We'll admit it--when we first started noticing the use of essential oils popping up all over the internet, we were skeptical. It used to be that essential oils were reserved for your hippie dippy yoga instructor, or an equally-as-granola massage therapist. However, being the adventurous bunch that we are, we were willing to give them a try. To our surprise, it took us all of two seconds to become completely convinced of their powers.
That being said, there IS a learning curve when it comes to using essential oils. Some work better when applied topically, others are amazing as aromatherapy, and there are even a few that do wonders when ingested. While we wouldn't go so far as to call ourselves experts on the topic, we do feel that we've been able to nail down which essential oils work best for us, and how to incorporate them in our everyday lives. If you've ever wondered how you can beat an afternoon slump with orange oil or chill TF out with a little lavender, keep reading.
Rub lavender essential oil onto the bottoms of your feet or add a few drops to your bath water to diffuse stress and feel calmer almost instantly.
Cool down quickly by applying peppermint oil to the back of your neck and bottoms of feet. Just be sure to dilute with a bit of coconut oil beforehand, as too much peppermint oil can irritate skin.
Rub rose oil onto shoulders for the perfect massage, or wear on your pulse points in place of perfume.
Tea Tree Oil
Dab onto blemishes to relieve redness and swelling, or use as an oil-controlling toner by applying to a cotton ball and swiping across your T zone.
Breathe easier by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the floor of a steamy shower. It'll open up airways and relieve colds or allergies.
Use orange oil in a diffuser, or add a few drops to your favorite infused water recipe to beat a midday slump.