Essential Oils and Taxes
With April comes Tax Season. We thought this would be a great time to quote the entire 2,600 page federal tax code. Haha! Just kidding!
We would never even mention taxes in the same sentence as essential oils except to let you know that essential oils are wonderful for stress management. If tax season has you wild-eyed and pacing, try these essential oils for stress relief:
Lemon is a powerful mood uplifter. Whether it is taxes or too many April Fool’s Day pranks that have gotten you a bit down, try diffusing lemon to cheer you up.
Lavender is the quintessential essential oil when it comes to relaxation. It is used far and wide for helping to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Clary sage is perfect for reducing cortisol levels in the body. It also smells like spring flowers, perfect for this time of year!
Rose essential oil is the best relaxing oil to use topically. It is good for your skin and hair, so put a few drops in your bathwater and watch your worries wash away while improving the appearance of your hair, skin, and nails at the same time.
Essential Oils for April Fools Pranks!
If you forgot about April Fools Day, no problem. You still have time to play a good prank on your favorite people. If you can’t think of anything, try switching out the Boston Crème in a dozen donuts for mayo and take them in to work. But be ready. April Fool’s Day pranks have been known to backfire. Just ask the DJ in East Sussex who told his listeners that the Titanic had risen from the deep and could be seen from the cliffs at Beachy Head. So many people came to see, the cliff face fractured under all that weight and tumbled into the water below.
You might think it would be a great idea to prank your family by diffusing a bunch of the worst smelling essential oils but proceed with caution! You may not realize the gravity of the situation before it’s too late. Honestly, it probably isn’t worth the days it will take to coax those pungent smells out of your house. Here are some of the oils where a little bit goes a long way.
Garlic is so strong, it has been banned from public transit. While garlic is a delicious addition to any meal and cooking with garlic smells even better somehow, you would never want to diffuse pure garlic essential oil. It is highly caustic, extremely potent, and so pungent that when we blend a tiny bit of it into our Nature’s Sword extreme protective blend, we send everyone home, aerate the building, and the blast the person blending with disinfectant immediately! Ok, maybe it’s not that bad… But seriously, when we started out just filling bottles by hand, Garlic essential oil was never allowed to be open in the building.
You only need 2 drops of garlic oil in an ounce of carrier oil—you know what, just one, you really only need one drop. Honestly, it’s no mistake that ALL of our pictures of Garlic, Oregano, and Nature’s Sword are taken outside. Be careful with these guys!
Oregano essential oil has many benefits, but diffusing it alone is not recommended because it is so strong, like garlic. However, it is a fabulous air purifier when used in small amounts. Balance it with Peppermint and Frankincense. When properly diluted, oregano is also a soothing, warming addition to any massage oil. You can even use oregano essential oil to flavor your favorite Italian sauces and soups. A tiny bit is all you need.
Cedarwood is a wonderful oil for relaxing and improving the appearance of dry and irritated skin. However, it is a polarizing oil when it comes to its smell. While many people smell cedar trees, as would be expected, others think it smells like cat pee. If you are on the cat pee side, you might not want to diffuse Cedarwood. Instead, dilute it in a carrier oil and use it topically.
Stay Happy and Healthy!
Here at Nature’s Fusions, we have as much fun with zany holidays like April Fool’s Day as the next guy. However, nothing is more important to us than our efforts to help you live your happiest, healthiest, and best life. We like to laugh about peeling the smell of garlic essential oil from your walls after accidentally diffusing it, but our commitment to you is no joke. Have fun, be happy, but stay safe and healthy at the same time. No falling off fractured, crumbling cliffs this April Fool’s Day!
Essential Oil Memes
If you ever need a quick pick-me-up, do an internet search under “essential oil memes.” There are some great gifs featuring adoring kittens, large men jumping out of the water, and joyful looks of pure bliss all relating back to how amazing essential oils make people feel. One hilarious meme has a guy sitting behind a table with a huge sign that says “essential oils work. Change my mind.”
You can also let your clothing do the talking by getting fun essential oil t-shirts and hats. Whether it says, “Oils are my love language,” “Essential oils make everything better,” or it makes a play on the good vibes shirts with the words “Oily vibes,” you need one!
Remember that we are here for you any time you need us. When taxes have you pulling your hair out, or you can’t think of a good April Fool’s Day prank, we’ve got you covered! But seriously, this time of year can be stressful. Take advantage of our amazing essential oils for stress relief to survive until summer feeling calm and grounded.