There are days when you simply don’t feel good but you aren’t really sick. You’re not really tied to the bed not being able to move, but you simply don’t feel good. You’re either anxious and nervous, depressed, or maybe you’ve caught a mild flu that isn’t strong enough to make you stay at home, but it’s strong enough to make your nose leak and get on your nerves. And we all know those small details can cause chaos in our daily lives by changing the way we act, perceive situations and talk to people. Yup, quite the unpleasant situation.
From the many ways to keep your inner beast under control, the use of pure essential oil blends is among the best ones. Essential oils are no news – they’ve been in use for wellness purposes for thousands of years for many purposes, including healing, preparing baths and massages, and even for mummification back in ancient Egypt.
Their long presence on the wellness scene only proves that essential oils can really deliver a lot of goodness. However, today’s advancements in the chemical industry has given us something that will attend to more than only one problem: the miraculous effect of blends. Pure essential oils blends are designed to be much more potent – the right blend can target more than one trouble zone in your being which makes it a far better option. That being said, how do we use this piece of gold to our advantage?
First, let’s educate ourselves a little. Pure essential oil blends are the type of blends that are perfectly formulated to address a certain problem. Those formulations are also known as “synergy” blends which deliver most powerful therapeutic results as they contain more good components. Pure essential oils blends are used mainly for relaxation, creating sensual atmosphere and triggering the accompanying feelings, raising alertness, improving respiratory functions and much more. The achieved effect would depend largely on the substances chosen for the blend. Now, depending on their application, you can enjoy in either long periods of goodness or a momentary satisfaction to your senses.
Contrary to popular beliefs that essential oils are exclusively used for aromatherapy, the number of uses truly is vast in very surprising ways. Some women use them to make laundry detergents, some to refresh the furniture, make toothpastes and powders, body scrubs and lotions and the list goes on. And while it’s obvious that essential oils really are “essential”, serving our well-being is mainly through aromatherapy and topical application.
It’s the sense of smell and touch that react most to essential oil treatments. The sense of smell being a powerful tool for eliciting all kinds of mental, emotional and physiological responses, reacts best to aromatic uses of essential oils. Aromatherapy is best used with a diffuser that uses cold air or water to diffuse the smell. Another option is to use a spray bottle with a mixture of water and a few drops of essential oil. You can use this mixture to spray the furniture, clothes and even curtains in your home.
Essential oils can also be used topically. That means a few drops of oil should be gently massaged on the skin so they’re fully absorbed. Since essential oils are lipid soluble they can easily penetrate the skin. For best results, apply a few drops on areas that are considered most responsive to oils: neck, hand wrists, forehead, abdomen and chest, arms, legs and the bottom of the feet.
If you’re more of a hedonist, prepare a bath with some of your favourite pure essential oil blends for the ultimate relaxing and sensual feelings in the comfort of your home. Carry a bottle of an essential oil blend in your purse if you’re prone to nervous breakouts or have a very stressful job. And finally, make it a habit; treat yourself with a small massage at least once a week with an essential oils blend to keep yourself looking and feeling young, strong and healthy.