Ways to use essential oils

You can add 5-7 drops of essential oils to a diffuser with some water which will release the scent through a mist into the air.

You can create a room spray which can spray into the room but should avoid wood, fabrics and delicate surfaces.

Essential oils can be used with a massage oil with the correct dilution to help ease aching muscles and relax or energise the body.

Essential oils like lavender and chamomile, can be directly added to a bath- 3 to 4 drops. All other essential oils need to be diluted in a base oil, bath oil or shower gel- 4 to 5 drops and mixed well in the bath.

Steam inhalation is great way to treat coughs, colds and sinuses.

Adding 4-6 into a bowl of hot water, taking care of the hot water. Now place a towel over your head and lean over the bowl carefully, creating a tent to trap in the steam.

Take some deep breaths and inhale the aroma for a few minutes.

You can make a roller ball with essential oils and a carrier oil like sweet almond oil, jojoja oil or grapeseed oil. The roller ball can be applied to the temples, wrists and neck to help relieve tension or as an alternative to perfume.

You can also add 2-3 drops to a tissue, place close to your nose and inhale the aroma when you breathe in.

Our sense of smell is very powerful and we respond strongly to the limbic brain which is the part of the brain that deals with emotions and memories.

Smells can trigger a feeling, emotion or reaction. When you smell an essential oil, it triggers a response to the limbic brain and so can make you calmer, help with sleep and can trigger a memory that effects your emotions too.

Essential oils are beneficial physically too such as affecting the skin and muscles as certain essential oils can have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Caution – inhalation should be avoided for children and people with asthma and instead add 2-3 drops of essential oils in a bowl of hot water in the room nearby but out of the reach of children.

More Info.

To find out more about using essential oils safely, click HERE.

5 everyday essential oils HERE.

My 6 favourite essential oils HERE.

Disclaimer: This blog is for general information purpose only. This blog is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I am not a medical professional. Please seek medical advice if required. The use of the information on this blog or information linked, is at the users own risk.

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