By Adelaide Gee
Essential oils have seen a massive jump in popularity lately, we discovered the benefits of essential oils and also how to distinguish the reputable brands from the others.
After doing a bit of research on the chemicals in our everyday products (e.g. perfume, soaps, house cleaning products etc.), we decided to slowly throw out as much of these harmful products as possible and replace them with natural products. A lot of these products in our daily skin care regime contain xenoestorgens. Xenoestrogens are basically environmental oestrogens that come from pesticides and plastics, causing massive health implications like hormone disruptions.
Buying Essential Oils
When purchasing essential oils, it is important that you read up on reviews to make sure that the product you’re getting is quality, our go-to brand is Eco.Aroma.
Lately I have been using my ultra sonic vaporiser each night before bed. I usually set it for an hour before bed and leave it on for 2 hours after. I have created a sleepy blend to help calm my nervous system and switch off my mind before bed. This blend contains about 5 herbs but in particular 3 of my favourites:
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) – A natural anxiolytic and antidepressant
Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) – Anti-inflammatory and mild sedative
Valerian (Valerina officinalis) – Anxiolytic, mild sedative and hypnotic
Instead of lighting a candle that has potentially harmful chemicals in it, why don’t you switch to a beautiful essential oil blend.
Banish recommends Eco.Aroma essential oils.
This article has been republished with permission from The Basic Balance.