Whether or not you believe in magic, magical is lovely.
We took our children to a Renaissance Faire yesterday and I came home with some hand made soaps – tea tree, patchouli, peppermint, lavender, rosemary – all blends. The paper bag of soap in my bathroom has reminded me all day of how magical essential oils are. When I used to be a massage therapist, I created my own oil blends from carrier and essential oils. Some oils have a relaxing effect – lavender, rose, geranium. Some are stimulating – patchouli, peppermint, citrus. All have healing qualities which you can research to your heart’s content. They all make your home smell mysteriously beautiful.
My three year old is in the bath right now. I just snuck in a little patchouli, lavender and tea tree. He has a little rash that the tea tree will take care of quickly. Tea tree is an antifungal, antibacterial agent that acts like a natural Bactine. I also added a little carrier oil – olive, coconut, avocado or the like to dilute the essential oils. Some people have sensitive skin so it’s usually recommended to add some carrier oil and not to use pure essential oil – in the bath, or in massage or moisturizing oil.
However, you can absolutely use essential oils straight in a diffuser or in your mop water. When I mop I use two cups of vinegar and whatever essential oil I want in my mop water. That’s it. The vinegar cleans the floor and the essential oil leaves my house – well, as I said earlier – mysteriously beautiful. All natural goodness.
Get Some Essential Oils
We don’t have much time here on the planet. 70-80 years if we’re lucky. I am certain I will not regret anything that made my life more magical, more fragrant, more musical or more fun. Life is short. Essential oils are fun. If you don’t already use them, you should get some. Look up their uses and start using them liberally. Try tea tree, orange, lavender and eucalyptus for starters. Other wonderful additions are myrrh, patchouli, and geranium.
As an aside, for those of you who follow my website, it will be undergoing some changes soon. My name doesn’t really need to be the brand. What interests me most is Natural Living, from essential oils, organic gardening, home birth and DIY to homeschool and getting the government out of our lives. To me, libertarianism and natural living are one in the same. My revamped website will attempt to encompass this natural thinking. I am also going to be creating a new website that has to do with learning fiddle and improv.
Namaste – Betsy