Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes: cosmetics, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and much more. Freedom Solutions For Life is at the forefront of bringing the benefits of essential oils to the table and spreading awareness to show just powerful and health-promoting they are. Through years of research & development and scouring the health & wellness market, we’ve learned many ways essential oils can be used as life hacks. If you are an avid user of essential oils, here are 10 unique ways you can incorporate them into your daily life.
Pest Control – treatments and repellents are a huge proponent of our Be Free line. Over a decade of R&D has gone into the formula of our Be Free Itch, Be Free Mosquito, and Be Free Tick products. The essential oils in our products are specifically formulated to target the receptors of that specific insect which makes it impossible for them to grow resistant. A lot of treatments and repellents on the shelves today are filled with toxic chemicals that can pose negative long term effects, so what better way to deal with these annoying critters than going all natural?
Heal Bug Bites – nothing is more annoying than dealing with the constant itching of mosquito or chigger bites. Luckily the ingredients in our Be Free repellents have anti-histamines that help alleviate the swelling and itchiness faster than regular over-the-counter products.
Treat Dry Scalp – the components in Be Free Itch are strong enough to eliminate lice and gentle enough to treat a dry and itchy scalp with only one application a day!
Treat Bruises – you read that right! Some hot water and a few drops of lavender oil can be used as a hot compress to treat any bumps or bruises. Mixing frankincense with the lavender oil will achieve better results.
Freshen air – cinnamon essential oil has anti-microbial properties that can freshen up any area! Just diffuse some in the desired space and smell the freshness lofting throughout the room.
Alleviate Nausea – mint is a wonderful go to for those times you’re not feeling so hot. Breathe in some peppermint oil to help ease your stomach and apply to areas around your neck and chest.
Whiten Teeth – it may taste funky, but it works! All you need is some lemon and coconut oil mixed with fresh strawberries and apply to your teeth for 2 minutes. Viola!
Perfume – it’s simple: use 10 drops of your favorite scented essential oil to water and use as a body spray.
Reduce Stress – this one is quite common, nonetheless it’s too important not to name. There are products on the market that claim to have stress relieving ingredients, but using pure therapeutic grade essential oils for diffusion, a soothing bath, inhalation, or topical application works wonders. Lavender is the most popular, but we also recommend Jasmine and Peppermint.
Enhancing Physical Wellness – essential oils aren’t just for topical application and inhalation. Essential oil-infused supplements help balance the offset of poor diet, lack of exercise, and environmental toxins that wear and tear at your body.
You can find more ways to use essential oils by reading Dr. Axe’s 101 Essential Oil Uses & Benefits. As per Dr. Axe’s orders, “Not all essential oils are created equal… when buying essential oils, make sure they are certified pure therapeutic grade.”
Know any more important ways to use essential oils in your daily life? Let us know!
Be healthy, be happy, and Be Free everybody!