Have you been swept up by the new essential oil craze? If you are like me, you may have no idea where to start! I will walk you through a few of my “essentials” and what they can do for you, regardless of your health progress.
Lavender: I absolutely love lavender oil! This oil is popularly known for both its calming and soothing properties. Have a hard day at work? Gently toss some Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender oil into your bath for the perfect unwind. Additionally, adding lavender to the bedroom or spritzing it onto the pillows promotes a restful night’s sleep. Did you know lavender is also great as a natural acne remedy? At the first sign of a pimple, apply a drop of this oil for truly outstanding results.
Peppermint: Peppermint is another fantastic oil to have in your collection. Looking for a healthier, natural mouthwash alternative? Simply add a drop of this to a glass of water and voilà! You may also apply peppermint oil directly to your skin during a headache or stomachache for a speedy, cool relief. There are a variety of methods one may use to clear their sinuses as well! Applying to the chest, under one’s nose, or breathing in the vapors over a boiling pot of water might just do the trick.
Citrus Oil: Oils in the citrus family work wonders for motivation. The refreshing smell is sure to put a smile on your face. Dabbing this oil on your wrists or neck before tense moments, such as traffic or meetings, may make your anxiety a thing of the past.
Here is my simple, yet stupendous, sugar-scrub recipe:
Add 1 cup of sugar to a metal or glass bowl. Do not use plastic bowls as the essential oils may start to erode the plastic material.
Add 1/3 cup of coconut or olive oil to the bowl with the sugar.
Add essential oils.
Stir with a metal spoon until fully blended.
Store in a glass container with an airtight lid.
Let’s create balance beyond food!