Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular and because they have so many uses, it may seem overwhelming when you first delve into the world of essential oils. Not only can you use them topically to soothe irritated skin and relieve aching joints, but you can also use them as aromatherapy to boost your mood. You can even use them around your house as alternative all-purpose cleaners and disinfectants. If you are new to using essential oils in your home, the following tips can help keep you from being overwhelmed.
Start With a Small Collection of Common Essential Oils
Although there are dozens of oils, when you are just getting started on using essential oils in your home, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to use all of them. There is no need to invest in a huge collection of oils immediately. Especially since many oils have similar uses.
Start by investing in a few high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils, and learn how to use them effectively before expanding your collection.
Some common oils you may want to start with include:
- Tea tree
- Finger root
Invest In a High-Quality Diffuser
The easiest way to use essential oils in your home is to diffuse them. Fill a diffuser with water and then add a few drops of your favorite oil to disperse the scent throughout the room. Known as aromatherapy, this is a great way to improve mood and reduce anxiety while making your home smell amazing.
There are hundreds of diffusers on the market so it is important to choose a high-quality one that will disperse oil particles properly for maximum effectiveness.
Research Uses for Different Oils
Individual oils can be used in a variety of ways. Once you become comfortable diffusing them, you can then branch out and begin using essential oils in your home in a variety of ways.
Peppermint oil, for example, is a delightful winter scent for your home, but you can also apply it to your temples to reduce headaches and boost energy. You can also apply a few drops to cotton balls and place them strategically around your home to deter rodents and fruit flies from entering your home.
Lemon oil also has a variety of uses. When diffused, it fills your home with a citrusy fragrance. It is an effective all-purpose cleaner and even works to remove permanent marker. Likewise, lavender oil can help relieve anxiety, promote a good night’s sleep and freshen carpet.
Because these common oils have so many uses, you don’t have to worry about investing in every oil. As you do more research, you’ll learn how to use the oils in your collection in different ways. Master one oil at a time until you become comfortable and then slowly expand your collection so you have an oil on hand for every need.
Navigating the world of essential oils may seem challenging at first, but if you start small and gradually build up your confidence while working with different oils, you’ll quickly become comfortable with them. Use these three tips on using essential oils in your home to help you incorporate them into your daily lifestyle and around your home.