most people enjoy having their house smell good, but not everyone enjoys artificial scents from aerosol sprays or plug-in devices. In fact, many people have allergies to synthetic scents. Scented candles are a healthy option, but some people don’t feel comfortable having active flames in the house (especially if there are small children around). Burning scented candles can also get expensive if you do it often enough. Oil diffusers, on the other hand, don’t pose any safety risks. They’re also much more cost effective than candles, and you can change the scent with each use so they’re very versatile. You can choose citrus or eucalyptus in the morning for an energy burst and then use lavender in the evenings to help with relaxation. You will thank yourself for getting a high quality product, such as Young Living Essential Oils. You may even want to get a couple of different diffusers to put in different rooms.
Even if you have a diffuser, sometimes you need a quick burst of something to help get rid of unwanted smells. You can easily create your own furniture and room deodorizer spray by mixing these ingredients in a spray bottle: 15 drops eucalyptus, 15 drops orange, 15 drops bergamot, 10 drops cedarwood and 3 ounces of water. Shake before use and spray wherever it’s needed. You can also use this mixture on the inside of stinky shoes.
It’s hard to find the perfect health and beauty products, and once you’ve found one you won’t want to replace it anytime soon. However, you might be willing to simply add a couple of drops of oil to a product to provide you with an additional benefit. Adding Ylang Ylang to body lotion can reduce depression, alleviate anxiety and decrease your heart rate. Bergamot can be added to aloe vera gel. Because it serves as an antiseptic and can also help relieve pain it can be used for sunburns.
Making your own laundry detergent is much easier than you probably imagine, and making your own can save you a lot of money in the long run too. You need to grate 1/4 cup of bar soap and mix it with 1/4 cups of borax and 1/4 cup of washing soda. Whisk those ingredients with one gallon of water and you have detergent. However, if you add 30 drops of lavender your sheets will smell divine and they will naturally fight odors. You might just fall asleep faster too.
Many oils are versatile, but none are more versatile than tea tree oil. If you’re serious about using oils in your everyday routine, you’ll definitely want to secure a large bottle of tea tree oil. Used on its own, it can serve as both an antiseptic and an insect repellent (it’s great to bring on family camping trips). It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory if rubbed on your skin and will also help wounds recover more quickly. If you want to make a quick and easy all purpose household cleaner just mix several drops of tea tree oil with water and apple cider vinegar. Store in a spray bottle and shake before use. You can also add some citrus oils if you want something with a fresh clean smell.
Once you realize how easy and beneficial essential oils are, you’ll probably be using them every day without even thinking about it.
Publish Date: June 13, 2020 12:12 AM