Saturday, January 23, 2010

15 Uses Of Essential Oils





By Shabnam Ahsan
Essential oils are becoming more & more popular as they are easy to fill your life with fragrance & health. We can use it in various ways.


For therapeutic use


1… Put one drop of peppermint oil in one glass of cool water & drink slowly as a remedy of digestion problems
2…If you are suffering from sleep disorder and spend hours laying awake, put few drops of lavender, Rose Geranium or Clary Sage oil or combination of it at a tissue paper & put inside our pillowcase so that you can smell it. You will fell asleep quickly & sleep soundly
3… Lavender & tea tree oil are great for scratches, beestings, minor burns, & cuts & headache, so keep it in your first aid box. It is the best companion in your hiking & camping.
4…If you are having cold or sinus problem, put 3-7 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of steaming hot water, cover your head with a towel & inhale the steam. Stop immediately if you feel irritation or discomfort.
5…To get relief from painful menstrual cramps put 3-7 drops of essential oils in a bowl of steaming hot water, dip a cloth, wring out, apply to area, repeat when cloth cools.


Cleaning


6…Put one drop of lemon,orange or mint oil to the final rinse of fridge cleaning
7…To clean the air rather than mask smells of smoking or coking in the home,use few drops of lemon,orange,cinnamon,lavender,tea tree,rosemary or eucalyptus oil on cotton ball & put it at the corners of the room.
8… Put 3-8 drops of your favorite essential oil in the water of your bathtub for a soothing & fragrant bath.


Household Uses


9…Put one drop of your favorite essential oil on a cold bulb. When you put on the bulb, the room will fill with the fragrance along with the light. Do not use it with halogen lights.
10…To avoid the unpleasant smell of paint, put 5 ml of your favorite oil to 1 gallon of paint.
11…To keep moth away put few drops of lavender at cotton ball & place it in cloth closet.
12…put 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil in 600 ml of water in a fine spray bottle & use it as room freshener.
13…To make your clothes fragrant put few drops of essential oil to water in a spray bottle & spray before ironing.
14… Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a piece of cloth or paper & wrap it on top of a jar of sugar & leave it for a week. After that use this flavored sugar for your tea, baking or sweet dishes.
15…Put 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil in a humidifier or in a bowl of boiling water to create a warming atmosphere.
    Ok friends now its your turn.Tell us your favorite use of essential oils

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