Are you looking for some simple ways to incorporate self care into your daily routine? Or do you wish you had time for self care but don’t know how to start?
By now most of us know how important self care is, yet we have trouble getting enough of it.
Self care allows us to:
gives us the balance
brings on happy feelings
and so much more.
It’s simple. We NEED a self care routine in our busy lives.
As someone who loves essential oils and self care I wanted to share some ways you can incorporate essential oils into your self care routine on a daily basis. Unlike other self care activities, the simplicity of using essential oils allows us to find new ways to enjoy self care without it taking too much effort.6 Ways Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Daily Self Care Routine #selfcare #essentialoils #youngliving Click To Tweet
6 Ways Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Daily Self Care Routine
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1. Diffuse Essential Oils
Experiencing pure essential oils aromatically is one of the best ways to enjoy your oils. Diffusing oils in an essential oil diffuser is a great way to do this.
Diffusing helps with the following:
- It can elevate your mood
- Help focus
- Kills airborne pathogens
- Changes the aroma of your environment.
Here are a few diffuser blends you can try that will help you based on your mood.
Try this combination to help you relax and get rid of tension.
- 3 drops bergamot
- 2 drops lavender
- 2 drops frankincense
This citrus blend wakes you up and helps you focus. Breathe in while diffusing and you’ll truly feel uplifted.
- 2 drops orange
- 2 drops grapefruit
- 2 drops lemon
The perfect blend to soothe your mood and create a calming atmosphere around the house. This combination of oils just feels good.
- 2 drops peppermint
- 2 drops lemon
- 2 drops lavender
We don’t need to get fancy with a blend here. Go with straight lavender which is a natural sleep aid and will get you to relax. I diffuse before bedtime and throughout the night.
4 to 5 drops of lavender.
2. Add Essential Oils to Your Face Cream
Adding 1 drop of essential oil to your face cream when applying, can have many benefits. As with diffusing, you can add a specific oil depending on your mood. Here are the essential oils I recommend that are great for the skin:
Frankincense feels so good when you apply it to your skin in your moisturizer. It has a sweet, honey-like, and woody fragrance. It feels fresh and uplifts the mood. They say it can also reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones, so thumbs up for that!
Copaiba is refreshing and cooling to the skin. Put it on your face in the morning with your moisturizer and it will really wake you up! It can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes and gives a glow to your skin.
Carrot Seed is a great oil to add to your moisturizer to revitalize and maintain the appearance of healthy-looking skin. I have yet to try it but I’ve heard great things about Carrot Seed oil so it’s on my shopping list for this month. I’ll report back with the results.
Lavender. I love to add a drop of lavender to my night cream to get me relaxed and ready for bed. It’s extremely calming.
3. Make a Sugar Scrub Scented with Your Favourite Oil
These may be listed as ‘holiday scrubs’ as they are perfect gifts, but here’s an idea – make these as a gift for yourself! They are so easy to make and the ingredients are readily available.
After using the essential oil sugar scrub, your skin will be extremely soft thanks to the addition of coconut oil and shea butter if you choose to use.
4. Make Essential Oil Infused Tea
If you know anything about me I have an obsession with tea and essential oils get me even more excited to try new tea recipes!
The easiest way to start using essential oils with tea…
Use a toothpick* and dip into ginger or lemon essential oils. Then put the toothpick in your choice of tea. I recommend green tea, black tea or ginger tea. This really enhances the flavour. Also, if you have a sore throat 1 drop of ginger in your tea it feels so soothing.
*Essential oils are very strong and a little goes a long way, so it’s best to use this toothpick method – and trust me, this is all you need!
Please note: These oils are approved by Health Canada and in the US are labelled for dietary supplement and culinary use. When using essential oils internally you need to make sure you trust where the oils are coming from. I would not recommend picking up a cheap oil from a store and ingesting. If the oil is cheap that means the oil is not pure and not regulated or tested properly. Don’t risk it.
5. Run a Bath with Essential Oils
We all know that having a nice soak in the tub is a great way to relieve stress and unwind. It’s also a perfect way to incorporate some self care into your routine without it taking up too much effort.
Next time you have a bath put about 8 to 10 drops of a calming essential oil in. A relaxing essential oil bath lets you enjoy the oils aromatically and your skin will be happy too.
These oils are known to have the best calming benefits…
Lavender (of course)
Peace and Calming Blend – A Young Living blend made with Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.
Stress Away Blend (one of my favourites!) – A Young Living blend formulated with Lime, Lavender, Cedarwood, and other pure essential oils for a relaxing and calming scent.
Ylang Ylang brings on the calm and also helps moisturize the skin so it’s perfect for the bath.
Peppermint can not only bring on calming feelings but it can also help with nervous tension. It’s also great for sore muscles.
You can also use a combination of oils to help you fall asleep. The below recipe is from The Essential Life, which has a ton of great recipes and shares a wealth of valuable information about essential oils.
- 5 drops patchouli
- 2 drops wild orange
- 1 drop frankincense
- Add to 1 cup of Epsom salts
- Add to bath and soak.
Try one of the above or your favourite essential oil that makes you feel relaxed and happy 🙂
6. Massage with Oils
You can do this yourself but why not get someone else to?! The oil you choose for your massage will depend on what you are looking for.
Here are some essential oils that I recommend from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (more details at the bottom of this post).
Tired, aching muscles: Panaway Blend
Want to feel the calm: Lavender
Need some stress relief? Stress Away Blend
Have a headache? Combine 7 drops peppermint, 5 drops lavender and 5 drops frankincense. Add to a rollerball (these are the ones I use) and fill the rest up with a carrier oil of your choice. I use sweet almond oil. Roll on neck, shoulders, forehead and temples and massage in.
Want to Learn More about Essential Oils?
I used to buy oils from Young Living, however, I found them to be far too expensive and honestly, hard to purchase from. So, I now buy my oils from Simply Earth.
They are not an MLM company and you can easily purchase items at any time online.
My favourite are their recipe boxes which I treat myself to from time to time. They send an amazing box with 4 oils, plus other times to make recipes from. It’s really cool and perfect as a gift.
Read my review of Simply Earth’s recipe subscription box to learn more.
Pictured below: You’ll notice a bonus box too! When you purchase your first subscription box you get a FREE Big Bonus Box from Simply Earth + you also get a $40 gift card with my promo code PUTTHEKETTLEONFREE
What’s your favourite way to use essential oils?
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