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5 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great way to practice self-care, create an atmosphere in your home, and treat minor ailments. If you are new to essential oils, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of information on how to properly use them. It doesn't have to be complicated. Here are five simple ways to use essential oils in your daily life.

5 Ways to Use Essential Oils

1. Diffuser

Diffusing oils is perhaps the most popular way to use oils in your home. A fragrance oil diffuser is the easiest way to disperse scents throughout your living space. Diffusers are great for aromatherapy. They can create a relaxing, or energizing, space for you to inhabit. They give your home a clean, fresh scent that helps your home feel more inviting and refreshing.

2. Bath

Use essential oils in the bath for a spa-like experience at home. Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil to your bath water and wait for it to disperse throughout before getting in. The aroma from the oils will create a calming atmosphere in the room, and the oils in the water will absorb into your skin for an all-encompassing luxury experience.

3. Inhalation

A quick and easy way to absorb essential oils is through inhalation. There are a few different methods you can use: steam inhalation, a vaporizer, or simply through a handkerchief. Add a few drops of oil to a handkerchief and sleep with it on your pillow or carry it around with you to breathe in deeply throughout the day. These methods can be useful in times of high anxiety or stress, as inhalation gives a more immediate rush of the aroma to your body.

4. Massage

Oils are a great thing to introduce to your skin, but it's important to do so carefully. If you want to try a massage with essential oils, it's important to mix the oils with another substance before putting it on your skin. Essential oils can be damaging if put directly on your skin. When mixed with another oil, such as vegetable oil, they can be massaged into your skin. Make sure to test a small patch first to make sure your skin doesn't react negatively to the oils. Once you're in the clear you can use the oils all over your body for hydration, relaxation, and a healthy glow.

5. Cleaning Products

Essential oils can also be added to DIY cleaning products to be used around your house. By mixing vinegar, water, baking soda, and 5-10 drops of essential oil you can have a quick, easy, and safe multipurpose cleaner. It can be used on floors, most countertops, and sinks, and will leave your home smelling clean and bright. It's an easy way to keep your house clean and experience the benefits of aromatherapy at the same time.

There are a seemingly infinite number of ways to use essential oils, but you don't need to be overwhelmed. It doesn't take much effort to start incorporating oils into your daily life and experiencing all of their many benefits.

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