I LOVE Essential Oils. Do you, too?
I have been using them since I was a teenager in the 90's. (That was just ten years ago, right? The 90's?) ;)
I get asked a lot "Well how do you use them?!"
There is not a short answer to that and I do not think there are many wrong answers(short of using them with caution-please do not ingest especially if you are a newbie, be certain to avoid some oils if you are pregnant((Rosemary Oil is not safe for pregnancies)), be careful using some oils directly onto your skin or going into sunlight as they may be caustic or photo sensitive, and avoid your eyes.) Other than that, go nuts. Clean air in my home is very important to me, so I keep things clean by cleaning with vinegar with a few drops of essential oil, I diffuse oils in an essential oil diffuser, and I run a good quality air purifier in my home. Boom. You can put a few drops of any oil into a spray bottle mixed with some water or witch hazel and you have an air freshener. I also love to make bath products and other things and I am happy to share some recipes with you, and other tips in this and other blogs this week for a fun series.
I use Nature's Own Essence Essential Oils, and that is what you'll be seeing in these posts. They were kind enough to send me some to review, but know this.....you can trust your friend Rachel's opinions. I only post about things that I absolutely truly love and love using for myself. Nature's Own did ask me privately what my thoughts on their oils were and I told them that they are among the best and purest that I have used. (My olfactory sense is crazy good.) They get Bonus points for having a nicely informative website with lots of good info about each oil, the region it is from, and it's uses, along with having labels on their bottles that state extraction methods and uses.
If you are looking to work on your Third Eye Chakra (used for Spiritual Insight, Wisdom, the Gift of Sight) or your Throat Chakra (Communication, Decision Making, Self Expression) Rosemary is a Great oil to work with! You can dab a small bit of the oil directly on those Chakras, though just having it diffused or using it in something such as a scrub or lotion is wonderful.
Rosemary Essential Oil in a body scrub is fantastic. Not only does it have a heavenly, spa like aroma, Rosemary is anitbacterial, is wonderful for your respiratory system, great for stress relief, and can enhance your memory. I think it really adds something to the hydrotherapy aspect of a bath or shower ;)
To make a scrub, all you need is:
Mix together in a bowl and then place in the pretty jar or container of your choice! That is it! When you are in the shower or bath, take a small handful at a time and rub in circular motions on your body, and then rinse off with cool water and pat yourself dry with a towel. If you want to make a large enough batch, these make lovely gifts.
You can purchase this Rosemary Essential Oil or any of their other amazing Essential Oils directly from their website, you can also check out their Facebook page.
Happy Sugar Scrub making!