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3 Reasons Why You Need to Buy Your Essential Oils NOW

You might have heard it from a friend or your friend (most probably) might already have suggested this to you that you need to buy your essential oils ASAP.

Wait, what?

Well, you heard it correctly. You need to purchase your essential oils like right now. But first, let’s find out what is essentially an “essential oil.”

An essential oil is a very concentrated extract from plants. It is, in layman’s term, the fragrance core of a plant, its “essence.” It has undergone several processes and the extract is often used for commercial products that we, in turn, use on a daily basis.

All throughout the years, it has proven to be effective in nourishing both mind and body. It’s both easy and hard to list down its benefits. It’s easy, for it has produced a lot of positive outcomes. On the other hand, it’s hard because a list would not suffice.

However, let’s try to narrow down the list.

Essential Oil as Natural Medicine

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Yes, you read it right. Essential Oils are considered to be natural medicine long before we walked on the surface of the earth. Certain oils like Frankincense contains amazing healing properties.

It can kill bacteria and fungus and helps relieve flu symptoms. One of the kitchen staple herbs, thyme, is not only used for cooking but can also be used as an essential oil because it also has antibacterial and anti-rheumatic properties.

Essential Oil in Aromatherapy

Basically, Aromatherapy is essential oil. It is defined as use of essential oils medically for the complete healing of the human body. It can be done through inhalation or topical applications (e.g. massage oil, skin care, and bath products).

Based on the recent studies, it has been found that thoughts of pleasant aromas boost our mood and the smell itself tremendously helps in holistic well-being.

Essential Oil in Skincare

Maybe you are using an organic facial wash or moisturizer. You might want to check your product’s properties and you will see some names like tea tree oil or lavender. That is because essential oils can also help fight our skin impurities. Some oils also have rejuvenating effects which can help fight aging and damages from sun exposure.

While it may not be a perfect solution to every dilemma a person can have, essential oils bring too many wonders to the table that is almost impossible not to purchase one. They help improving health in a natural way. It would be a great alternative to chemical products that we are often used to. Just be sure to buy the Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to be safe!

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Blending Basics: Learn How to Blend Essential Oils

You may have been using essential oils for a while now and you want something new. Or, perhaps, you want to dry a different aroma. Or you just want to experiment and try if you can cook something wonderful.

The bottom line is; you want to mix up things. You want to try if this will work out or not or if this smells amazing or just a complete disaster.

Before you blend here are the things that you need to know first:

Blending is an art

That’s true. Just like art, it takes time, effort, sufficient skills and knowledge to accomplish your right blend. You have to acquire knowledge first of all. It’s something that you need to study first before you indulge yourself into.

Get in Touch with Your Sense of Smell

Know what kind of aroma appeals to you. Do you like the scent of lavender? Or do you like chamomile oil? You can start by blending these oils and finding out what scent would you love to have in your room. Find out which Essential Oils blend together and which don’t.

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Identify Essential Oil Notes

Yes, there are certain levels of scents in your essential oils.

We have the top, middle and the base. Let’s differentiate one from each other.

Top

It’s the scent that you smell first when you smell your essential oil. It has the smallest molecules so it’s easy to evaporate.

Middle

It acts as a middleman between the base note and the top note. It harmonizes the 2 scents into one aroma. It usually lasts longer than the top note but not as long as the base note.

Base

Do you notice that usually after some time, there’s still this lingering scent? It’s the base note. It’s the smell that lasts the longest. It’s the determining factor of your oil’s lasting aroma ability.

So now you have the basics of blending essential oils. These are just some of the things that you need to know before you dive into the world of blending. Have you got an idea now?

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Top 5 Must-Have Essential Oils for Destressing

“I’ve been working for so long I’m confused with the day.”

“I don’t know what to do with this anymore.”

“What will I do next?”

Sound familiar? Of course! That’s not a question anymore. These were your tedious complaints a few weeks back or maybe your sentiments right NOW. Your back is aching from exhaustion, your eyes are feeling strained, you lost your record-breaking appetite and you don’t want to do anything but sleep.

These are all signs of stress and anxiety, obviously. You are stressed.

What causes stress and anxiety? No. We’re not going to talk about our problems and help to God they can go away with just mere mention of them. What we are going to do is we’re going to find a way to not actually solve them but to relieve them at the very least.

“How?”

You can go to the nearest bar and get drunk. Or you might go shopping and spend an enormous amount of money on things you don’t actually need. These ways can help you but it doesn’t really help you as it may also cause additional stress in the end.

So, what can you do? Answer: Essential Oils. Huh? How can essential oils help me relax? This can be the first question that comes to mind.

First, let’s define essential oil. Essential oil is a very concentrated extract from plants. The “essence” of plants, literally. They are used even in Ancient times dating way back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They have properties beneficial for our minds and bodies.

One of these properties is its calming and relaxing effect. These oils stimulate happiness through their pleasant scents. That’s the reason we have what we call Aromatherapy. It is defined as use of essential oils medically for the complete healing of the human body.

Now, the next question would be “Which oil to use?”

Here is a list of essential oils that you can use to reduce your stress and anxiety.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils. It has a tranquilizing effect because of its anti-anxiety component. According to scientific studies, “Lavender oil aromatherapy has been shown to be effective in the management of anxiety and depression and small and medium-sized controlled and uncontrolled clinical trials.”

Peppermint Oil


Studies have shown that lack of energy induces depression. Luckily, peppermint oil triggers energy and appetite thus making you want to move more. What’s more, is that it also boosts memory and focus as well.

Ylang-Ylang Oil


The Ylang-ylang oil is one of the bright mints and generally reduces anxiety because of its distinctive aroma. According to a 2013 study, Ylang-ylang has a good effect on the heart as it can reduce rapid heartbeat rate as well.

Frankincense


Frankincense oil not only has antibacterial and antiviral properties but also has soothing effects. It boosts mood and stimulates calm and relaxation through its powerful aroma. You can use this with your diffuser at home while sipping a cup of tea.

Clary Sage


According to scientific research, a group of women was tested and it was found that upon inhaling clary sage, they relaxed more and had a lower blood pressure. Clary Sage is also considered as an anti-depressant as it helps reduce stress hormones in the human body.

Of course, essential oils don’t make the problems solved. They are just oils after all. But, they give us the feeling of tranquil thus helping us to clearly think and analyze things around us. They improve our way of life without additional costs.

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The 3 Go-To Essential Oils for Picky Eaters

Eating good food is my favorite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful.

Most of us will agree. Who would want to refuse delightful and satisfying plates of burger and fries? Or maybe a take-home burrito from your favorite Mexican restaurant?

Eating itself is a pleasure because not only of how it satisfies our basic needs but also how it takes us to different places all by the taste of food in our palate.

But some would beg to disagree. Others are more sensitive to taste and smell so it makes it hard for them to enjoy mealtime especially if the food doesn’t appeal much to their appetite. It’s a strain, especially if it already results in losing weight drastically.

Good news: Worry no more. There are essential oils that you can use to help boost your appetite.

Spearmint Oil

The use of Spearmint Oil is not a new discovery. Several pieces of evidence suggest that it has been used by Ancient Greeks and Romans.  It has properties which fight indigestion, a common cause of loss of appetite.

Another good news is that you can use it for your child the scent of spearmint is not as strong as the peppermint. Just grab a cotton ball and put at least a few drops to make sure your child can get a good whiff.

However, just make sure that no sweets would be consumed before mealtime so it would not contradict the effect of spearmint oil.

Tangerine Oil

Another alternative that you can use is the tangerine oil. The scent sends a hunger signal to your brain thus making you want to grab whatever it is on the table. It activates the gastric juice in your stomach that triggers your hunger.

It is suggested to use this with an oil diffuser. Use this before mealtime but not frequently as it may cause a contrast effect on your body.

Ginger Oil

Do you sometimes feel nauseous that you feel like throwing up at the scent of food? You may be familiar with this especially if you are pregnant or you know someone pregnant. You might know this “morning sickness” and it usually happens in pregnancies.

Well, ginger oil is the answer to that problem. It combats nausea thus aiding in bringing back your appetite to eat. Again, using an essential oil diffuser is the best way to achieve optimal effects.

There you have it. These are the oils that you can use to stimulate your appetite for a happier and less stressful mealtime. Of course, these would be more effective if it’s used in moderation.

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