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May 18, 2017

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Use Essential Oils For

What are essential oils? If you have been following along with our posts (& slight obsession) on essential oils for the office and helping you feel better, then you know a little bit about them. If not, we are happy to debrief you on what they are and what they are good for! Today in particular, we are highlighting the things you didn’t know you could use essential oils for.

To start, essential oils are simple pure extract from plants & herbs. Yes, they are totally natural (if you get them from the right source!). We use DoTerra because they are one of the only brands out there that are totally pure. This means no additives. Here, we are focusing on a few oils that come from commonht herbs & spices you will recognize. This may even open your eyes to how these everyday herbs and spices are good for you! Whether you are a novice or an expert in essential oils, hopefully you will learn something new.

Wild Orange
Good for: Anti-aging, antidepressant, antioxidant, antiseptic.
Bonus: Breathing this oil in via a diffuser can also serve as a better pick-me-up than that second cup of coffee!

Basil
Good for: Antibacterial & antifungal, bee stings & bug bites, Fatigue, Muscle relaxant.

Thyme
Good for: Antioxidant, fungal infections, highly antibacterial, help with skin problems such as Eczema, Psoriasis, & Dermatitis.

Cilantro
Good for: Antibacterial, help with anxiety, detoxing, promotes clear skin.

Rosemary
Good for: Hangovers (yes!), improve memory, stain removal, relieve muscle aches & pains.

Cinnamon
Good for: Antidepressant, cavities, help with immune system.

Lime
Good for: Antibacterial, cleaning agent, elevates mood, helps revitalize skin.
Bonus: you can even put a couple drops in your margarita!

Spearmint
Good for: Antibacterial, indigestion, headaches, weight loss stimulant.

Lemon
Good for: Cleanses & purifies, improves digestion, gallbladder and kidney stones, promotes weight loss.
Bonus: Lemon oil can even help with greasy hair!

Black Pepper
Good for: Digestion, reduces the urge to smoke, soothes anxiety, supports circulation.

Are you looking to get started with essential oils? To find out the right kit or individual oils for you, email us at inspiredlivingessentials@gmail.com. Plus, tag #everydayIBT in your instagram photos so we can follow along with your essential oils journey!

  • Rachel

    So good!!

  • Laura

    I had no idea!

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