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5 Ways You Can Add Essential Oils To Your Daily Routine - Blog
5 Ways You Can Add Essential Oils To Your Daily Routine

5 Ways You Can Add Essential Oils To Your Daily Routine

If you’re like me, you would agree how hard it is to wake up in the morning. While people get up and hit the gym early in the morning, I struggle hard to even crack a smile till 1 in the afternoon.

Some days, you might need more than just coffee to shake yourself up. And that’s when essential oils come to your rescue.

Whether you use them in your diffuser, or in your morning bath, or have an energizing massage, you can be rest assured that they will mark a perfect start of your day! Let’s see how.

Start your day with essential oil diffusion

Believe me, this is magical! Essential oils stimulate and energizes you instantly. Next time, whenever you are lingering around and just need a boost of energy, get yourself a simple essential oil diffuser. A perfect essential oil blend will wake up your brain and energize you to get ready! Here are a few essential oils that you can make use of:

  1. Stimulating oils - Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary & Basil

  2. Uplifting oils - Lemon, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Bergamot, Geranium & Melissa

  3. Relaxing oils - Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Geranium & Ylang Ylang

  4. Sedative oils - Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Frankincense & Melissa





Inhalation

A bottle of essential oil will come in handy when you are suffering from congestion. Simply carry a bottle of essential oil in your handbag and inhale whenever necessary.

All you have to do is to open your bottle of essential oils and take a simple sniff or rub the oil between your palms and breathe in the aroma to feel pleasant and stimulated. You can also put a few drops of the essential oil on a handkerchief and carry it around with you. You can also make a terracotta necklace that you can inhale whenever you want.





For quick cures

This might surprise you but a simple application of essential oils on the bottom of your feet, chest, temple and pulse points can have wonderful and soothing effects on your overall well-being. Once you have learned how to apply essential oils there, you can move on to other parts of your body to treat pain, aches and specific ailments. You can apply 2-3 drops directly on the skin or mix it with 5 to 10 drops of carrier oil like jojoba and olive oil.

But keep in mind that not all essential oils are suitable for topical applications. Check with the manufacturer to see if it is safe to apply topically. And never use essential oils, even topically safe ones in or around your ear canal and eyes.





Take an essential oil bath

Another way of fetching the soothing effects of essentials oil is by having an essential oil bath. Add a few drops of the essential oil to your bathing water or with your Epson salts or carrier oils to give your bath a better and soothing touch. You can also try any one of the aromatherapy bath salt blends. But keep in mind to stay away from cinnamon, cassia, oregano, and lemongrass essential oils in your bath as they may cause skin irritation.


Cinnamon Oil for Hair Growth. It also stimulates hair growth when the oil is applied in the temples, the nape of the neck, or the crown of the head. Rubbing cinnamon oil in these regions helps to channel blood circulation to the scalp region and enhance hair growth.




Massage them onto your skin

Essential oils work marvelously when massaged onto our skin. You can carry a bottle essential oil to your next massage session or just give yourself a massage at the comfort of your home. Using essential oil in massage can greatly help you in reducing tension and improve circulation. It can even help you with your cellulite problems.

You can make your own massage oil using 15 to 20 drops of diluted essential oil to half a cup of carrier oil. Start with your feet as they allow the essential oils to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.  





Some Tips While Using Essential Oil

That said; let’s have a look at a few tips which must be taken care of while using essential oils for a safe experience:

  • Most essential oils are not safe to be applied directly on skin and should be mixed with a carrier oil. Check with the manufacturer if the essential oil is ok to be applied directly.

  • If you find any discomfort or irritation after using the essential oil, it is highly recommended to stop the use and talk to your doctor before continuing.

  • It is highly recommended to use glass or ceramic containers to mix your essential oils. You should stay away from metal and plastic storage boxes for storing essential oils.

  • Make your essential oils last longer by keeping them away from sunlight.


Your Turn

These were just a few of the various day to day uses of essential oils. Not using them yet? Believe us, essential oils are fantastic and you must explore them!

Posted on 06/16/2017 Home 0 742

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