Short Guide to essential oils
You are probably familiar with essential oils, but do you really know all the benefits that they can bring as well as all the possible ways to use them? Here is a short guide to the properties of the essential oils we have in store, along with some uses for each.
Lavender (Lavandin super): The relaxing
Calming | Anti-inflammatory | Healing
It is the ultimate oil for calming the nervous system! It works against stress and anxiety and may even reduce your migraines and headaches. Perfect for resting your little monsters before bedtime, it also calms insomnia in adults. Perfect for diffusion, in massage or in your bath, this oil with multiple properties relieves contracted muscles and cramps and helps in the healing of wounds and burns, which is why it is also used for acne and bites.
Tip: Dilute 15 drops of essential oil in a bubble bath cap to fully enjoy the relaxing effects of lavender.
Peppermint: The refreshing
Anti-infection | Stimulating | Antibacterial
Its fresh and invigorating scent stimulates the body and relieves, when consumed orally, indigestion, vomiting and even motion sickness. It is also used to calm migraines, to relieve shingles attacks or to soothe pain related to the sciatic nerves. It is also excellent for reducing hot flashes. It is important not to use it in the bath and it is not recommended to diffuse it in the air either. Due to its stimulating properties, it is not recommended for pregnant women or young children.
Did you know? Putting a drop of peppermint essential oil on your tongue in the middle of the afternoon will instantly boost your energy!
Eucalyptus globulus: The decongestant
Antiviral | Energizing | Antitussive
Eucalyptus essential oil is reminiscent of the scent of the spa. It is useful for treating bronchitis, sinusitis and other infections of the respiratory system such as the flu and the common cold. The oily cough and ear infections are also relieved thanks to this essential oil. It is also ideal for lack of energy, to help a weak immune system or to fight acne. Can be used in the bath or orally, we like it a lot in massage or in air diffusion.
Tip: It’s important to use massage oil anyway! Simply dilute a few drops in your favorite massage oil.
Lemon zest: The antiseptic
Antiseptic | Digestion | Sanitizing
For digestion, liver, hair, mood and cleaning, lemon peel essential oil will be your best friend! In addition to having a nice fresh and clean smell, its antiseptic properties protect the area where it is diffused from viral, bacterial or fungal infections. Do you have digestive problems? Ingesting a few drops in a glass of water or other drink or smelling a cotton ball will help you with your nausea, heartburn and even your constipation! Better yet, it is recommended against dust mites! It can be used orally or by diffusion without any problem.
Tip: Combine ¼ cup of vinegar, 1 ¾ cup of water and 30 drops of lemon essential oil for a natural, multipurpose spray cleanser.
Orange zest: The tonic
Antiseptic | Digestive tonic | Balancing
With its scent full of vitality, it adds sunshine to your surroundings. Used for anxiety disorders and digestion problems, it is comforting and reassuring. Great for massages, diffusing, or consuming, Sweet Orange Zest Oil provides a feeling of well-being and, like other citrus-based essential oils, is a good antiseptic for your atmosphere.
Did you know? : Our essential oils being organic, it is completely safe to ingest them. You can put a few drops in your favorite beverage!
Balsam fir: "The immunizing"
Antiseptic | Anti-inflammatory | General tonic
With its smell reminiscent of the Christmas tree, no wonder this oil is so comforting! Its decongestant properties make it an important ally in colds and bronchitis. It can also calm or even relieve headaches, arthritis, rheumatism and sinusitis. Whether in massage, diffusion or in the bath, its comforting woody scent will provide you with many benefits that will help you get through our harsh Quebec winters.
Good to know: Balsam fir oil is not recommended at all for a dry cough! It is important to use it only if you have a fatty cough.