What Are Essential Oils and How to Use Them?

Aromatherapy offers a way to relieve stress and is often used as a non-toxic and healthy relaxation aid. You can use essential oils as ingredients in personal care products such as hand and body lotions, bath and massage oils, use organic essential oils in an aromatherapy diffuser and even add them to your laundry routine.

Essential oils for aromatherapy come from plants. Plants and plant parts used can be in the form of flowers, herbs, plants, trees, and fruits, and these materials are distilled to produce pure essence from these plants. This distillation process also concentrates and enhances the aroma of the plant.

You can learn more here about organic essential oils.

Once these pure essential oils are distilled, they can be used for a variety of purposes. It's easy to pick your favorite scent and then create your own custom lotions and body oils to match your specific scent. 

You can also make colored water, which uses a mixture of distilled water and organic essential oils for a light scent that's perfect if you want a scent that's not overpowering but pleasant on the nose.

There are essential massage oils that contain plant-based oils like almond oil combined with the essence of extraordinary plant-based oils. 

Lavender, used in herbal bath mixes placed in a cloth bag and then hung under a faucet, letting hot water run over the oil, will release a lovely scent during your long soak.

Many people like the scent of lavender as an ingredient in household products such as laundry soap. Lavender essential oil is also used to make dryer bags, which you can add to your dryer to give your clothes a fresh scent.