Health & Beauty

Beyond Relaxing Massage: 3 Surprising Ways of Using Essential Oils

April 15, 2016 — by Valeriya Vimon

Essential oils are a true gift of nature. Extracted from flowers, barks or leaves of plants and having a high concentration of phytochemicals, these sweet pleasures are all a woman needs. Wondering what I am talking about? Well, one bottle of essential oil can be used multiple times for various purposes; they are widely used in aromatherapy, skin care, as natural treatments, as cleaning products, etc.

Moreover, these oils have rejuvenating properties and are simple to use. They are highly beneficial for your health providing natural protection and support which is important for normal functioning of the human body. They heal naturally and have no side-effects – a natural medicine with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Today these oils are an indispensable part of natural beauty care since they are great for treating acne, damaged hair and nails as well as for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover, they can also reduce stretch marks and age spots.

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Incorporating an essential oil in any type of relaxing massage is the key ingredient for the ultimate enjoyable experience. It is applied gently on the skin which absorbs it quickly, thus you can immediately feel its healing effect. Since these healing oils are gradually growing in popularity, there are many ways in which you can use their benefits. Read on to discover the 3 surprising ways of using essential oils.


While inhaling, the aroma of the essential oil enters your body through the mouth or nose. A great method for this would be to prepare a bowl of hot water with a few drops of your favourite essential oil in it and breathe it in for about 5 – 10 minutes with a towel over your head.


Essential oils can be used with compresses to heal various skin problems. You can use either cold or hot compresses depending on the oil and the affected area you want to heal. Cold ones are great for treating blisters, sprains, insect bites, headaches, etc. To prepare a cold compress all you need to do is just add a few drops of essential oil into a bowl of cold water, while for the hot one, mix several drops in a boiling water. Cystitis and abscesses are some of the most common conditions that are treated with hot compresses.

Electric heat diffusers

The electric heat diffuser is very simple to use and requires little maintenance; it fills the air with the healing aroma of the essential oil, giving your living space a relaxing and therapeutic atmosphere which helps reduce stress and anxiety. The aroma of essential oils purifies the air from any type of virus and bacteria, creating a clean anti-allergic environment for you and your family.