If you didn’t already know this about me…I’m a bit of a hippy at heart.
Which is why I’m a huge advocate of using essential oils. Not only are they a customisable, natural way of scenting your home – their power goes beyond scent for me.
Ever wanted to create that spa-like feel at home?
Feeling a bit tense after a long day?
Got a particular niggle like allergies, or a cold, that you need some relief from?
A drop of this, a drop of that in my diffuser and I’ve instantly got a beautifully scented room that transports me to post-yoga zen.
Or maybe you love a particular ‘note’ in your candles – like Lemon, or Eucalyptus, or even Cinnamon? Essential oils allow you to go back to basics and create your own blend of fragrance from scratch. A drop of this, a drop of that in my diffuser and I’ve instantly got a beautifully scented room that transports me to post-yoga zen.
Last week I had a flare up of my allergies – putting it down to feeling run down and being stuck inside because of the snow – which always worsens them as the air quality and lack of airflow in the room can really worsen my symptoms.
A quick Google brought up a simple blend of oils that I already had in my collection. Lavender, Eucalyptus and Peppermint. Within 30 minutes, my breathing had improved, I could feel the congestion easing off and I was so chilled out with a lovely scent in my room. Is it a miracle cure? No. Should essential oils replace modern medicine? NO! But when it comes to simple ailments like mild allergies, hay fever, coughs and colds – they can really improve the air quality in the room and help alleviate symptoms.
Other ways I love to use my oils:
* When I’m cleaning and tidying to get that fresh, vibrant scent – citrus and mint work well (these blends are also great for getting started in the morning).
* In the Autumn/Winter if I want a warm, festive feel – orange, cinnamon, frankincense!
* When I’m in full on pamper mode and want that spa feeling – eucalyptus and bergamot are my favourites to create a blend.
For anyone interested, I got mine from TK Maxx although there are loads on Amazon like this one. I also got my oils kit on Amazon here – I love the set as it’s nice to have the variety, it even comes with a helpful booklet with hundreds of blends and recipes for different areas – from cleaning, to illness to seasonal changes.
Do you use essential oils in your home? What are your favourite blends?
Love & Good Vibes,