The power of smell is a fascinating and scientific topic, but you don’t need to be a scientist to utilize the stimulating fragrances and healing proprieties that aromatherapy offers. Essential Oils can be used in many different ways. These aromatic, concentrated little compounds have a multitude of uses that will improve your well-being and more!
Use Essential Oils and Live Well
Freshen the Air you Breathe: A diffuser can be used to bring a scent into the air and fill an entire room.
Massage Away Your Worries: Small amounts of oil can be used on the skin or added to massage oil.
Aromatherapy While You Read: Place a drop or two of your favorite essential oil on the cool light bulb of your reading lamp. Enjoy the aroma while the light bulb heats up.
Freshen Your Car: Place a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball and place it under the seat of your car.
Curb Your Appetite: Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can not only have an immediate positive impact on our moods but also on our appetites.
These are my go-to oils:
Peppermint – great for nausea or upset stomach. Use a few drops on the inside of your wrist
Lavender – use topically on wrists, ankles and neck for relaxation, or difficulty sleeping
Tea Tree – use topically for skin conditions as a natural antiseptic (acne, scar, dry skin, cuts). Use only a few drops because it’s potent.
Try This at Home: Herbal Remedies for a Cold
Bring a quart-size pot of water to a boil, add three drops of eucalyptus oil and two drops of peppermint. Remove the pot from the stove, place your face a comfortable distance from the steam. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in steam for about ten minutes. These herbs help decongest and are antimicrobial.
Dilute juice of one squeezed lemon in glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink this lemony goodness 1-2 times a day. Vitamin C decreases toxicity in the body and helps the immune system.
Remember, these home remedies are not a substitute for seeing a trained health-care professional.
What questions do you have about using essential oils or in what other creative ways have you used aromatherapy in your daily life?