Essential oils are highly concentrated oils from herbs, trees, flowers and roots. The general rule is to add them to natural lotions, creams and carrier oils such as jojoba, sesame, almond and grapeseed.
But essential oils have gained respect in industry’s across the spectrum from beauty to home decor.
Where do you find essential oils and how are they being used?
Bath-By adding 8-10 drops to your bath, you’ll create an environment of upliftment, seduction or tranquility by the choice of oils you use.
As an alternative you can add 10-20 drips to a carrier oil and then add the desired amount to your bath water. It’s a good idea to add your essential oil to your bath after you’ve run your water and are about to enter your tub.
Massage - By adding 10-20 drops of essential oil to one ounce of a carrier oil, you can create a massage oil.
When treating the elderly and children use no more than 5-8 drops per ounce in your carrier oil.
Skin Care - By adding 10-20 drops of an essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil, unscented natural lotion or cream, you now have a wonderful combination for a skin care product.
Dry and some maturing skin loves Rose, Neroli, Geranium and Palmarosa, while oily skin benefits well from Lavender, Carrot Seed, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang
Hair Care - Add essential oils to shampoo’s and conditioners and you can create your own hair care products.
You can choose oils that are specific for your hair type. Geranium and Sandalwood are great for dry hair while Cedarwood, Lemongrass and Rosemary are perfect for oily hair.
Room Fresheners - You can naturally enhance your home environment with fresh aromas of citrus or peppermint in your kitchen. Eucalyptus and Rosemary are for that cleansing odor and Lavender is the comforting and calming aroma for your family room.
At Work - By creating your own personal space, you can have a Basil plant on your desk for when you need to focus.
Try Lemon or Grapefruit for those after lunch times when you need to stay alert or Lavender and Ylang Ylang when you need help in calming our nerves before a presentation.
A few drops on a cotton ball concealed in a plastic bag is a great way of transporting your oils to and from work. You could also keep your own personal kit with you just as you would your make up bag.
While the mention of these oils is not meant to be medical advice in any way, essential oils have been used as alternatives for addressing certain challenges in peoples lives.
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