Essential oils are wonderful! Not only do they have multiple healing and health benefits and properties, but they can also be used in multiple ways. Here at Essentially Yours, we are going to go through topical applications as well as some of our favourite blends. Remember, the beauty of owning essential oils is how creative you can be with making your own fragrances in the comfort of your own home.
Skincare & Massage
Incorporating essential oils into your skincare and massage routine is extremely easy, and super fun if you’re the creative type that likes to play around with aromas! Essential oils are known for relieving muscular pain, and relaxing the body - as well as being a beautiful scented moisturiser.
You can make your own personalised massage oils by using carrier oils. The most popular carrier oils are as follows:
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil (if you are purchasing this, remember it can solidify in colder temperatures!)
- Jojoba oil
The reason why these are so popular to combine with essential oils is due to their moisturising and healing properties, as well as scents that work with essential oils. The recommended amount of essential oil to be mixed with a carrier oil is 12-15 drops per 30 grams (1 ounce), and it is an amazing way to spruce up your skincare routine.
If you are not a fan of oils, and prefer to use a moisturiser, this is also easily done. Apply 12-15 drops per 30 grams (1 ounce) of unscented moisturiser (E45 and Cetaphil are brilliant and non-greasy) and shake thoroughly before use. Apply, and enjoy!
These blends can also be used for body massage, either on yourself (especially if you suffer from muscle pain on your legs) or your partner can apply the oil/moisturiser to your back, and massage it into the skin to relieve your neck and back muscles. If you are looking to use moisturiser on your face blended with an essential oil, be mindful of your skin type and if you are prone to reacting to fragrance!
A blend that we personally love for skincare is adding Rose essential oil to Almond carrier oil and using this as a nourishing moisturiser for dryer parts of your skin; such as your elbows, knees, feet and hands. We recommend using this blend before bed so the oil can really work wonders on your skin (and also avoids greasy feet and hands!).
Did you know that essential oils are found in some of the most luxurious perfumes kept in your bedroom and handbag? Essential oils have been used for fragrance purposes since the Egyptian period, and there’s no reason why you can’t recreate this at home!
It’s simple - all you need to purchase is a glass roll-on bottle online, and when it arrives fill it ¾ of the way with your desired carrier oil (we recommend Almond or Jojoba) and then fill the rest with your essential oil. If you are choosing to do a blend, still stick to the same amount of carrier oil so as not to have an overpowering scent.
A perfume blend that we personally love is Chamomile and Cedarwood - you’ll be pleasantly surprised how long it lasts in comparison to your other branded perfumes!
We absolutely love finding new blends and sharing them with you, so if you have one that you’d be kind enough to tell us about, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Essentially team so we can write about it!