Essential Oils 101

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years. Why? They are used in a multitude of products, and have many different uses. Here are a few of our favorites.

Lemon

  • Used for cleaning, revitalizing, and uplifting the mood
  • Add to a spray bottle to clean any surface
  • Add to desserts for a zesty flavor
  • Add to your diet to support gut health and digestion
  • Diffuse for its uplifting properties
  • Can be used to remove gum, glue or any sticky residue

Lavender

  • Used for its soothing and calming properties
  • Add a few drops to your bath to relax your muscles
  • Diffuse or add to your pillows at night for a restful sleep
  • Can be used to treat blemishes
  • Calms the nervous system

Peppermint

  • Used for its energizing and soothing properties
  • Add to shampoo or conditioner for a refreshing and soothing head massage
  • It’s an effective bug repellent
  • Can be used to help with digestion
  • Has a cooling sensation

Frankincense

  • Used in many beauty products for its rejuvenating and renewing properties
  • Can be taken to support the immune system
  • Apply on skin to reduce imperfections
  • Diffuse during meditation for relaxation

Melaleuca (tea tree)

  • Used for its soothing and cleansing benefits
  • Add to your skincare routine to limit pimples and blemishes; you can also apply it after shaving
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails to keep them looking healthy and strong
  • Can be used as an effective surface cleaner

Rosemary

  • Used in diffusers to help with breathing issues and to keep you focused
  • Apply on the chest to breathe easier
  • Diffuse at night for a clean air aroma
  • Apply diluted under your nose to clear your senses
  • It’s an effective scalp stimulant to promote hair growth

Eucalyptus

  • Used for its soothing and calming properties
  • When consumed, it helps fight cold symptoms
  • Diffuse in your home for a soothing effect
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle and use as a surface cleaner

Grapefruit

  • Used for its uplifting, detoxifying and energizing properties
  • Take a couple of drops to help ease indigestion
  • Reduces bloating, gas and indigestion
  • Add to water or tea for a subtle detox effect

Cinnamon

  • Used to help promote warmth and energy
  • Apply on knees and feet to encourage warmth
  • Use after a workout to energize your muscles
  • Massage it on your lower back to help with back pain

*Essential oils are different from aromatherapy oil. Aromatherapy oil is 2% essential oil mixed with 98% almond oil, grapeseed oil, or other ingredients. While essential oils are natural, some people may have different reactions than others. Always do a spot test before using.

Essential oils are not recommended for children.

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