For centuries, essential oils have been revered for their restorative and healing properties. Lately, they have been getting a lot of attention. They seem to be popping up everywhere! Just the other day I was walking through Marshall’s and saw an entire end cap with diffusers and essential oil sets.
When I first started dabbling in essential oils, I started with a cheap set I ordered online. Although I liked the idea of using essential oils in our home, I didn’t really understand the differences in quality until I started using Pure Haven Essentials essential oils. Our quality just doesn’t compare!
Our USDA certified organic essential oils are the building blocks of our company! Our oils are sourced small farm suppliers and come from plants that are harvested or wild-crafted, offering superior plant essence without the use of chemicals. From there, they are tested for purity, clarity, and integrity. For each lot of essential oil that is received in our facility, we review the GCMS (gas chromatography) profile to confirm the purity of the oil before it is released for production.
But how can I use them in my home? Here is how Josh and I use essential oils in our home:
Essential Oils Diffuser
After learning the term “fragrance” could be ANYTHING, I threw out every candle in our home that listed fragrance as an ingredient and was not 100% natural. For those that know me, this may be a HUGE surprise. I was a candle addict! I had them going all the time in almost every room of the house.
I purchased three essential oil diffusers. We placed one in our kitchen/living/dining room area, one in our bedroom, and I put one in my classroom. I also have a portable USB diffuser for the car/on-the-go.
Before getting rid of all of the candles in our house, were using a wax melter plug-in in our bathroom to eliminate bathroom odors. After a quick Pinterest search, I found a pin that used our old wax burner with essential oils! I added water in the cup and then a few drops of essential oils into the water. Then I just switched on the lamp. My fiance, Josh, has even commented that this works so much better than the candles or air freshener sprays.
However, I will say that I am cautious with this and only do this when I am home. I shut it off when I leave the house.
Essential oils should not be directly applied to skin. Oils should be diluted and applied with a carrier oil. This is where your handy rollerball comes in. There are so many amazing rollerball blends online! Add a few drops of each essential oil into a rollerball then top it off with jojoba oil as your “carrier oil.”
We have a cold and flu rollerball blend that I like to keep in our medicine cabinet for those stuffy yucky days to apply under our nose and on our chest. I also keep a “Energy Boost” of sweet orange and peppermint in my classroom to keep me going for the afternoon crash.
Please consult a physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant or breast feeding.