3 Ways to Use Esstentials Oils You May Not Have Thought Of
Last week I shared 3 of my favorite uses for essential oils. I had several people write back asking if I had any more good suggestions for things that people can use essential oils for. It really is amazing at the diverse ways that EOs can be used for to improve the quality of our lives. Here are 3 more of my favorite ways to use EOs:
GET BETTER SLEEP
Millions of Americans, and even more around the world report that they have trouble falling to sleep, or staying asleep to achieve productive rest. One way to help that is with this sleep salve that you can make your self to rub into the soles of your feet before going to bed. It not only helps with sleep, but also helps to heal cracked or peeling heels.
For the oil blend you can mix up a bottle of it with the following combination:
20 drops cinnamon bark essential oil – balances blood sugar levels which in turn helps the body to rest.
40 drops ginger essential oil – warming quality serves as a sleep aid and stimulates feelings of ease.
40 drops peppermint essential oil – anti-inflammatory attributes help clear sinuses and improve breathing.
40 drops lemon essential oil – citrus oils are adaptogens (natural substances that help your body adapt to stress.)
40 drops grapefruit essential oil – helps lower blood pressure, balances estrogen levels.
For the Salve:
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp beeswax pastilles
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil (optional)
Sleep Oil Mixture from above
To prepare, combine the coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax and vitamin E oil into a glass container and place in a pot of water to double boil. You want this to melt slowly. It should take about 10 to 15 min. Once melted you will need to pour into 4 oz. jars that have had 90 drops of the Sleep Oil mixture already added in the bottom. Let it cool completely to set, then cover with an airtight lid. The salve recipe will make enough for 4 jars, and the oil recipe makes enough oil for 2 jars, so you will need to double the oil blend to match.
SOOTHE TIRED AND SORE FEET
Another great use for peppermint oil is to add a few drops together with a handful of epsom salt and a bucket of warm water. This helps with the soreness, but also gives a calming and pleasing effect overall with the aroma as you soak.
For those that would like to make their own anti-aging serum to really customize to your own preference this recipe is definitely for you:
Into a small dropper bottle or roller bottle, combine the following ingredients:
1/2 ounce rosehip seed oil*
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops geranium essential oil
1 drop cypress essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil
To use the serum, wash you face and use a toner first. Then take a drop or two and apply to the problem areas of the face with a fingertip. Follow up with a moisturizer.
So there you have it, a few more handy recipes to use with EOs. Let me know if you would like me to add on this and share more ideas.