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Essential Oils ~ Why Use Them?

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I also use oils on my hair rather than use styling smoothers. The essential oils like tea tree, peppermint and herbal extracts are great for smoothing hair after or before straightening. It helps keep those "fly aways" down. Be sure not to use the tropical extracts like citrus (lemon, lime, orange etc) because those are a bit acidic and can harm your hair.

Medicinally the minty oils like eucalyptus are great in your humidifier to help with congestion. It's much better than using petroleum products that use that same extract. It doesn't take much to get into your system. Sniff them right out of the bottle, they work amazingly well. Lavender oils are great for helping you get to sleep, a few drops in your bath and you will be ready for a nap or bed time. The citrus oils are great for waking you up, a bit of citrus oil in the morning after a shower is invigorating. Floral oils are a great replacement for those toxic perfumes made from chemicals.

I have only touched on some of the uses for essential oils. There are some wonderful sellers, like I mentioned above. Many of the cosmetic companies are starting to sell them because they know that people are moving in the direction of less toxins and more natural and organic applications.

What do YOU use essential oils for?

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Thanks for the response. There are so many applications and I find new ones all the time.

I forgot to mention that using them in the shower then hopping out to get those jeans on makes life a whole lot easier. Being wet and putting on jeans is usually a chore.

June 10, 2010 - 3:08pm
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Great article! Essential oils have a lot of medical functions. From immune support to helping with headaches!
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May 20, 2010 - 6:46pm

Great article. I also love essential oils and have used them for almost 7 years. In addition to the things you mentioned I take an empty 4 oz.container and fill it with coconut oil and add different essential oils to it to make a great body cream. It makes great gifts too!

May 21, 2010 - 5:20am
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