5 Popular Essential Oils and Their Uses

Essential oils have been used for many years, both for emotional and physical health. You can use essential oils aromatically, topically and some people add essential oils to food and drinks.

 

There are many types of oils to use as a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil. People use essential oils due to its inhibitor, antimicrobial and medicated properties. Its use is spreading day by day as it has no side effects and can be considered as a natural solution for physical issues.

 

There are three ways to use essential oils: diffuse the oil, apply the oil to your body and ingest the oil. You can put a few drops on your feet or shake a few drops on the carpet to make your room smell great. If you have any skin sensitivity, it is best not to apply directly on your skin. Before using any oil make sure it is diluted with a carrier oil as all oils are concentrated.

 

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Here are 5 oils and their use is mentioned as below:

 

  1. Lavender:

Lavender has soothing and relaxing features. It is mostly used oil and is easily available anywhere in the market. It can be used as a scent to refresh the mind, to relieve stress and tension. By adding 2-3 drops on an insect bite as Lavender helps skin issues. Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to your hands, rub it in your palms and inhale deeply. I call this the human diffuser.  Drop a few drops on your bed pillows before going to sleep which helps you to sleep faster and live in peace.

 

  1. Lemon:

Lemon oil added in water can be used as a substitute for fresh lime. You can spray it in the room to keep your mind – mood cheerful and the room fresh. It also plays a vital role in cleaning household things. It can be used to remove the smell from dirty clothes while washing. Its odor prevents bad smell in toilets, dustbins, trash cans so can be termed as a good air freshener.

 

  1. Peppermint:

It is the most flexible oil used all over the world. It is a food energizer; you can use it in tea, or a smoothie.  It also supports the body, and many use it when they feel tired. You will feel happy when you breathe in its bottle.

 

  1. Sandalwood:

It is one of the expensive oils, but its use is worth it. It possesses a long lasting property. It  helps cool down your mind after inhaling it or applying it on your neck. It also strengthens your body, keeps yourself active and increases your willpower.

 

  1. Tea Tree:

Tea Tree has a nice fragrance which provides cleaning solutions in the home. It cleans our home appliances. Tea Tree Oil has been known to help skin conditions. It helps get rid of  harmful bacteria. It is also used to reduce body odor.

 

Taking a bath with your favorite essential oil(s) and epsom salts has emotional and physical benefits: not to mention it is great for detoxing your skin. Massage an essential oil mixed with a carrier oil (i.e. avocado, jojoba, almond, or coconut) on top of  your body either at home or salon to be relaxed and relieve yourself from stress and tension. It also increases your circulation. It can use it as a do-it-yourself conditioner.

 

For more information on these oils or if you are new to oils, contact me at healthcoachshaline@gmail.com, so I can send you samples.

 

Workshops/Programs I offer: Women’s Hormones Health, Essential Oils and Emotional Well Being, and Essential Oils and Chakra Balancing.

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