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The Pure Life: Our Simple Guide to Essential Oils

February 27, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Lifestyle

The Pure Life: Our Simple Guide to Essential Oils

February 27, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

Smell is one of our most powerful and underrated senses. It can trigger emotions, memories and feelings of attraction. Not to mention their natural healing benefits. To help you get in the best state of mind and body, here’s our guide to essential oils and their uses:

Lavender

  • Add a few drops to a warm bath for ultimate relaxation
  • Help aid with sleep by dabbing some oil in your wrists and temples
  • Stop the itching from an insect bite or discomfort of a bee sting
  • Benefits: Calming, relaxation, uplifting to your mood

Lemon

  • Use to clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Improve circulation by rubbing on skin
  • Brighten up the flavor of your water or desserts
  • Benefits: Detoxifying, rejuvenating, cleansing

Peppermint

  • Use with your humidifier to soothe coughs and congestion
  • Add to hot water and make an upset tummy taming tea
  • Apply sparingly (this stuff is very concentrated!) to back of neck to increase energy
  • Benefits: Cooling, antibacterial, energizing

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