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6 ways to use essential oils every day

Letzest blog 6 ways to use essential oils every day

Each essential oil has its unique chemical profile that provides different benefits. There are many different ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils and incorporate them into your everyday life. From placing essential oils into beauty products, creating wonderful aromas to envelop your home or making simple blends to help you manage the demands of modern life.

#1. Inhalation

One of the simplest ways to inhale an essential oil is easy inhalation. Sprinkle 1-2 drops of the appropriate oil on a piece of tissue and inhale deeply. Or place a few drops of a soothing essential oil on your pillowcase at night. It can help you relax and improve sleep quality.

Another way to inhale essential oils is steam inhalation. Steam inhalation or steam therapy is one of the most widely used home remedies to soothe the nasal passages and get relief from the symptoms of a cold or sinus infection. In order to do a steam inhalation, boil two cups of water. Carefully pure the just-boiled water into any bowl and add 3-7 drops of a chosen essential oil or a blend of oils. Lean over the bowl and place a towel over your head. Make sure that you maintain a distance of at last 30 cm from the bowl of water. Breathe deeply for 10 minutes. You should not be inhaling constantly, take a couple breaks in between. You should stop inhaling immediately if you notice any irritation or discomfort. This method also can be used to freshen up rooms and house. But in this case you don’t need to use direct inhalation.

#2. Bath

Bathing is a very relaxing and pleasant way to use essential oils and absorb its therapeutic benefits. But you must follow one simple rule. Essential oils are not water soluble, and so pouring them directly into a bath will result in a film of undiluted essential oils sitting on top. As you know essential oils are very concentrated liquids, so they can cause skin irritation if not diluted. But essential oils can be dispersed in water.

Do not use milk, salt, soda, aloe gel or glycerine as a dispersant. These substances are water soluble and once put in water, they will dissolve and release undiluted essential oils into your bath. You need to blend the oil with a vegetable oil (olive, sunflower or coconut) as a carrier oil, before adding them to the bath. Please note, that these oils make pretty slippery, greasy bath experience. For a slightly less greasy floating bath oil, use fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil.

#3. Massage

Aromatherapy massage is the most effective method of using essential oils. It combines the properties of essential oils with the therapeutic power of soothing touch. The essential oils are added to the massage oil and applied to the body. The oils are absorbed into the skin and provide different benefits, many of which depend on the essential oil you choose. No matter the oil, aromatherapy enhances your massage experience by helping to align and balance your mind and body. Aromatherapy massage can help reduce pain and discomfort, relieve stress and anxiety and energise your body.

#4. Diffusion

When you diffuse an essential oil or blend of essential oils, the molecules from the particular oil or oils enter the air. Essentially, the essential oils are diffused into the air around you, and by breathing in the molecules, you get their therapeutic benefits.

Diffusing essential oils can evoke a wide range of emotions, as varied as the fragrances emitted. They can have a calming or stimulating effect, improve mental clarity or help clear congested nasal passages. Diffusing essential oils also removes odours in the air, instead of masking them, and can destroy airborne germs and bacteria.

There are several ways to diffuse essential oils into the air. You can use diffusers or vaporisers. They available in a variety of shapes and are very easy to use. Just follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which often include essential oil blend recipes.

#5. Compress

This is a very basic form of treatment which entails the folding of a piece of material, bandage or small towel into a pad, wetting it and applying to the areas to be treated. A compress can be either cold or warm, depending on the purpose. Both of them have a specific place in the treatment of muscular pains, sprains, increasing circulation as well as reducing pain and congestion of the internal organs, and relieve lymphatic and fluid congestion.

#6. Personal care

Essential oils have numerous applications for personal care, including skin and hair care, cleansing the teeth, gums and mouth, promoting fresh breath, and other uses for general hygiene.


Essential oils are perfectly safe if used sensibly. Carefully check the safety advice and make sure you follow the recommendations.

  • Essential oils are highly concentrated. Always dilute essential oils in carrier oils before applying them to the skin, unless noted per essential oil directions. If they are left undiluted, you may experience skin irritation, such as redness, tingling and burning sensations.
  • If you have an existing medical condition or having any medical treatment, consult your GP before using essential oils.
  • When using an essential oil for the first time, you should do a skin patch test before using the oil, to avoid allergic reactions.
  • If essential oils cause irritation or burning, wipe them off immediately and rinse the skin under cold running water.
  • Essential oils should not be used in the eyes, inside the ear canal or nose. In the event of accidental contact with the eyes, dilute with vegetable oil, but NOT water.
  • Essential oils can be flammable, so keep away from heat sources and keep out of reach of children and pets.

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