8 ways to enjoy the therapeutic properties of essential oils
The essential oils they are substances that they are extracted from different parts of the plants and contain all the medicinal properties of them. They have many applications: from natural cosmetics to health, including household products.
Smells, when entering through the nose, become chemical signals in the brain and therefore can produce relaxing or stimulating sensations. Aromatherapy, since ancient times, is used to achieve greater physical and mental well-being.
Each essential oil has one or several particular properties. Many of them have antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic and cell regenerative principles. Some also have antimicrobial, antifungal and immunostimulatory properties.
When you buy your essential oils, remember to make sure they are 100% natural, biological and that come from organic crops in which no pesticides, insecticides or chemical fertilizers have been used.
HOW TO ENJOY YOUR BENEFITS?
In an aromatherapy diffuser, oven for essential oils or humidifier, add about 5 drops of some essential oil and let the smell permeate the space. The florals are ideal to create a relaxed and harmonious environment: jasmine, lavender, roses.
2. Relaxing baths
If you have a bathtub, fill it with hot water and add a glass of coarse or sea salt and 10 drops of some essential oil of your liking. Salt will help clean your energy while you relax.
Self massages are an excellent way to connect with self-care and enjoy the oils on the body. Use almond oil as a vehicle cream to perform the massages and add 5 drops of a relaxing essential oil. It will leave your skin soft and hydrated.
Scented candles create warm and intimate environments and are an excellent option to enjoy essential oils. You can find many options: vanilla, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, jasmine, among others.
Spraying the pillow with lavender, geranium or orange essential oil will allow you to enjoy a peaceful and restful sleep. You can also spray your curtains, sofas, cabinets or clothes. To make it yourself, fill a container with 100 ml of water and add 40 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Mix white clay with water until you get a creamy texture. Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and five drops of some essential oil. Apply the paste on your face and after 15 minutes, gently remove it with warm water.
Ideal to relax some area of the body. Warm half a liter of water and add 5 drops of essential oil. Dip a clean cloth in the water and apply it to the area you want.
8. Shampoo and conditioner
In a natural shampoo, you can add 20 drops of rosemary, thyme, tea tree or jasmine. In the conditioner or gel, lavender, lemon, geranium, cypress or marjoram oils are ideal.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OIL?