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The use of essential oils to calm us, heal us, and enhance our lives is well established and proven. In a perfect world, we could each relax in a warm bath while we allow the aroma of essential oils engulf us and awaken our senses every morning. But, that is not the world we live in.
We live in a world of carpools, rush hour traffic, deadlines, and responsibilities. Most of us are happy if we manage to get the kids to school and get to the office while wearing two shoes that match. Yes, we would love a spa treatment every morning, but that is not a reality.
Essential oils are in big demand. We simply add a few drops of oil into a diffuser and in seconds, we are calming down and shedding the stress of the day. We lie down at night breathing essential oils such as lavender and drift off into a naturally deep sleep.
Essential oils will do so much more for you. Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, and Basil essential oils improve focus and productivity. Orange, Cedarwood, and Frankincense oils elevate the mood. These are just a tiny fraction of the oils and benefits you can expect.
So, how do we take advantage of this world of essential oils when we are always on the go?
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Of course, essential oils are easy to take with you. But it is not always possible or practical to take an electric diffuser with you. But, there are many ways to indulge in essential oils on the go. Here are just a few:
- Portable diffusers that plug into your cigarette lighter or the phone charger port in your automobile.
- Jewelry with lovely spheres of wood or clay that absorb your favorite oil so you can wear the oils and enjoy their scents throughout the day.
- Incense Sticks that are easily carried and used to disperse oils into the air when they are lit.
- Small electric diffusers that plug directly into an outlet for small areas like your office.
- Oils (mixed with a carrier oil) that are applied to the skin with a roll-on bottle.
Imagine a stress-free drive to work. This doesn’t mean that there will not be traffic jams, accidents, or rude drivers. But by using a portable diffuser in your car, you will remain calm. The traffic will not make you angry or panic when you are moving slower than you would like to. Essential oils will have a calming and more focused effect on your children as you transport them to school and their sports games or other places you are rushing to.
The use of essential oils in pendants, bracelets, or earrings put the oil directly where you need it. When you breathe, the essential oils are absorbed through the sinus membranes. By wearing the oils close to your nose, you can adjust your mood, attitude, and productivity without sharing the oils with others in your work area.
All oils are not created equally. It is important that you use high-quality oil from a reputable company. For example, Made With Oils puts their products through vigorous testing to ensure purity. Lower grade oils may have chemical additives and artificial ingredients which make them ineffective and in some cases, unsafe.
Many times people who work in close proximity to others will complain of a headache when their co-workers wear perfume or cologne. But, this will not be an issue if you opt for headache fighting oils. You can actually buy headache blends that will prevent or relieve headaches. If you want to make your own use:
These oils are powerful headache remedies. They even work on migraines.
Essential oils are the answer to so many issues that leave us stressed out, tired, and frustrated. You do not have to be at home to reap the rewards of these products. Give them a try and you will see how much essential oils can enhance your world at home or on the go.