The truth about essential oils

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The truth about essential oils

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I have to admit i found out about essential oils and their benefits for not so long and i’m ashamed about that. I’ve heard about them, but I was never interested in it. Until recently, when i started to read about it and i found out how many benefits they bring in our lives.

I think that everybody should know about essential oils and mostly because they make miracles in our stressed and busy daily routines and have an amazing role in our health.

So i decided to write a few things about essential oils and for sure this is just the first post about it.

 

The essential oils are so versatile. They can be used for so many things: from relaxation to improve your imune system, from concentration to relieve pain. And so many others. You can use only one or you can blend it for a whole new experince.

 

 

What is the essential oil?

 

Essential oil is a concentrated liquid made from plants. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance. Essential oils are extracted by distillation, often by using steam, resin tapping, and cold pressing.

 

 

 

Where are they used?

 

 

Essential oils are used in cosmetic industry as perfumes and cosmetics, but also for household cleaning products. They are also used for flavoring food and drink, in aroma therapy and  in pharmaceutical industry and medicine.

 

 

 

 

How to use it for personal purposes?

 

 

Even if you use only one essential oil or you blend many there are many ways to use this wonderful oils. For example, as aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. Also you can use it for many purposes :

 

 

  1. For cleaning home

 

 

For example, you can put a few drops of your favorite oils in your washing mashing every time you put it at work. Or you can add a few drops in your vacuum cleaner bag or dust bag. Also you can put a cotton ball with a couple of drops of essential oil in the trash can to odorize and detoxify.

 

 

  1. For relaxation

 

 

Everybody needs to relax and why not do it in a natural way? You can use an essential oil diffuser. You can do a massage with some oils or sauna therapy. If you don’t have time or money to go to a real sauna, you can do it at home. Just close the door of your bathroom, put very hot water in your bathtub with few drops of lavender oil and wait to make sauna.  Or, put a few drops in water when you are taking a bath.

 

 

 

 

  1. For beauty

 

 

Every woman wants to use natural beauty products. So this a great way to do it. You can make homemade scrub using essential oils. You can moisturize your skin. You can use it as perfume. Also you can make your own shampoo or just add a few drops or rosemary in your regular shampoo to have a thicken hair.

 

 

 

  1. For health

 

 

Essential oils brings a lot of benefit to our health. Just by blending the right ones. For example, they can help with back pain, with migrene, improve concentration, improve circulation and immune system.

 

 

 

Does exist any danger using essential oils?

 

 

Unfortunately there are some risks when you use essential oils. First, there are some oils as tea tree, lavender, and citrus oils, that are very flammable. Also, you need to take care not to have some kind of allergie of any oils that you use.

 

You should be aware when you buy an essential oil to be all natural. There are more expensive, this is true, but the synthetic ones harm.

 

 

I hope this article just convinced you to use essential oils. I will write more article about about the benefits of every essential oil and how you can blend it to take what’s best form them.

 

 

 

photo: www.draxe.com

 

6 Comments

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Glad to know your feelings in EO. I’ve been thinking about buying some.

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LemonHoney

Very Informative, Even i never used Essential oils ,will give it a try.

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Chantelle

Interesting read

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Ashlee

I can’t wait to read how you pair essentials oils.

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