Essential Oils and Their Many Uses

Essential Oils and Their Many Uses
When you think of essential oils, typically, it’s more about aromatherapy or perfume than kitchen cleansers or food additives. They cross all sorts of boundaries and today we’ll see some of their many uses.

In Healing and Wellness essential oils are used to help you feel energized, strong and ready to deal with what ever the world has to throw at you.

Cold sores can be both painful and embarrassing. Essential oils can provide the effective and immediate remedy needed to do just that. Tea tree, lavender and lemon/Melissa oils are used in curbing outbreaks of cold sores and can often outright prevent them.

Dental uses from gum pain to bad breath, essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. Studies have shown that cinnamon oil can be effective in combating the primary bacterial driver of tooth decay. Peppermint has been shown to fight gum disease and gum causing bacteria.

Insomnia can hit everybody at some point in life. Instead of sleeping pills or cold medicines, reach for Lavender or Vetiver essential oil instead. Misting your pillow can create a calming, sleep inducing sensation.

For Home Use essential oils make a wonderful substitute for harsh chemicals that can often make you sick.

A Refrigerator rinse made with essential oils such as lime, grapefruit, lemongrass and bergamot make tackling refrigerator scum a worthwhile and fruitful endeavor. You no longer have to pretend you don’t see the build up.

Laundry additives - Your laundry detergents could stand a good boost by adding lemon, orange, eucalyptus or peppermint essential oils. They provide a bold freshness to your clothes.

Air Purifiers/diffusers add value as an air-freshener. One drop or a customized blend in a diffuser/purifier can permeate your entire home with an invigorating aroma.

For Beauty Use essential oils have been used to treat everything from wrinkles and stretch marks to acne and dry lips.

Natural perfumery has seen the greatest use of essential oils. Department store perfumes often contain problematic ingredients and can potentially cause skin irritations. So for you “perfume naturalists’s”, pick up a book on natural perfumery and give it a try. You’ll be surprised at what you can create in the world of a personal perfume.

Chapped lips can be an irritating nuisance. Not only do they interfere with your eating, they also interfere with eating. Chapped lips can bleed and create even more of a problem. Lavender and frankincense essential oils will work well for this challenge. You can add them to a carrier oil (olive, coconut, jojoba or grape seed) or you can create a solid lip balm.

This is just a few of the many ways you can use essential oils. That’s it for this week.

Until Next Time,

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