From skin care to mental health, essential oils can be used for various purposes. Essential oils are known to have a soothing effect that can also heal the body. While these oils are commonly used in aromatherapy, there are many other ways you can incorporate them into your daily life. One great way to make use of these oils is by making your own DIY serum that can help wake you up in the morning.
If you are looking to try this energy-boosting concoction, all you need is half a teaspoon of lavender, 1/4 teaspoon of palmarosa and 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint. Once you've mixed all the ingredients together transfer the mixture in a small bottle.
In the mornings, after you have finished your skin care routine and applied your makeup, apply a few drops of the blend on the nape of your neck. "This is the hub of the body's tension patterns," Hope Gillerman, author of Essential Oils Every Day, told a news portal. Adding, "These oils will wake you up, cool you off, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Plus, the oils are completely clear, so they won't stain your clothes."
Gillerman further explained: "It's best to do this once you're done with your makeup because you don't want to touch near your eyes with peppermint oil on your fingers."
You can use it just before heading out to start your busy day or as apre-workout energy booster. Whatever essential oil combo you try for this purpose, make sure it includes peppermint. Researchers have found it helps to boost mood, energy, as well as combat stress. One study conducted by the Wheeling Jesuit University also found it can help improve the quality of life. "For a quick pick me up in the afternoon or after a workout, turning to peppermint oil can help replace that extra cup of coffee,” Ryan Neinstein, MD, of NYC Surgical Associates, told a news portal.