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While the use of essential oils has been a top wellness trend in recent years, the benefits of these various botanicals have been in practice for thousands of years. As the scented liquid extracted from the plant, each of the essential oils has a unique odor and profile that can benefit human health in many ways.
We love essential oils because they can be utilized in just about every aspect of your life. With different recipes and diffusions, you can continue to go about your day while reaping the mental and physical health benefits of these potent oils. Using your essential oils as directed and finding the highest quality oils are both important to your health and safety. Many oils should not be ingested or applied topically, so always refer to the proper usage before you mix and mingle your concoctions.
Organic oils offer the best quality available because the plants used to produce them are certified to be grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and herbicide residues. NOW® Solutions offers a superb line of more than 75 essential oils, including certified organic oils, that are perfect to use in countless recipes. Since we are always searching for brands that care about the environment, we love that NOW supports sustainable, organic farming and cares about the health of our planet.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to reap the benefits of essential oils every day:
- Practice aromatherapy
One of the most common and simple uses of essential oils is through aromatherapy. Many people use aromatherapy for everyday stress management and often incorporate it into massage therapy. Using a diffuser is one of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of your various oils. We love a diffuser that enhances the aesthetic of a room and are currently crushing on this Ultrasonic Glass Swirl USB Oil Diffuser made from hand-blown glass. It’s easy to clean, quiet, and runs for up to five hours.
- DIY your cleaning supplies
Conventional cleaning products may contain harmful chemicals that can wreak havoc on your endocrine and respiratory systems. We suggest making your own natural DIY cleaning products so that you know every ingredient used is safe. Here are a few great recipes that employ the use of essential oils to leave your house smelling fresh and clean.
- Wash your hands
With chemicals like synthetic colors and fragrances, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate in common hand soaps, it’s a good idea to go the natural route. Including essential oils in your soaps can add the scented aroma you are looking for. If you love the feel of foaming soap, this DIY recipe using coconut, tea tree, spike lavender, and orange oils is the perfect solution for your hand washing needs.
- Soothe tension
Mom life can be full of busy schedules and unending to-do lists that can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Lavender and peppermint oils can bring you a moment of peace with their soothing and cooling sensations, allowing the tension to just slip away. This Head Ease Roll-On Blend is perfect to keep by your bedside or in your purse to use in a pinch.
- Give yourself an all-natural mani/pedi
We recently learned from KIWI how toxic your nail salon visit can be to your health. Instead of putting yourself in harm’s way, you can opt for an at-home mani/pedi that saves you both money and time. This Argan Nail & Cuticle Oil recipe softens and hydrates your cuticles while adding shine. The fresh and relaxing scents of the lavender, myrrh, and lemon oils will give you the proper at-home spa experience you deserve.
- Use in a face mist
Skincare can get very expensive, so being able to make your own will help you get that natural glow without breaking the bank. Rose hip seed oil, containing vitamin E, carotene, and phenolic compounds, can be used to tone, moisturize, and help minimize the signs of aging. Spritz this simple recipe of rose hip seed oil, lavender oil, and distilled water on your face for a fresh and renewed complexion.
Want to try even more mixtures? Check out NOW Solutions’ Essential Oil Chart.
Caution: NOW® Essential Oils are highly concentrated and can be irritating to the skin. Avoid direct contact with skin and always dilute essential oils before topical use. Discontinue if rash appears after skin contact. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes.