The Essentials of Essential Oils

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The Essentials of Essential Oils

Here's how to harness the mood boosting power of essential oils. Find out which oil is right for you and what you need to know before you use them.

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Mood Boost: Tense
Aroma: Flora
Why: Calms and relaxes to help clear your head
How to Use: Mix six drops with one ounce almond oil and dab under nose and inhale for fifteen minutes
Try: NOW® Organic Lavender Oil

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Mood Boost: Stuffy
Aroma: Strong aromatic, camphoraceous
Why: Helps keep you breathing easier
How to Use: Add a few drops to boiling water, cover head with towel, close eyes and inhale deeply for no more than five minutes*
Try NOW® Organic Eucalyptus Oil

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Mood Boost: Tired
Aroma: Fresh, sweet orange peel
Why: Citrus scents such as orange help to invigorate the mind and senses
How to Use: Add to a reed diffuser and leave on desk for continual bursts of refreshing scent
NOW® Organic Orange Oil

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Mood Boost: Scattered
Aroma: Warm, camphoraceous
Why: This scent helps to bring clarity and focus to the mind
How to Use: Mix one to two drops with one ounce of jojoba oil and dab onto temples and wrists whenever you need a boost
Try: NOW® Organic Rosemary Oil

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Mood Boost: Stressed
Aroma: Sweet, fruity
Why: Helps inspire calmness
How to Use: Add several drops to a diffuser
Try: NOW® Bergamot Oil

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Mood Boost: Under-the-weather
Aroma: Fresh, strong mint
Why: Cooling to stimulate clear breathing and soothe throat
How to Use: Add several drops to a diffuser
Try: NOW® Organic Peppermint Oil

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Mood Boost: Meditation
Aroma: Minty, floral herb
Why: Provides a scent to center and balance
How to Use: Add to a diffuser so you can breathe in the benefits during meditation
Try: NOW® Peace and Harmony Blend

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Mood Boost: Sleep
Aroma: Floral citrus
Why: Helps you to unwind and relax
How to Use: Add thirty drops to one ounce of water to spray scent around bedroom
Try: NOW® Peaceful Sleep Blend

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NOW® offers more than seventy-five varieties of essential oils, including certified organic, pure, blends and kits. We take assurance of the quality and purity of our essential oils very seriously. We've made long-term investments in the instrumentation and the professional staff necessary to assure the identity, purity and quality of our essential oils, and we work closely with our growers and suppliers to assure the quality of our raw materials.


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*Be careful when dealing with heated water. Be sure to remove pot from heat before adding essential oils and do not get too close to steam when inhaling to avoid burns.

Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Only diffuse essential oils in a well-ventilated area. For adults only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant/nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. Not intended for use with pets.