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hand sanitizer with essential oils

DIY Hand Sanitizer With Essential Oils

It’s no secret that hand sanitizers have become part of our daily lives – we just can’t go without a bottle in our purse or hanging from our keychains. But personally, I’ve always noticed how dried out my hands feel whenever I use them, and the unpleasant smell left behind. Mainly, it’s the convenience that makes us keep using them. Luckily though, many essential oils have powerful antibacterial properties which make them great ingredients for making our own hand sanitizers. So why not give this homemade hand sanitizer a shot? Although this recipe contains alcohol, it is accompanied by ingredients...

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Essential Oils Uses Chart

By now, you should be aware of the incredible infinite benefits of different essential oils, and that essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts used to support health and well-being. In addition, essential Oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that involves the sense of smell, behaviors, emotions, and long-term memory, and thus can change your mood and enhance your wellness one scent at a time.  Below is a chart that simplifies our range of essential oils and details their aroma, general description, mood of the scent, main properties, known skin benefits and...

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Dilution chart for essential oils

Essential Oil Dilution Chart

Essential oils can be used in infinit ways through diffusion or topical application. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired. Below is a chart that simplifies the percentage dillution of essential oils for topical use:  Use Concentration Facial Use 0.2 - 1.5% Body Massage 1.5 - 3% Bath & Body Use 1 - 4% Spot Treatment 3 - 5%     10 ml 30 ml  60 ml 120 ml 240 mL 0.5% 1 Drop 3 Drop 6 Drop 12 Drop...

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How to enhance your home with essential oils and diffusers

Essential oils have a broad range of medicinal and therapeutic properties. Their antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties make them a valuable product in your cabinet.   Essential oils have also been proven to promote healthy sleep, help relieve headaches, and alleviate pain. Also, essential oils may improve skin conditions, help treat the common cold, and encourage a healthy lifestyle.    Scent Your Space With A Diffuser A diffuser is a means to disperse essential oils into the air. We have picked out the safest and most effective ways to scent your space and boost your wellness: Add a few drops...

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