5 Simple Ways to Start Using Essential oils

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You’ve been hearing and reading about essential oils everywhere, but you’re not quite ready to dive in whole hog. No poo and homemade deodorant just aren’t your thing. Maybe you’ve tried a blend or two and it helped though you just don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. Here are 5 simple ways you can start using essential oils at home.

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Ways to Use Essential Oils in the Bathroom

To use with skin care, add a few drops to your favorite cleanser, moisturizer, or lotion. Make sure to stir well so the essential oil gets mixed in thoroughly. Oily skin, try tea tree (melaleuca) or lemon. Dry skin try lavender.

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In the bath, add it to your body wash or bubble bath. Shake well to incorporate fully. Do not add directly to the tub without blending in a carrier oil first. Lavender is relaxing and calming. Can also be a sedative. Use care that you don’t fall asleep. Rose or geranium to create a romantic mood.

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For hair care, add to your shampoo, conditioner, or styling gel and shake it up. Lavender is good for all hair types. Use rosemary for dull, dry or dandruff prone hair.

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Adding Essential Oils For Cleaning

Essential oils are also great for adding to house cleaning supplies. Using the same oil will create a unity throughout your home. The citrus oils are energizing and refreshing. As a plus, they have germ killing and sanitizing properties as well. Lavender is relaxing and calming. A great choice for bedrooms, especially for children.

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Put a few drops on a cotton ball and add to your vacuum cleaner bag or dirt tank then vacuum as normal.

Add a few drops to the bottom of a bucket of cleaning wipes. Shake well then use as normal. Depending on the oil you choose, you might need to wear gloves.

Using essential oils doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. I included a few common choices to help you get started. Play around with the oils you prefer and have fun.

What did you think? Planning to try my simple tips and start using essential oils for yourself? Tell me about oils you’ve tried and other fun ways you’ve found to easily add essential oils to your life. I am always excited to hear from readers.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. In no manner, stated or implied, is any content I share meant to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease or illness. Please be sure to seek advice from your medical professional before using herbs or essential oils. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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Nicole Crosby
  • Nicole Crosby
  • New homesteaders, Nicole and Michael want to share their journey and pass on all the info they will learn along the way to help other homesteaders.

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