What girl doesn’t like exquisite aromas of essential oils? There is a special kind of magic to aromatherapy that people have discovered centuries ago. The fact that it is popular even today speaks volumes about the actual efficiency of using essential oils for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. There is also no denying the fact that the divine smells that come from a simple oil lamp can do wonders to relax you and help with a relaxing meditation.
If you are a fan of aromatherapy, you definitely know all these things already and use your favorite oils frequently. Today we’ll tell you about some other benefits of aromatic wonders that can make your everyday life easier:
- Combat jet lag.
You may not fly from one side of the world to another every day, but when you do, jet lag can be a real torture. Avoid the unpleasantness caused by the sudden change in time by using a drop each of Roman chamomile and lavender essential oils. Put them on a tissue and slip the aromatic cure inside your pillow case. This should get you relaxed enough to sleep through the night and wake up refreshed.
- Get rid of insects.
Some essential oils are excellent insect repellents. They are also perfectly safe and smell rather pleasant, unlike various chemical concoctions you can buy in stores. To make sure that annoying bugs leave you alone, take 35 drops of catnip, 15 drops of lemongrass, 10 drops of geranium, 3 drops of cedar wood, and 5 drops each of cajuput, lemon, and mandarin. Mix the oils in a 125 ml spray bottle and top it up with sesame oil. Shake the concoction to make sure all the parts mix properly and spray the nice-smelling oil onto your skin. The repellent needs to be reapplied every 2-3 hours.
- Ease your hangover.
Summer is the perfect time for partying, but a hangover can totally ruin your memories of a great night. A bit of aroma-magic can help you relieve the awful symptoms of alcohol poisoning and face the new day with a smile. Take some rosemary, grapefruit and juniper essential oils and apply a drop of each onto a body brush with natural bristles. Massage your clean body with the brush starting from ankles and up. These oils are renowned for their ability to relieve your body of toxins, so the procedure will help cleanse your body from the inside.
- Heal bruises faster.
Bruises don’t go well with summer dresses, so if an accident happens, you need to get your flesh back to normal quickly. Take one teaspoon of grape seed oil and add 4 drops of geranium essential oil to it. Apply the mix over the bruised area every 2 hours.
- Get rid of cellulite.
Aromatic oils can help you fight against the enemy of all women, cellulite. One of the main causes of this problem is poor lymphatic drainage. Your hormones also play an important part in the appearance of cellulite, this is why it’s so difficult to get rid of. You may be forced to accept that your thighs will never be perfectly smooth again, but you can visibly reduce the imperfections by massaging them every day with a mix of essential oils. For this purpose you’ll need 5 drops of geranium, 20 drops each or rosemary and fennel, and 15 drops each of juniper and grapefruit.
Prevent scarring from burns.
Sunburn or small cooking incidents can mar your perfect skin with scars. You can avoid this by taking the following steps:
- Cool down the affected area with cold water immediately.
- Mix 3 drops of lavender essential oil with a tsp of vegetable oil and apply the concoction to the damaged skin.