How do I use essential oils?
Essential oils are growing in popularity, especially amongst women. No longer are essential oils used just in diffusers or for aromatherapy. In fact, many women are now using essential oils as non-toxic cleaners and for general health issues. If you’ve never used essential oils before, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about how essential oils work. While all essential oils can be used aromatically (to smell), many can also be used topically and some you can even ingest.
Lemon and melaleuca (green tea) essential oils can be used to clean your home. If you’re concerned about allergies or just want to minimize the amount of harsh chemicals you use in your home, essential oils offer a more earth-friendly option. Simply mix a few drops of the essential oil of your choice with a cup of water and place in a spray bottle. Use this mixture to clean your bathtub, countertops, or even your toilets.
Headaches and hot flashes
If you suffer from migraine headaches or you’re at a point in your life where you’re experiencing hot flashes, lavender essential oil can help with both of these ailments. For headaches, apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to your forehead and the nape of your neck. Lavender is a very calming oil and many women experience a decrease in the frequency and intensity of their migraines when they use lavender oil. If you experience hot flashes, put a few drops of lavender essential oil in a spray bottle with water and spray it on yourself as needed.
Essential oils are also frequently used for skin problems, such as warts or callouses, or even for treating colds and viruses. If you are interested in using essential oils, you can pick them up at your local organic food or health store or from a home wellness company such as Melaleuca or DoTerra.