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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Guide

Posted on 17 April 2017

How to use essential oils in your daily routines.

 

Essential oils are as their name suggests essential. They’re used everywhere in perfumes, soaps, and now even jewelry.

See how you can use essential oils in jewelry.

These oils diffuse slowly to give you scents from herbs and flowers that are known for their healing effects. Essential oils are the basis of aromatherapy, where using these natural oils help enhance psychological and physical well-being. It can reduce anxiety, boost confidence, improve digestion, and more. Read on to see what oils you should use for their healing effects!


Lavender Oil for Relieving Tension.

Essential Oils Lavendar Oil For Aromatherapy

Lavender is known for it’s beautiful fragrance, it’s been used for thousands of years and probably will continue be used for thousands more. It’s healing benefits range from healing burns, restoring skin complexion, to relieving tension. A drop or two on your temples on Monday’s lunch-break, and you’ll feel ready to take on the entire week. (Another one of it’s benefits is its ability to relieve headaches!)

Chamomile Oil to Reduce Blood Pressure

Chamomile Essential Oils For Aromatherapy

Chamomile is a very popular plant for it’s healing effects. Chamomile and honey tea is a famous remedy for cold nights, anti-stress, plus it tastes and smells great. Put a few drops in your healing bracelet for an instant pick me up and you can use it in lieu of perfume for a hint of flowery fields.

 

Rose Oil to Boost Your Mood

Rose Essential Oils For Aromatherapy

Rose Oil is a great anti-depressant, not only does it smell great, it’s anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and an aphrodisiac, ooh lala. Putting a few drops of Rose essential oil in your healing bracelet will have you smelling great all day, boosting your mood, and helping you stay free from stress.

Sandalwood Before Yoga to Increase Relaxation

Sandalwood Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

Sandalwood is derived from a type of evergreen tree which is where it gets its signature woody smell. It is frequently used in meditations, prayers and other relaxing therapies. It’s great for clearing your mind of stress and a few drops of this before a yoga class will have you transformed. Other benefits of Sandalwood is its ability to boost memory, act as an anti-inflammatory, and its anti-aging effects.


Lemongrass Essential Oil as a Bug Repellant.

Lemongrass essential oils for aromatherapy

As it’s name suggests, lemongrass essential oil smells lemony and grassy, a perfect blend of clean crisp nature. Use it to perfume your healing bracelet to smell clean and lemony all day. It’s a great essential oil to use when spending the day outdoors because while the smell is refreshing to us, it’s a repellant for bugs! Take a few drops with you in your bracelet the next time you go on a picnic, hike, or outdoors yoga.

 

Jasmine Essential Oil as a Relaxer

Jasmine essential oils for aromatherapy

Jasmine Essential Oil is another great oil with mood-lifting properties. Jasmine is a beautiful plant, and it’s essential oil smells sweet and romantic. It’s so relaxing that a few drops at night will relax your body, and help you sleep faster. Sweet dreams!

 

Peppermint Essential Oil to Boost Your Energy

Peppermind essential oils for aromatherapy

Peppermint is popular aroma for things that wake up the mind, bubble gum being one of them. Place a 1 or 2 drops to improve your focus and boost your energy. It also smells great and will make you feel better and happier after a few seconds of breathing it in.

Cypress Essential Oil to Calm Your Mood

Cypress essential oils for aromatherapy

Cypress Essential Oil comes from an evergreen tree that has stimulating and calming effects. Similar to a delicious matcha latte which energizes but calms, cypress essential oil will balance out your moods after a long day. Place a few drops, allow to diffuse, and breathe in the natural woodsy aroma.


Comment and share your favorite essential oils with us! What makes you feel the best?

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