If you are not aware of what essential oils can do for you, it’s time to learn. Current research is revealing the presence of many harmful toxins in perfumes, air fresheners, cleaning and laundry products. I am not surprised as have had reactions to anything scented for years now.
Essentially (pun intended) essential oils are concentrated aromatic compounds made from plants. Each plant has its own unique scent or flavor known scientifically as its essence. They are to be inhaled or diluted to rub on the skin, but never ingested. Research claims they have the power to control our emotions and moods and even our health.
As you can probably imagine, essential oils come in many scents. Just think of all the unique scents in nature. You can buy them individually or in sets of many different aromas. Essential oils can be purchased in bottles or rollers for easy application to your skin. My personal favourite scent is called Citrus Kiss for a subtle sweet lemon scent. I also love the Skin Envy combination of five essential oils on my face. I get both online from Vitality Extracts. Check out their website for all the different options, there are tons!
Essential oils can be used as perfume to be worn in jewellery that diffuses the scent of the oil as you wear it. Bracelets, necklaces and rings are very popular, and quite elegant worn as casual jewellery. They contain either lava stones, semi precious stones or glass beads that you rub the oil onto.
These versatile essential oils can also be used to scent your laundry by adding a few drops to dryer balls or a damp facecloth in your load as it goes into the dryer. Another way to use them around the house is to put drops on a cotton ball or tissue to deodorize garbage cans and other smelly spots. I add a few drops to cotton balls and stick them in the filter holder of my vacuum cleaner. Or add some to a misting or spray bottle with water to spray on carpets, rugs, furniture, etc. A few drops of lavender oil on our under your pillow is reportedly a great way to ensure a relaxing sleep.
If you don’t wear jewellery, an even more convenient way to use essential oils is with a room diffuser. Like a vaporizer, you add drops of oil to water in the diffuser, plug it in and turn it on so the aroma spreads through your room. With many colors, shapes and sizes available, you can be sure to find one to suit your décor in any room. You can even get a diffuser for your car instead of using the old fashioned, tree shaped, smelly things of yesteryear.
So, get with the times. Throw out all your Febreze type air fresheners that are loaded with toxins affecting your nervous system. These wonderful, natural perfumes can be mixed together to create your own unique or signature scent.
Go ahead, get creative! Let me know what you come up with.