Enchant Your Senses with These Essential Oils

Enchant Your Senses with These Essential Oils – Essential oils have been used since long as natural medicine to improve our skin, hair and health. Also essential oil can instantly soothes our body and mind. Life today isn’t cushy by any means especially in metropolitan cities. Fast-paced lives with truckloads of work and personal commitments and then, sprucing oneself to avoid looking drained off all energy and vim takes a toll on us. The trappings of life’s pressures at times show on our body. So, why not battle this woe with our army of natural ingredients, like essential oils? Essential oils can transform your mood and ambience into a highly aromatic one courtesy their soul-stirring aroma. Isn’t that going to be a mini at-home spa-like experience in a way? So, Enchant Your Senses with These Essential Oils.
Enchant Your Senses with These Essential Oils, Essential Oils

Enchant Your Senses with These Essential Oils

LAVENDER

Inarguably the most famous essential oil for pain relief and relaxation, lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties. In addition to that, it helps to relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain and headache. Widely known for its deep and mood-uplifting aroma, it finds use in a number of beauty treatments and spas.

Essential Oils for hair, Essential Oils

SANDALWOOD

One of sandalwood’s most prominent uses of this Essential Oil is to sedate the nervous system, so that it helps in enfeebling nervous pain. A few drops of it added in any face pack help to calm one while rejuvenating one’s skin.

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WINTERGREEN

It is not a ubiquitous and well-known essential oil, but that does not take anything away from its bounties. It is very effective to treat painful conditions including headache, nerve pain, arthritis and menstrual cramps. This essential oil is created by steam distilling the leaves, and it contains a very high percentage of methyl salicylate. This oil has pain-relieving properties similar to aspirin.

Health benefits of Essential Oils, Essential Oils

THYME

Thyme is a popular herb commonly used to add aromatic flavor to meats, soups and stews. Sprigs of fresh thyme also serve as great garnishes. Thyme Essential Oil is antispasmodic, good for joint and muscle pain as well as backache.

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CHAMOMILE

Widely known for its effective anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile essential oil helps to relieve muscle pain and spasms, low back pain, headaches and pain caused by PMS. Yes, you read it right the first time, P-M-S. So, the next time you are about to undergo that dreaded phase wherein you’ll oscillate between Cruella and Fairy Merry-feather, invest in a renowned brand of chamomile essential oil and spare both yourself and your near and dear ones the display of bipolar disorder!

Essential Oils for skin, Essential Oils

How to use essential oils

Firstly, as a massage oil. Before that, you need to do is remember that essential oil should never be applied on your skin alone ever else you might be left shrieking in pain, running pillar to post feverishly. Essential oils are highly concentrated. Always dilute the essential oil in base or carrier oil. Why are the base oils called ‘carrier oils’? Because they ‘carry’ the essential oil’s goodness without scalding your skin.

Warm (and not heat) the base oil that you have found to be compatible with your skin/scalp. It may be coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, almond oil, practically any oil (except an essential oil, for obvious reasons). If you are opting for coconut oil, grab ‘virgin’ coconut oil instead of the processed one which is devoid of any nutritious value. I would recommend KLF Nirmals Virgin coconut oil.

Once you have the base oil of your choice, warm it a bit. Add 3-4 drops (please note, it is ‘drops” and neither tbsp. nor tsp) into it. Massage the resulting blend on your scalp. If you have got someone else’s pair of hands to do so (come on, use your crafty mind. Bribe someone to do that), it is even better!Carry on the massage for 10-15 minutes and repeat every day till you see improvement. Do not overdo it in a bid to expedite results. Be patient, mate.

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How to use Essential Oils, Essential Oils

The second method to draw the advantages of essential oils is by way of a bath soak. This spells luxury and relaxation from the word ‘Go’, doesn’t it? All you need to do is put a few drops of the essential oil in a bucket containing warm water (you can also add 2-3 cups of Epsom salt to enhance the effect). It’s a better idea to mix the essential oil drops in a small amount of carrier oil first and then add to the bath. Next dip your feet/hand in the bucket and unwind. Play your favorite playlist and let the blend work its magic.

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