If you’re anything like me, you’ll love the scent of numerous essential oils in your daily life.
Diluting them before using them is super important because they’re so incredibly potent.
I find Lavender so incredibly relaxing, lemon oil is invigorating and uplifting, and Cedar wood is great for those cold and dark winter evenings.
This might be the most appealing way to use essential oils each day.
Diffusing essential oils into the air in our homes or next to our workstations is so incredibly easy. You can use an electronic diffuser or an oil burner. Electronic diffusers tend to require topping up far less often than traditional oil burners. They also sometimes offer soft lighting and music.
Apply to Your Pillow
You can either add one undiluted drop of lavender oil
Add to a Foot Bath
For a quick, relaxing treat at the end of a hard day, add a couple of drops of invigorating eucalyptus oil to a bowl of warm water. Add some sea salt or baking soda and immerse your feet in the mixture for up to half an hour (or as long as the water is still warm!).
To Add Fragrance to Natural Candles
If you love candles and would like to make your own,
Essential oils are highly flammable but you can learn to add them safely. There are many online courses you can choose from or find a candle making course near you.
Oils such as lavender, geranium, lemongrass and bergamot smell divine when mixed with Palm oil and soy waxes. Just make sure the waxes you use come from sustainable sources.
Mix a cup of Epsom, Dead Sea or Himalayan salts with 1-2 drops of lavender oil that has been mixed with a carrier oil such as apricot kernel oil for an incredibly relaxing and soothing soak.
Relax for up to half an hour. Don’t rinse off afterwards. Allow the oil to very gently fragrance your skin and soothe your senses.
Add 1-3 drops of your favorite essential oil that has already been diluted with a carrier oil to the palm of your hand. Warm the oil up and distribute it over your hands by rubbing your hands quickly a few times. Run your fingers through your hair and your hair should hold a gentle scent of your oil for at least a few hours.
Add to Body Oil
Spray Them Into the Air
To help shift stubborn negative energies, mix 2-3 drops of any oil you wish into a spray bottle. Spray into the air and allow to dry naturally.
Stimulate Your Senses
I keep a nifty little 5ml bottle of lavender oil on my desk and whenever I feel a little off balance, I’ll take a deep breath of it. I find this (literally) instantantly relaxes me.
Add to Your Skincare Routine
If you’re making you’re making your own sunscreen using Zinc Oxide, try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mixture so every time you apply it, you can enjoy that gorgeous fragrance.
Choose a carrier oil to dilute the essential oil with.