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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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What is the difference between white and yellow beeswax?

 

Beeswax is a substance produced by worker bees, which is secreted by glands on the bee’s abdomen. It is naturally a yellow-brownish color, but can also be purified to different shades of yellow or even white.

What is the difference between white and yellow beeswax?

White and yellow beeswax pellets differ in color based on the filtration process. White beeswax is turned white after undergoing a pressure-filtration process. Yellow beeswax is typically processed less and therefore left in its more natural state.

Which Beeswax should you use?

Choosing the right beeswax product is dependent on what you are using the beeswax for. It is important to choose a pure, 100% organic natural beeswax product that does not contain other filler ingredients. Be sure you research the quality of the beeswax you are purchasing. 

White beeswax is great for projects such as candle making because you can create lots of different colored candles with natural mica powder. Beeswax candles are naturally hypoallergenic and emit negative ions into the air, which have various health benefits.

Yellow beeswax can still be used for candles, but will not showcase the colors in the mica powder as well as a white beeswax base will. White beeswax is typically chosen for aesthetic reasons.

Both yellow and white beeswax can be used for creating holistic products such as lip balms, lotions, soaps and as previously mentioned, candles.

Again, before choosing a beeswax product be sure it is authentic and does not contain filler ingredients.