Excellent Ways To Use Your Essential Oils…

By on October 26, 2012

There are different ways to use essential oils. Inhalation, application and oral use are three common uses. Whichever method you use, make sure to use the freshest essential oils you can find, which is within 12 months of opening the bottle. (Note: To make your own dilutions for skin care, be sure to add two to five drops of essential oil to a good quality vegetable oil, such as sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, borage seed, evening primrose or olive oil)

Here are some lovely ways to use your essential oils (via)

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Body Mist: Add 5-10 drops of an essential oil to 4 ounces of water and shake well. Take care when applying citrus oils to your face; these oils are photosensitive, meaning they can make your skin more prone to sunburn from ultraviolet light exposure.

Shampoo: Add a few drops of lavender, basil, cedarwood, or patchouli oil to your shampoo to treat dandruff or an itchy scalp. Rosemary oil can promote hair growth.

Skin cream: Mix a couple drops of rosemary or rose oil into your face cream to boost it’s anti-aging capabilities.

Hankies: Place one drop of essential oil on a handerkerchief or tissue to be used during an emotional emergency.

Humidifiers: Add one to nine drops of oil to the water in the reservoir. Tea tree oil is a good all purpose antiseptic and antimicrobial.

Fire logs: Put one drop of cypress, pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log at least a half hour before burning. One perfumed log per fire is sufficient.

Room sprays: Add about four drops of oil per cup of warm water to a plant sprayer or for ease of use try a diffuser an excellent way to keep your room or home smelling great with health benefits. 

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Excellent Ways To Use Your Essential Oils…