When it comes to essential oils, there are a lot of questions out there. What benefits do essential oils offer? How can essential oils be used and applied? Are there any helpful recipes from the experts? What should I know about their safety?
In this guide we’ll provide the answers to these questions about the top five essential.
Lavender Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
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As you begin to use essential oils, keep in mind that most oils should be either used for aromatherapy or applied topically, and never ingested. You should also dilute the essential oil with either a carrier oil (coconut, almond, or vegetable) or mix the essential oil with a paraben-free lotion which will dissipate the concentrated molecules that can sometimes cause skin irritation.
1. Lavender Essential Oil
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With narrow leaves, short stems, and a tuft of blueish flowers, Lavandula angustifolia, or more commonly known as English Lavender, has long been used to soothe, heal, and be a disinfectant to burns. This is a popular essential oil because of the gentle and calming effects it has which makes this oil ideal for aromatherapy use.
For those interested in blending lavender with other essential oils, some great scents to mix with are floral, woodsy, spicy, and citrus oils include:
Lemon and Lemongrass
To help promote relaxation and relieve stress, use 1-2 drops of the oil and rub them between the palms of your hands then gently smooth over your pillow before going to sleep. Not only will this make your pillow smell better but can help you fall asleep.
Another option is to rub the lavender oil into the your hands, cupping them, then holding your hands up to your nose to let you breathe in the floral scent. You can also rub a few drops onto the soles of your feet where skin is less sensitive and can be absorbed easily.
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