The touch of chill in the air, the promise of the grand family reunion, the planning for Rangoli designs, home decorations & the aroma of special sweets coming out of the kitchen has already announced, the festive of lights is not going to make you wait anymore. While every ingredient for making your Diwali bright is with you, adding a pinch of essential oils at the right places can make it even happier.
Are you worried about the pimple coming out on your face right before Diwali? Do you think your lifeless hair will make you look less gorgeous in your Diwali dress? Well, if these are the concerns that is holding you back from enjoying the festive to the full, the best option is to include essential oils in your skin & hair care. Essential oils can also be great to create the right mood for Diwali & they can come handy in treating small burns & cuts that are quite common during Diwali.
Here we have rounded up the essential oils that can work as magic potions to make your Diwali even happier,
Essential oil treatment for stopping pimple
Tea tree essential oil is known for its broad spectrum anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties.1 Hence it is recommended for treatment of acne.2 When used in the right way this essential oil can effectively & quickly stop any pimple from coming out.
How to prepare
Prepare the potion by mixing 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with 20 drops of distilled water & store in a opaque glass bottle.
How to use
First wash your face with Fresh Look Neem Tulsi Face Wash, it will cleanse your skin & will also give anti-acne benefits. Now dip a cotton bud in the prepared potion & apply the mixture onto the pimple directly. Leave on for 10-15 minutes & then wash off with plenty of water. Follow with the Neem Gel.
You should take this treatment twice a day to get quick benefits.
Essential oil for treating dull hair
Chamomile essential oil is known for mending dry & lifeless hair. Lemon essential oil on the other hand adds shine to the locks.
How to prepare
Mix 2 drops of each of these essential oils in 20 drops of jojoba oil.
How to use
Massage your scalp & hair with this oil mixture for 10-15 minutes. Then soak a towel in hot water & keep it wrapped around your head for 10-15 minutes. Take this treatment before going to bed at night & wash off in the morning with the Shine & Silk Spa Conditioning Shampoo.
Take this treatment every night till Diwali to get back the lost luster in your locks.
Essential oil for the perfect Diwali ambiance
The calming & uplifting effect of pure essential oils on human mind, emotion & psychology have been known for thousands of years. Diffusing these essential oils or lighting candles infused with these essential oils in your home can be a good way to create the right ambience for Diwali. Cedarwood essential oil has a woody, warm aroma that helps in bringing harmony in life & helps in stabilizing energies.3 Frankincense has been used for centuries for aiding in prayer & meditation.4 Lavender essential oil can also be a good choice to create a calming & relaxing atmosphere.
Essential oil for small burns
Taking proper precautions during Diwali to ensure that there are no untoward incidents is important but if that happens anyway, Lavender essential oil can be a very effective solution. The healing effect of Lavender essential oil on burns was first observed by Rene Maurice Gattefosse, the father of aromatherapy.
Mix 4-5 drops of lavender essential oil with ½ spoon of coconut oil & apply it on the burn with a cotton swab or clean hands. Lavender essential oil reduces the burning sensation immediately & promotes quick healing of the skin. Applying a mixture of lavender oil & Aloe Vera on burns can help in healing & erasing the marks.
Ankush - an essential oil enriched soother & healer for small burns & cuts
You should also keep Ankush at hand during Diwali, as this lavender & rose essential oil enriched formula works miraculously on small burns & cuts. Apart from essential oils it also includes extracts of Neem, Tulsi, Turmeric & Kur that are known for their anti-microbial & skin healing properties.
- Hammer KA et al. In Vitro Activity of essential oils, in particular Melaleuca alternifolia oil and tea tree oil products against Candida spp. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 1998.
- Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, Healing Art Press, Canada, 1995.
- Fischer-Rizzi S. Complete aromatherapy handbook. Sterling Publishing Company, USA, 1990.
- Mojay G. Aromatherapy for healing the spirit. Hodder and Stoughton, UK, 1996.