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5 Reasons to Try Essential Oils

Paisley Hansen Nov 12, 2019
If you are becoming interested in using and integrating essential oils into your daily life, it can be difficult to know where to begin. However, here are some of the advantages of essential oils.

Naturally Scent Your Home

The classic way to use essential oils to make your house smell good is to put some drops in a diffuser. However, there are many ways for you to freshen up your home with essential oils.
You can make a mix of scents and keep them in an empty plugin wall diffuser to get even release of odor during the day that is not overpowering. It is a great chance to craft your own diffusers and jars, as a family activity, or make your home decorative. You can even infuse oils into your potpourri mixture.

Help Children Stay Healthy

Some essential oils contain high amounts of Vitamin C, which is incredible at boosting immunity and protecting your children when sicknesses spread around most easily. Citrus oils in particular, such as orange and lemon, provide high amounts of this vitamin.
When ingesting essential oils, it is important to use a therapeutic grade oil that is safe for consumption, such as Young Living Essential Oils. Any exposure to these types of oils will benefit you in terms of your health and immune system during winter, when sickness is most likely to spread.

Promote Good Mental Health

Many users who experience depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues have an aversion to pharmaceuticals or other traditional forms of medicine. A variety of oils that are extracts of flowers and wild plants, such as lavender, cardamom, sandalwood, and jasmine have been shown to have mood altering effects that can promote happiness.
Some of the best ways of directly benefiting from essential oils to help alleviate symptoms include, smelling them directly from the bottle, applying them topically with a carrier oil, or diffusing them in your house so that the scent surrounds you.

Flavor Your Favorite Foods

Essential oils are often safe to ingest, depending on the type of oil that you are using. They can serve as a great way to quickly flavor your dishes without having to go to the store and get the fruits or herbs that are usually required for a recipe.
For Asian flavors, your food can benefit and be a bit more zesty by adding a few drops of orange or lemon oil, for a tangy citrus taste. Make sure to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil before using them in a sauce, dressing, or directly on your food, as too much can cause stomach issues.
However, with the right amount, they can be an amazing addition to any type of dish, from breakfast to dessert.

Concentrated Nutritional Benefits

Another feature of essential oils is they are a good way to get concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals, best for your health and well being. For example, Vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits, and is even more prevalent in essential oils like orange and lemon.
Additionally, oils contain many nutrients that promote scalp health and hair growth. If you find that you are struggling to get certain vitamins or minerals in your diet, it may be a good idea to use oils to give yourself a little bit more of a boost.
Though essential oils can be difficult to navigate, it does not have to be hard to begin using them to benefit you in almost every facet of your life. With these tips and tricks, you are to be able to invest in the right oils for you, as well as make sure they are utilized for their intended purpose.
Of course, the overarching advantage of using essential oils is that you will smell good, no matter what.