I was browsing the internet today looking for something. You know how it goes…one thing leads to another and that makes you think about something else, and the next thing you know, you’re looking for something that you’ve always wondered about … and so forth. Does that ever happen to you?
I had traveled down a few side paths and got to thinking about Heloise (remember “Hints from Heloise”?) and a discussion I had with a friend about the pronunciation of the name “Heloise.” I clicked on a link here and a link there, and never did come up with the difinitive answer to my question, but I did come across an article she wrote about the uses of essential oils in the home:
Air Fresheners. Put several drops of peppermint or cinnamon on cotton balls and place in a margarine container or small jar. Poke holes into the lid and put in an out-of-the-way area behind furniture or in a guest room or bathroom and your guests won’t have a clue.
Scented Lightbulbs. Dab a bit of oil of clove, peppermint or eucalyptus on a cool lightbulb. When you turn on the light, the scent will drift throughout the room.
Refresh Dried Flowers and Wreaths. Add a few drops of the your favorite essential oil to freshen and revive. Do not put oil directly on silk flowers or any material because it could stain.
Good Kitchen Smells Without Cooking. If you don’t have the time to bake all day in your kitchen, create an inviting smell instead by putting a few drops of cinnamon, anise, orange or peppermint oil on a cotton ball and put it on the inside of the cardboard tube of the paper towel roll or dab on a dried-flower arrangement. Simmer a small pot of water and add a drop of the essential oil that matches the mood you want to create.
The article can be found here.
I really love essential oils. I keep some around just because they smell great. I can use them like perfume without getting that chemical-induced migraine headache that stabs me right between the eyes. You have to be careful doing this, though, because a lot of essential oils have therapeutic benefits that can affect how you feel. The above uses would be classified as “aromatherapy” because you don’t apply them to your body; you just have them around and enjoy the fragrance. The above scents are invigorating and uplifting.
Make sure that the oils you buy are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade, ISO certified oils for the best results, especially if you are putting them on your body.
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