The wondrous benefits of essential oils

Essential oils are an ideal gift at any time of the year. Most people love them but don’t know which oils to choose.

You can diffuse essential oils in a ceramic burner or an electric diffuser. Simply choose your favourite scent. As a general rule of thumb add 6 - 8 drops to an essential oil burner or diffuser. You can blend the oils with a carrier oil like almond oil for interesting massage blends.

You can use essential oils anywhere in the home.

They’re very useful around the house too. Add a couple of drops to the water in your steam mop/bucket. I love using Grapefruit or Orange , leaves the kitchen smelling fresh and Summery. Lemon is another brilliant oil for creating an uplifting environment and a great one for clearing household smells.

Or drop some of your favourite oil on to your hoover filter or sprinkle some in to the toilet bowl. Leave a damp cloth with a couple of drops of your favourite oil on the radiator. You can create your own household air freshener by adding the oils to a spray bottle and use as required.

Peppermint for example can be used to ward off spiders.

Peppermint is also a fantastic choice to add to a footbath. It has an instant cooling effect that relieves tired and aching feet. Two drops in a basin of water is plenty. Add 6 drops of Peppermint to your diffuser to help bring clarity to a busy mind.

Rosemary is a great choice for concentration, focus, and memory. If added to your massage blend it’s also a great oil for aching and sore muscles after training.

Orange is fantastic used in a carrier oil for congested skin. It creates a light and lively atmosphere in the home when burned. It blends well with Rosemary and Peppermint for focus and motivation.

Pine is ideal in a massage blend or in the bath to refresh the mind and rejuvenate the skin. You can blend essential oils together to create your own wonderful scents.