One of the things I love the most about essential oils is using them to making my own DIY products, like cleaning supplies, lotion, and roller bottle blends – and having a few basic supplies on hand to put my essential oil creations in makes them even more fun to use.
If you’ve been wanting to try out some basic and effective uses for essential oil but you’re not sure where to start, here are my favorite fool-proof tips for using lemon essential oil!
Essential Oil Roller Bottle Blends (This post might contain affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Read my full disclosure policy here.) One of my favorite things to do with essential oils is Read More
Dangers of chemical exposure are all around us, all the time. Without even realizing it, we are constantly coming into contact with them through the air we breath, the toiletries/beauty products we put on our bodies, and through household cleaning products we breath in and that are absorbed into our skin.
The dry season is here in Northern Michigan, & that means it’s time to stock up on my favorite homemade hand lotion! Winters are long & cold here – it’s been in the single digits all week! – so we go through a lot of it. A few years ago my skin started reacting to several of the lotions & cosmetics I was using, so I wanted to find a hand lotion I could make myself to try to eliminate the chemicals found in most store bought lotions.
Did you know you can build a medicine cabinet using essential oils? They’re a great alternative to over the counter medicines. They’re not just a healthier alternative – they’re also very effective!
I love diffusing essential oils to help purify the air in my house. They smell great and are chemical free, so I can feel good about using them around my family. And making sure the air in my home is clean is important, because it’s an easy way I can help keep my family healthy.
A few years ago a friend of mine was experiencing quite a few serious health issues. After consulting with several doctors & changing some habits, the issues thankfully were resolved. But something one of her doctors suggested to her (that will benefit either a sick or healthy body!) has stuck with me in the 5+ years since first hearing it – and it’s a pretty basic suggestion!
Here it is – get more sleep & drink more water. That’s it! And the good news is, these are two simple (and free!) things that are mostly within our control! I had never taken the time to think about what impact sleeping & staying hydrated – or lack thereof – has on our bodies.
One of my favorite things to do with essential oils is to use them to make roller bottles of my favorite scents. These are great for a lot of reasons! First, roller bottles are a really convenient way to apply your oils- it dilutes the oil, making it ready to use right away so you don’t have to mess with diluting them for each application.
Essential oils can be really overwhelming if you are new to them or have never used them before. There is so much conflicting information out there & it’s hard to know what to believe about them. When I first started using essential oils it was just to replace plug in air fresheners – I had no idea of all the other ways they could be used. Now they have replaced so many products that I used to buy, & I use them all over my house every day. And I can feel good about using them around my family.