Have you used rose essential oil? If not you are missing out. There are lots of incredible ways to use rose essential oil. While it is the most expensive of all essential oils, it is well worth the investment. There are also ways to reduce the cost, such as using a diluted roller bottle of rose essential oil.
That said, here are 10 incredible ways to use rose essential oil.
- Add one drop to unscented lotion. If you only have the roller you could still roll some on your skin and then massage your skin with lotion.
- Add one drop to water to make a natural air freshener spray.
- Rub one drop over your heart area or roll the roller bottle over the same area.
- Add one drop to your diffuser along with lavender or another floral essential oil.
- Make a rose water for your face.
- Add one drop to your bath water.
- Make a homemade bath bomb.
- Add one drop to a clay aromatherapy necklace or other aromatherapy jewelry to make the scent last a long time and to be able to wear the smell of rose essential oil. You could also roll the roller over the clay necklace.
- Add one drop to your favorite essential oil roller bottle blend. You could also roll the rose essential oil roller bottle over your wrists or feet and then follow it with the lavender or another essential oil.
- Make a roller bottle with 2-3 drops of rose essential oil and fractionated coconut oil or another carrier oil and rub on your feet and wrists at least once a day.
Have you used rose essential oil? Do you have a favorite way to use it? Share below in the comments.
Have you ever wondered about the uses of Thyme essential oil? While thyme essential oil is one of the less commonly used essential oils and many people are familiar with the herb thyme and not the essential oil, thyme essential oil has many great uses.
- Thyme essential oil has a lot of antioxidant properties making it a great essential oil for cleaning. In fact, I have a cleaner from a health store that contains thyme essential oil as the main ingredient. You could easily make your own by combining about 10 drops of thyme essential oil with a basic homemade cleaner. You could also make a great hand soap by putting a few drops of thyme essential oil with castille soap.
- It is also great for diffusing to cleanse the air. You can just put a few drops with water in your diffuser. That said, thyme essential oil has a very strong smell similar to oregano, so I recommend combining it with a floral or fruit scent rather than just diffusing thyme by itself.
- Thyme is also great for boosting your immune system. I like to combine it with oregano, or melaleuca and mix a few drops of each with a carrier oil and applying it to the bottoms of my feet. I like to do this as soon as I think I might be coming down with something or in Winter as a precautionary effort.
- Even if you have never used thyme essential oil, you have no doubt used the herb thyme with cooking. Just like thyme the herb makes a great flavoring in soups, stews, and with meat dishes, you can also use 1 drop of thyme essential oil. However, because thyme essential oil is so hot, you want to make sure to only use 1 drop unless you are cooking a large batch of something and then maybe 2 drops.
- Thyme can also repel insects and be used as part of a homemade insect repellant.
Do you use thyme essential oil? What is your favorite way to use it?
You’ve probably heard of essential oils like peppermint, orange, lavender, tea tree, and clove but what about less common essential oils you’ve never heard of. If you were to count all of the essential oils that exist there are hundreds of them. However, some essential oils are less common and many people have never heard of them. That said, just because an essential oil is less common doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it.
Here are 5 of my favorite less common essential oils:
- Ravinstara- This essential oil is often used to help support the respiratory system and is usually included in blends such as Doterra’s breathe. It can also be used to help boost your immune system during the winter season or if you have been around others who are sick. Chemically and smell wise, it is similar to eucalyptus and camphor. A few common uses would be to use a few drops in a diffuser, add a few drops to epsom salt in a bath, or make a home made hand sanitizer.
- Pink Pepper- most people have heard of black pepper as a spice which is also an essential oils, however, pink pepper comes from Kenya and is a lot less well known. That said, it is great for respiratory health. I’ve used it with peppermint to help open up my sinuses and airways. I don’t love the smell but I do love how I feel after I use it.
- Douglas Fir- This unique essential oil is only available from Doterra and was created to help the environment but using up Douglas Fir trees that were being wasted. That said, I love the smell. It smells so clean and fresh, a lot like a Christmas tree. If I had to choose one of the less common essential oils as my favorite, this one would be it. It also helps with opening up lungs and sinuses.
- Black Spruce- This is a great essential oil for grounding. This day and age too many of us don’t spend enough time outside and we are exposed to radiation and EMFS from electronics and black spruce can help release these. It can also help emotionally to improve a feeling of being balanced and grounded.
- Star Anise- This essential oil is similar to licorice yet different. It works really well to strengthen and align female energy and help with female hormone balancing. It also a good essential oil for boosting energy and creating a feeling of being balanced.
Which less common essential oil is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Have you thought about using essential oils for your special needs child? Many parents have and with the popularity of essential oils, the need for education on them as well as an understanding of how to use essential oils for different categories of people including special needs has arisen as well. In order to help you best understand how to use essential oils for your special needs child, here is a guide.
- Special needs children are just like any other child in many ways. They too need to boost their immune system, stregthen their respiratory system and need help digesting their food properly. Just like you can use peppermint for example to help a non-special needs child with stomach discomfort, you can do the same with a special needs child.
- Special needs children may have an aversion to certain scents more than other children. They may also have certain scents they really like more than others. So be concious of their needs and smell preferences and avoid forcing them to use any particular essential oil or to tolerate the smell in a diffuser, if they resist it.
- Children who have challenges with focusing and concentrating may have the opposite reaction to some essential oils. For example, lavender is usually peaceful and calming for most people but some people can actually see their energy go up with lavender and have a harder time sleeping.
- You may need to use more carrier oil and to dilute essential oils at a higher level with some special needs children as they may be more skin sensitive than typical children.
- The emotional wellness blends may be more important for some special needs children than the other essential oils. More often than not, these children can struggle with their emotions and with things such as staying grounded. Emotional essential oil blends can help with these things.
- Pay attention to what your child is asking for, or otherwise wanting. Children very often know what they need and will communicate this to you. This includes essential oils. Even a child who can’t speak such as one with non-verbal autism, can give you clues about what essential oils he or she might need and or want if you are paying close enough attention.
- Know that it’s a journey and a learning process. Just like you won’t know immediately which essential oils work best for you, you won’t know which ones work best for your special needs child either. Be willing to experiment. Study. Learn. Have fun using essential oils to help your special needs child be all that he or she can be.
Are you wondering about how to safely ingest essential oils? Many people are. In fact, I’ve written already another post about how and why I ingest essential oils.
However, if you are going to ingest essential oils you must learn how to do it safely. Here are some tips on how to ingest essential oils safely.
- Know whether or not you can ingest the brand you are thinking about ingesting.
- Check the label to see if that oil can be ingested.
- Be careful. Only ingest 2-3 drops max at a time.
- Ask yourself- Why are you ingesting that oil rather than diffusing or applying to the skin?
- What do you hope to gain from ingesting that oil?
- Consider ready made capsules rather than putting the oil in water or otherwise ingesting.
- Use a capsule with 2-3 drops of essential oil and a few drops of a carrier oil.
- Pay attention to any negative symptoms you experience.
- Consider using essential oils in cooking as your primary method of ingestion.