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7 Health-Boosting Essential Oils and How to Use Them At Home or On-The-Go

When it comes to natural wellness, the benefits of essential oils are endless. Extracted directly from plants, each powerful oil is prized for its unique therapeutic, aromatic, beauty-enhancing, and medicinal values.

It’s important to know that the essential oils you choose, and how you choose to use them, depending on the problem you are trying to solve. Whether applied topically to the skin or inhaled through the nose, each plant-based oil provides the human body with a variety of all-natural healing properties, treating anything from minor scrapes to chronic depression.

However, there are a few things you need to know before diving into the healing powers of these health-boosting oils:

  • Essential oils are extremely potent. It’s always a good idea to consult a doctor before using them

  • Always perform a patch test on your skin first to avoid allergic reactions and breakouts

  • Due to their toxicity, you must dilute essential oils with a carrier such as coconut oil before applying to skin

  • Fragrance from essential oils can be inhaled directly from the bottle or through an essential oil specific diffuser

Interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils and how to use them? You’ve come to the right place. La Bloom Beauty carries a wide range of all-natural, essential oil-based wellness products designed to keep your skin, hair, and nails in prime condition all year long.

Here is La Bloom’s list of 7 health-boosting oils everyone should have in their medicine cabinet and tips on how to work them into your self-care routine.

Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

Benefits: antibacterial + antimicrobial properties ward off potentially harmful bacteria

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: balance mood, reduce blood pressure, suppress appetite

  • Apply to: fight off harmful bacteria and treat acne

For Self-Care

At Home: Draw yourself a bath and sprinkle a few drops of Pink Grapefruit essential oil into the water for a stress-free soak.

On-The-Go: Keep a bottle of La Bloom Beauty’s Hand Sanitizer nearby for a quick bacteria-fighting rinse that will leave your hands clean, moisturized, and fragrant.


Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Benefits: antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-aging properties

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: settle the stomach and promote feelings of joy

  • Apply to: maintain the health, appearance, and texture of skin by promoting clarity, radiance, and smoothness

For Self-Care

At Home: Mix 20 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil into an ounce of carrier oil to create a detoxification massage oil.

On-The-Go: Spritz your face with La Bloom Facial Mist through your day for brighter, clearer skin.


Lavender Essential Oil

Benefits: antiseptic + anti-inflammatory properties, soothes the nervous system and encourages healthy circulation

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: treat depression, anxiety, insomnia or alleviate stress

  • Apply to: give luster to skin or heal minor burns and bug bites

For Self-Care

At Home: Bathe your blues away by adding a handful of La Bloom Beauty’s Lavender infused Cocoa Epsom Soak to your next bath or shower.

On-The-Go: Boost your natural look by applying our lavender-infused Lash and Brow Serum to keep your finest hairs clean and healthy all day long.


Lemon Essential Oil

Benefits: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: refresh a fatigued mind and boost the immune system to fight respiratory infections and allergies

  • Apply to: feel the brightening benefits of alpha-hydroxy acids, the natural element that makes skin and nail fibers shine

For Self-Care

At Home: Mix 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil into your laundry detergent to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.

On-The-Go: Brush our lemon-infused, mess-free Nail Oil onto your nail beds to keep your nails and cuticles strong and healthy.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, deodorizing, decongestant properties

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: reduce mucus and boost energy levels

  • Apply to: deodorize and refresh breath, hair, and/or skin

For Self-Care

At Home: La Bloom Beauty’s eucalyptus-infused Hair Refresher is a great way to perfect that clean hair look for your work-from-home video meetings.

On-The-Go: A few deep breaths of Eucalyptus oil will help to open up the nasal passages and reduce congestion.


Rose Essential Oil

Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial/antifungal properties + full of antioxidants

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: decrease symptoms anxiety and depression, stimulate sex drive

  • Apply to: relieve pain associated with menstruation, fight infections

For Self-Care

At Home: Show your hardworking hands some love with La Bloom Beauty’s Rose Hand Scrub. Gently massage a dollop of the essential oil-infused scrub into your hands, take a few deep breaths to enjoy the calming aromatic benefits. Rinse to feel the silky smooth power of Shea Butter.

On-The-Go: Tackle unwanted acne and blemishes with Rose Essential Oil. Simply add 3 drops of essential oil + your favorite carrier oil to a tissue and dap onto pesky skin spots up to 3x per day.


Geranium Essential Oil

Benefits: antimicrobial, antibacterial/antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory properties

How to Use:

  • Inhale to: fight off sinus infections and the common cold, decrease symptoms of anxiety and/or depression

  • Apply to: reduce wrinkles, relieve muscle cramps, fight infections due to scrapes and minor cuts

For Self-Care

At Home OR On-The-Go: Keep La Bloom’s CBD Lady Oil on hand at all times to alleviate aches and pain caused by menstruation cramps, bloat, muscle soreness and/or spasms, bruising, and sprains. This thoughtful combination of Rose and other essential oils along with hemp-derived CBD will allow you to relax and continue on with your day while your body silently heals.


Final Thoughts:

When used correctly, essential oils provide all-natural healing for a variety of ailments ranging from pesky bug bites to chronic nerve pain.

At La Bloom Beauty we thoughtfully combine the finest quality all-natural, cruelty-free, vegan ingredients with plant-derived essential oils to deliver made-to-order beauty essentials right to your door. Visit our shop for our full line of essential-oil infused products, designed to keep you feeling good about your daily beauty routine, every single day.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. La Bloom Beauty’s products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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