|How to use aromatherapy in your life|
You can use essential oils as air freshner or in cleaners around the home. You can diffuse them or use them in massage oils. You can also add them to your skincare and so much more.
Let's have a look at just how you can add them into your life easily, safely and get maximum enjoyment all at the same time.
First you have to think of ways that you would enjoy using them and get an oil that can multi task for you. I always think that tea tree, lemon and lavender oils are good ones to start with because they can be used in so many different ways.
Once you are used to using essential oils regularly you can start to expand your aromatherapy collection and venture into oils such as Roman chamomile, jasmine, lime, geranium and rosemary to name a few that I love.
Getting Started Using Essential Oils
For anyone getting started with essential oils I highly recommend joining this facebook group - Using & Enjoying Essential Oils with Louanne - as a disclaimer it's one I've just started myself!
The most common use of essential oils in the home seems to be as an air freshner. I use a difuser that I plug in (I used to use an oil burner that you would use tea light candles in, but I worry about fires these days!). If you don't want to invest in a difuser in case you don't use it then rice is your friend.
Using Rice in Place of Pot PourriYou know the little 'bowls' of pot pourri people have around the place, well you can add uncooked rice to a small container and then add a few drops of essential oils and you have the same fragrance carrier. It should go without saying that you must not cook the rice once you've used it like this!
I'm relatively new to this concept as I only heard about it a few months ago, but it works really well!
Carpet Freshner Too!
If you have carpet you can also freshen up the smell in the room by creating your very own natural version of 'shake n vac'. All you need is baking soda and your favorite essential oil, I like lavender or one of the citrus oils.
For each cup of baking soda you can add 5-7 drops of essential oils and shake it up really well (it can clump sometimes so I have heard it suggested that you use a whisk to mix it up before adding to a container ... I have never done that!
I use an old carpet freshner (a generic shake n vac powder) container as it already has the holes for you to shake it out of - doesn't get any easier!
While we're talking about carpets - do you have a bag in your vacuum or do you have a bagless one? I have a bagless vacuum at the moment, but when I had my old bagged vacuum cleaner I would put 2-3 drops of tea tree, lemon or lavender oil into the bag each time I emptied it, you could smell the fragrance every time you turned the vacuum on.
Household Cleaners Using Essential OilsThere are lots of ways you can incorporate essential oils into your cleaning routine besides using it on your carpet. You can make your own multi purpose cleaner, window cleaner, use it in the toilet cistern and many more.
I love using it in the toilet cistern and have been doing this for years - I add 6-10 drops of tea tree oil into the cistern and every time you flush the toilet you get a faint whiff of tea tree oil, when you stop getting that whiff (or once a week) you add 6-10 drops again.
I am sure that it makes the toilet easier to clean as well, but I may be imagining that!
Years ago where I worked had lino flooring and we would often get black marks left by people's shoes - we simply added a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil to a cloth and wiped it on the mark - gone!
There are lots of recipes for cleaning products to be found online that use lemon or tea tree oils.
Aromatherapy to Help With SleepingSo many people have problems sleeping and this is something that aromatherapy can really help with from pillow sprays to having a diffuser in the bedroom.
On my facebook group I have a great recipe for a pillow spray that you can use, but you can also just add a few drops of lavender and/or chamomile oil to a hankerchief and take that to bed with you.
Using a diffuser is a great idea to help with sleeping. Many years ago I worked with a lady who's daughter used to get so stressed out at college that she couldn't sleep (she also suffered from asthma). She brought her a diffuser and a relaxing oil blend and instructed her to use it at night - not only was she able to sleep better, her asthma also seemed to improve.
Of course a lovely relaxing massage before going to bed is also a great way to help you sleep, you may have to take times with your partner as to who has the massage though!
Beauty Uses for Essential OilsYou can use essential oils to make your own beauty products or add them to your existing beauty products to enhance them.
There's not enough time to go into all of the uses for these, but the more common ones you can use is to add a few drops of lavender oil to a hand cream, add a few drops of tea tree oil to a shampoo and to add a drop of rose oil to a face mask.
Gift Ideas with Essential Oils
If you have essential oils on hand you can find lots of ways to incorporate them into fantastic gift ideas such as -
- bath bombs
- facial sprays
- hand creams
- cuticle oil
- lavender eye pillows
Ready to Get Started?
You could buy these essential oils one at a time or if you want to get started right away then we have a special set that is an economical way of getting the three must have essential oils to start along with another pillar essential oil and some blended essential oils.
|Holiday Set of Essential Oils|
They are all sent to you in a box which is great because essential oils should be kept in a dark cool space ideally.
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