For thousands of years, various cultures have used essential oils for their medicinal and health benefits. They can be used in and around the house for many different purposes, aromatherapy being the most popular.
Read on to find out a few different ways you can use essential oils for your overall well-being.
Aromatherapy and Relaxation
- Simply add a few drops of your favourite essential oil or blend of essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser and enjoy!
- For a gentle relaxing atmosphere, add lavender, rose, ylang ylang, roman chamomile and orange oil to your diffuser and feel the tension ebb away.
- Fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of your favourite oil. Spray around the house to create the mood you want.
- To relax, combine chamomile, lavender, bergamot or cedarwood to your bath, lie back, close your eyes and feel the tension leaving your body.
- To create a mellow, relaxing mood while cooking after a hard day, mix basil, grapefruit or peppermint oil, add to a diffuser and let its scent fill the room.
- Love those silk flowers? Scent them with a floral essential oil, mix a few drops of your favourite one into a spray bottle filled with water and simply spray as required.
- Suffering from insomnia? Add a few drops of lavender oil to your pillow at bedtime and enjoy a restful sleep.
- Feeling anxious? Mix 2-4 drops of chamomile, lavender and peppermint essential oils and rub into your temples for immediate relaxation.
- Add a few drops of lavender or chamomile to your child’s favourite stuffed animal to calm them.
- If you suffer from depression, add rose oil to baths to improve your state of mind.
- To cleanse and feel rejuvenated, add lavender oil, Epsom salts and sea salt to your bath, lie back and enjoy the soothing feeling stealing over you.
- Use a few drops of cedarwood or lavender oil added to unscented lotion for a heavenly massage.
- After your shower or bath put 3-5 drops of your favourite oil on a tissue and inhale.
- For an invigorating foot or hand bath, add 3-5 drops of oil to a bowl of water, immerse your hands or feet and relax. Remember cool water energizes while warm water relaxes you.