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We hear it all the time, aromatherapy adding to a healthy lifestyle. So, we get these essential oils and even beautiful ceramic pottery essential oil diffusers, but have no clue what to do with them. Well, below are six genius essential oil tips (and then some) to aid in cleaning, healing, and relaxing.
Ultra-Healing Epsom Salts
Epsom salts help to detox the body and work great relieving muscle tension, headaches, and cramps. Peppermint, lavender, and chamomile essential oils don’t only have an amazing fragrance, but they also are popular oils to reduce muscle tension. So add a few drops of these oils to your Epsom salts for an added boost of relief.
Homemade Aromatherapy and Heating Pack
You’re probably familiar with making a heating pack out of a sock filled with rice. Now that you know essential oils have healing properties, blend in a few essential oil drops to create an aromatherapy and heating pack. It’s perfectly safe to microwave them. Place the pack on your temple, neck, or lower back.
Inexpensive Air Freshener
One reason quality essential oils are not cheap is because the fragrance and properties last. You can make your own air freshener for your home or car using essential oils.
- Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a wooden clothes Clip this to your vehicle’s air vent and enjoy the fragrance for weeks. You can clip them to the vents throughout your home also.
- Instead of purchasing new plug-in refills, pull the wick out and refill the container with ½ essential oil and ½ filtered water. Mix it well and replace the wick.
- Place essential oil diffusers throughout your home and fill as needed. There are some beautiful ceramic pottery diffusers available to double as home décor.
Clean and Disinfect Your Home
Peppermint, orange, eucalyptus, and lemongrass essential oils were proven to kill 22 harmful bacterial strains. These make for an excellent antibacterial cleaner and spray.
- Mix ten drops to one cup of filtered water in a spray bottle. Spray around your home fixtures and in the air. Kiss those expensive disinfectants goodbye.
- As a bonus, if anyone is sick, use essential oil diffusers to mist throughout your home all day. A diffuser will keep the air moist as well to help relieve dry noses and throats.
- Lemon essential oil is excellent at removing grease stains. You can add a few drops directly on a stain and rub gently to loosen the stain. Then wash as usual.
Create Your Own Scented Lotions
If you are tired of spending money on expensive lotions and oils, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to natural, unscented lotions and oils. Lavender, grapefruit, lemon, orange, and spearmint all make for great oils to start with. Mix the oils as well to create your own personal fragrance.
Heal Cracked Skin and Cuticles
If you are looking for a healing miracle, frankincense essential oil mixed with extra virgin olive oil will cure thirsty cuticles and skin. Sandalwood, rosemary, lavender, and frankincense are among a few essential oils that act as anti-aging oils and promote healthy, new cell growth. Mix 10 drops of your favorite essential oil to complementing oils such as olive, avocado, or grapeseed oil for a moisturizing experience.
- If you have a ceramic pottery dish, you can create an instant spa day. Place your fingertips in to strengthen your nails and soften cuticles.
- Add these same oils to essential oil diffusers to help hydrate and rejuvenate your face as well while you relax.
These six genius essential oil tips will save you time and money. Soon, you’ll master the art of creating healthy products to use for you and your family.