When I need a natural pick me up, I create the perfect mood with essential oils to lift my spirit and enhance my well-being.
People are turning to holistic forms of healing more and more and aromatherapy is proving to alleviate a wide variety of, not only, physical but psychological ailments as well.
Start by adding a few drops of your essential oil to your bath or oil diffuser then kick back and relax.
Here’s how to find out what oils work for you…
Simplers Botanicals Organic Neroli
Mountain Rose Herbs Grapefruit Essential Oil
Mountain Rose Herbs Rosemary Essential Oil
NOW Essential Oils 100% Pure Bergamot Oil
Ancient Apothecary Frankincense Trinity Oil
Edens Garden 100% Pure Jasmine Essential Oil
✦ For massage, essential oils need to be mixed with carrier oils because they are too concentrated on their own and can harm the skin. The best carrier oils are sweet almond, apricot and hazelnut oils.
✦ Read the labels of aromatherapy oils to look for “pure essential oil” synthetic oils are very strong and instead of soothing you they can give you a throbbing headache.
✦ Store oils in a cool dark place and choose dark bottles. Once opened, use oils within 2 years maximum.
✦ If you’re pregnant or on medication consult a doctor or an aromatherapist before using essential oils.
✦ Never take essential oils internally or apply undiluted to skin. The only oils that can be dabbed on neat are tea-tree and lavender, which soothe burns and act as antiseptic. Don’t use lavender on skin if you’re pregnant.
✦ If you suffer advanced asthmatic conditions, epilepsy or a heart condition, seek medical advice before using any of these oils.