The Holistic Benefits of Essential Oils by Voyanics
Incorporating essential oils into your daily life is a wonderful way to benefit from their incredible healing properties. A lot of the time we discuss how essential oils (when used safely) can be beneficial to the skin, but they also have the amazing ability to improve our mood and aid motivation as well as offering some great alternative natural home cleaning hacks! In this editorial, organic oil brand, Voyanics detail the benefits of uses of their essential oil range.
If you only use one essential oil, this is it! Known for its soothing effects, we also love it for its therapeutic value in skincare thanks to Lavender’s antibacterial properties.
Skin: It’s an easy and gentle blemish fix. Just put 1 or two drops on a reusable cotton pad and gentle rub over affected area to let Lavender’s natural antibacterial properties heal troubled area.
Body and Wellbeing: We love this easy to make body soak for a relaxing soak: add 10 drops of Lavender to 1 cup of Epsom or Sea salts and add to your bath. Enjoy.
Lifestyle: How about this easy to do sleep aid: add about 3-4 drops of Lavender to a tissue, then simply place it under your pillow for a good night’s sleep.
Ylang Ylang essential oil embodies a warm, exotic and luscious aroma to add a touch of blooming florals to whatever you are using it with. We like to use Ylang Ylang to soothe our overworked brains at the end of the day and to evoke a little bit of day dreaming whenever needed.
Body and Wellbeing: The best way to prep for bed is using Ylang Ylang in combination with Lavender for a better night’s sleep. If you enjoy an evening bath add 10 drops of Ylang Ylang and 10 drops of Lavender plus a handful of Sea Salts to warm running water. Or blend the same amount of essential oils to a 10 ml bottle filled with Almond Oil and massage into sole of your feet as well a dap a little right under your nose.
Lifestyle: To turn your bathroom into a space for a Sunday afternoon home spa indulgence, add this mix to your diffusor: 4 drops of Ylang Ylang, 7 drops of Geranium, 4 drops of Lavender to calm your mind and enjoy Ylang Ylang’s soothing aroma.
Eucalyptus has a powerful scent and is easily recognizable. It helps to boost your immune system and helps with respiratory problems. Invigorating as well as comforting we especially love our Eucalyptus to create mini spa moments at home.
Skin: Tired feet? Try a refreshing foot soak at the end of the day by adding 10 drops of Eucalyptus and half a cup of sea salt to a warm tub to soak your feet in.
Body and Wellbeing: We love to use Eucalyptus in the morning. Place 3 drops of Eucalyptus onto the floor of your shower and let the hot water create a wonderful rejuvenating and refreshing aroma while you do your shower things.
Lifestyle: If you feel a cold coming, place 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus oil onto a tissue and inhale as often as needed during the day.
With its minty yet herbal aroma Peppermint essential oil is quite helpful with digestion and immune support. It is energising, pain relieving and helps with cramping.
Skin: One drop of Peppermint essential oil dribbled onto a skin cut will work wonders. It will stop bleeding immediately and it won’t burn at all. Use a band-aid after treating the cut with Peppermint.
Body and Wellbeing: A super easy yet refreshing morning boost would be to add a 2-3 drops of Peppermint essential oil to your shampoo, conditioner or body wash. It will instantly energise your mind and boot your energy levels.
Lifestyle: Experience Peppermints uplifting and energising aroma in your diffusor or essential oil lamp. Our favorite combo to feel energized right away is 6-8 drops of Peppermint essential oil mixed with the same amount of Sweet Orange essential oil.
It’s our go-to oil for an instant pick-me-up! With its sweet but citrusy scent it can calm nerves and lower anxiety – even during the most stressful times. The aroma has been shown to even lower stress levels and boost your energy. So what’s not to love?
Skin: For some serious glow and a boost of Vitamin C you can easily mix 2 drops to 3 droppers full of your favorite face oil. It works with any of our face oils, but especially well with Plum, Baobab, Marula and Moringa. If you use this in the morning make sure to wear some SPF because of the Vitamin C.
Body and Wellbeing: A great way to improve your mood instantly is to simply sniff and inhale deeply or add 5-10 drops (ideally with half a cup of Epsom or Sea Salts) to your bath. It’s one of our favourite things to do on a lazy Sunday to kick of a home-spa day (or at least an hour or so).
Lifestyle: The perfect pick me up for burning in your oil lamp or diffuser is a mix of 5 drops Sweet Orange and 3 drops of Lemon. You will notice how this also balances out any grumpiness or mood swings!
It comes as no surprise that lemon is everybody’s favorite essential oil. With a fresh and crisp smell Lemon is wonderful for diffusing but also great in body care, because of its clean, fruity scent. From housecleaning to improving concentration, Lemon can be used in numerous ways.
Not skin, but gums: Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil and half a teaspoon of sea salt to a glass of warm water to use instead of your mouthwash. Great for fresh breath and because of lemons anti-bacterial properties good for your gums too.
Body and Wellbeing: If you want your linens and towels smelling like a fresh summer breeze simply add 3-5 drops of Lemon essential oil to a clean cloth and place into your dryer when drying your wash. It’s such an easy and beautiful way to add some crisp Lemon scent.
Lifestyle: The easiest way to fight grease on dirty pots and pans is to add about 10 drops of Lemon essential oil to your bottle of regular dishwashing soap (250 ml). If your soap bottle is bigger or smaller adjust accordingly.
Purifying and rejuvenating our organic Rosemary essential oil will refresh and vitalize both body and mind. From treating flu-like symptoms to relieving stress and fatigue. Rosemary is a great companion in several situations.
Skin: You can stimulate hair growth by adding Rosemary to your shampoo, conditioner, hair oil or use it to build fuller brows. Either apply one drop of Rosemary oil directly onto brows every night or mix 3-6 drops with 10 ml of Castor Seed Oil. Use every night and see overplucked brows return to its natural full beauty.
Body and Wellbeing: As Rosemary is both refreshing and revitalizing it is a foolproof choice to relax and recharge feet at the end of the day. Add 10 drops of Rosemary and a half-cup of Sea salts to warm water and soak your feet for 10-20 minutes.
Lifestyle: Need to focus, concentrate and get things done? Then this is your blend: 5 drops of Rosemary plus 5 drops of Peppermint plus 7 drops of Eucalyptus. Use whenever you feel the pressure of a deadline or when you need to get things done!
Enhance both physical and emotional wellbeing by adding Bergamot essential oil into your skin and soul-care routines. Both uplifting and comforting – among other benefits – it’s our go to oil to unwind and recharge.
Skin: A wonderful way to introduce Bergamot to your face routine is doing a face steam: add 5 drops of Bergamot to a bowl of steaming but not boiling hot water. Cover face and bowl with a towel breathe in deeply. Bergamot oil helps tighten pores and brighten your skin, but you will also experience its uplifting and recharging aroma.
Body and Wellbeing: Bergamot is great to relax in a tub, but works more on recharging your senses at the end of the day. Add 5 drops to 1 cup of Epsom or sea salts and add to your bath. This is a great essential oil to enjoy for an uplifting and refreshing experience.
Lifestyle: Use in your kitchen to turn a regular black tea into an Earl Grey Tea. Add 5 to 10 drops to about 200 gr of regular black tee, place in a glass container with a lid, shake well and enjoy this deliciously recharging tea.
With its juicy and fresh scent Grapefruit essential oil is uplifting for mind and spirit while the aromatic effects inspire clarity while reducing stress and fatigue. It can certainly brighten your mood and we love Grapefruit for its versatility.
Skin: This is a great face oil for normal to mixed skin types: Add 3 drops of Grapefruit to 3 droppers of Jojoba Oil for a brightening and deliciously smelling face oil to experience a beautiful glow.
Body and Wellbeing: Mix 20 drops of Grapefruit oil with half a cup of either brown sugar or seasalt plus half a cup of our Sweet Almond Oil for a deliciously invigorating bodyscrub. Apply all over body in circular motions and rinse off.
Lifestyle: Beautiful oil to add to your diffuser or oil lamp. 8 to 10 drops are sufficient. If you have neither, place 1-2 drops onto a tissue to experience the uplifting aroma.
Grounding, comforting and warming: With earthy and woodsy notes, we especially love our Cedarwood for both physical and emotional wellbeing. It also mixes very well with various other essential oils.
Skin: If your scalp feels itchy use Cedarwood in a mix with our Macadamia Nut Oil as a pre-wash conditioning treatment. Mix up to 10 drops of Cedarwood Essential oil with 3 tablespoons of Macadamia nut Oil and massage into scalp. Leave in for 30 minutes then wash and rinse.
Body and Wellbeing: In a situation of grief, pain and exhaustion, put 1 or 2 drops of Cedarwood essential oil directly on temple, pulse points and solar plexus. Cedarwood is not only grounding but provides stability, trust and confidence.
Lifestyle: As a natural deodorizer in the kitchen add 5 to 10 drops of Cedarwood to a jar with baking soda and place in your fridge to keep things smelling crisp and getting rid of “refrigerator smell” naturally.