What is an essential oil?
First, let's define what an essential oil is and how it's made. An essential oil is not an infused herbal oil. This is a very common misconception. Essential oils are the volatile aromatic oils produced by plants. Imagine fresh lemon balm leaves warming in the sun, rubbing rosemary between the palms of your hands, or bringing lavender flowers to your nose for a deep inhalation. Plants create smelly resins and oils to attract pollinators, warn predators, and to protect themselves against disease. The product you buy called "essential oil" is this aromatic substance concentrated through various methods. For example, it takes 60 whole roses to make just one drop of precious essential oil! That's a potent drop of plant material. Essential...
Essential Oils Guide for Bruises & Inflammation
Several essential oils can contribute to faster healing and reduced inflammation to make that bruise disappear faster. You can mix essential oils you have on hand that work well to fight bruises. This video offers one solution for a bruising blend of essential oils.
You will need
Your choice of essential oils that work well against inflammation and bleeding. This includes:
Tea tree oil
Combine whichever essential oils you would like to use and massage very lightly into the bruise. You can do this several times a day and see a noticeable difference the next day.
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Tea tree oil is well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, and most of us understand the benefits of using it as part of a beauty routine. You may struggle with everyday hair and scalp issues, such as dandruff, dry hair, or even split ends, and you may be surprised to know this oil could be the solution. This essential oil not only moisturizes, but also helps keep the hair and scalp healthy. Here are a few worthwhile tips on how to use this oil as a part of your hair care routine.
Tea Tree Oil in Your Shampoo
The easiest way to use this oil as part of your hair care routine would be to buy an off-the-shelf product that contains it. Those of...