We hope you enjoyed the first part of our travels into the world of essential oils in our last read.  Have we whetted your appetite for more?  We hope so, as we continue investigating essential oils and how to use them.

Lavender has a subtle floral perfume and is a versatile oil with a variety of benefits. It can help you relax and aids a comfortable night’s sleep. It is believed to treat anxiety and depression, headaches, nausea and menstrual cramps. Using lavender oil directly topically helps eczema and allergies and reduces itching and swelling from insect bites. Other oils that you can safely and effectively use on your skin are myrrh, vetiver, cedarwood, basil and melaleuca (tea-tree). When you apply peppermint oil to your skin, you will sense a cooling effect immediately. This can help with things like muscle pain, sunburn and itchy skin conditions. Always remember to dilute essential oils before applying them to your skin. You can add a few drops to a lotion and massage in or mix with a carrier oil and apply or use in a small roller bottle for a regular application.  

Another method of applying essential oils to the skin is to add a few drops to a warm bath. Add the drops to a handful of Epsom Salts and mix these to your bath for an even better soak!

If you need carrier oils and roller bottles, our accessories are displayed and described on our online store. We look forward to welcoming you when you visit our site to discover the world of essential oils and how best to use them.  

Using essential oils internally is best for a concern where you require the ingested oil to quickly get to the problem area. One drop at a time, dear user, as high-quality essential oils are 50 to 70% more potent than their herbal counterparts. But here are some interesting ways to ingest essential oils.  How about cooking with them, taking them with a beverage or swallowing them using a veggie capsule. We have some fabulous recipes on our website which you can use for the whole family to enjoy – and if you need veggie capsules, we have them too.

Remember though, only ever ingest oils that have been certified as safe for internal consumption, such as these from Young Living and doTERRA.

Our respiratory systems have been compromised severely during this time of Covid, and we thought you might be interested in some of the oils you can use to support it.  Some of the oils you can consider trying are black pepper, lemon, myrrh, oregano, cardamom, copaiba, fennel, rosemary and thyme. With allergy levels rising during Spring, lemon, lavender and peppermint are particularly helpful.

We know you wish to explore the use of essential oils further and to assist you in this exciting journey, we have some beautiful books for you to research.  Our series of Essential Support booklets on Sleep, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Autism are invaluable resources for users of any brand of oils and are easy for both novice and expert user.  There are other books dealing with emotions, children and pets and a fabulous Foodie book with delicious recipes using essential oils which you can share with family and friends - including salad dressings, dips, soups, drinks and main dishes.

To keep your precious oils safe and in one place, has an attractive selection of different size storage boxes and carry cases.  Your bottles are beautifully displayed for easy use and our range of waterproof stickers means you can readily identify your different oils and blends.  All the tools you need for blending and dispensing are available from our store as well as Starter Packs and Make and Take Kits – a great idea for a fun party to introduce friends to essential oils.

Begin your journey into natural solutions for a healthy lifestyle with Essentoils.

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for seeking qualified medical care from a doctor. Please consult your doctor before replacing any medications with essential oils. Do not ingest essential oils unless they are stated as safe to ingest by the manufacturer.

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