Learn More About Essential Oils

Essential Oils – What are They?

Essential oils get their name because they are extracted from plants and contain the essence of the plants.

These concentrated, liquid extracts offer significant health and wellness benefits. Each essential oil comes from a different flower, grass, fruit, root, tree, or leaf and offers unique physical, emotional, and mental health benefits.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils can be used in 3 primary ways to add value to your health and the health of your family. Essential oils can be diffused, applied topically, or used in your home in various ways.

Essential oils are highly aromatic and can boost your health with their aroma while applying topically can help support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Essential oils have their own uses and guidelines depending on the oil. While some are extremely potent and should only be used when diluted, others offer mild benefits and can be used directly from the bottle.

Diffusing My Essential Oils

An essential oil diffuser is one of the most popular uses for essential oils. A diffuser enables you and those around you to benefit greatly from the aroma of the oils. Diffusers are made to disperse the aroma throughout a room.

Using a diffuser is simple. Read the instructions on the individual diffuser you’re using, as some may be different. In most cases, fill the diffuser with water to the recommended line and add 5 to 10 drops of your preferred oil into the diffuser. Turn on and you’re set to enjoy the benefits.

Diffusers turn the diluted oils into mist in the air that can safely be breathed in and absorbed by the body.

Topical Use for My Essential Oils

Using your oils topically can offer significant benefits. Not all oils are made for topical application so be aware of the oil you’re using to make sure it is safe. Applying oils topically can provide relief to specific areas of the body, for example sore muscles. Using essential oils topically requires a carrier oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, or fractionated coconut oil.

Avoid applying oils topically to sensitive areas of the skin to ensure they don’t do any harm. Essential oils are pure and offer great benefits, but without proper use may cause harm. 

Be sure to educate yourself and your family about proper topical use of your essential oils.

Using Essential Oils in Your Home

Essential oils add great value around your home and can be used in a variety of ways from cleaning to cooking.

When used for cleaning, a combination of your favorite essential oil and water, baking soda, vinegar, or borax make a great natural cleaning solution.

Depending on the oil, you can enhance flavor in your food and beverages with a drop of essential oil. Try adding lemon essential oil to lemonade for a bright, bursting with flavor beverage. Go ahead and give your holiday treats a drop of clove essential oil to bring out that holiday flavor.

There are so many ways to utilize essential oils around your house. Take the time to learn more and find recipes and cleaning solutions to promote natural flavor and cleaning around your home.

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