Essential Oils

Using essential oils.
I always wondered why essential oils are so expensive from the health shop. When in their purest form they have the highest quality and actually are valuable in providing different functions and helping healing of the human body.
My favourite essential oils are lavender and peppermint – when applied to pressure points they ease tension, aid in relieving stress and headaches and smell amazing. Lavender in the bath smells heavenly, as does any citrus essential oil.
If you want to add essential oils to your hair care routine, they can be used for various treatments depending on your hair type. Peppermint and tea tree oil aid in calming and soothing a stressed out scalp and restoring balance and regrowth stimulation. If you have dry hair, adding avocado oil and coconut oils boost hydration and especially great if you have recently dyed your hair lighter. If you want to stimulate thicker hair , adding rosemary oil to your hair mask will invigorate the scalp to regenerate hair follicles and make the strands thicker!!!
For the aloe vera hair mask mentioned in one of my previous posts, you can add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice depending on your hair type. If you have oily hair like me, you can add tea tree oil and massage into your face and hair. Its great for soaking up all the hair oils and also giving your scalp a nice treatment in the process!
Rubbing essential oils with a bit of vicks vapour rub onto your feet will also aid in getting rid of any sickness during cold and flu season. Did you know that the feet absorb cold and heat into the blood stream very quickly, so rubbing essential oils proves to be really effective!
I rub a protective blend of natural essential oils (it was ridiculously expensive) but my cousin who recommending it to me and who loves essential oils buys it and rubs it onto her children’s feet at bed time and it increases their immune system during the winter and cold flu seasons, so I know it must be great. I started rubbing the oil blend and with a bit of vicks vapour rub on my son’s feet every night at bed time and I can actually see an improvement in his immunity. Its great to see.
Note * If you are pregnant however dont try this on yourself without speaking to a health practitioner!
Here is a list of essential oils i love and use and have researched that are most effective in beauty routine:
Peppermint/ tea tree oil – stimulate a healthy scalp, invigorates and calms the mind and helps clean toxins away from any pores in the scalp-
Rosemary – Stimulates healthy hair growth
Lavender – Calms the body in a luke warm bath
Avocado oil & Coconut oil – Aids in restoring moisture and helping to rehydrate stressed and dried out hair. Even if you have oily hair, adding coconut oil / macadamia and olive oil as a hair mask (and hot oil treatments) is still therapeutic and amazing for you hair. Just dont do it daily as your hair will be far too oily and need washes every day.
Other oils:
Macadamia oil – The most amazing of oils that improves hair quality, enabling growth and eliminating split ends. This is a must buy for all hair types.
Olive oil – Try my hot olive oil treatment in the winter and summer – all year round!
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Message me if you would like to know more about the protective oil blend I use…
Barbara xo


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  1. Hi Barbara just went through your blog and am interested in your protective blend of essential oil you rub on your children’s feet. Although my son is an adult I’m keen for the recipe to use as I’m sure it would benefit us adults as well. What I would like to know do you do this all year round or do you start using it certain times when coming down with a cold only.Congratulations on your blog. Keep up the good work.

    1. HI Eva, So sorry for the late reply!!!
      Yes only use it in the winter time, and the lead up to flu season.
      It’s really effective and works wonders. Thanks so much for the post and wish you all the best!!

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