Happy Sunday ladies. Today I’m going to share my love of essential oils. I’ve used them for many years but have just added a new way to use them that is wonderful and I am hooked! There’s no question that odor affects our mood and they’re also well known for affecting our bodies. Essential oils are extracted from plants to capture its scent or “essence” so are the life force of the plant. These oils are used in aromatherapy, applied to the body and sometimes ingested… which I don’t recommend.
I’ve kept a bottle of lavender oil and lavender water on my bedside table for years. I spray my sheets and pillow each day and apply the oil to my temples.I find the aroma relaxing so also use body lotion scented with lavender before I go to sleep.
On my last day in Victoria, I stopped into Escents to see what they had. Both my son and daughter have diffusers from this company and I was curious about them.
These little diffusers come with lights that cycle to different colors, or you can pause them on the color of your choice, or you can leave the light off. So far I like to let the colors rotate. I had a hard time picking a diffuser because they were having a summer sale on many of them. They all act as a mild humidifier as it scents the air with delicious aromas.
I chose this one for our large living space because it will run for 3-5 hours and cover 500-800 square feet. You fill it with water, add 3-5 drops of oil and let it go. It has an automatic shutoff valve when it’s out of water. I use this Aquamarine Blend in it which promotes healing and mental clarity. It’s a 100% natural blend made with pure Palmarosa and Cedarwood essential oils.
I also bought this iMist diffuser to use in my office. It plugs into the USB port of my laptop and scents the air with a lemongrass, lavender and citronella blend which clears the air and smells fresh.
Here are some of my favorite essential oils and their properties:
Lavender – supports relaxation and renewal. It is used to relieve stress and anxiety and helps induce sleep. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied to the body full strength. I like to rub it into my temples, wrists and behind my ears.
Eucalyptus – helps to balance emotions and reduce tension while it soothes tired and sore muscles. It also assists with clearer breathing, supports overall respiratory health and helps eliminate the toxins in the air.
Rosemary – helps to improve mental clarity and reduces nerve tension, by stimulating and strengthening the entire nervous system and improving alertness and concentration.
Tee Tree – is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal which reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system. It’s used to treat infections and boost immunity.
Peppermint – supports digestion, boosts energy, reduces fever, headache and muscle pain relief. If I have a headache I hold the bottle under my nose and breathe deeply. I also pop a peppermint into my mouth is I am tired and it perks me right up:)
Rose – is used to improve mood and can reduce anxiety,
Have you used essential oils? Do you use a diffuser with them?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!