Scenting your laundry with essential oils has multiple benefits. You can sanitize your dish towels, ward off insomnia or ignite passion in the bedroom, fight colds and flus, and stimulate your work day. Here is a list of some of our favorites that can benefit you too!
Studly scents for men:
- Black Pepper
- Most citrus oils
Rev up the romance with:
Fight off those pesky colds and flus with:
Induce a deep sleep with:
- Orange blossom
Get an energized start to the work day with:
- Bergamot (anti-depressant)
Sanitize your towels and rags with:
- Tea Tree
Say goodbye to moths with:
Are you noticing a trend? Just like most of Mother Nature's gifts to us essential oils have more than one use. They can be added to carrier oils such as almond oil and jojoba oil for a massage. Put a few drops in a bath or shower (away from the drain and water stream) for an aroma therapy experience. Even keep a bottle in your car or purse and breath in the scents to keep you alert or improve your mood. Just make sure to store your essential oils with the lids on tight and the bottle secure so you don't lose your investment to an unfortunate spill!
Whatever you decide on be sure to research it's benefits, possible dangers and directions for use at http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/dilutingessentialoils.asp.
If you are pregnant please look at this link for which oils to avoid and which may be helpful. http://www.essentialoils.co.za/pregnancy.htm
If you are nursing check out http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/mama-resources/reading-room/herbs-to-avoid-during-breastfeeding for herbs and oils to avoid. This is a great website for mothers and expectant mothers in general.
Remember...essential oils are a wonderful addition to your laundry and home health routine but they need to be used properly. Never put a pure essential oil directly on your skin. Always dilute it with a carrier oil. And if you have a chronic illness or medical condition be sure to use a safe oil for your specific needs.