• Aroma

    Drive Fresh: Essential Oil Car Air-freshener

    My new vehicle arrived the day before, yay! I am someone who is very considerate of the vehicle interior, as I like to keep it clean and mint. I recently got to know that essential oils can be an excellent alternative for those chemical air-fresheners used in the vehicles. Let me talk you through my story of finding a good essential oil car air-freshener for my new car. Why Not ‘Regular’ Air-fresheners? Nowadays air-fresheners come in many shapes and in hundreds of fragrances. Most of them, unfortunately, include many ingredients that are not so friendly for our health! Here are some of them: Fragrance: The substance used to generate the…

  • Bug Repellent

    Chasing Bugs Away: Natural Bug Repellent Essential Oils

    Mosquitoes or flies, which do you hate the most? For me, it is flies, those evasive creatures tickling the skin with their tiny legs and antennae! It is a real hassle to keep them away, so we use chemical repellents to keep them away. I am not a fan of those chemical insect repellents though. Their smell or mist makes me nauseous and gives me headaches, literally. Which is why I recently searched for natural bug repellents. That is when I came across – to my surprise – a list of natural bug repellent essential oils. This was in fact the motivation to start this blog, as I immediately knew…

  • Healing

    A Natural Remedy: The Healing Power of Essential Oil

    In my home country, Sri Lanka, trees are the prime source of medicine in indigenous medical practices. Indigenous (or Ayurveda) doctors utilize parts of plants to cure a multitude of illnesses. Almost every plant has some medical use. I personally prefer these nartural medicines which have very few or NO side-effects compared with chemically composed drugs. So, I guess it is safe to assume that oils made out of trees have the same effects. In this article I will be talking about the amazing healing power of essential oil. Range of Healing Benefits Almost every essential oil out there has one or more healing qualities. These may include fighting cold…

  • Benefits

    A Step Closer to Nature: Aromatic Quality of Essential Oils

    Have you ever gone for a bush walk? If so, close your eyes and try to feel the smell of the forest. Calming isn’t it? The aromatic quality of essential oils offers you the same experience. That is, if you use them purposefully and properly.   Let’s have a little chat on the aroma of essential oils. Many Kinds of Aroma Different essential oils give you unique experiences. Let’s have a look what some popular essential oils offer us. Peppermint I love this leaf as a herbal tea. It packs a punch. Whenever I feel lethargic, I zip a nicely brewed peppermint tea. The oil of peppermint leaf is no…

  • Benefits

    Essential Oil Extraction Process

    Hello again! We humans are curious bunch of creatures, aren’t we? We always ask the questions of “how” and “why”. Essential oils are no exception I think. I thought it is time we have a quick look at how essential oils are made. In this post, I will be talking about the essential oil extraction process. There are three main ways people do this. Namely; Distillation, Expression and Solvent extraction. Distillation This is a most commonly used method to produce essential oil. It is not that difficult to understand. First, the plant parts (for example, tea or cinnamon leaves) are put into a container called still. They are been steamed with…

  • Benefits

    Using essential oils in the home: Their Multi-fold Benefits

    Essential oils are extracts from different parts of trees.  What are the benefits of using essential oils in the home? Before answering that, let’s hear a little story. I was doing my usual supermarket shopping in the afternoon of one of my salary days. I came across this thing. I have seen this before. Where? At a toilet in a hospital. What did it do? Produces fragrance. I thought I should give it a try, and so bought it. This is called “fragrance warmer” or a “warm essential oil diffuser”. Its principle is simple. You fill the top container with a little water and add a few drops of essential…

  • About

    About ‘Essential Oils for Home’

    Welcome to Essential Oils for Home. My Story I am a researcher who likes to learn new things (well it is my job rather!). I enjoy listening to music and playing cricket. I am a movie buff, plays a video game or two once in a while. I love to work with people. Why this Site? We are becoming busy, day-by-day, getting away from nature, opting for more artificial things, some of which could harm us. While we don’t feel like, everyday consumption of artificial things could result in dangerous effects. I believe it is time we re-connect with nature. My Goal I would want to make you aware of…