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Oils for Yoga

September 16, 2015

massage   yoga  

Yoga and essential oils are two things that a lot of people are interested in but don't always know where to get started.  If you are in the same boat with either of these topics keep reading, we've got some great tips for you today.

September is National Yoga Month and there are a lot of exciting things happening to celebrate.  Studios across the nation are joining in the fun with a free week of yoga classes.  Over 1600 studios are participating, click here for more information and to find a studio near you.

Yoga and essential oils go together like chocolate and peanut butter.  It's like one was made for the other.  Here are some oils that will complement your yoga practice beautifully.

  • For energy or a mood boost - cassia, clary sage or citrus oils
  • To ease sore muscles - rosemary, lavender, or our blend Cool Relief
  • For centering and grounding - frankincense
  • To calm the mind - lavender, bergamot, and ylang ylang. (Watch for these last two oils coming soon to Better Essentials!)

All you need to do is pick an oil that will meet your needs.  You can add a couple of drops to your diffuser before or during your yoga practice.  Or dilute your oil with your favorite carrier oil and rub a little on your wrists.  Oils to relieve sore muscles will be most helpful if diluted with carrier oil and massaged directly into sore spots, usually the day after practice when soreness tends to peak. They will be even more helpful if you can find someone else to do the massaging for you!

Lavender Bath Soak

August 28, 2015

gift idea   lavender  

At Better Essentials, we love to end our day with some lavender in the bath tub.  It is such a soothing, calming way to melt away the stresses of the day.  Try this simple formula to get started.  In no time you’ll be soaking up the antidepressant and sedative benefits of our Lavender essential oil.

 

Lavender Bath Soak

Start filling the tub with warm water

Put in 2 cups Epsom salts - stir a little to make sure they dissolve

Add 2-5 drops of Lavender essential oil

Get in and soak for at least 20 minutes


That's it!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  Oh wait, lemon's an oil for another day!


This makes a great gift too.  You only need three things.

Lavender Bath Soak Kit

A bag of Epsom salts

1 bottle of lavender essential oil

A copy of the instructions


Tie them all together with some twine or pretty ribbon and voila!  A perfect gift for a friend going through a rough time, a birthday present, or just to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Or think bigger and get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping! A lavender bath soak kit would be an amazing gift for your neighbors, your book club, your kids' teachers.....anyone who could use a little stress relief.  And isn't that all of us?!

 P.S. Lavender is the Oil of the Month right now.  That means you get 40% off of every bottle of our Lavender essential oil you purchase this month. It's the perfect time to stock up so you never have to run out.  Or grab some extra bottles to give away!