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Getting started with essential oils: what you need to know starting out

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Essential oils are created from either steam distillation or cold expression processes explains New Directions Aromatics. These oils are not only good for beauty purposes but also relaxing your body. With several other uses essential oils are a must have in every household.

Have you always wanted to use essential oils but you don’t know where to start? Below are some guidelines on how to get started.

Get educated

Before you jump in and buy the essential oils it is important that you learn more about them. Understanding different essential oils and how to use them and the effect they have on you is a good place to start, according to Essential oil Haven. It is also good to know where you can get them and the best quality in the market.

So how do I start?       

Generally people are looking for essential oils to improve the general well- being, get relief from tiredness, improve their immune system and more. There are so many essential oils such that one can easily get overwhelmed in selecting what suits your needs. The good news is that essential oils cover a variety of uses and some essential oils have more than one use.

Types of essential oils

Lavender oil is mainly used to help in relieving tension in muscles especially neck and head, stomach problems as well as skin health. It is known to have a calming effect and much more.

Lemon essential oils help in supporting the digestion system, blood circulation, body temperature among others.

Other essential oils are known to help the immune system and relieve headaches. Ensure you do the right research in order to get the right type of oil that will suit your needs.

What will you need to use the essential oils?

Once you have educated yourself and selected the essential oils that you need, the next step is to get the necessary add-ons. Intoxicated on life gives us some of the items you will need to purchase:

  • Roller bottles – The roller bottle is ideal for keeping the mixed essential oils. Dark bottles are better in preserving the essential oils although clear bottles are also usable.

  • Diffusers – You can buy a diffuser for you to use at home. The size will depend on how big or small your rooms or house is.

  • Organizers- One can use a small box for the roller bottles and a case for the essential oils.

How do you use the essential oils?

As you start use one or two essential oils at a time. Using many essential oils to address a number of issues might be confusing and one may not get the results needed.

Use one oil to focus on one area or two at most. For better results some people may need to use the essential oils consistently before they see the effect. Do not give up if you do not see the results overnight but continue until you are able to make a precise judgement on the essential oils ability to solve your issue.

For some people the effect will be immediate or happen after using the essential oils for a short time. We all know that different people react differently even when subjected to the same conditions so it is important to not compare yourself with others.

What do I do next?

Once you have used one type of oil and the results are visible and satisfactory you can now search for other types to use to suit your other needs. Eventually, step by step you will end up with a number of essential oils that will work for you.