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.
What exactly are essential oils?
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 essential oils on my face.
I get both online from Vitality Extracts. Check out their website for all the different options, there are tons!
How do you use essential oils?
Essential oils can be used as perfume to be worn in jewelry that diffuses the scent of the oil as you wear it. Bracelets, necklaces, and rings are very popular and quite elegant worn as casual jewelry. 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 jewelry, 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.
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.
Prices are amazingly low right now, be sure to take advantage of the sales!
As this post is modified from an older one, an update is in order. I have tried most of the options for incorporating essential oils into my life. In fact, I recently became an “influencer” with Vitality Essentials. That should tell you how much I love essential oils!
My personal favourite method of use is the room diffuser of which I now have two in my home. The roll-ons are the most convenient method; I keep a few in my purse and lying around the house for a quick application. I still love the lemon-scented Citrus Kiss the best too. I’m also still relying on the Skin Envy combination of frankincense, sandalwood, and myrrh oils to keep my skin hydrated and smooth, especially during these drier months.