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Review – Neal’s Yard Remedies Essential Oils

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I love Aromatherapy and incorporate essential oils into my daily routine. Essential oils have amazing health benefits and there are so many ways to use them.

You can diffuse essential oils into the air, apply them topically, inhale them and even use them at home in your laundry, disinfect and clean surfaces and repel insects etc.

I have quite a number of essential oils in my collection and I’m constantly adding new ones.

I’m a huge fan of Neal’s Yard Remedies and recently signed up as an independent consultant. Their products are so amazing, all natural and effective. I also love their iconic blue glass bottles. They not only look great but the blue pigment protects against sunlight, helping to protect and preserve the precious natural ingredients within.

A global, award-winning leader in Organic Health & Beauty since 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies began with the passionate belief that beauty should be natural, with the tree in their logo symbolising their belief that outer beauty and inner health should be in perfect balance. Harnessing the power of the finest natural and organic, ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils, free from unnecessary chemicals, to help you feel good and look good, naturally.

Today’s post is all about the essential oils that came in my starter pack. I also love the ‘Little Book of Essential Oils’ which is a handy pocket size encyclopedia of essential oils.

Lavender Essential Oil 10ml

Steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of French lavender, our lavender essential oil is cleansing and refreshing. Naturally soothing, lavender oil is traditionally used for it’s calming properties and is a great all-rounder for beginners.

Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.

How to use:

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Inhalation

This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Massages

Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Lavender essential oil is one of my staples and great for beginners. It is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy.

It has a sweet, floral and herbaceous aroma which has a calming and soothing effect on the senses. Lavender oil has so many uses for everyday life. It helps alleviate insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress and restlessness.

It soothes and heals the skin so I use it as a first aid remedy for cuts, wounds, burns, insect bites, stings etc. I also use it as a painkiller to treat headaches and menstrual cramps.

The deeply relaxing aroma of Lavender soothes and calms the mind and body making it ideal for bedtime.


Organic Lemon Essential Oil 10ml

This uplifting and fruity lemon essential oil is expressed from the rind of the fruit and has a fresh, zesty aroma. It’s toning and clarifying for your skin and also makes a great natural disinfectant for your home.

Lemon oil has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, calming, diuretic, expectorant, astringent and detoxifying properties.

How to use:

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Inhalation

This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Massages

Cleanses your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a cleansing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

The citrusy, fresh and invigorating aroma of Lemon essential oil stimulates the senses and clears the mind. When diffused it creates an uplifting environment that helps to lift my mood, improve concentration and mental clarity. It also helps to cleanse, purify and eliminate odours leaving my home smelling fresh and clean.

Lemon oil makes a powerful non-toxic surface cleaner that I use throughout my home. It is great at removing stains and grease.

Lemon oil also stimulate lymphatic drainage which helps to detoxify and eliminate toxins from the body. I add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage my body.


Organic Defence Aromatherapy Blend 10ml

This cleansing blend of zesty lemongrass, purifying niaouli and naturally protective thyme is a natural alternative to harsh chemical disinfectants and room refreshers. It’s useful during winter, either in a diffuser to purify the air or as a cleanser to sanitise surfaces, both of which help to support your body’s immune system.

How to use:

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a cleansing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.

Inhalation

This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.

Cleansing

Apply 2-3 drops to a damp cloth to sanitise surfaces including, your kitchen work surfaces, phones and keyboards. Alternatively, add to laundry liquids and household cleansers.

This is a potent blend of essential oils that have antiviral and antibacterial properties. It has a lovely fresh aromatic scent that naturally purifies and fragrances the air. I also enjoy using it to clean and sanitise surfaces.

 

 

 

What are some of your favourite essential oils? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments.

 

 

 

 

Disclosure – this is not a sponsored post.  I purchased these products and this is my honest, unbiased review.

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