ESSENTIAL OIL 101: Their Benefits and How To Use Them
Looking to add essential oils to your everyday routine, but don't know where to begin? There are so many different essential oils on the market today that it can be overwhelming to choose and decide which essential oils are right for you. Not to mention, there are also so many different ways to use them. Keep reading to learn more about what essential oils are, how to use them, their benefits, and which essential oils are right for you.
What are essential oils?
According to Essential Oil University, "essential oils are the volatile, aromatic, non-water soluble liquids obtained by steam or hydrodistillation of botanicals. Most essential oils are primarily composed of terpenes and their oxygenated derivatives. Different parts of the plants can be used to obtain essential oils, including the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, stems, bark, wood, etc."
What are the benefits of essential oils?
Essential oils are most commonly used for aromatherapy. According to Healthline, aromatherapy is, "a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being." Below are the most common benefits of aromatherapy. Each oil has its own benefits depending on the type of essential oil.
Improve sleep quality
Reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety
Soothe sore joints
Treat headaches and migraines
Alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
Ease discomforts of labor
Fight bacteria, viruses, or fungus
Improve hospice and palliative care
How do I use essential oils?
Although there is a variety of different ways to use essential oils, we recommend one of the following ways:
1. Essential Oil Diffuser (Aromatic)
An essential oil diffuser may be the best option for you if are looking to elevate the aroma of any space in your home.
Choose a diffuser that fits your needs and fits the environment of your kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, or any other space.
To find the right diffuser for you, read, "The Best Essential Oil Diffusers".
Once you select a diffuser that is right for you, read the instructions that come with the diffuser for the best results.
It is best to fill most diffusers with distilled or bottled water for the best experience and quality.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the diffuser and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy!
Watch the video below to see how to make an essential oil recipe with a diffuser.
2. Carrier Oil (Topical)
If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of essential oils throughout the day, try adding a few drops to a carrier oil. This method will be best for you if you are looking for immediate and quick use.
Some of the most common carrier oils are Fractionated Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, and olive oil.
Fractionated Coconut oil is the best choice for a carrier if using in massage blends. It never goes rancid, washes easily out of sheets and clothing, and it's the lightest of all the carrier oils so it can easily be used in any pump spray bottle.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a carrier oil.
For adults, it is recommended to keep in mind a 2.5-10 percent dilution (15 - 60 drops of essential oil per 6 teaspoons of carrier oil)
For children, 0.5- 1 percent dilution (3 to 6 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil)
To learn more read and follow this dilution guideline.
Apply and massage the mixture to your pulse points or to the affected area.
To learn more read, "How to Use Carrier Oils".
3. Essential Oil Bracelet
If you are constantly on the go and would like the enjoy the benefits of essential oils throughout the day without applying it topically to your skin, this may be the best option for you!
Our essential oil bracelets are made with porous lava beads that will hold your essential oils.
Each bracelet is elastic and also made with amazonite detail stone beading.
Recommended Blends: Focus Factor, Pure Balance, & Breathe Anew.
4. Car Diffuser
Looking for an all-natural alternative to a car air freshener? A car diffuser may be the best option for you because you can refill them with your favorite essential oils! Enjoy its aromatherapy benefits on the go! Visit our Venice storefront and pick out an essential oil car diffuser for you, your friends, and your loved ones.
5. Other Uses
There is a myriad of ways to use essential oils. Below are a few other popular and creative ways to use essential oils:
And much more!
Which Essential Oil is right for me?
There are so many different essential oils on the market, each with a wide variety of benefits. With so many different options, it can be overwhelming to select just one oil. Below are a few different options depending on your needs.
1. Health & Wellness Essential Oil Blends
If you are looking to treat a specific health issue, try one of the following blends:
Breathe Anew: Headaches and Allergies
Digestif: Digestive System
Fit-N-Trim: Metabolism (Read, "How to stay Fit-N-Trim in 2022")
Focus Factor: Mental Clarity
2. Pain Relief
If you are looking for an all-natural alternative to relieve pain, try one of the following:
Copaiba Oil: (Read, "4 Things You Should Know About Copaiba Oil")
Dr. P's Super AI Topical Serum: Anti- Inflammation
3. Stress and Anxiety Relief
Looking for an all-natural way to relieve stress and anxiety? Try one of the following essential oils:
4. Popular Essential Oils
Looking for the perfect, all-natural scent for this season? Try some of our Summer favorites:
Use our Citrus Bundle to make a Fresh Citrus Linen Spray by combining these ingredients:
7oz Spray bottle
4oz Distilled water
2oz Rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
10 Drops Lime
10 Drops Orange
10 Drops Lemon
We hope you found this information to be helpful in your understanding of essential oils. If it helped you be sure to leave a comment below to let us know. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if you would like to learn anything else about essential oils. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, @desrosiersintl, for more tips, advice, and inspiration!
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Cronkleton, Emily. “What Is Aromatherapy and How Does It Help Me?” Healthline, Healthline Media, 8 Mar. 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-aromatherapy.
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