Using essential oils in your home is growing in popularity, and not just among New-Age people. You can use essential oils by inhaling them (from a warmer or diffuser), rubbing them on the skin, or ingesting them (though if you take any prescription medications, you should ask your doctor before you take these oils orally; some can interfere with other drugs).
Essential oils come with many health and lifestyle benefits, so everyone should take advantage of essential oils. With warm oil diffusers and humidifiers, using essential oils in the home has become easier than ever. Essential oils can also offer advantages for your pets; some people use them as flea repellents for their dogs and cats.
When used on the skin, many essential oils provide antibacterial and anti-fungal benefits. Tea tree oil can be applied to treat psoriasis, eczema, and warts. Lemongrass can fight body odor and fungal infections. Lavender has relaxing properties and can be used to calm anxiety and aid sleep.
If you decide to use essential oils with a diffusing unit, you’ll gain many of the benefits of the oil. For example, eucalyptus oil can aid in relieving a stuffy nose or congested chest. Inhaling lavender offers the same relaxing properties as if you rubbed the oil on your skin.
You can also use essential oil diffusers like those at Aromatherapy Inn to repel insects using oils like citronella, peppermint, or rosemary. Mixing different oils into a spray, like lemon, lavender, and geranium added to an apple cider vinegar makes an excellent odor neutralizing spray.
Tea tree and eucalyptus oil mixed with water provide a natural way to kill mold in your shower or bath. And adding cinnamon to an oil diffuser helps to cleanse the air of germs. You can also combine different oils into a base such as baking soda to make your own bathroom cleaner or a freshening packet for your trash can or receptacle.
Using essential oils in the home is easy and effective and provides numerous health and lifestyle benefits. Even if you don’t have any medical conditions, you can use essential oils to freshen your air, keep insects away, or just add a calming scent to your bedroom to help you sleep. Using an essential oil diffuser is quick and easy; just add your favorite scent, turn on the unit, and forget about it.