The Oils: Essential Oils can be used to heal the body and mind. The most important thing is to purchase the purest Essential Oils, cheaper oils will usually be diluted or have synthetic manufactured perfume mixed in. This makes them less effective and also dangerous if treated like a pure oil. Also try to make sure the glass container is dark to protect the oil from light. Pure essential oils should not be applied directly unless diluted. You should remember that Essential oils are very potent, when used in large quantities they can be toxic. Less is more! Like any other product, you should ensure that you are not allergic to each oil by testing a small area on your skin prior to using it regularly.
Dilution: my favourite way to dilute essential oils is to mix them with coconut oil, grape seed oil, almond oil or jojoba oil. (water will NOT work).
Perfume: Of course, essential oils would be a natural, pure and nontoxic perfume that you can specifically make to suit your exact needs. You play with mixing different scents that you like or which have the health benefits that you require. One way to create your own perfume is here! You can make a solid perfume and you can replace the essential oil I used with one or multiple essential oils that you desire.
Cleaning: Essential Oils have antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties. They can be used to clean the air, clean countertops, freshen up laundry, clean the bathroom and much more. Essential oils will disinfect and leave any surface smelling good! The best oils to use for cleaning are orange, peppermint and tea tree essential oils. Stay tuned as I will be making cleaning solutions and blogging about them soon!
The Oils I Own:
(I recommend using the oils externally: Aromatically – diffused or inhaled. Topically – applied onto skin within a carrier oil. Usually 1 drop of essential oil in 2-3 tsp of carrier oil).
Peppermint Oil: is used for awakening the body, increasing focus, curing a headache and upset stomach.
Lavender Oil: is used to calm and relax the body, relieves panic and anxiety attacks, can be used to help induce a great sleep. Perfect for insomnia, stress or anxiety.
Sweet Orange: is used to treat stress, slow digestion, colds, dull skin, and can be used as a household cleaner. Also can be used as a safe insect repellent!
Rosemary: is used to for indigestion, stress relief, respiratory problems, promotes healthy hair growth, and boosts brain activity.
Tea Tree Oil: is used to fight infections, is effective against bacteria, reduces acne, lessens the appearance of scars, helps fight dandruff, can be used as a cleaner and can be used to deter ants.
Eucalyptus Oil: is used to decongest and can treat a cold, has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, can soothe insect bites, has a cooling and refreshing effect, can help stimulate the brain and can relieve stress and pain.
I love essential oils and they can be used to create your own lotions, leave in hair conditioners, perfumes and as well as providing healing. I am not saying that essential oils will cure you or will act like a medication would, but they are a natural solution to aid you with your overall health that is definitely worth trying.