I have just discovered putting a few drops of essential oil on my yoga Matt and oh man, I am in love!!
Why have I never thought of it before?! Not only does it smell great but did you know different oils have different health benefits? People have been using these organic compounds extracted from plants for over 5000 years. Many use them for healing purposes but they are also good for relaxation, beauty care and cleaning (I make a fantastic natural lemon one).
There are so many different oils available that I will not go into all of them but I will tell you about my favorite three.
Peppermint: Supports digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.
Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products, improves lymph drainage and cleanses the body.
Lavender: Calming, good for anxiety, helps with sleep, good for insect bites/bee stings, good for cuts (Drop Lavender oil on cut to stop bleeding, clean wound, and kill bacteria) and can also add to recipes!
Essential oils are very small so they can pass through the skin and into the body quickly. If you want them to last a bit longer and be more gentle on your skin, you can dilute them by combining them with carrier oils.
These larger oils that come from the fatty part of the plant can increase the length of time the essential oils stay on your skin and also prolong the aromatherapy effects.
Common carrier oils include:
Using an Essential Oil diffuser is also a great way to use these oils.
hat are your favorite essential oils? Do you know what they are good for?
Tell me below in the comments.
You can find the essential oils pictured using this link here.