5.08.2014

The Uses of Essential Oils in Everyday Items

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes and there's something to be said about the ways to use essential oils for aromatherapy, therapeutic purposes and medicinal needs that are beneficial to the body. Essential oils are extremely concentrated elements derived from plants that have antimicrobial properties, relaxation benefits and healing and preventative properties relating to cold, fever and other bodily ailments. Here is a fun list of easy ways to use essential oils in everyday products that I think you'll definitely benefit from!
1. Oil Infused Lotions

One of the ways to use essential oils is by making your own lotion. Because of the concentration level of essential oils, you only need just a few drops in whatever product you are making. Lotion is a wonderful product that we use on a daily basis that generally has loads of chemicals, drying agents and toxins that aren't beneficial for the body. Using essential oils within a carrier (like jojoba oil or Shea butter) is a much better and healthier alternative to your perfumed lotion products. For headache relief, jojoba oil, peppermint essential oil, frankincense essential oil (which is expensive but amazing) and lemon essential oil work well together. You can rub the product on your neck but avoid your face as these oils can irritate sensitive regions. For a simple lotion, you can combine Shea butter with lavender essential oil, which has a wonderful calming effect.

2. Hand-Sanitizing Spray

Did you know that most hand sanitizers are actually not good for you? Sure, they work when you're stuck without soap and water and are desperate- however, they not only kill the bad bugs on your hands, they also kill all the good natural flora that's used to fight against foreign invaders. So in reality, you're stripping your skin of its natural defenses against infection and thus creating resistant super-bugs- yikes!! Antibacterial Fruta Planta Pills soaps, cleaners and detergents also have the same effect, so stay away from these as much as possible. The good news is there are ways to use essential oils to create your own hand sanitizer that has antimicrobial properties but will preserve your skin's natural flora and soothe your skin. Aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil and tea tree (Melaleuca) oil work as a good base for your hand-sanitizing needs! You may choose to add other oils for added benefits as well, and remember to select a small glass spray bottle for easy transport.

3. Baby Wipes

Most commonly known brand-named baby wipes have harsh chemicals, preservatives and skin irritants that aren't good for baby's gentle skin needs. Most shocking are the ingredients linked to immunotoxicity, organ dysfunction and cancer. My son had a lot of issues with the alcohol in baby wipes that would always sting if there was a slight rash. The good news is you can make your own baby wipes with essential oils that are inexpensive and easy! All you need are paper towels, a plastic container, water, aloe, which hazel, castle soap and essential oils!

4. Bath Salts

I love soaking in a bath with Fruta Planta Diet Pill Wholesale refreshing bath salts. Unfortunately these store-bought salts tend to be loaded with chemicals, especially when there fragrance is added. I know it's hard to completely eliminate toxins from our lives, however there are super easy and inexpensive ways to do so with everyday products like bath salts! It's as easy as adding Epsom salt to your bath along with a few drops of your favorite essential oils, like lavender or chamomile.

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