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Essential oil sounds so...oily...

If you're anything like me, the word 'oil' just makes me think of fat and grease. It's not very appealing. So, why the interest in 'essential oils'?

Glad you asked! Essential oils are what you get when you distill a plant to gather the good stuff. Not a very scientific definition or explanation, but basically, the plant parts are steamed until the vapors escape the fibers of the plant. Those are then gathered and after distillation, you get the familiar essential oil.

Now that you have it, what do you do with it? Another excellent question! There's actually several practical uses for essential oils. One of the most common, and easiest is to put a few drops in a diffuser. If you're not familiar, this is kind of like a decorative tea kettle, without the whistle. You put water and essential oil in the container, which heats, and distributes small streams of scented steam. Many people like diffusers to introduce their favorite scent to their space, either to improve mood, for relaxation, to remove other scents or odors, or just because they like it.

Another common use of essential oils is as an alternative to chemical perfumes or colognes. Because essential oils are natural, you typically get a lighter, less invasive scent. And, no chemical undertones to mar your enjoyment. A little dabbed on the skin can make you feel ready for any event. We have both roll-ons and sprays that are awesome for this, and come in small travel sizes that are perfect for on-the-go use.

Many people combine essential oils, particularly citrus scents, with distilled vinegar and water for a natural cleaning solution. Your house will smell awesome without adding unfortunate chemicals.

To chase away the musty smell of closets, lockers, or drawers, put a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil on a small cloth and tuck it away behind the clothes. You'll get a tiny whiff of the scent every time you open the drawer or door.

We make our wax melts with our essential oils. But, if you don't want to make your own wax melts, use a couple drops of our essential oils on melts that have already lost their scent, to refresh and reuse the wax. This works for potpourri, as well.

Another favorite use is to add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to your bath water. Choose the scent for the desired effect, whether you want to relax and unwind, or need to rejuvenate before a busy day.

There are lots of practical uses for essential oils, as well as just enjoying the pleasant effect that have on your space.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of information!

See you next time.


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