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An Introduction to Using Essential Oils

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Have you ever experimented with essential oils? In the strange world we live in, self-care is more important than ever, and essential oils are great to incorporate into your own self-care routine.

Essential oils don’t just smell amazing, but they can have various benefits for your wellness too. Read on to find out more about the organic essential oils available at Every Health.

What are Essential Oils?

Oils from plants and other natural sources have been used for thousands of years.

Today, aromatherapy is a popular form of self-care, and it’s all about using these natural extracts to help support your wellbeing.

lavender essential oil

At Every Health, we stock a range of 100% organic essential oils from Garden of Life, which are made using natural plant extracts from citrus fruits, flowers and more.

What Can Essential Oils Do?

Depending on the essential oil you choose, it could help to relax you, give you an energy boost or even help you to get to sleep more easily.

Here are the properties of the different Garden of Life essential oils available at Every Health:

  • Peppermint – energising, refreshing, uplifting, invigorating
  • Eucalyptus – focused, stimulating, invigorating, refreshing
  • Lemon – cleansing, calming, relaxing
  • Sweet Orange – joyful, calming, balancing, uplifting
  • Tea Tree – cleansing, refreshing, purifying
  • Lavender – calming, balancing, soothing, normalising, gently clarifying, relaxing
  • Geranium – calming, aromatic, floral, meditative
  • Rosemary – energising, stimulating, refreshing, clarifying
  • Lemongrass – cleansing, calming, relaxing
  • Frankincense – calming, uplifting, soothing

How to Use Essential Oils in Your Routine

Essential oils can be used in so many different ways. Citrus or floral oils work well added to bath and body products, such as soap bars, shampoos, bubble bath or even a homemade exfoliating scrub. They can also make a refreshing addition to home cleaning solutions, reed diffusers or linen sprays.

reed diffuser on a coffee table

Some scents, such as peppermint or rosemary, may even be suitable to add to an inhaler or homemade chest salve.

Where to Start with Essential Oils

If you’re new to the world of essential oils, the Organic Essential Oil Starter Kit from Garden of Life is a great place to start. It includes four different essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon and Tea Tree.

Garden of Life’s essential oil blends are also a good place to begin, as each is centred around a different theme.

Choose from Sleep, a calming, relaxing, peaceful blend of lavender, ylang and chamomile, or Breathe, a clearing, clarifying blend of black spruce, fir balsam and rosemary.

There’s also Happy, a joyful, uplifting, balancing, refreshing blend of sweet orange, geranium and palmarosa, and Calm, which features lavender and fir balsam for a calming, relaxing, soothing effect.

At Every Health, you can build your own wellness bundle to create a self-care routine that suits you.

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Essentials oils are highly concentrated natural extracts, they must be manipulated and used with caution.

Do not use essentials oils for children, especially under 3 years old, unless you’ve checked with your healthcare professional first.

Pregnant women should always ask advice to a healthcare professional before using essential oils.

Always follow the instructions for use, never use an essential oil pure (not diluted) on skin unless clearly specified on label.

Do not use essential oils in the presence of fragile people (young children, pregnant women, asthmatic persons, or persons subject to convulsions).



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