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Great ways to use Essential Oils with Masks!

Great ways to use Essential Oils with Masks!

According to the CDC, when used in conjunction with safe practices such as social distancing, handwashing and proper hygiene practices, masks are believed to reduce the risk of exposure to large airborne pathogens. But did you know that there are ways you can incorporate essential oils into your mask usage?

Below is a list of ways you can use essential oils in conjunction with using masks.

  • Anti-Anxiety Treatment.

Some people find wearing a mask to be constricting and anxiety producing, so adding a few drops of a calming essential oil such as lavender to your mask can help you feel calmer and more relaxed.

 

  • Natural Nausea Relief.

If you struggle with issues such as nausea or motion sickness, applying ginger or peppermint essential oils to your mask may give you natural nausea relief.

 

  • Anti-septic Cleansing.

It is important to remember to wash your mask after every single use to prevent respiratory infections and bacterial growth from harming your health. Washing your mask with hot water and soaking it in a mixture of naturally antiseptic essential oils such as lemon and tea tree can help keep your mask clean.

 

  • Energize yourself.

There are many essential oils that can help you find energy and better focus such as orange, rosemary and spearmint. These essential oils are scientifically shown to trigger your olfactory senses and can help you stay on task and be in a better mood!

 

 

  • Anti- Acne cleanse.

Wearing masks can potentially cause acne breakouts in some people due to oil, dirt and makeup that can be confined into pores with the excess pressure of masks on the face. This is why it is important to wash your face thoroughly to prevent “maskne” breakouts. You can use essential oils on your face to naturally prevent and treat acne. A diluted solution of Tea tree essential oil can be safely used as a natural astringent. Also, lemon essential oil is great for spot treatments on pimples.

 

Whether you are using masks for a quick trip to the grocery store or through hours of work during your shift, be sure you are using them safely and cleaning them after each use. If you apply essential oils to your mask, ensure you are using a 100%  pure essential oil product that is organic and does not contain other ingredients or fillers.

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How to Clean a Cloth Mask

How to Clean a Cloth Mask

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been encouraged to wear masks. We have also been encouraged to keep proper social distancing and hygiene practices. How can we effectively keep our masks sanitized? This article will discuss how to keep your cloth mask clean and safe for continuous uses.

Tips for Cleaning your Cloth Mask Properly:

  • Wash your mask after every use
  • Let your mask soak in hot, soapy water for at least 15-30 minutes
  • Use a high-quality detergent

Additional Cloth Mask Care Options:

  • Placing your cloth mask in a heat dryer may damage it, so an alternative is to air dry it in a clean environment such as letting it air dry outside in direct sunlight to kill germs.
  • Do not share masks that have not been cleaned.
  • If you have a chronic health condition that impacts your breathing, please use caution when wearing a mask.
  • Use caution when wearing a mask during activities that require more oxygen consumption such as vigorous exercise.
  • You can add a drop of your favorite essential oil to your mask for a fresh scent.

Stay safe during this COVID-19 panedemic!

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