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Humans have used essential oils in a variety of ways for hundreds of years. Ancient Egyptians used cedarwood, myrrh, and frankincense, while Rene Gattefosse pioneered the use of certain essential oils in military medicine during World War I. Today, plant-derived oils are used as perfumes and home remedies all over the world. If you've been searching for a soothing, relaxing way to work essential oils into your life, you'll learn about three quick, easy essential oil recipes you can make right at home. Best of all, each recipe uses three ingredients or less.
Lavender Moisturizing Cream
Perfect for right before bed, it takes just a few minutes to whip this fun recipe up.
Start by using a spoon to soften the coconut oil if it's too hard to be mixed easily. Next, whip in the lavender essential oil using a fork. Once it's well-combined, melt the beeswax down. This can be done using a microwave, but it's usually easier to do it in a double-boiler instead. Finally, pour the beeswax into the scented coconut oil and quickly whip it all together using the fork. Once combined, place it into a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
Extra tip: For an extra-fresh burst of invigoration, keep the mixture in the refrigerator. Applying it to the hands is a fantastic way to cool off or relieve aching muscles after a long day.
Achy Muscle Aid
Whether you're a runner or you have a health condition that causes muscle spasms, this relatively safe salve can help you to relax and unwind.
Combine the two mint oils in a small container. Then, pour the mixture into a small jar with a well-sealing lid. Add the cloves, and cap it off tightly. Allow this to process in a cool, dark environment--like a cupboard--for at least two to three weeks. Once ready, apply it to the skin as you would any muscle rub to reap the benefits.
Additional tip: To kick this recipe up a notch, add a bit of menthol. This can be purchased as an essential oil or crystals. The essential oil is much easier to work with, but you must be careful to only add a drop or two. Menthol is very effective for sore muscles, but you don't need much to reap the benefits.
Homemade Fabric Softener Sheets
This recipe is all about making do with what you have. There's no need to rush out and buy cloths for this project; even cut-up old t-shirt works fine.
Start by cutting up your cloth pieces if necessary. Place them aside, and combine the essential oil with the white vinegar in a large glass bowl. Then, immerse the cloth pieces into the mixture and allow them to soak for 2 hours. Afterward, drain off the excess liquid and keep the moist cloths in a sealed ziploc bag. When you need one, just toss it into the dryer with your clothes. The vinegar will help to reduce odors, and the essential oils will add a light, fresh scent.
Additional tip: Orange, lemon, and vanilla oils work especially well for this. Don't be afraid to mix and match to create your own favorite combination; as long as you stick to the amount of essential oil required, you can use one or more scents!
Making essential oils work for you is easy, fun, and relatively side-effect free. With a little experimentation, it's possible to create amazing solutions to everyday problems without using harsh chemicals. To find more information about how you can work essential oils into your daily routine for better health, comfort, and relaxation, contact a supplier today.