The Ultimate Guide To Using Essential Oils + Blending Recipes To Try

Step into spring feeling refreshed and give yourself a little self-care using LorAnn’s Essential Oils. Self-care is the buzzword we all seem to be after nowadays and for anyone who needs to hear this (we’ll say it louder for the back), #SelfCareSunday doesn’t have to be JUST. ON. SUNDAY. Let’s normalize self-care as any day we want it to be, because we’re all deserving.

Over the past few years, essential oils continue to grow in popularity and more people are interested in learning how they too can use them in their daily routine. Here we breakdown the ultimate guide in using essential oils to enjoy their full benefits. Scroll further down to get simple blending recipes you can use in a diffuser, roller balls or during your at-home spa rituals.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds extracted from plants and often used in aromatherapy. They are appreciated for their aromatic and flavoring qualities! With our origins in pharmacy, LorAnn has been supplying this industry as well as massage therapists, spas, and consumers with a variety of essential oils, base oils, and natural plant butters. All of LorAnn’s essential oils are 100% pure, food-grade and are obtained through cold-press or steam distillation.

What are some of the most popular types of essential oils and do they have any health benefits?

There is still much work to be done by scientists and clinical trials to back-up if there are any health benefits associated with essential oils. To date, no scientific-evidence can conclude essential oils cure diseases or any illnesses. However, many fans of essential oils claim they use them to help elevate their mood or relieve stress. Since the pandemic, many of us can admit anxiety and stress have taken a toll on our overall mental health. For us, the aroma lighting up a room, or using a roller ball on your temples to bust those pesky sinuses, is enough for us to love and enjoy using essential oils. And if oils can help ease anxious or whelming thoughts and lessen stress we are all for using them in our overall wellness routine!

*Cue Influencer Voice* I know a lot of you have been asking about my #wellessroutine…

According to Healthline, here’s a list of popular essential oils and the health claims associated with them:

Peppermint: May help boost energy and aid digestion
Lavender: May help relieve stress
Bergamot: May help reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema
Ylang-Ylang: May aid in treating headaches, nausea, and skin conditions
Tea Tree: May help fight infections and boost immunity
Lemon: May aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more

Are essential oils safe to eat?

Many natural essential oils are food-grade (approved by the FDA) and used sparingly, are appropriate for use as a flavoring. These powerful oils can add intense flavor and aroma to candies, frostings, baked goods, marinades and more. Read our tips on how to use food grade essential oils in your baking and cooking!

Blending Recipes To Try Right Now!

Here are some of our favorite essential oil blend recipes. You can use any of these blends in a roller ball, diffuser, in a cold compress, or as a luxurious massage or bath oil. For bath and skin applications, dilute mixture with 1 to 2 ounces of carrier oil such as grapeseed, sweet almond or jojoba. We all could use some serious de-stressing and relaxation. Here’s our guide to a simple and soothing list of services you can re-create at home for a rejuvenating spa day.

Share with us in the comments you have tried any of these blending recipes!

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