In my search for natural home remedies for hair and skin, the use of essential oils piqued my interest. I reached out to NOW (http://www.nowfoods.com/) and they were kind enough to send me a few of their oils.
The uses of these oils are varied and include:
- air fresheners
- hand and foot soaks
- hair and skin care (keep an eye out for these in a post next week)
I liked them so much I put in an order at www.iherb.com for a few others and have been loving experimenting with the different uses. Cassia, clove and nutmeg in a diffuser give a great warm scent to my kitchen, making it feel like there’s always cookies in the oven. Peppermint and lemon in soaks help soothe tired hands and feet. For laundry, I use eucalyptus to help disinfect and lavender to leave a nice calming scent, especially for bedding and towels. My dad just started using Bergamot for treating vitiligo, a skin pigmentation problem he suffers from.
NOW sent me the following two recipes as well. I thought the holiday ones were perfect for the upcoming season.
I found this website to be particularly helpful as a reference for finding uses and benefits for a bunch of different oils: http://www.essentialoils.co.za/therapeutic-properties.htm#essential oils