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7 Amazing Ways to use Rosemary Oil for Health and Wellness!

7 ways to use rosemary oil

Rosemary is probably a staple herb in your kitchen, but did you know about the various health benefits of rosemary essential oil, too?

Known for its distinctive scent, rosemary oil is extracted from rosemary leaves and has been used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes for centuries. Not only a flavourful addition to home cooking, rosemary oil also has mental and physical benefits for our hair, skin, bodies and mindset.

With this being said, today we wanted to share some of the best ways to use rosemary oil for our own health and wellness. Keep reading for 7 of our favourite rosemary oil uses and some tips for making the most out of this versatile oil!

Rosemary oil for hair growth

One of the most popular uses for rosemary oil is actually as a natural remedy for hair loss. Not only can rosemary oil help to stimulate hair growth and fight DHTs (a common cause of hair loss), but it can also help to nourish your scalp, prevent dandruff and promote stronger, healthier hair too.

Consider adding a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo or massage gently into the scalp with a carrier oil like coconut oil, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse off!

Rosemary oil for digestion

Rosemary oil is one of the best essential oils for digestive health, from relieving an upset stomach to alleviating gas, bloating and other stomach pains. Simply add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage gently into the stomach, or inhale via your wrists or an essential oil diffuser as needed.

Rosemary oil for skincare

Rosemary oil is packed with nutrients that can help to protect our skin against sun damage, while also being a natural antiseptic to help reduce acne, oily skin and other irritations. Add a couple of drops of rosemary oil to jojoba or coconut oil and massage into the skin as a nourishing and protective face serum.

Rosemary oil for stress and anxiety

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Rosemary oil is ideal for diffusing throughout the home or carrying in a roller bottle during the day, because of its ability to help reduce stress and anxiety. Try mixing rosemary oil with lavender oil in your diffuser for a super calming blend!

Rosemary oil for learning and memory

Rosemary oil might be your secret weapon when it comes to studying, memory and concentration, containing natural antioxidants that serve as neuroprotective agents. Next time you need to get your focus on, consider diffusing or inhale some rosemary oil to improve your memory retention and alertness.

Rosemary oil for headache relief

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, rosemary oil can be a great natural source of pain relief. Mix 2 drops of rosemary oil with 2 drops of peppermint oil and a carrier oil like coconut oil, and massage gently into the neck and temples to help alleviate the pain.

Rosemary oil for immunity

Rosemary oil can also help you boost your immune system due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Keep this oil handy during cold and flu season, and diffuse around the home to help keep your immune system in tip top shape!

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8 Amazing Ways to Use Lemon Oil!

8 amazing ways to use lemon oil

Here at Inspire Me Naturally, we love shining a spotlight on our favourite essential oils for health, wellness and everyday use.

Recently on the blog, we’ve shared some of the best ways to use lavender oil and peppermint oil. So today, we wanted to talk about another versatile oil – lemon oil!

Lemon oil is one of the most popular oils worldwide, for good reason. Lemon oil is renowned for its cleansing, purifying and invigorating properties, and can be used for everything from mood boosting and motivation, to household cleaning and digestion.

If you’re interested in learning more about lemon oil, keep reading for 8 amazing ways to put it to use!

Natural cleaning spray

Lemon oil is one of the best oils for chemical-free cleaning, while also offering antibacterial protection.

You can make your very own natural household cleaner by mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar, 1 ½ cups distilled water and 25 drops of lemon oil in a spray bottle.

Simply shake to combine to create an everyday cleaning spray for counters, benchtops and other surfaces!

Detox and digestion

Lemon oil is known for its strong cleansing and regenerating properties, making it the perfect essential oil for detoxing the body.

Simply add 2 drops of high-quality lemon oil to a glass of cool water and drink daily. This routine can also help to soothe digestive issues like bloating, discomfort and constipation.

Mood-boosting and motivation

Nothing quite compares to the uplifting aroma of lemon oil!

This fresh citrus oil is the perfect natural pick-me-up, helping to improve your mood while also improving mental clarity and motivation. Add a few drops of lemon oil to your essential oil diffuser, and use daily to create an uplifting home environment.

Natural skincare

Lemon oil can help to nourish and hydrate dry or damaged skin, while also assisting with the prevention of acne. This versatile oil is known widely for having strong antioxidant properties, making it one of the best anti-aging oils for skin care, too.

For a nourishing face oil, fill a small glass bottle with 1.5 teaspoons of jojoba oil, 5 drops of lemon oil, and 5 drops of geranium oil. Massage gently into the skin each night after cleansing.

You can also use lemon oil to fight blackheads by creating a paste with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 drop of lemon oil and 1 teaspoon of honey. After steaming your face with warm water, apply the paste to blackhead affected areas and wash off after 10 minutes!

Eliminate odours

The strong citrus scent and antibacterial properties of lemon oil can help to eliminate unwanted odours around the home.

Simply add a few drops of lemon oil to a spray bottle of distilled water for a cleansing room spray. Or, place an essential oil diffuser in the areas of your home that require the most refreshing, and diffuse lemon oil routinely throughout the day.

Strengthen nails

Lemon oil can help to strengthen weak or brittle nails when used daily. Massage lemon oil gently into your cuticles and over the surface of each nail to help strengthen their condition.

Fight cold and flu

Lemon oil is antibacterial and antiviral, making it helpful to keep handy for cold and flu season. When you start to feel symptoms of a cold, add 3 drops of lemon oil to a bowl of warm water and inhale for 10 minutes with a towel covering the head. This can help to ease blocked sinuses and sore throats.

Freshen laundry

Adding lemon oil to your laundry not only helps to freshen your clothes, but can also remove mildew and unwelcome smells. Simply add a few drops to your favourite detergent before washing!

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What are Negative Ions and How do They Improve our Wellbeing?

What are negative ions

We often talk about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps on our Inspire Me Naturally blog, with one key benefit being their ability to generate negative ions for the surrounding environment.

But do you know exactly what negative ions actually are, and how they work to improve our wellbeing?

Today on the blog we’re talking about how negative ions are formed, why they’re important, and the benefits they have on our health and wellness!

First things first – what is an ion?

An ion is essentially an electrically charged molecule, formed when atoms either lose or gain an electron. This happens due to environmental or atmospheric influences.

Ions are all around us, and can directly influence our mood, wellbeing and even in some cases our health.

There are two types of ions – negative ions, and positive ions. These ions are formed in different ways, and have different impacts on our bodies.

What is the difference between a negative and positive ion?

Don’t be fooled by the names – a positive ion (or positively charged ion) is actually known for having a negative effect on the body when we have a high exposure to them.

Positive ions are often formed in nature due to humidity, extreme wind and pollution, but are also generated through electrical equipment like fluorescent lighting, air-conditioning, televisions and even our computers and mobile phones.

When we find ourselves in environments with high levels of these positive ions (like a stuffy office with fluorescent lights) we can start to feel anxious, irritable, tired and tense.

On the flipside, negative ions have the complete opposite effect, with a positive impact on our health and wellbeing.

Negative ions are most commonly found in nature near waterfalls, forests and the ocean. At home, they’re also produced in your very own shower! There’s a reason why most people find themselves feeling fresh and energised in these kinds of locations – the negative ions help to counteract the positive ions, and provide a better surrounding environment.

Himalayan salt lamps are also purported to release negative ions as the crystal is heated by an internal lamp. Negative ions are naturally attracted to pollutants like dust and allergens, and their negative charge means they can actually attach to and remove these pollutants from the air.

How do negative ions benefit our health and wellness?

There are several benefits to being exposed to negative ions in our everyday lives. Negative ions are reported to help with:

  • Purifying the air and therefore reducing allergy symptoms
  • Improving respiratory issues and preventing respiratory illnesses
  • Mental clarity – feeling energised, alert and refreshed
  • Decreasing the number of airborne bacteria
  • Reducing headaches
  • Improving sleeping patterns

Just to name a few! This is why products like Himalayan salt lamps are so popular around the home, particularly in areas where we are often exposed to positive ions due to electrical equipment, dust or pet allergens.

If you’d like to experience the benefits of negative ions for yourself, check out our full range of Himalayan salt lamps online, or read more about how Himalayan salt lamps work on the blog!

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