Over the years, Iʼve discovered that there are so many different ways to incorporate essential oils into my life. It seems like when Iʼve exhausted all options, I still find new uses for them! Below is a list of some of the great ways to use essential oils in your own life.
Diffusers/Vaporizers: Most people use these to purify the air around them or create a more therapeutic atmosphere within a home, office or spa environment.
Aromatic Baths: These can be detoxifying, relaxing, invigorating, emotionally uplifting and sensual. If you have a muscular condition, respiratory problems or dermatitis, these can be particularly beneficial.
Body and Hair Care Products: Certain essential oils can be added to fragrance-free lotions, creams, shampoos or conditioners to increase their benefits. This is a great way to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or dandruff.
Compresses: Compresses can help with pain, swelling and inflammation. They can be either hot or cold, depending on the condition youʼre hoping to treat. I recommend using hot compresses for most “aches” and cold compresses for sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches.
Massage: These aid circulation, detoxification and relaxation. Massages can be used in either a professional or personal capacity.
Inhalation: Best for respiratory and sinus problems, headaches and cold/flu season.
Inhalation lingo 101: Direct refers to inhaling an oil directly from a bottle. Direct palm refers to sniffing or inhaling an oil directly from the palms of your hands. Handkerchief/Cotton Ball refers to placing 2-4 drops of an oil on the tissue or cloth and holding it in the palms of your hand and inhaling.
Know of another great way of incorporating essential oils into your life? Iʼd be happy to hear about it in the comments section below.