With coronavirus cases still on the rise, wearing face mask coverings has become a part of our daily lives whether we like it or not. Essential oils are an easy and natural way to make wearing them a little more comfortable.
Follow these easy steps to safely and effectively add essential oils to your face mask.
Step 1. Dilute your essential oil.
This is necessary before applying essential oil directly to your mask and anywhere that may have direct contact with your skin.
Our essential oils are made from premium, highly-concentrated botanical extracts to deliver rich and lasting scents. As a result, they, like any highly-quality extracts, can cause irritation if applied directly to your skin.
Before applying to your mask or topically, we recommend diluting 2 drops of your favorite essential oil in 1 tsp (5 mL) Forest Remedies Coconut Carrier Oil.
In addition to your face mask covering, this diluted mix can also be used for topical application, like a massage. Try adding it to your bath for the ultimate in relaxation.
TIP: Dilute in a clean spray bottle for easy application. If you don’t have a spray bottle any small clean glass or plastic bottle or container will do.
Step 2. Apply the diluted essential oil mix to your face mask covering.
If you used a spray bottle, we recommend giving the outside of your mask (the side not touching your skin) a few light sprays. If you want a more intense aroma, you can spray the inside of your mask.
If you used a bottle or container without a dropper or other applicator, use a cotton swab to dip in the diluted essential oil mix and add a few drops to your mask. We recommend adding it to the outside of your mask and starting with 1 - 2 drops for a less intense aroma. Scent to your smell preference.
Step 3. Breathe a sigh of relief.
You just made wearing your face mask a little more enjoyable and hopefully a little less stressful too!
Wondering which essential oil to use on your face mask?
At Forest Remedies, we offer a range of premium essential oils sustainably sourced from top producers around the world to deliver an exceptional aromatherapeutic experience.
All of our essential oils are carefully-extracted and tested to ensure we’re always delivering products that are safe and effective.
Selecting the right one for your face mask covering depends a lot on personal preference.
Here are some of our top picks:
Why we love it: With citrus, green and floral notes, Bergamot lets you breathe in the perfect balance of natural energizing lemon aromatics complemented with the more calming properties of herbaceous oils. It’s highly-fragrant with just a little bit of spice.
Origin: Bergamot orange trees grown in Italy
Why we love it: If you’re captivated by the scent of sweet, blossomy aromas or Chanel No. 5, this one’s for you. Ylang Ylang is known for its luxurious fragrance and one of the main notes in the iconic women’s perfume. Use it to promote a calming effect.
Origin: Star-shaped flower from Cananga trees grown in Madagascar
Why we love it: What’s not to love about lavender. Probably the most popular essential oil, lavender can help promote relaxation and calm. A spritz or two of lavender can provide an instant refresh to linens, your home and your face mask covering.
Origin: Lavender flowers grown in France
Why we love it: When life gives you lemons, sometimes it’s a good thing. Lemon essential oil provides an uplifting and energizing aroma, perfect for when you need to kickstart your day or get motivated to get moving.
Origin: Lemon trees grown in Italy
Why we love it: With it’s zingy, freshness, peppermint oil offers an exhilarating, uplifting aroma that can help you focus and feel energized.* Try it and see for yourself why peppermint has a well-earned energizing reputation.
Origin: Peppermint plants grown in France