Self Care or self love is not a symbol of selfishness. Rather, if you don’t take care of yourself you cannot take care of others. Self Care doesn’t necessarily mean parlour visits. Any activity you love to do, be it writing, singing, yoga, meditation , etc. that gives you mental and emotional peace can be considered as self care. Essential oils have been known for years for their incredible benefits. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, skin care, health care and physical well being for their qualities of elevating mood, relaxing the mind, and providing mental peace. So, here are simple ways of how you can connect essential oils with your self care routine.
1. Take care of your skin with Essential Oils
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains terpene that kills acne causing microbes and protects the skin from any further breakouts by keeping the pores clear. Tea tree oil also controls excess sebum production.
These oils can be used with face masks or as moisturiser or can be used as a massage oil with zade rollers. This remedy uplifts skin and reduces puffiness.
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2. Meditate with essential oils
The pure natural fragrance of essential oils is an excellent way of calming down soul and mind. It relieves stress and anxiety. The oils released in the air provide a soothing experience and allows you to deeply focus. Fix a fragrance lamp at the corner of your room. Put some Lavender oil and experience the heavenly fragrance during meditation.
3. Treat yourself with good food
Good food uplifts mood. Try home baked Sweet Lavender Cake and indulge yourself in the joy of delicious eating. Though maintaining a healthy diet is necessary, having delicious food of your own choice is essential for at least twice a week. It is a part of self care. You can also make desserts with Lavender Oil.
4. Take a bath
Bathing bombs infused with essential oils is an excellent stress buster. The diffusing oils reduce stress, calm a restless mind and ease out body pain. Bath bombs can be homemade. You can add any essential oil with soap and enjoy the therapeutic benefits. Tune in to your body and pick an oil to boost your mood.
Some DIYs with Essential Oils
- Makeup remover wipes with essential oils
Infuse cotton pads in moisturising essential oils like Lavender Oil or Lemongrass Oil. This not only removes makeup particles but also nourishes skin and provides hydration.
- Rosemary Body butter
Rosemary cures acne and heals wounds. This amazing duo ( Rosemary + Body lotion) is a perfect choice for dry winters.
- DIY hair serum with essential oils
Here are benefits of different essential oils for hair
- Lavender oil promotes hair growth and makes hair strands thicker and stronger.
- It has antimicrobial properties which remove dandruff and cure itchy scalp.