Essential Oils For The Home

Essential Oils For The Home

Its a given that we all want our homes to smell inviting, fresh and clean. However did you know that certain aromas can not only combat other smells’ but also improve concentration, memory, depression and stress?

In this table; which would be great to print and pin to the fridge; I am going to tell you about 4 main essential oils I believe a household needs. I will also go through their benefits and ways to use them.

Essential OilBenefitsWays To UsePeppermintRelieves nausea, soothes irritable bowel, relieves sinus issues, soothe joint pains, can help increase energy levels.A few drops in an oil burner.

A couple of drops on a hanky to inhale.LavenderCalms and soothes the mind. Helps improve sleep pattern, relieve pain and encourage good circulation.A few drops in an oil burner.

A couple of drops on your pillow.

Mixed with water and put in a spray bottle.LemonCan be used as a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Helps improve mood. Can support lymphatic drainage.A few drops in an oil burner.

Mixed with water and put in a spray bottle.Tea-TreeAntibacterial, antiseptic, promotes the absorption of nutrients from food. Helps relieve congestion.A few drops in an oil burner.

Mixed with a carrier oil and used in massage.

A few drops on your pillow.

Mixed with water and put in a spray bottle.GeraniumBalances hormones, eases stress and depression. Encourages a healthy complexion. Can help minimise inflammation.A few drops in an oil burner.

Mixed with a carrier oil and used in massage.

Mixed with water and put in a spray bottle.

Carrier Oil’s

A carrier oil is base oil that blend your essential oils with. So for instance, grapeseed oil, almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil to name a few.

Great For Allergy’s

Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint – 3 drops of each, mixed with 30mls of water – use in an oil burner.

Great For Soothing Joint Pain

Peppermint and Lavender – 3 drops of each, mixed with 30mls of carrier oil – use as a massage.

Soothe Stress

Lemon, lavender and geranium – 3 drops of each, mixed with 30 mls of carrier oil – use as a massage oil.

Or alternatively mix with 30 mls of water and use in an oil burner.

PLEASE ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHEN USING ESSENTIAL OILS, SOME CAN BE TOXIC OR FATAL

Its important that good quality oils are used to ensure a pleasant fragrance and effectiveness of the oils chosen.

You can order some great quality oils from this website http://www.purpleflame.co.uk/

If you are looking for some great gifts or a luxurious treat for yourself I highly recommend https://www.aromatherapyassociates.com/

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