Most of us love to buy essential oils for overcoming fatigue, reduce physical and mental tiredness, gaining healthy glow on face, boost up energy levels, getting rid of headaches or muscular pains but the problem is how to incorporate them in your routine life for getting mental and physical fitness and gaining flawless, glowing and youthful skin.
Essential oils are the keys to a healthy lifestyle. They are very effective in controlling mind and body that help to maintain a balance between them. You can get immense benefits by adopting the following 6 best ways in your daily routine life and can see the visible results.
DIFFUSE – What is the first thing you do in the morning? As you know that if you have a healthy and relaxed morning that will be your best day. Diffusing is the best technique to start your day and it is always better to diffuse stimulating and uplifting essential oils in a diffuser that would help in uplifting mood and clears your mind and try using relaxing oils at bedtime that gives
BEST UPLIFTING AND STIMULATING OILS – Peppermint, Geranium, Bergamot, Rosemary, Jasmine
BEST CALMING AND RELAXING OILS – Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lemon, Chamomile, Vanilla
INHALE – Inhaling the fragrance of essential oils is another best way to calm and soothe your mind. A relaxed mind is a gateway to positive thoughts that can be attained through an easiest way, just by inhaling the aroma of essential oil by putting few drops on your handkerchief or by rubbing it between your palms or by applying it on your pulse points so that you can breathe the fresh aroma of essential oil whenever you need during the day that will help to calm your nervous system, controls stress levels, fights fatigue and boost up energy levels.
TOPICAL APPLICATION – Essential oils are widely used for aromatherapy as well to cure various health and skin problems. But you can get the results of aromatherapy at home with the topical use of essential oils. You can apply these oils at your body parts also where you feel any pain or get the relaxing benefit. It will help to ease out your muscular aches or joint pain problems, mental tensions, skin problems or any other ailments. Not all essential oils are perfect for topical application, it is better to check via patch test and avoid using them around your eyes.
MASSAGE – Massaging essential oil on your body is like giving a quick therapy to smooth down your muscles. When you gently massage these oils it helps in better blood circulation that is very effective in getting rid of pains, aches and relax your muscles giving tension free relaxed mind and body. It is always better to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil for getting best results. You can mix 18-20 drops of essential oil with 35-40 drops of carrier oil.
BEST PULSE POINTS TO APPLY ESSENTIAL OIL- At the Temple area (back of the neck), At the back of Ears, At Shoulders, At Chest, Near Heart, At Abdomen, At Wrist, At Heels, Near Inner and Outer Arch, At Foot Area, At Bottom of Big and Middle Toes.
BEST MASSAGING OIL CAN BE YOUR OWN CREATION ALSO LIKE – You can mix frankincense + lavender + Cedarwood OR Vetiver + Cypress + Eucalyptus OR Cedarwood + Frankincense + Lime.
BATHING- What is the best feeling you get after taking a bath? You will feel fresh, energized and full of positive energy when you use essential oil at the time of taking a bath. It is said that essential oil carriers such properties that cut off negative powers, so whenever you take bath always apply 4-5 drops of essential oil and mix it with 6-8 drops of carrier oil to get best results.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BATHING PURPOSE – Sandalwood, Rose, Frankincense, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender, Vanilla, Jasmine, Juniper berry, Myrrh, Neroli, Eucalyptus, Orange, Aloe vera, Geranium
BLENDING – Essential oils are extracted from plant materials by using several techniques and solvents. Sometimes alcoholic content is also formed during their extraction process. They are highly concentrated in nature so it is better to blend them with carrier oils before use. You can use 2-3 drops of essential oil with 4-5 drops of carrier oil when you want to apply directly on the face as they provide healthy glow, clear scars and dark spots, reduce acne and wrinkles, overcome signs of aging, etc. Using essential oil everyday will tone up your skin texture leaving it youthful and healthy.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN– Frankincense, Tea-Tree, Sandalwood, Geranium, Rose, Rosemary, Lavender, Aloe vera, Lemon.
BEST CARRIER OIL FOR BLENDING– Jojoba oil, Evening primrose oil, Sweet almond oil, Hemp seed oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Grapefruit seed oil
- Always do Patch-Test before using any essential oil.
- To reduce the risk of sensitization and irritability increase the amount of carrier oil while mixing it with essential oil.
- Do not use any metal or plastic container for storing essential oil. Always use a glass container.
- Keep essential oil airtight, away from heat, sunlight, air and moisture.
- Avoid using citrus oils like lemon, lemongrass oil on face directly if you have sensitive skin.
- Pregnant ladies must consult the doctor before using any essential oils.
Author: Ms. Supriya Arora, A Professional trainer for Essential Oils & Aroma Therapy at KHADI INDIA
(KVIC, New Delhi)