Monday, December 22, 2008

An Array of Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oils are quite useful for all sorts of purposes. If you have never thought too much about using essential oils, then you may think that they are only for scenting yoga rooms or for people that shun medical care. This is just not true. Essential oils have a wide array of uses and once you do a little research, you will find yourself exploring these wonderful oils for yourself.

What can essential oils do for you?

There are many ways that you can use essential oils. One of the first things you should know is that when you want to use them, you have to understand how to use them and which ones are right for the purpose you need. There are literally hundreds of different essential oils out there and each one has its own unique purpose. Understand this before you start buying a lot of oils.

Medicinal purposes: One of the most popular uses for essential oils is for medicinal purposes. You can use everything from tea tree oil to lavender to help heal the mind and body. Use correctly, tea tree oil can ward off lice, take the sting out of bug bites, soothe a burn and even disinfect your laundry. Lavender, peppermint, carrot seed and many others are just as useful for medicinal purposes.

You can use them to bust up chest congestion, clear the sinus passages and help you relax and sleep better at night. Add well chosen essential oils to your bath water and they will melt away your tired, aching muscles. Add these to your daily treatment and regimen and they will leave you feeling ready to conquer the world in no time at all.

Make yourself beautiful: Essential oils are also popular for your beauty treatments and routine. The right kind of essential oils can be added to lotions and soaps to help give you healthy, glowing skin. Lip balms can also get an added punch with good quality essential oils. Need a good facial treatment or toner? Look no further than your favorite essential oil for this reason, too.

Tea tree oil can help fit off acne, giving you a radiant feel. Mix your favorite smelling essential oil with a good carrier and you have just created your very own personalized perfume that is all for you.

Make your home shine: You can also use essential oils in your home. There are many of these oils (such as lavender) that when added to your wash cycle, will give your towels and sheets a fresh, clean smell. You can clean and disinfect your home using diluted peppermint and tea tree oil, too. It is a natural antiseptic that is safe for everyone in your home.

There are also plenty of essential oils that can help clean your counter tops, sanitize your dishes and even help reduce airborne allergies in your home. Make sure you understand how to use these oils the right way before using the oils for cleaning. If not use correctly, some oils can stain your clothes and furniture.

Essential oils are very popular - and for good reason. With all of these uses, it is no wonder why people love popular essential oils.

Dee Braun is a Cert. Aromatherapist & Dr. of Reflexology who teaches Aromatherapy, Reflexology & Color/Crystal Therapy at Visit the Alternative Healing Academy, which offers home study courses in several natural healing methods. Payment plans are available!

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