10 Ways To Use Essential Oils

Essential / essential oil is so much more than a fragrance. Essential oil has been used in alternative medicine for centuries. The scents can calm or energize you. Nowadays you see the effect of the oils more and more in (home-made) natural and organic products. But there are still many ways to use essential oil! Do you get everything out of your favorite oil? In this article 10 ways to use essential oils.

What is Essential / Essential Oil?

Essential oil and essential oil mean the same and are both used as terms for aromatherapy. By means of steam distillation, the essential / essential oil is filtered from the rest of the plant. In this case, cheap is expensive, because the essential oil production process costs time and money. True pure essential oils are pure, natural and cannot be cheap. Inexpensive essential oil is often mixed, diluted, or diluted. The oil then has little or no effect or therapeutic value, and can even be dangerous. The essential / essential oils from Flow Cosmetics are guaranteed fair, pure and organic. Because of the high concentration, you don't need much of it.

How do essential oils work?

How essential oils work is both mental (through inhalation) and physical (through the skin). The scents send signals to the hormonal centers in the brain via thousands of olfactory epithelial cells. For example, they affect your mood and state of mind. Via the skin, the essential oils can, for example, relieve pain, remove moisture, kill bacteria or improve the skin. Each essential oil has its own effect, depending on the properties of the plant.
How do essential oils work?

 10 Ways To Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can rightly be called a panacea! When you use really pure and pure essential oil, you don't need much of it. For use on the skin you have to be patient. Essential oil usually takes a while for visible results.
1. In skin care or cosmetics
Use essential oil for an effective effect, specifically for the needs of your skin. Such as, for example Tea tree of Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) for oily, acne-prone skin or Citroen for swelling or cellulite. Add a few drops of the essential oil to your body lotion, ointment, or cream. You can also add your favorite fragrance in cosmetics as a substitute for chemical perfume. Use too little rather than too much and make sure that the oil is mixed very well with the product!
Tea tree essential oil use
2. As a perfume
An organic and natural perfume with your favorite scent, or do you prefer a combination? For example, you can put a drop on the inside of your collar (dilute with a base oil). Or even one yourself perfume of essential oil to make. 
3. With massage
Mix a few drops of essential oil with (vegetable) massage oil. Which essential oil you choose depends on the purpose of the massage. Here you will find the different types of essential oils and their specific effect.
4. In the bath
You create your own wellness at home with a few drops of essential oil in the bath. For example, use lavender for relaxation. Citroen of Eucalyptus give a boost, but also help very well with a cold or respiratory tract infections! It is best to use this with a little bath salt for mixing.
In the sauna
Heat and moisture open the pores, allowing essential oil to penetrate deep into the skin for optimal use. The scent is released immediately when it is poured onto the sauna heater. Essential oil is flammable, so always mix with water!
6. By inhalation
You can inhale the scent of essential oil straight from the bottle. Handy for in your handbag when you are away from home. So has May Chang a promoting effect on concentration, helps Peppermint for nausea and is lavender calming.
7. Aroma Diffuser
You can also vaporize essential oils with a diffuser. This will spread a mist of fragrance throughout the room and humidify it at the same time. It purifies the air, creates a suitable atmosphere in the house and lets bad smells disappear. There are also diffusers for inhalation. Be careful when using this.
8. Burn
For this you use an aroma burner with a little water and add a few drops of essential oil. When heated, the room smells of your favorite scent in no time.
9. As a cleaning agent
With essential oils you can make organic and environmentally friendly cleaning products in an instant. Citroen degreased, Tea tree disinfects and removes mold. Mix a few drops with water, vegetable glycerine, vinegar and / or baking soda.
10. As a detergent
Add a few drops Tea tree in the washing machine to remove all bacteria from your clothes. For a nice scent you can also add another essential oil such as lavender of Orange, it also has antibacterial properties.
Lavender how do essential oils work

The benefits of Flow Cosmetics essential oils

  • 100% Organic and Natural
  • 100% Vegan and Animal Test Free
  • 100% Free from preservatives
  • 100% Zero waste and Recyclable
  • 100% Honest and Handmade
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Long shelf life due to the purity and high concentration, so you don't need much of it.