Essential Oils 101

Happy Belated Thanksgiving my beauties!

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and were able to spend time with those near and dear. I for one had an amazing weekend as my sister finally got to come home, family that I don’t get to see as often visited and we had yummy food to boot! Now it is back to reality!

This week I am introducing you all the wonderful world of essential oils! I have been using essential oils for years and for a magnitude of reasons. Essential Oils have become a huge trend and there’s so many amazing reasons why. Keep on reading to learn all about these powerful oils from nature:

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are high concentrates of plant extracts, usually from the most aromatic part of the plant. They can be up to 75% more powerful than dried herbs!

How to Use Essential Oils

You can use Essential Oils in three different ways:

  1. Aromatic – You can inhale the scent of Essential Oils right from the bottle or use a diffuser.
  2. Dietary – You can add 1-2 drops of Essential Oils to water, tea, etc.
  3. Topical – You can apply Essential Oils to the skin with a carrier oil (i.e. coconut oil).

Y. Beauty’s Favourite Oils

I have a number of different Essentials Oils that I absolutely love! Here are the Oils that I cannot live without:

  • Lavender: Very calming and used to help aid sleep. I love adding a few drops to a nice hot bath!
  • Lemon: Great for detoxifying the body. You can add a couple of drops to water to aid digestion!
  • Peppermint: Is used for easing upset stomachs and can help with respiratory issues. This one is great for diffusing when you have a bad cold!
  • Rosemary: Used for sore muscles, respiratory issues, and hair growth! Apply a few drops to some coconut oil and massage into your scalp for an At-Home Hair Treatment!
  • Tea Tree Oil: Best for breakouts or if you have dandruff. Add a couple drops to moisturizer and/or shampoo!

This list is only a snippet of the many uses for my favourite Essential Oils. There are SOOOO many other uses for them and so many other types of Essential Oils! Aaand, did I mention that you can mix them?! Mind. Blown.

Check out this little handy guide I found for using Essential Oils in your beauty routine:

Have you tried Essential Oils? What are some of your favourites?

That’s Y!

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