Suggestions for Using Your Essential Oils
Sure you can enliven your room and lift your spirts by diffusing essential oils, but we have some more suggestions you may want to try:
- Sunburn. Lavender essential oil is great for burns. For sunburn mix a 2% blend into our Organic Aloe Vera and Shea Butter Cream and apply to the affected area. A couple of drops in a tablespoon of lotion is a good concentration.
- Need a good rest without popping pills? Place a few of drops of Lavender and Sweet Basil on a cloth pinned to your pillow to provide calm and to relieve insomnia.
- Relax even more in the evening by adding 5 to 10 drops of Lavender, Geranium, and Bergamot in a hot bath before bedtime.
- Start your workouts with a clean and fresh mat. Spray with a blend of Tea Tree, Niaouli, and Patchouli essential oils in a distilled water and alcohol base. An added benefit is the great aroma while you exercise.
- Relieve sore muscles after your workout with Lemongrass, Lemon and West Indian Bay essential oils mixed at 1 to 2% into of our skin-healthy lotions and massage.
- Two more workout tips: Beat smelly feet. Put Geranium and Lemon essential oils on a cotton ball and place in your shoes between use. Treat athlete's foot with a 2% formulation of pure Tea Tree essential oil in Fractionated Coconut Oil or a nice foot bath of Tea Tree, Lavender and Sandalwood using 5 to 10 drops in 2 gallons of warm water.
- Studying for a test? Need to remember what you're reading? A diffusion of Spanish Sage, West Indian Bay and Black Pepper essential oils are reputed to aid memory.
- Relieve tension before your test, presentation, or blind date with Clary Sage, Cypress, Bergamot and/or Rose Otto.
- Essential oils can aid nasal congestion and sinus infections. Niaouli and Eucalyptus globulus are two of the best. Inhale or use a 2% solution on your forehead and cheeks. You can keep a few drops on a cotton ball to inhale as desired.
- A 2:1:1 blend of Cedarwood Atlas, Eucalypus globulus, and Peppermint aids common colds by clearing congestion, reducing temperature, helping mental fatigue and acting as an expectorant and antiseptic. Use any of the inhalation methods or massage the blend into your chest, neck and upper back.
- For dry, itchy skin, add 6 drops each of Roman Chamomile and Lavender to an ounce of Sweet Almond Oil/ Sunflower Oil blend and apply to the affected skin. Try adding 5 to 10 drops of the pure essential oils to your warm (not too hot) bath.
- Try adding a few drops of rosemary, clary sage or lavender to a small amount of shampoo to help with hair loss. West Indian Bay is also great for your hair.
- A light oil such as jojoba or a light lotion that has lemon, bergamot, mandarin or melissa in it smells great and is good for oily or combination skin. The citrus oils shouldn't be used before going out in the sun; they can cause a phototoxic reaction.
- Ants hate peppermint. Use a spray of 1-2% on your kitchen cabinets to keep them away.
- WAKE-UP! Place a few drops of Peppermint and Lemon on the air circulation vents in your car to help you stay alert.
- Calm headaches by rubbing a drop of undiluted Lavender or Rosemary essential oil on the back of your neck. Peppermint can also be great for headaches, but dilute it first by mixing 1 drop of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Don't use peppermint at night, it will keep you awake!