Ever feel like you’ve been working with oils so long that you wish you could go back in time and experience the thrill of discovering them all over again? While we don’t have an essential oil-powered time machine, you can feel that first-time excitement with Ocotea!
Ocotea essential oil truly stands the test of time. It was used traditionally during ancient rituals for cleansing the body and soul. What is Ocotea essential oil used for today? Check out our timeless suggestions for how to use Ocotea below.
It’s time for meditation! Diffusing is the simplest way to incorporate new essential oils into your life, and Ocotea’s cinnamon-like scent is warm and cozy—a perfect travel companion to take to Meditation Station.
Simply follow the instructions on your diffuser, start a relaxing playlist, and focus on breathing in Ocotea’s calming scent as you wind down.
YL tip: Don’t have a diffuser nearby? Place a few drops on your palms and inhale deeply to get the same aroma anywhere you are.
Skin and hair-
While we can’t turn back the clock, glowing skin and shiny hair are a fabulous way to create a youthful glow! Ocotea essential oil supports skin and hair, so it’s handy to infuse into your beauty routine.
Test out the oil first to make sure it’s comfortable on your skin, then add Ocotea to skin care products like a favorite moisturizer or lotion. Boost a scalp massage by rubbing a few drops onto your scalp to help your healthy, shiny hair feel fresher than ever.
What else is Ocotea essential oil used for? A dreamy, at-home massage! Level up your relaxing massage by adding this essential oil to your next session. Its warm, cinnamon scent will make a few minutes of self-care after a long day even more satisfying. Mix Ocotea with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or one of our other massage oils and let the soothing aroma surround you as you tend to tired muscles.
Want to care for your body but not sure where to start? Find some inspiration with Slique®. Ocotea is one of the main ingredients in our delicious, comforting Slique Tea, which also features cocoa powder and oolong for a healthy brew to begin the morning. That means you can get Ocotea essential oil benefits at the start of every day while making mindful choices about your health.
Wondering what other products contain Ocotea essential oil? Your newfound fave is featured in some other must-try blends. Explore One Heart™ essential oil blend, Stress Away™ essential oil blend, and Transformation™ essential oil blend for more of Ocotea’s warm, cinnamon scent.
Essential oils and kids are a hotly debated topic. Mommy groups and discussion threads get pretty heated when it comes to essential oils and kids.
While aromatherapy is lovely for the entire family, there are a few guidelines you should follow when considering using essential oils around your kids and babies.
At Sha Faun Enterprises, we use Young Living essential oils in our everyday lives, but we do keep certain oils put up and away from our little ones.
Here are a few tips and tricks on using essential oils around your little ones and a few things NOT to do.
Stick with "kid-safe" oils:
Certain essential oils are not safe for use around kids. "Hot" oils like cinnamon, clove, oregano, and thyme aren't safe for kids because their little bodies can't handle the strength of these oils.
Here are a few of our favorite kid-friendly oils:
Always Dilute and Perform a Patch Test:
Our little ones have sensitive little bodies. So anytime you are trying a new essential oil with your kids, you should ALWAYS dilute it in a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil. You should also try a patch test first to make sure their skin can handle the essential oil.
Even during bath time, you should dilute your baby's oils in a carrier oil first.
How to Perform a Patch Test:
Patch tests help you determine which kid-friendly oils you can use in your little one's sleepy time rollers and bath bubbles without worrying about a reaction.
When using essential oils on your little ones, be sure not to put any oils on their hands or wrists where they can easily rub in in their eyes. We love using a kid-friendly roller on the bottoms of the feet and then putting some cotton socks over their feet.
How to use essential oils with your little ones:
Essential oils are excellent for calming our little ones down for a good night's sleep, soothing boo-boos, and much more. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use essential oils with our kids at Sha-Faun Enterprises.
Sha-Faun's favorite essential oil uses for little ones:
We have one last word of caution with essential oils and your little ones.
Many citrus oils are photosensitive oils that can increase your chances of sunburn while in the sun. So be careful with these types of oils if your little one plans to play in the sun.
For more ways to use essential oils with your little ones, start your Young Living essential oil journey today!