For hundreds and even thousands of years, essential oils have been used in traditional remedies, ceremonies, or simply enjoyed for their aromas. Aromatherapy, through the use of essential oils, is where we are able to truly connect the body with the mind and spirit.
At Source Vitál Apothecary, we believe essential oils are the soul of our brand. We believe in the importance of sharing ways that you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are just starting out experimenting with essential oils or are a budding aromatherapist, there is a multitude of ways you can incorporate them into your everyday life.
Unique Uses for Aromatherapy
Looking for safer cleaning alternatives? Look no further than essential oils! With a few simple ingredients and a little elbow grease, you can have your own arsenal of cleaning products. Essential oils, such as citrus scents, tea tree oils, eucalyptus, and lavender are all excellent options for cleansing your surfaces.
For DIY cleaning recipes, click here.
Craft a Signature Fragrance
Have you ever walked around a shopping mall, and suddenly, you’re hit with a wall of artificial-smelling perfume? If you have sensitivity to synthetic scents, essential oils can be a fantastic alternative to perfume. The vast selection of essential oils allows you to experiment and help you find a scent that is uniquely you. Some essential oils commonly used as fragrances are patchouli, rose, sandalwood, and jasmine.
As with most essential oils, ensure you are not applying directly to your skin. Dilute with a carrier oil, such as Sunflower Oil.
Aromatherapy With Style
If you aren’t a fan of wearing essential oils directly on your skin, consider accessorizing with essential oils. VOS aromatherapy bracelets are the perfect way to bring aromatherapy with you everywhere you go. These bracelets are handmade with volcanic lava rocks, which are porous, making them ideal to absorb essential oils. Try calming neroli or uplifting peppermint.
Simply apply 2-3 drops to your fingers or cotton swab, apply to the lava rocks on your bracelet, wait for it to dry, and it’s ready to wear! You should reapply every 24-48 hours.
As much as it feels great to be outside, nothing can put a stop to the fun quicker than a bug-infested environment. Fortunately, there are a few essential oils that can help with keeping the bugs at bay. Eucalyptus lemon, citronella, and lavender are all great options.
You can apply diluted to the skin prior to going outdoors, or choose to diffuse in the area where you’ll be enjoying your time.
Indulge in Dessert
Looking for a refreshing way to cool down with essential oils? Try infusing a few drops into vanilla ice cream! Some tried and true favorites at Source Vitál Apothecary are ice cream with a few drops of rose essential oil, or peppermint essential oil.
For every half-gallon of ice cream, you should start out with 1-3 drops of your desired essential oil. Mix well. We recommend using sparingly, and tasting along, so as to not overpower your dessert!
We hope this gave you some interesting new ways you can bring essential oils into your daily life. Have you tried any of these ideas before? Let us know in the comments!
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For more information on how you can use essential oils, you can download our complimentary e-book here.