Essential oils offer a variety of ways to boost your energy, calm your spirit, freshen the air in your home and make your refrigerator smell better. Purchase your essential oils from a reputable seller and invest in a carrying case or pack that you can travel with that will protect your bottles and keep them safe.
Your morning cup of coffee can wake up your brain and get you moving. However, too much coffee can be hard on your stomach and stain your teeth. To boost energy without caffeine, try some orange oil. You can diffuse this at mid-morning or right after lunch to get your brain moving forward. The right oil can also be mixed in some unscented lotion and dabbed on your wrists and at your jugular pulse point.
If you’re planning to put essential oils on your skin, make sure you
- buy a pure oil
- test the carrier oil for any sensitivity
- test the blend on the inside of your elbow to protect you from a reaction
Clarity and Concentration
The world can be a stressful place. If you find that distractions are driving you too hard, try some Ylang Ylang oil. It can help you fight agitation and high blood pressure. It’s also great for stomach upset, PMS and cramps.
No essential oil should be taken internally unless you are certain it is of edible grade, and even then, many oils are simply not good for your digestive tract. Again, make sure you can tolerate the carrier oil, that your essential oil is top of the line, and consider making a tincture of a drop of the oil in 8 ounces of water. Never ingest an essential oil if you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, and talk with your doctor about any medications you’re currently taking before ingesting a tincture.
Lavender oil is a common recommendation for soothing your mind and body, particularly at the end of the day. You can diffuse it in your bedroom, or mix it in a small spray bottle and spritz a bit on your pillowcase when you get home from work. By the time you go to bed, the scent will linger but the pillow will be dry.
Another option for soothing your mind at the end of a tough day is cedarwood oil. Consider spritzing this on a cloth and keeping the cloth in your car. As you deal with traffic on your daily commute, enjoy a deep breath of calm and clarity thanks to cedarwood oil.
Any citrus oil can help you boost your energy, and they can help deodorize your refrigerator as well! Open the box of baking soda you normally use for odor and put 15 drops of lemon oil through the filter.
You can also clean the air in your home with a small pot of boiling water and a few drops of essential oil. If you don’t have a diffuser, a bit of boiling water can allow you to turn any scent into an effective air freshener.
You can open another box of baking soda, throw the soda into an old sock and dose it with 5 drops of tea tree oil. This creates an antibiotic powerhouse that you can use nearly anywhere in your home. Smelly garden shoes? Stick the loaded sock down deep in the shoes and leave it there for a few hours. Old sneakers, hard-working hiking boots and work boots can all smell a bit better. If you’d prefer a bit more odor, simply add a few drops of your favorite scent to the baking soda as well.
Essential oils are portable, useful and a great way to care for yourself. We all have a lot to do, so why not transport a bit of calm and clarity? Keep essential oils in your purse or your pocket and treat your space to provide you the relief you need.