Essential oils are one of nature’s strategies you can leverage to help rest, relax, and recharge. They’re also easy to implement into your daily routine by simply combining a few drops with an oil you can rub directly on your skin or add to a diffuser to permeate throughout your living space. Regardless of how you choose to use essential oils, here are four you should consider adding to your every day routine.
Lemon Essential Oil
The aroma of lemon oil is clean, crisp, and sweet. While its use is broad, lemon is a good oil to help purify the air around you using a purifier or cleaning the wood and leather items you use daily. Add 8-10 drops to a ½ cup of olive oil to polish your natural wood furnishings, cutting board, or favorite leather jacket.
Peppermint oil should be your go-to for stress-free living. The cooling scent of peppermint works to help you feel less overwhelmed and more energized. To use, add about 4-5 drops of peppermint oil to a tablespoon of coconut, jojoba, or almond oil. Then, give yourself a soothing massage at your temples, the base of your neck, and the back of the neck. Now all you have to do is breathe deep and enjoy the clean, invigorating scent that surrounds you.
Similar to peppermint, lavender oil has a relaxing scent that inspires you to unwind. Use this at the end of the day, right before bedtime and you’ll find it’s easier to calm the mind and fall asleep. You can use this oil on its own with a few drops on your pillow or combine it with a little vanilla to encourage your brain to remember it is time to sleep.
An ancient oil, frankincense’s superpower is soothing skin and guarding against premature aging. Used through the ages, its antibacterial quality helps reduce inflammation and prevent acne.
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