I believe essential oils got their name because they are essential for optimal well being. I use essential oils everyday in various different ways and find that they have excellent impacts on my health. Essential oils and using aromatherapy is one of the best ways to relax and it can help multiple psychological issues, such as anxiety or depression.
Here are some of my favorite oils, and how I use them.
Tea Tree Oil: This oil can be used in a diffuser to freshen the air, or on blemishes. Dilute the oil if you use it on your skin, use only three drops for 1/4 cup of purified water and dab it on any blemishes. Tea tree oil is very anti-bacterial and can work much better than harsh acne creams.
Lavender: Lavender is one of the best oils to promote relaxation and restful sleep. Before going to bed each night, I dab some lavender oil behind my ear lobes and on my neck. I make sure to breathe in the oil very deeply to reap the full benefits. Another great idea is to take a few drops of lavender oil and mix it with a carrier, such as jojoba, and give yourself a temple massage. This is such a great way to relax and show yourself love if you are extremely stressed out.
Lemon/Lemongrass: This is my favorite oil to freshen the air with. Just add a few drops in your aromatherapy diffuser, and it will immediately freshen the air. It is anti-fungal, so it will prevent mold growth in your room. You can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil into a spray bottle with purified water if you do not have a diffuser. Lemon is also an excellent all natural cleaning solution. Combine a few drops of lemon essential oil with vinegar and purified water for an all-natural cleaning solution.
Peppermint: Peppermint oil can greatly improve your mouth hygiene. Add a few drops into a jar of coconut oil, and use it to oil pull. If you would like to learn the benefits of oil pulling, make sure to check out this post.
These are just some of the hundreds of benefits of essential oils. Make sure to buy your essential oils from a certified company. Some of my favorites are Rocky Mountain, Fabulous Frannie, and Radha Beauty. You should make sure your essential oils are pure, and do not have added fillers.
Let me know what you think!