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.

CBD and Essential Oils: A Few Mixes You Can Try

In recent years, we have seen the rise of natural products storming the mainstream media. In particular, medical marijuana and CBD products have risen but, most recently, essential oils have hit the headlines. Those who have had zero success treating anxiety or sleep disorders with pharmaceutical medications are finally seeing positive results primarily via the use of CBD oil and, most recently, essential oils. We have all heard of coconut oil, olive oil, and lavender oil working wonders for aromatherapy and possibly even the likes of copaiba essential oil. But what about hemp seed oil or the benefits of CBD oil or even a combination with other essential oils?

With the world in crisis over environmental issues paired with a growing awareness of the harm that toxic medications can do when used for prolonged periods of time, natural medicines and supplements are taking center stage and people are now flocking to give natural remedies a try.

 

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Using CBD with Essential Oils for a Health Boost

As with cannabis and hemp, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes, as has the cannabis plant (before it was banned). And while you do not traditionally ingest them to enjoy the benefits they can offer, they can still be used in conjunction with CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, to effectively supercharge your healing experience. CBD-infused topical balms that contain pure essential oils are becoming increasingly popular, especially among those suffering from skin conditions or pain. And while neither CBD oil nor essential oils can be classified as a medicine, hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide swear by their own mixes of the two tinctures for ultimate relief and healing.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the best mixes you can try, depending on the condition you are struggling with.

 

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Lavender: A Powerful Sleep Aid

One of the primary reasons that otherwise healthy people are turning to CBD is because of insomnia. Nobody wants to have to deal with a hectic job on a poor night’s sleep and CBD oil has been found to enhance your ability to fall asleep and, most importantly, stay asleep for the whole night. Lavender essential oil has also been used since as long as we can remember to promote relaxation and improve sleep, usually through topical application or via an infuser. Out of all of the essential oils available, lavender seems to be able to combat pretty much everything from stress and anxiety to eczema and sunburn and it is for this reason that it pairs perfectly when used alongside CBD. If you are currently using CBD balm to treat a skin condition, then try adding a few drops of pure lavender oil into the mix—not only will you smell great, you will feel great, too.

Lemon: The Energizer

Although most people associate CBD oil with sleep and relaxation, it can also be used to enhance mental clarity, concentration, and the overall improvement of your energy levels. Micro-dosing CBD is most effective when you need an energy boost and even more so when you add some lemon essential oil into the mix. Remember that only certain essential oils are safe to ingest but lemon oil is one of them. For convenience, you could add a couple of drops of organic lemon oil into your CBD tincture or, alternatively, you could go the completely natural route and boil a couple of lemon rinds in some distilled water and then drink it as your first beverage in the morning.

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Eucalyptus and Jasmine: Anti-Anxiety

CBD has been hailed as having potent anxiolytic effects and a recent study has actually proven that it can successfully combat social anxiety and while it is perfectly capable of flying solo in order to treat feelings of stress and panic, if you combine with an essential oil such as jasmine or eucalyptus, the effect is thought to be faster acting and longer lasting, as reported by current users of this harmonious blend. Eucalyptus oil has a soothing effect, thanks to its powerful minty fresh smell and it also induces a sensation of clarity. When you consider how easy it is to lose yourself in the overwhelming sensation of an impending panic attack, you will likely agree that clarity is key when it comes to navigating an internal storm. Jasmine is another excellent natural weapon for calming the nerves and it is one of the few essential oils that are capable of helping you to relax without inducing feelings of sleepiness. Rather than ingesting these two oils, put a couple of drops on a handkerchief and breathe them in deeply when you need relief or, alternatively, use a diffuser to fill your home or office with the delicious scent.

Conclusion

The world of essential oils is vast and homeopaths worldwide will testify to the power of nature’s elixirs when used correctly, so the oils mentioned above are by no means the only oils you can use in conjunction with CBD. However, if you feel that you could benefit from taking an all-natural approach to your healing, then you will now have a good starting point from which you can begin to experiment with your own mixes of CBD and essential oils.

This article first appeared on SundayScaries.

Hemp Skin Care: The Natural Remedy for Dry Skin

Dry skin is more than just an inconvenience that comes with these cold winter months. For some of us, it’s the unpleasant reality of everyday life.

There are many paths to take in combatting the woes of dry skin, but after exhausting those options or noticing the harsh ingredients in even the highest praised products…it can be a little disheartening.

That’s where hemp swoops in to put your worries to rest.

What can CBD hemp skincare do for me?

Believed to be one of the very first plants ever cultivated, hemp is now used to make thousands of products; from clothing to skin care creams, and everything in-between. Hemp is part of the cannabis family but don’t run away just yet! It’s considered a cousin to marijuana and falls under different rules. Hemp is completely, utterly, totally non-psychotropic. When sourced properly, it can be used in supplements and skin care products without any legality issues.

Now, it’s important to understand that there are two types of hemp oil, and sometimes they are not very clearly distinguished in products.

The first is hemp seed oil.

As you can probably deduce, it’s an oil pressed from hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil and hemp seeds themselves are commonly found in the grocery store. What do you get from hemp seed oil? Amazing nutrition values, including omega-3, omega-6, trace minerals, and vitamins. In short, it’s very healthy for the body on the inside and out.

Next, let’s delve into hemp extract.

This oil is extracted from the whole hemp plant, EXCEPT the seeds. The whole plant extract does not contain omegas as hemp seed oil does, but it holds incredible values all on its own. The rare compounds found in hemp extract are cannabinoids and include Cannabidiol (CBD). Simply put, you will not find anything like CBD hemp extract in mainstream products. A lot of time and care goes into properly (and legally) sourcing this oil.

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What’s in hemp extract oil that makes it such a great natural dry skin remedy? It contains a natural blend of compounds known as phytocannabinoids and terpenes. If you research those compounds, you’ll be met with incredible research and anecdotes. We don’t make medical claims, so if you’re interested in reading about that aspect, you’ll have to research it on your own. But it’s no secret; the information is at your fingertips.

Why choose CBD hemp as your natural remedy for dry skin?

Using a hemp oil product in your skin care routine is a natural way to improve your skin. No more worrying if the ingredients are counter-productively bad for your skin…mother nature knows what she’s doing. The terpenes in hemp extract are often used in aromatherapy, so even the smell of these products is good for your wellbeing.

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Nothing compares to the robust hydrating and nutritional properties of hemp seed oil and hemp extract. If you’re looking to turn to a natural skin care route, hemp is the way to go. There’s bold scientific and anecdotal proof.

What is the best hemp oil for dry skin?

Facial skincare: achieve the dewy makeup look

Does your skin look dry and flaky when you put on foundation? Then you know it’s embarrassing at times and makes getting ready in the morning take a little longer.

Let us introduce you to the Hemp Face Serum. It has a nice, thick texture that provides your skin with all-day hydration. The oily texture is amazing when used as a base under makeup. A must-have for anyone dealing with dry skin types.

“My makeup looks amazing over-top this product….it’s just magic in a bottle.”

Eliana Jalali, Professional Makeup Artist and Youtuber

Other facial skin care products which go very well in combination with this Serum are the Face Cleanser and Face Toner.

Hand and body hemp care

For smooth, hydrated hands and body, we recommend the powerful Hemp Moisturizer. The pump top makes it so easy to use and leaves no mess. Where most hemp lotions leave a persistently oily residue, our Hemp Moisturizer quickly absorbs into the skin leaving behind smooth, silky skin.

 

This article originally appeared on MadeByHemp.com