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Essential Oils Have Many Uses

Essential Oils Have Many Uses

essential oils have long been used in history to help aid a variety of health concerns including muscular aches and pains, restless nights and everyday stresses and strains. With the wide range of aromatherapy oils available, people are finding more and more uses for them, especially in the home and at work.

As well as the ideas that are provided by retailers, many people make up their own recipes and are thinking how to get the best out of their essential oils. As some people are allergic to ingredients contained in shop bought products such as talcum powder and shaving oil, many have used essential oils alongside other ingredients to make their own versions of such items. Additionally, things like room sprays and body scents can be enhanced by adding oils such as lavender and sandalwood which are known to stay in the air for quite a long time and keep their aroma.

As mentioned previously, stress is one complaint that a lot of people use essential oils for to try and alleviate their anxious feelings and thoughts. The oils that many recommend to aid everyday stresses and strains include jasmine, rose, chamomile, bergamot, geranium and juniper, although there are many besides these. Massages are also known to be good for calming, with massage oils including the above oils in a base of jojoba or sunflower oil being frequently used.

It isn't only humans that essential oils are used for; household items including rodent repellent and air fresheners have not been forgotten. Due to the strong and often pungent aroma of certain scents, bugs and insects hate the smell and therefore will not go where these have been used. The list of these includes lavender, citronella, peppermint, rose geranium and lemongrass. As many people suffer from insect problems (especially in the Summer), it may be that they use these repelling scents inside their homes. This can be better than using shop bought products as the lingering aromas will give a pleasant atmosphere to the room in question.

Essential oils are commonly used for cleaning; some people have allergies to shop bought products and try to find alternative ways to scrub their homes. Additionally, essential oils often leave a stronger and more pleasing aroma on surfaces which lasts much longer after cleaning has taken place. As the essential oils used in the correct dilutions are non-toxic, many people with children and/or pets prefer to use them. Oils used include lavender, lemon and tea tree, and when mixed with cleaning agents such as baking soda can make a very good substitute for cleaning products commonly found in shops. One thing that is important to note, however, is that these products should be kept out of reach of both children and pets, as in their pure form they can be harmful if swallowed.

Whatever your recipe or need for essential oils may be, be sure to research the oil and any of its precautions before making a purchase. If you are uncertain or unfamiliar with any essential oil it would be best to speak to a qualified aromatherapist first.