Some of the best essential oils for beginners:
- Roman chamomile
- Tea tree
- Lemon grass
Here are some of our favorite beginner-friendly recipes that incorporate essential oils:
Whenever we and our family get a cold, we make a mixture of different oils and put them in a diffuser. The oil blend consists of peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree and occasionally ravensara.
Our goal here is to open the airways (clogged noses) and help clear the mind. Eucalyptus works primarily on the upper respiratory tract and helps relieve sinus problems. A fix of mint will make the air fresh and 'lift' you up. Tea tree will help disinfect the room, as it acts as an antiseptic.
If using in a diffuser: drip about 5-10 drops of essential oils into 200 ml. It depends who is with you, how big the room is and who is in that room 😊
The mixture is also used topically, that is, it is mixed with base oil (usually almond or coconut) in a ratio of 1:10. For our youngest, we leave out eucalyptus. It applies to the chest and feet.
You can also try another blend of oils, such as rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus, boswellia incense.
Runny nose? Then we use a mixture of tea tree, lemon, cinnamon, orange and boswellia incense.
RELAXATION AND SLEEP
In the evenings, you can lubricate your pulse points with a mixture of oils that support peaceful sleep and deep relaxation. We use oils that calm the nervous and endocrine systems and release muscle and nervous tension. You could use this mixture on a daily basis 😊, as it helps to fall asleep comfortably!
It turns to our blend of lavender, chamomile and neroli. The mix is called FALL ASLEEP! You can also use these oils in diffusers! Of course, you can also have a diffuser in your bedroom! Try it and you will be impressed.
But you might also like the essential oils of vetiver or ylang-yang, and marjoram.
ESSENTIAL OILS IN COSMETICS
Since I have thin skin that is prone to dryness, I also want all the help of essential oils to help retain moisture and prevent premature aging. I myself use evening primrose, rose and lavender oil.
Smilj is one of my favorite scents, so I like to use it every day. Rose is the queen of luxurious essential oils and a real aromatic treat. Rose helps reduce inflammation and redness, while also preparing the skin nicely for other products.
How do I use it? I also add essential oils to rosehip oil in a ratio of 1:20. I use it after cleansing my face.
Of course, you can also use other essential oils such as geranium, chamomile, sandalwood, patchouli or maybe rosemary. If you have a different skin type, other base oils are also suitable. For acne-prone or oily skin, you might try grape seed or hemp oil. For normal or combination skin, with apricot kernel oil or jojoba oil.
Geranium and lavender essential oil has a beneficial effect on us for the relief of menstrual problems.
Apply base oil and selected essential oil to the lower part of the abdomen. We find that the relief is almost immediate.However, you may prefe