Essential oils have been used for thousands of years (dating back to ancient Egypt) for a variety of reasons from treating certain ailments to use in Religious ceremonies.
Essential oils are derived from different parts of plants and are highly concentrated. For example, while rose oil comes from the petals, ginger oil is derived from the root. Every essential oil is unique.
Today, essential oils are being used far more often in natural cosmetics, skincare and household products to add a fresh scent and antibacterial properties. In natural products, they are used in place of synthetic ingredients that may smell good but can put your health at risk when they come into contact with your skin or even when they are inhaled.
Now that you are a little more familiar with what essential oils are, you may be wondering how to incorporate them into your life. Well, keep on reading to find out how!
This is the most popular way to use your essential oils and involves adding a few drops to water in a diffuser and allowing the scented mist to fill the air.
Inhaling essential oils can support and benefit the body in so many ways, depending on which oil you choose.
Lavender is wonderful for soothing an anxious mind and helping you drift off at night and peppermint is wonderful for relieving headaches and helping you to focus, and can be found as the key essential oil in our Headaches Synergy Blend.
Another wonderful way to use your essential oils is by applying them directly to your skin. Of course, they should always be diluted in a carrier oil, but why do it yourself when you can enjoy a ready-made aromatherapy roll-on like the ones we carry here at Waterlilies and Company?
Our Moon Cycles Blend is just one of our excellent roll-ons and contains a beautiful blend of oils including clary sage, chamomile, geranium and rose to help ease those PMS blues.
You can also enjoy the experience of burning incense for a real special treat!
Our charcoal incense sticks are infused by hand, with pure therapeutic organic essential oils to bring effortless aromatherapy right into your most personal spaces. This Lavender essential oil will transport your senses right to a fragrant lavender field in the heart of summer! You’ll feel your tension melt away and a sense of calm and relaxation wash over you.
If you’re looking for a plant-based ingredient that can help to ease your troubles, uplift your spirits and fill your home with a beautiful, fresh scent then we highly recommend treating yourself to some essential oils!
You can view our full range of essential oils here.