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5 essential oils to create an at-home spa

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Personal care is often underestimated, and with people working longer hours and startup culture spreading across the world, many people are working themselves to the bone. Relaxation should be an essential part of your week, and a necessity if you want to maintain high levels of productivity.

So, to celebrate National Spa Week, we thought we’d help you create yourself an at-home spa experience with essential oils.

Many spas use essential oils for their treatments, because of the known health benefits when diffused, but they’re also great for topical uses like in massages and facials.

Here are our top 5 essential oils for at-home use:

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a popular ingredient in many beauty products like soaps and lotions as it is considered to be beneficial to all skin types, especially helping ageing skin.

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However, lavender is most popularly known as an all-rounder for mental health, as it is considered to be uplifting and relaxing. Studies have even shown that lavender can be used to treat anxiety.

What to try:

  • Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser or air purifier to help concentration and mental clarity.
  • Add a couple of drops behind your ears to help emotional balance.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Some may know rosemary as a food seasoning, but it is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world with an array of health benefits. Many say it can reduce cortisol in the body and therefore, the chances of stress. Others say it helps improve the immune system and promotes better circulation.

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We know that rosemary has a stimulating and refreshing aroma that feels uplifting and helps you clear your mind of negativity.

To find out more benefits about rosemary essential oil, check out Healthline’s article on it!

What to try:

Add rosemary essential oils to some distilled water and fill a spray bottle with it. Spritz your room for an invigorating and energising boost!

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon is a known saviour in the beauty world, for its wonderful benefits to skin, hair and nails. It’s used by those with oily skin to reduce oil production, but it’s also great to help treat pimples and other skin disorders like calluses.

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Lemon oil can also be used to get rid of dandruff and treat scalp conditions, plus it can help soften cuticles!

So, when it comes to a spa treatment, lemon essential oil can be used as aromatherapy as it has a calming effect that helps relieve anxiety and exhaustion.

What to try:

  • Adding a few drops in a diffuser for an uplifting feel
  • Using lemon essential oil as a meditation aroma to help refresh your mind and eliminate negativity
  • Add to your facial cleanser for softer, clearer skin
  • Spray some lemon essential oil on your hair and go in the sun, for some natural highlights and shine
  • Add to your cuticles for softer cuticles and improved nail condition.

Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella is widely known for its variety of health benefits, which include antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties! Therefore, as a spa treatment, it’s great for conditions including anxiety and depression. The refreshing aroma will help boost feelings of happiness.

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It’s also used in skincare to help treat dermatological disorders such as eczema, fungal infections and acne.

Another popular use of Citronella essential oil is to repel mosquitoes! Not only does it work great when burned in a candle, but you can even apply it directly to your skin to help keep those pests away!

What to try:

  • Use in a massage oil and work on stressed and tense areas of the body
  • Add to your shower gel or facial cleanser to get a deeper clean and wash away toxins
  • Add citronella essential oil to distilled water and put in a spray bottle. Spray your room for a relaxing feel with happy vibes.
  • Apply topically, or burn oils in your room to help keep away mosquitoes!

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is probably the most medically-oriented essential oil we’ve recommended. It’s known to treat cuts and abrasions, plus bites and stings, due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

It’s also known to treat respiratory problems and muscle pain. However, it can be great for an at-home spa treatment as you can find eucalyptus oil in certain creams and massage oil.

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It has a refreshing and cooling feel that works well to relieve stress and rejuvenate the mind.

What to try:

  • Add eucalyptus oil to a diffuser to help clear sinuses and aid breathing.
  • Use in massages and apply to aching muscles or sore joints
  • Spritz your room with eucalyptus spray to help get rid of airborne bacteria

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