6 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Living in the fast-paced city, we, as the city dwellers suffering from high stress can only enjoy a few hours of me-time after busy work. So why not do something to soothe your stress and anxiety? Essential oils could be your saviour! If you know how to choose your best-fit oil brands, their benefits and how to use them, not only can they be anti-inflammation and anti-bacteria, they can also improve your sleep quality resulting in an A-plus snooze, you will then wake up like battery loaded!

Our sense of smell is so amazing that it can affect the brain with the smell we like, so as to balance the autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, immune system and nervous system - this is the principle of aromatherapy. You don’t need to consult a therapist for stress relief but using the essential oils at home on your own. Just spend a bit time to read the 6 ways below including the use of diffuser, oil massage etc, and the recommended oil brands like Aster Aroma and Khemist to craft your needs!

1. Simply Inhale

Some essential oils are so concentrated that its vaporisation rate is high too. The easiest method is to open a bottle of pure essential oil and inhale deeply. When it flows into your blood, it can help ease your stuffy nose and boost up your concentration.

Recommended oils: Lemon, Peppermint
Therapeutic Properties: Clear nasal congestion and wake you up 

Aster Aroma Organic Lemon 100% Pure Essential Oil $118 -  Originated from India, help accumulated toxins, varicose veins, stress, insect bites, asthma, cold and flu 

Aster Aroma Organic Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil $138 - Originated from India, help aches and pains, cramp, colic, calming and concentration

2. Steam Inhalation

Add a few drops into a glass of hot water. The oil will naturally vaporise throughout the room and so relieve your stress and anxiety slowly.

Recommended oils: Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Therapeutic Properties: Antidepressant, calming, hormonal balance

Khemist Sandalwood Essential Oil $248 - 100% pure essential oils originated from India, help reduce nervous tension, inflammation and enhance lung function

Khemist Ylang Ylang Essential Oil $188 - 100% pure essential oils originated from Comores Island, help nourish womb and lower blood pressure

3. With Diffuser

According to a research from Kwangju Women's University done in 2018, there were at least 11 out of 62 essential oils had Anti-influenza A virus effect and it could reduce the viability of the virus by more than 30%. Placing a diffuser at home and extend the coverage for anti-bacteria and air purification to keep you and your family healthy. But one point to note, remember to check carefully about the suggested ratio of essential oil blend to have the best shot with all the benefits.

Recommended oils: Teatree, Eucalyptus, Lavender
Therapeutic Properties: Antibacterial, air purification, insomnia

Best-picked of diffuser:
Khemist PlantsWiki Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser $398 - Diffuses all-natural essential oil through ultrasonic technology.  It covers space up(200 square feet with 20dB whisper-quiet operation. 7-colour LED mood light creates a trendy ambiance and helps holistic wellness.

Best-picked of essential oils:
Aster Aroma Organic Lavendar 100% Pure Essential Oil $148 -  Originated from France, helps lower blood pressure, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches/migraines, stress, menopause problems

Khemist Tea Tree Essentil Oil $128 - 100% pure essential oils originated from Australia, help immune system, against viruses, bacteria and insect

4. With Bath

Add 2 to 3 drops of diluted essential oils into a warm water bath and allow it to absorb into your skin for soothing. Let’s get a 15-min self-care soak now! If you don’t have a bathtub, you can add 1 to 2 drops of essential oils into a basin with hot water, then use it for steaming face or soaking your foot!

Recommended oils: Rose, Geranium
Therapeutic Properties: Skin-cleansing, revitalizing, moisturizing and skin-aging

Best-picked of essential oils:

Aster Aroma Rose Otto 100% Pure Essential Oil $1,218 - Originated from Bulgaria, help improve depression, insomnia, headache, pressure and sensitivity skin

5. Oil Massage

I bet many of you might be a massage-holic, even visiting spa salons for oil massage! Oil massage is the most effective way to allow your skin to absorb it, so as to speed up your blood circulation and soothe your stressed muscles. However, if you wish to do the oil massage at home on your own, remember to dilute it with carrier oils in prior such as almond oil and coconut oil or leaving you open to burning sensation.

Recommended oils: Rosemary, Lemongrass, Jasmine
Therapeutic Properties: Slimming, large pores and anti-aging

Best-picked of essential oils:
Aster Aroma Organic Rosemary Essential Oil $108 - Originated from Spain, help lift blood pressure, edema and circulation
Khemist Jasmine Essential Oil $188 - 100% pure essential oils originated from France, help increase the resistance, strengthen reproductive system, hormones and skin elasticity

6. DIY Scented-sachets

For those who love DIY, you can simply use a cotton cloth to tailor a pouch, then stuff it with a cotton ball soaked with aroma oil. Place it near window or other ventilation areas, you will drown into this beautiful scent whenever there’s wind coming through.

Recommended oils: Lavender, Geranium, Clove
Therapeutic Properties: insomnia, insect-repellent 

Best-picked of essential oils:
Khemist Geranium Essential Oil $188 - 100% pure essential oil originated from Spain, help nourish liver and kidney, oedema & detoxification and premenstrual syndromes
Khemist Clove Bud Essential Oil $128 - 100% pure essential oil originated from Indonesia, help relaxation, immune system and anti-inflammation


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