on Jan 29, 2014 22:36

The properties and benefits of essential oils

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The first thing you’ll notice about essential oils is that they smell good, but did you know that they can also make you feel and look better?

Essential oils can heal, relieve stress, help you sleep better, aid weight loss and digestion, get rid of toxins, care for your skin - there is a lot more to essential oils than first meets the nose!

Discover the properties of a few essential oils...

Essential oils to deepen your sleep and lighten your mind

Several essential oils have an exceptional power over the mind thanks to their soothing and relaxing properties. They can be diffused throughout the house or combined for a sensual massage.

Lavender essential oil, for example, is known for its soothing and relaxing properties. It is often recommended to help you sleep better. Banish sleepless nights forever with lavender’s fragrant aroma!

Essential oils for a slimmer body

Some essential oils may aid weight loss, others have the power to get rid of toxins and aid digestion. Sandalwood oil, for instance, has draining and lipolytic properties which have a positive effect on both weight loss and cellulite.

Discover our recipe for a firming massage oil:

Start with 100ml of base oil and add:

  • 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops of orange essential oil

You can use this mixture as a massage oil for the belly, buttocks and thighs.

Essential oils that combat stress, nervousness and anxiety

Lemon eucalyptus oil is highly recommended to relieve stress and relax! This essential oil can be used in a bath or diffused. If you use lemon eucalyptus oil at night, it will also help you sleep!

Essential oils in home-made cosmetics

Here is a simple recipe for home-made skincare: a black soap and eucalyptus essential oil scrub.This scrub can be applied once a week. It is especially recommended a few days before waxing because it helps release the subcutaneous hair, leaving you with luxuriously smooth legs!

To make this oil, you need:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of black soap
  • 6-8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 exfoliating glove

Start by moistening your skin. Then gently spread the scrub over your body and / or face, avoiding the eye contour area. Lather by rubbing the scrub with a circular motion, this helps get rid of dead skin. Rinse with clear water and dry your body and / or face. Finish by applying a good moisturiser!