Does anyone else like to use essential oils? My absolute favourite is Lavender, but I have a book to help me to create blends and I currently wash my face with a mix of lavender, rosemary & tea tree diluted with aloe vera juice on a morning.
yes!! I mostly use oils from Young Living and Melaleuca. There's one called Thieves that is a blend of oils that are supposed to help prevent sickness. Another is called Vapor which is a blend for helping coughs, sort of the idea of Vick's VapoRub. We also use Peppermint for headaches, Tea Tree misted in hair for preventing lice, and then also a couple that are just nice smelling blends that I use in a diffuser for the holiday season.
I learned I have asthma last year and lavender seems to be super popular, but it actually flares up my asthma and i start coughing really bad. I have found that peppermint oil actually relaxes my cough because of the menthol. I also learned a couple years ago that I am very sensitive to smells and can get horrible headaches and I found that peppermint also helps with that, but lavender can give me a headache. But peppermint seems to be the only essential oil I can tolerate! I use it weekly as needed!
Yep! We have 2 of them so far, I'd like one for every room but haven't spent the extra money on so many. Before we got these, I would put drops of oil on a washcloth and drape it by the mist of a humidifier since you're not supposed to add oils to humidifier tanks, but the diffusers are specifically made to be able to have oils directly in them! They have less water mist output than a humidifier though so maybe there's use for both yet.
I believe some have health benefits. I know the citrusy ones are good to make natural household cleansers. They are supposed to be good for mood boosting too. The lavender for example can be very calming when used in a diffuser.
this might be a weird thing to say but i don't really understand essential oils? like what are they and what do you do with them? is it just scented oil?
their scent comes directly from each plant that they are derived from, so it's not like an artificial scent. It's sort of a natural healing idea, along similar lines as homeopathy. Some people do just use them as a more natural air freshner, like for the scent only vs their other potential health benefits. I believe the CDC is trying to limit/regulate their use (along with all other natural healing methods) basically because they can't patent a naturally growing plant and profit off it.