Having covered the benefits of essential oils in Essentials 101, it’s time to uncover the “how to’s” of these oils.
Essential oils are extremely intense oils extracted from the roots, stems, flower and other parts of a plant. These oils are concentrated in both their scent and benefits, which help induce sleep, relieve headaches, aid in multiple hair and skin conditions, and even help fight deceases such as common cold.
Below are ways you can use essential oils and enjoy their benefits all while using them safely.
Essential Oils in Diffusers and Humidifiers
Create your own mix of essential oils and add a few drops to your humidifier and/or diffuser, making sure to follow the instructions provided by their respective manufacturers.
Diffusing citrus oils like mandarin, orange, and grapefruit have been found to raise your morale and promote positive thoughts, whereas, essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, and clary sage help induce sleep.
You can also use our essential oil bottles as diffusers by creating your own mix of essential oils and add to it your desired carrier oil, then leave the bottle open and place a couple wooden sticks inside the bottle.
Do not use essential oils for more than 8 hrs a day consequently.
Essential Oils in Showers and Baths
Knowing that essential oils have never ending beneficial and medical properties, adding a few drops to you shampoo and conditioner could nourish your hair and give it a shiny smooth texture, as well as promote hair growth and prevent dandruff and breakage. As for your skin, adding essential oils to your body wash can help rid you of multiple skin disorders, such as acne, sores, eczema, psoriasis and many more, as well as improve the elasticity of skin, reduce wrinkle and cellulite appearance, and eradicate scars and stretch marks.
You can also add essential oils to your bath to promote a feeling of relaxation and relief after a busy day.
Essential Oils in Cars
Conventional air fresheners have been linked to many sever illnesses including brain damage, cancer, and lung damage. Essential oils can be used instead as a safer and effective alternative to conventional store bought air fresheners. The following are easy ways you could use essential oils to freshen your car:
- Put a few drops of essential oils onto a cotton ball and tuck it in the car air vent, or drip essential oils onto a wooden clothespin and clip it onto the car air vent.
- A small electronic diffuser can be plugged into the car outlet.
- Simple put a few drops of essential oils onto the car furniture or carpet.
Different essential oils also have antimicrobial properties to get rid of unwanted germs on car surfaces.
Essential Oils on Furniture
Essential oils are so potent that they can destroy certain bacteria, fungus and viruses. Being so you can use essential oils on you furniture to get rid of microbes and to leave them with a beautiful aromatic scent of your choosing.
Essential oils provide comfort, support and aid but should not be used as medicine.
Do not use undiluted essential oils directly on skin. Before applying an essential oil topically, make sure to dilute your essential oil with a carrier oil or any other medium.
Essential oils should not be ingested.