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How to Organise Your Essential Oils!

How to organise essential oils

If you’re a serious essential oil lover like us, you’ll know how tricky it can be to keep all of your essential oils organised!

Once your essential oil collection starts to grow, they can easily become messy, crowded and harder to find the right oils you need, when you need them.

With this in mind, we wanted to share 5 simple tips to help you organise your essential oils at home and on the go. Keep reading for some quick ideas to get you started!

Use storage boxes

This is probably our top tip when it comes to keeping multiple essential oils organised. Essential oil storage boxes are designed with multiple slots and compartments, allowing you to easily store your oils without having to worry about spillage or losing track of your different oils.

Depending on how many essential oils you have in your collection, storage boxes are available in many different shapes and sizes to suit your requirements. Some storage boxes also contain handy compartments for accessories like carrier oils, too.

You might also want to keep an essential oil booklet handy in your storage box for those times when you’re not quite sure which oil is going to be the best fit for your needs.

Label your blends with cap sticker

Cap stickers are another great way to help you find the oils you need much quicker! Cap stickers are essentially stickers designed for the top of your essential oil caps, so you can easily see the names of your different oils from a glance. You can also use cap stickers to label your different essential oil blends, so you’ll never be confused about which oils are contained in your different roller bottles.

Organise by usage

Another tip is to keep your oils organised by how often you use them. Keep the oils that you use daily together in an easy-to-access place, while the oils you use less frequently can be stored towards the bottom.

Organise by properties

You might also want to organise your essential oils by properties for easy access. For example, your calming and relaxing oils like lavender, ylang-ylang and bergamot can be stored together, while your antibacterial oils like tea tree, lemon and orange can be kept close.

Other categories to consider might be for household cleaning, focus and concentration or even just beautiful fragrances for diffusing around the home. This will allow you to easily create blends when you need them, depending on your requirements at the time.

Make a travel kit

Creating a small travel kit can be handy for those times when you might be travelling or needing your essential oils on the go! Use a smaller storage box or secure bag to fit your favourite everyday oils and a small roller bottle filled with coconut oil to allow you to enjoy your essential oils anywhere, at any time!

Ready to get started with organising your oils? You can shop our full range of essential oils, storage boxes and other essential oil accessories online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Himalayan Salt Lamp!

5 things to know about Himalayan salt lamps

Thinking about purchasing a Himalayan salt lamp, but not quite sure where to begin?

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, it’s no secret that we are huge advocates for Himalayan salt lamps and their benefits for health and wellness. However, there are a few things you should know before introducing a Himalayan salt lamp into your home.

If you’ve never purchased a Himalayan salt lamp before, here are 5 things to keep in mind about these incredible ancient crystals.

Be wary of fake Himalayan salt lamps

Unfortunately, due to the recent popularity of Himalayan salt lamps, there are now several fake Himalayan salt lamps on the market. It’s so important to do your research to ensure the Himalayan salt lamp you purchase is authentic – otherwise, you’ll be wasting your money.

There are a few different ways to tell if your Himalayan salt lamp is a fake, from moisture retention to brightness and durability. You can read more about spotting a fake Himalayan salt lamp on the blog here.

Himalayan salt lamp size is important

Himalayan salt lamps are available in a variety of different sizes, ranging from 1kg all the way up to 100kg. The bigger the salt lamp, the more impact it will have when it comes to purifying the air and releasing negative ions.

Before purchasing your first Himalayan salt lamp, you’ll want to consider the size of the room it’s going to be placed in. Smaller lamps are suitable for smaller rooms like bedrooms and home offices, while larger lamps are better for living spaces, dining rooms or studios. You can check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide here to identify which size salt lamp is going to be the perfect fit.

Your Himalayan salt lamp might sweat

Remember, Himalayan salt lamps absorb moisture from the surrounding air, so your salt lamp might “sweat” from time to time, particularly if you are turning your salt lamp off for extended periods.

You can simply use a lint-free cloth to pat down your lamp and power cord to ensure everything is dry before switching back on. Remember, leaving your salt lamp on for as long as possible will help to reduce the amount of moisture on the lamp.

Himalayan salt lamps can be left on during the night

Himalayan salt lamps don’t use up much energy at all, and are completely safe to be left on 24/7 – you don’t need to worry about switching your salt lamp off!

Himalayan salt lamps are actually known for promoting better sleep, so they make great night lights when left on throughout the evening. Their warm, amber glow make them ideal for kids rooms, too.

Himalayan salt lamps can be fragile

Don’t forget, your Himalayan salt lamp will be fragile! Salt lamps are essentially giant chunks of ancient, pure crystal, so you’ll need to treat it with care. You should also ensure your salt lamp is placed somewhere safe and secure – avoid any uneven surfaces or anywhere that can be reached by young kids.

Ready to get started? You can check out our range of natural, crafted and glass jar Himalayan salt lamps online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases!

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7 Amazing Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil for Health and Wellness

Amazing ways to use tea tree oil

Tea tree oil (otherwise known as melaleuca oil) is one of the most useful essential oils, best known for its versatile benefits for beauty, health and wellness.

From natural household cleaning to acne and hair treatments, tea tree oil should be a staple in your essential oil kit. Not only is tea tree oil a powerful disinfectant, but it’s also gentle enough for topical application, too.

Today we wanted to share 7 amazing ways you can use tea tree oil for health, wellness and so much more. Keep reading for our favourite tea tree oil uses and benefits for the home!

Tea tree oil for natural acne treatment

If you struggle with skin breakouts and blemishes, tea tree oil has long been praised as one of the best natural treatments for clearer skin due to its antibacterial properties.

Tea tree oil can be applied as a spot treatment for acne, or diluted with coconut oil for sensitive skin. Make sure you use only 100% pure tea tree oil, and do a patch test first before topical application. The tea tree oil will help to disinfect pores, unblock sebaceous glands and dry out any whiteheads or blackheads.

You can also try adding a drop or two of tea tree oil to your favourite face mask or face scrub as a natural acne-fighting booster!

Tea tree oil for natural household cleaning

Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, tea tree oil is an amazing ingredient for germ-fighting natural household cleaning.

For an all-purpose surface cleaner, simply fill a spray bottle with 250ml white vinegar, 250ml filtered water, and 10 drops of tea tree oil. As always, make sure you do a test patch first!

Tea tree oil for fighting infections

Tea tree oil can act as a natural antiseptic for cuts and grazes to help prevent infections from occurring due to its antibacterial properties.

To treat minor cuts and scrapes, simple dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply to the affected area as needed.

Tea tree oil for makeup removal

To remove stubborn eyeliner and mascara, tea tree oil is a gentle makeup remover with the added benefit of toning your skin, but without the abrasive chemicals. Tea tree oil helps to remove any dirt and oil from pores, leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

To make your own DIY makeup remover, simply combine 35ml of a carrier oil like coconut oil with 35ml of witch hazel and 5 drops of tea tree oil (be sure to do a skin test first). Apply using a cotton pad to remove makeup.

Tea tree oil for dandruff and dry scalp

Tea tree oil is actually one of the key ingredients in many dandruff-fighting hair treatments, due to its antimicrobial properties. You can simply add a few drops of tea tree oil into your existing shampoo, and be sure to let the mixture sit for 3-5 minutes before washing out completely.

Or, for a nourishing overnight treatment, fill a small bottle with coconut oil and add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil before mixing well. Massage the treatment into your scalp, cover with a shower cap, and wash thoroughly in the morning!

Tea tree oil for head lice

Tea tree oil can be used for both head lice prevention and treatment. For prevention, add a few drops into shampoo and conditioner for regular use. For treatment, saturate the hair with a tea tree conditioner, and run through the hair with a nit comb.

Tea tree oil for Athlete’s Foot

Studies have actually shown that tea tree oil can help to limit bacteria growth, making it ideal for treating fungal infections like Athletes foot. Simply mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil, and massage into the affected area as needed.

When applying any essential oil topically, it’s important to only use high-quality, 100% pure products. You can check out our range of essential oils including tea tree oil online at Inspire Me Naturally, with AfterPay available on all purchases.

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