Everyone knows the basic way of using essential oils is by diffusing. But why not find other ways to use essential oils? A method where you can use it anywhere, anytime.
Before we dive into it, let us know what essential oils are.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that capture the plant’s natural scent and flavor, otherwise known as “essence”. Each essential oil has a unique smell that comes with their very own benefits. Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy, in which they are used through various methods to reap its benefits.
Even though essential oils are extracts from plant, extra precaution is recommended on using essential oils. It is strongly advisable not to ingest essential oils. Even through external application, it is highly recommended by certified aromatherapists and certified aromatherapy specialist that essential oils should be diluted first, either with carrier oils, lotions, or base cream, before applying on the skin.
The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways. Inhaling the aromatic scent from essential oils can stimulate a part of your brain that plays a role in affecting emotions, behavior, and memories.
Now that we have covered the most basic knowledge of essential oils, let us find out more interesting ways to use essential oils, apart from diffusing!
- Aroma Burners
Everyone knows the traditional way of using essential oil is by using the classic aroma burners. Typically, burners are made out of ceramic that can withstand the heat when it is burned, and some could be made out of porcelain. The difference with these two is the rate of heat they can handle. While ceramic burners are heat-resistant, it is not necessarily heat proof. That means, ceramic burners can withstand heat to a certain degree but when it is heated for too long, the material might crack. Meanwhile, porcelain can withstand a higher temperature compared to ceramic. But of course, porcelain is much more expensive than ceramic, but with proper care and use, ceramic can last as long as porcelain too.
2. Scenting Clay
Scenting clay is a type of aroma diffuser that requires no heat or water to be added into it in order to diffuse an essential oil. Simply add a few drops on the body of the scenting clay, wait for the pores of the clay to slowly absorb the oil and then you will have your aroma surrounding you!
3. Roll-On Blends
You can make your own blend of essential oils with your pick of carrier oils, pour it into a roller bottle to make your own pick-me-up roll-on blends! You can make special blends for headaches, stress relief, cold and your favourite pick-me-up blend for you to use anytime and anywhere as and when you need!
4. Homecare Products
Apart from roll-on blends, you can also make your own homecare products with only filtered or distilled water and essential oils of your choice. You can look up for recipes on how to make floor cleaner, glass cleaner or oils to shine furniture!
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Did you know that you can create your own range of skin care products with essential oils? As widely known, essential oils have ounces of benefits for the skin with its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. Depending on your skin type, there are essential oils that may work for your skin and gives it the healthy glow it deserves! The most common and basic skincare products that you can make out from essential oils, carrier oils and filtered water are facial toner, moisturiser, and face serum.
6. Hair Care Product
Like making a skincare product, you can also create your own DIY hair care product out of essential oil and carrier oils! Also depending on your hair and scalp type, you can find the solution of your hair problems, be it either for hair fall, dandruff, oily or dry hair. You can even make your own 100% natural hair tonic to increase hair growth!
7. Natural Balms
Making natural balms might sound tricky and hard for some, but it truly isn’t hard at all! With ingredients such as organic wax like beeswax, shea butter, carrier oils and essential oils of your own choice, you can create a healing balm in the comfort of your own home. Not only can you have 100% natural balms, you also know what are the ingredients that go into your balms, handling the quality control yourself that your product is completely safe and chemical-free!
So there we have it, 7 interesting ways to use your essential oils! You not only get to explore these fun ways and countless DIY recipes out there, most importantly, you reap the maximum benefits of each and every essential oil to the fullest!
Do you have any more interesting ways you use your essential oils? Do leave a comment below to share it with us!