Bring Essential Oils into your life!
Essential Oils in the New Year
2020 is coming up quickly. The new year is the biggest opportunity for us to reflect and work on self improvement. If you’re looking for a healthy way to start the new year, let’s talk about bringing essential oils into your life.
Essential oils are seeing a resurgence in popularity here in Singapore even though aromatherapy is an age old tradition practiced in folk medicine throughout the world. By now, you've probably heard something about essential oils if you don’t already have a few in your home.
Essential oils are a popular choice for people looking for a more natural alternative to help with certain ailments and can be used for a variety of conditions, in countless different ways. Perhaps the best part is that they so versatile and are often part of homemade skincare (face and hair masks, body washes and so much more) and household products - and therefore a big part of what make so many of our Utama Spice products so beneficial and safe to use and fragrant!
So why should you choose essential oils?
Let’s explain what essential oils are so you know exactly what you’re working with here!
Essential oils are not something new. Throughout history they have been used commonly in folk medicine for treating ailments such as headaches and nausea to skin issues. But what are essential oils? They are the oil that is extracted from highly concentrated plant extracts. Typically extracted through a distillation process involving steam, some are extracted through plant leaves and others may come from seeds.
Now that you know what essential oils are, you should be aware of the importance of purchasing high-quality essential oils. Unfortunately, not all essential oils are created equally and some companies do add synthetic additives to lower the cost of production. Since we come into such close contact with these products, you'll want to ensure that you are purchasing from reputable businesses and only buy from a company that is willing to answer any questions you have on their products.
At Utama Spice, we use only 100% natural ingredients in all of our products, and we understand the amazing benefits that can be derived from the use of essential oils and other natural ingredients.
Which Essential Oils Should I Purchase?
With all this information, you need to discover which essential oils are best for your lifestyle.
A few of the more common essential oils include:
- Citronella is commonly used as a natural bug spray and mosquito repellent, and also has properties that reduce inflammation and pain when used as a natural pain reliever.
- Mint is a favourite to help with aches, pains, and respiratory infections.
- Lavender is often used in a diffusers for calmness, balance, and relaxation.
- Tea tree oil can be added into a lotion or carrier oil, it useful for acne prone skin and dandruff.
Aside from these few, It is also good to have carrier oils such a coconut oil available to dilute the essential oils. Failure to dilute essential oils properly, may result in burns or skin irritation when applied directly because these are very concentrated natural chemicals so always exercise caution.
Another recommendation is to use an aromatherapy diffuser. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to a diffuser and let the healing aroma waft throughout the home. If you haven’t already, take a look at our Nebulizer and a few of our essential oils to play with!
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