Essential oils are found in seeds, barks, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of the plants. All these are also responsible for the scent of the plant, as well. They are all-natural and can be used for a variety of emotional and physical treatments. Each essential oil has its own distinct scent and aromatherapy benefits of these oils are endless. Moreover, this is a type of therapy which can be incorporated into any kind of lifestyle. This is a way better alternative to tackle stresses than let’s say, turning to ill practices such as substance and alcohol abuse and eventually needing help to overcome the addiction.
ESSENTIAL OIL DELIVERY
There are many different ways to deliver the benefits of essential oils to the user.
DIFFUSER: This is a device which emits a mist that contains the essential oils. They come in different sizes and usage will depend upon the area that needs to be covered. It can also be with or without colored lights. There are also humidifier diffusers that emit the mist which can moisturize the air. All you need to do is add water to the diffuser and then, pour three to four drops of the essential oil in the water. Plug it in and the scented mist will fill the air.
ROLLER BALL: The user adds a carrier oil or a base oil like Almond oil, Coconut oil, Argan oil and the likes to a roller bottle. Then, a few drops of the chosen essential oil can be poured in like Lavender oil, Peppermint oil, Lemon oil and etc. When done, roll the mixture onto specific areas of the skin, as needed. Essential oils must be used sparingly, just a reminder.
NASAL INHALERS: These plastic tubes usually have a wick in them which is where the essential oil is applied. When needed, the user inhales the scent of the essential oil by placing the inner part of the inhaler by the nostrils.
DIFFUSER NECKLACE/CAR FRESHENER: These devices are made of a metal exterior piece with a small felt pad enclosed inside and this felt pad can be accessed by a hinged opening. With that, essential oil drops are placed on the felt pad and the necklace is worn around the neck. As for the car diffusers, it can be hung on the rear view mirror or attached to the heating vent.
SPRAY: Use witch hazel as the base and add drops of your chosen essential oil. Spray it on your pillows, bedding, sofa chairs, and basically, anywhere you desire.
ESSENTIAL OIL USES
FOR ENERGY BOOST: 3 drops of Ylang Ylang oil, 4 drops of Orange oil, and 3 drops of Lavender oil in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Apply to wrists and inhale.
FOR CALMING: 4 drops of Lavender oil, 4 drops of Lime oil, and 2 drops of Spearmint oil in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Apply to wrists and inhale.
FOR RELAXATION: 3 drops of Lavender oil, 3 drops of Cedar wood oil, and 3 drops of Wild Orange oil in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Apply to wrists and inhale.
TO LIFT MOOD: 3 drops of Wild Orange oil, 3 drops of Bergamot oil, 2 drops of Lemon oil, and 2 drops of Grapefruit oil in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Apply to wrists and inhale.
FOR GROUNDING: 3 drops of Cedar wood oil, 2 drops of Juniper Berry oil, 3 drops of Spruce oil, and 2 drops of White Fir oil in a roller bottle with carrier oil. Apply over heart area and wrists. Inhale after application.
FOR ITCHING: 3 drops of Tea Tree oil, 2 drops of Frankincense oil, and 5 drops of Lavender oil in a spray bottle mixed with Witch Hazel. Spray on bug bites, heat rash, poison ivy, and other itch-related concerns.
ALLERGIES: 4 drops of Lemon oil, Lavender oil and Peppermint oil in a roller bottle mixed with some coconut oil. Apply on face, neck and wrists.
CONGESTION: 4 drops of Lemon oil, Lavender oil, Peppermint oil, Eucalyptus oil, and Tea Tree oil in a roller bottle mixed with some coconut oil. Apply to face, neck and wrists.
SUNBURN RELIEF: 3 oz. of PURE Aloe Vera gel, 15 drops of Peppermint oil, and 15 drops of Lavender oil mixed together and placed in a jar. Apply on a sunburned area.
These are just some of the uses of essential oils. Try to incorporate it in your everyday life and enjoy its benefits.