Saturday, 22 April 2017

My Love of Essential oils

If you have looked through my posts it occasionally read them, there is one issue I am quite fascinated by and that is a list of ingredients. Of course it is all perfectly reasonable to try and learn about what that list of inclusions within a product does, claims to do and it's reasoning for being included in the first place.
My Love of Essential oils
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One of my main areas of fascination is with essential oils and I have a few friends who are aromatherapists and whenever I have had a massage, facial or any form of treatment I am always keen to know what essential oils are used and why and a lot of my information comes from sites such as essential oils by New Directions Aromatics.

Once I began to understand the purpose of an oil, the more I would begin to notice them in everyday products that I use such as Optiat Coffee Scrubs, Beautitude Bath Oils and Mio Liquid Yoga to name just a few. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. In fact Essential oils can be used for everything including aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

I have the Anjou Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser but you can use them in so many different ways, for me it is the diffuser which sits in my bedside table unless the essential oil is already included within a product.
So I would use the following oils to help:
  • To relieve Stress and tension - lavender 
  • Relaxation - Lavender/chamomile
  • To aid sleep - lavender
  • Colds and stuffy nose - peppermint, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus
  • Feeling blue - sweet orange, jasmine, rose, 
  • Get rid of bugs - Citronella oil in the summer is a god send to keeping those pesky flies out!
The actual uses of essential oils is quite incredible and there is pretty much something for everything, even the weird and wonderful ideas that people have come up with that are so strange that your inner-curiosity wants to give it go. For example did you know that a lot of household bugs such as ants, , beetles, mice, spiders and cockroaches do not like peppermint oil? Well I know some people reading this will be ordering the oil by the bottle to keep these critters out of there homes, I have never tried it but would be intrigued to see if it works!

Do you use Essential Oils and if so for a purpose?

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  1. I need to buy an Essential Oil diffuser so will check out the one you have linked. I used to go for aromatheraphy massages weekly & the therapist would let me smell loads of oils and use whatever I needed on a given day and then he would make up a lotion using those oils for my husband to use on my shoulders at home for the week. I loved it! xx


  2. I love peppermint oil, it just smells so nice! X

  3. YES! Have been a huge fan of essential oils for years started by Aromatherapy Associates bath oils! I recently picked up a diffuser and a bunch of oils from neal's yard which I always burn and I use lavender oil on my pillow x

  4. I don't really use any essential oils per say, but I have products that contain a few that work absolute wonders! xx

  5. I love essential oils! I use lavender to help me sleep. I'm looking to get a diffuser so I can use different oils!

    Georgia x

  6. Lavendar is such a good essential oil for relaxing and sleeping! X

  7. What a great post for someone like me who doesn't know much about essential oils!

  8. I have a lavender spray I love to use before bed
    Lauren Catherine

  9. I love putting oils in the bath! It's so relaxing.

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin

  10. I swear by oils for just about everything! x

  11. I really like essential oils too - they can really do a lot for the mind and body!

    Cass | CassandraMyee


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