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Springtime Essential Oils

By Julie Fink
Posted On Mar 10, 2016
Springtime Essential Oils

Springtime is just around the corner welcoming in the budding flowers and spring showers. So, for all you essential oil fans out there, I used my favorite floral friends as inspiration to showcase the benefits of springtime essential oils. Whether it’s to freshen up your house, rid those pesky ants or ease a headache, the following oils are sure to put a spring in your day.

Rose

Rose

  • Helps balance moisture levels in the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
  • Promotes an even skin tone and healthy complexion
  • Emotionally uplifting

TRY: Apply one to two drops to face, neck, and décolletage. Follow with the moisturizer of your choice.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

  • Innate anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties
  • Remedy severe headache
  • Highly effective in alleviating various intestinal infections
  • Improved immunity and fever treatment
  • If taken with a little amount of honey can help boost your immune system
  • Great aromatherapy oil which helps alleviating mental and physical stress, leaving you feeling mentally calm and tranquil

TRY: By adding a couple drops of honeysuckle essential oil to water in a spray bottle, you can help fight infections and inflammation on the surface of the skin … and your house will smell good too!

Lilac

Lilac

  • Calming anxiety
  • Reducing fever
  • Fights parasitic intestinal worms
  • Effective treatment for kidney disease
  • Skin benefits range from anti-aging to aiding in rashes, cuts, scrapes and sunburn

TRY:  Use as an astringent which make an effective skin tightening agent and toner. The topical application of the oil helps reduce age lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Add a few drops to a clean, damn wash cloth and wipe face clean.

Lavender

Lavender

  • Sleep aid and eases insomnia
  • Calming properties is an excellent tonic for the nervous system
  • Acne: inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection, helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation, and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal

TRY: Adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can greatly increase the potential for relief and healing.

  • Bug Repellent: The smell of lavender essential oil is potent and can be used as a bug repellent for many types of bugs like mosquitoes, midges, moths, and cockroaches.

Try: Blotting a few cotton pads with one – three drops of lavender oil and leaving them around the hose is a safe, and pleasant, way to combat cockroaches from entering your home.

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