How to Use Essential Oils for Healthy Living
I’ve always tried to eat healthy and take care of my body in the gym and the kitchen, but it wasn’t until recently I started being more aware of other ways I can be healthier. One of those things is limited chemicals in my house.
For instance, I switched to natural cleaners like Meyer’s Lavender Cleaners, which I LOOOOVE! I also started relying on diffusing essential oils instead of using plug-ins and other chemical air fresheners. I had NO IDEA how unhealthy those things were!
While researching and experimenting, I have learned so much (still have loads to learn), but have really enjoyed my healthier home.
Why work SO hard to put only the healthiest things in my mouth and then completely ignore what I inhale through my lungs or apply to my skin? What can I say? I’m a slow learner.
So here are a few fun things I’ve learned that I thought I’d pass along!
Put these 6 Powerful Oils to Work
Lemon Oil – Uplifting and refreshing. Inhale to reduce symptoms of cold and cough. I love to use this while I’m working and cleaning the house. It freshens the house and energizes my body.
Peppermint Oil – Naturally uplifting yet calming. Apply topically to relieves joint pain, muscle pain and digestive discomfort. Cools the body after a workout. This is another energizing oil I enjoy diffusing in my office.
Eucalyptus Oil – Inhale to relieves headaches by diffusing or applying to chest. Add a couple of drops to your bath. This is a great oil during allergy season!
Lavender Oil – Inhale to calm, unwind and relax. Use with Sleep Spray for improved sleep. My favorite oil of all. I feel like I am in a spa! While it’s not stimulating, I love burning it while I’m working, especially if I am having a stressful day. One shot of Ionix (natural stress reliever) and a few drops of Lavender in my diffuser makes a stressful day fade away!
TIP: Put a couple of drops of Lavender Essential Oil on the inside of your toilet paper roll and get a burst of fragrance every time you use it!
Tea Tree Oil – Helps reduce symptoms for cold and cough. Purifies and nourishes the air and skin. Mix with water, witch hazel or oil and dab on trouble spots to treat acne. Add 3-4 drops to your shampoo to fight dandruff. Too many uses for this bad boy!
Frankincense Oil – Inhale to decompress and relax. Apply topically to promote healthy looking skin. I’ve heard rumors it is great for erasing scars, treating acne and smoothing out wrinkles. I’ll be putting that one to the test for sure! I’m not getting any younger! LOL!
DIY – Baking Soda Air Freshener
I found this great way to replace standard air freshener gels, etc by making your own healthier version using baking soda, which is a very effective as an odor absorber.
All you need is:
- Baking soda
- Essential Oils
- A small glass jar with vented lid
- Fill the jar with baking soda and add the essential oil, using 6 drops per tablespoon of baking soda.
- Place the jar in the room you want to naturally freshen and deodorize the air.
- Replace it when the baking soda begins to harden or gets clumpy
Source: Natural Living Ideas
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