In the midst of this global pandemic, many are feeling the stresses and burdens as they adjust to their new normal. While you’re doing your part through quarantine or self-isolation, it’s important to remember to take care of your body and your mental health. Essential oils have long touted health benefits used for aromatherapy, relaxation, and general wellness, and can be used in a variety of forms. We’ve rounded up a list of 10 Essential oils you can try to ease anxieties and ailments during the stay at home order.
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Incorporate a few drops of Vitruvi Essential Lavender oil to a warm, damp face cloth for a soothing face steam or add 10 drops to a cup of Epsom salts for a sleep-inducing soak in the tub.
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Try diluting Doterra Lemon oil with a fragrance-free moisturizer for a DIY toning and brightening skincare solution with a lasting fresh scent.
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Anti-inflammatory tea tree
Tea tree oil can be used to both prevent and treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Dilute 1 to 2 drops of Thursday Plantation tea tree oil with 12 drops of carrier oil, such as rosehip, and smooth over cleansed skin to prevent acne, or use a higher concentration to spot treat using a cotton pad.
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Thrive Market Lemongrass oil can eliminate mental fatigue and calms feelings of nervousness when inhaled, so consider placing your diffuser wherever you frequently read or work from home to stay chill.
Pain eliminating peppermint oil
This roll-on works wonders. Saje’s Peppermint Halo Headache Remedy includes a blend of peppermint, lavender, and rosemary oil that can easily be rolled onto pressure points such as temples, the back of the neck or directly onto stiff muscles for instant relief.
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Energetic cedarwood oil
At home with a partner or keeping sessions solo, Province Apothecary’s Lovers Oil blends 10 sensual essential oils into a non-toxic, all-natural massage oil including Cedarwood and Rose Absolute for a heightened experience.
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Yuzu for zen
Rub a few drops of Revive’s Yuzu Essential oil between your palms and inhale for immediate feelings of optimism or consider blending them with a carrier oil to create a unique, cheerful scent.
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Eucalyptus for congestion
Add a few drops of Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Breathe Easy, a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and cedarwood oil, to a bowl of water and inhale the steam to reboot your immune system and clear your sinuses.
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Clarifying sage oil
Aesop’s Sage and Cedar Scalp Treatment is a pre-shampoo oil suited for distressed scalps and boasts a herbaceous, woody scent. Massage one full pipette onto the scalp and allow up to fifteen minutes to absorb before shampooing hair.
Fennel for digestion
Tame those tummy troubles naturally with Saje’s Eater’s Digest, a digestive aid roll on which blends fennel, chamomile, and peppermint oil to calm indigestion and soothe stomach discomfort.
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Diffuser with essential oils for first-timers
Try Homasy VicTsing' Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set to help de-stress from the demands of life.
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