It happens even to the best of us. We are all familiar with the discomforts of awaking after a night of one too many drinks. Head spinning, body aches, upset stomach and puffy eyes often leaves us feeling a little bit stale. Essential oils are a great way to help ease hangovers and make your day a little better!
Peppermint essential oil: studies have found that peppermint oil can relieve a headache in as little as 10 minutes. Apply to your temples, back of neck or add a few drops in your diffuser.
Eucalyptus essential oil: It is a natural expectorant, which means it can help the body remove toxins like alcohol. Mix with a carrier oil and apply with peppermint to skin. Alternatively, add a few drops in your diffuser.
Ginger essential oil: Studies show inhalation or topical application to pressure points can help relieve nausea and vomiting. Mix with a carrier oil and massage directly on abdomen.
Rosemary essential oil: It can increase cerebral blood flow, leaving you more alert. Use on pressure points, inhalation or combine with citrus essential oils for even more energy.
Energy blend: A blend of pure essential oils to help uplift your mood and increase energy. Made with lavender, rosemary, juniper & black pepper essential oils.
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Author: Madilyn Wolens is a Registered Nurse specialising in Cosmetic medicine and holistic skin health. She believes in reducing daily synthetics and pharmaceutical usage to help reduce excess strain on the liver. She utilises essential oils daily, both medicinally and therapeutically on her body and throughout her home.
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Here are some of our favourite self-care rituals incorporating essential oils. You can pick your favourite ones and start including them into your daily routine!
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