Essential oils can be used in a variety of different ways. Its important for beginners and for active users to use the oils with a carrier oil to start off. Every oil is different even if you get the same scent from a different company you should still test out the oil before using them. You don’t want to have an allergic reaction to the oils. Remember most of the time if you are allergic to the plant, you will most likely be allergic to the oil itself. Once you are comfortable with the oil. You know that you are safe it use it. Then the fun starts.
A few ways I have used the oils are below. Get creative with it. Find unique ways to use the oils.
ADD A FEW DROPS OF OIL TO A WARM BATH.
Add a few drops of oils to your warm bath. You will feel rejuvenated and refresh coming out of the bath. If you are like me and don’t have a bath you can massage droplets of oils to a warm towel and put it over your face.
Making soap bars, shampoo, conditioner, lotions. etc. is fun and beneficial to your health. It’s a great way to experiment and bring more life to your oils. If you do not want to create your own products you can purchase them from my site as well or you can purchase the raw material from Recreating Society.
MAKE A HOT OR COLD COMPRESS
Making a compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area. This is great for after workouts or sore muscles.
ADD OIL TO A LOTION, MOISTURIZER, OR CARRIER OILS AND THEN APPLY TO SKIN.
For extra benefits massage the oils to pressure oils area. Make different products for your different loves in your life. I made products for my baby, diaper rash cream, baby power, shampoo, soap. I made product for my husband, mainly just soap right now. But you can also make shampoo, beard oils etc. I enjoy making them the products it allows me to practice some self care while making sure that the products are removing toxins than bring more into their bodies.
USE IN DIFFUSER
Using your oils in the diffuser is the most common way people use oils. It’s easy. Brings benefit to your environment. It allows you to turn it on and forget about it. I recommend to get a good diffuser invest into a diffuser you will thank yourself later.
SPRAYING THE OILS ON PILLOWS, BEDSPREADS, LAUNDRY.
I make spray bottles with the essential oils in them and spray it over pillows, bedspread and sheets. Make sure you are spraying far enough to not make stains but close enough to have the mixture hit your items. You can make or get yarn balls and spray the oils into them and use them as dryer balls.
These are a few ways to use the oils. Be creative. Don’t be afraid to use it. It can only benefit you. Stay safe in using oils. If you feel that you are questioning the way to use it, then I would recommend to not use it in that manner until you are comfortable and not questioning your decision. Oils are beneficial to your life but they are can bring harm if used in the wrong way or too much. Remember they are potent a little goes a long way.