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Monday, 2 January 2017

27 Way to use Essential Oils for Personal Care

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From baths, to face washes, to soap, essential oils are all-around amazing for personal care. Treat yourself to an at-home spa treatment. Your whole body will thank you, not to mention that you’ll smell amazing.

1.  Sugar Face Scrub
Add ten drops each of vanilla and lavender oil to one cup sugar and ½ cup coconut oil. Apply gently to your face for an all natural sugar scrub. Rinse with cool water

2.  Wash Away Fishy Smells from Skin

You can use hand soap infused with a few drops of lemon oil to cleanse the lingering fish or shrimp smell from your hands after preparing these foods.

3.  Extract Gum from Hair
Put away the scissors. Instead, use a drop of lemon essential oil to loosen gum (or other sticky substances) and painlessly extract them from hair.


4.  Steam-Clean Your Pores
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a pot of steaming water. With a towel draped across the back of your head to trap the steam, lower your face over the water and let the steam permeate your face for up to 10 minutes to open and cleanse your pores.



5.  Night Relaxation
Add five drops of rose essential oil to a rice bag and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place the bag on your neck or forehead for instant tension relief and relaxation.


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6.  Create Natural Highlights In Your Hair
Add lemon essential oil to your daily styling products to increase the bleaching effects of sun exposure on your hair. The more time you spend outdoors, the lighter your natural highlights will appear.



7.  Facial Mist
Mix three drops of lavender oil with 8 ounces of water in a small spray bottle. Spray directly on your face each morning for a calming and refreshing mist.


8.  Perfume
For an intense and entirely natural scent, simply mix a few drops of either jasmine, vanilla or lavender essential oil with alcohol and apply a little bit to the insides of your wrists.


9.  Moisturize and Speed Healing of New Tattoos
Dilute tea tree oil in a carrier such as coconut oil and apply to new tattoos. This will prevent infection and keep inked skin moisturized to speed the healing process.



10. Give Ordinary Shampoo Anti-Dandruff Superpowers
Add a drop of tea tree oil to your daily dollop of shampoo to combat the villain known as dandruff!Your Beauty Gossip

11. Body Butter

In a stand mixer, combine equal parts coconut oil, shea butter and magnesium oil until well blended. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a customized body butter.



12. Scented Lotion
To add a little excitement to your unscented lotion or coconut oil, just add ten drops of your favorite scent for a unique blend that is entirely you. You can also mix and match scents and play around with essential oil blending.



13. Acne Face Wash
Make this face wash with a few drops of tea tree oil and raw honey. Apply daily to cut back on acne and clear your skin.



14. Body Spray
Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a small spray bottle filled with water. Spritz all over your body for instant freshness.



15. Thicken Hair
Add a few drops of rosemary oil to your regular shampoo to thicken and volumize hair.


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16. Pedicure Protection For Your Toenails
Massage a drop or two of tea tree oil onto your toes and toenails before getting a pedicure to protect your tootsies from any communal microbes that may be hovering about in public places.



17. Dry Skin
If you suffer from dry elbows or knees, rub a few drops of lavender oil onto your skin daily. Over time, these dry patches will soften and become smooth.



18. Hair Refresher
Some days you just don’t feel like washing your hair. If that’s the case, apply five drops of your favorite scent to your brush, your hair will be left smelling fresh and clean.



19. Facial Toner
Mix two drops each of lemon, tea tree and orange oil with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to your face with a natural cotton ball in the morning to keep your face feeling fresh and your skin even.



20. Massage Oil
Mix five drops of lavender oil with ½ teaspoon olive oil and apply to sore muscles and tension spots for a soothing massage.

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21. Reduce Wrinkles

Mix 3-5 drops of sandalwood, geranium, lavender and frankincense oils with unscented lotion and apply to your face daily. Do not get in eyes.



22. Pre-Workout Energy Boost
Take a whiff of peppermint oil before you exercise. You will instantly feel more energized and ready to tackle your workout.



23. Strengthen Nails
Mix two drops of frankincense oil with ½ teaspoon of coconut oil. Rub directly onto your nails to strengthen weak or brittle nails. Be sure to rub around cuticles as well.



24. Lighten the Mood
Add lavender, rose, ylang-ylang, Roman chamomile, or orange oil to a diffuser to calm tension in a room and reduce stress.



25. Energy boost
Simply rub a few drops of grapefruit oil between your palms, and you will instantly feel energized.


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26. Skin Irritation

Peppermint oil can be used to calm and soothe skin affected by burns, rashes, or dryness. Use a dilution of no more than 15 drops peppermint oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil to avoid damaging already irritated skin. Then massage the diluted oil into your skin to refresh, moisturize, and soothe pain.



27. Skin Help
Add 10-15 drops of peppermint oil to your bath to promote healthy skin. It also gives you a great pick me up and leaves you feeling fresh and cool.

Do you have any other uses for essential oils?

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