If you haven’t incorporated the health blessing that is essential oils into your life yet, your health and happiness are missing out. Essential oils are one of the most wonderful things known to man. Don’t believe me? Give them a try and you’ll be amazed at how rejuvenated essential oils can make you feel, and how many benefits they can afford your life.
Essential oils are natural oils derived from plants, stems and botanicals. When you integrate these oils into your life, you’re getting a gift directly from Mother Nature. There are a wide variety of essential oils and essential oil blends, too many to name in this blog post. Contact me here if you’d like sample some of my favorites.
Understanding how to use essential oils is simple. There are three ways: diffuse, ingest and apply topically.
Diffusing them is one of my favorite ways (okay, they’re all my favorite ways) to use oils. You can purchase a diffuser from any store. The directions will depend on your diffuser, but typically you’ll dispel five or so drops of your favorite essential oil in the diffuser. Some of my favorites to diffuse are lemon, wild orange and a blend of lavender and peppermint. Experiment to find your favorite.
You can also ingest them by including them in your cooking, smoothies, juices, water, or even taken in a capsule. I add lemon oil in my water every morning, and I love cooking with thyme, oregano and basil oils by adding them to dips, sauces and stews. In fact, you can substitute any dried herbs with essential oils. It only takes two-three drops when cooking and one drop in a smoothie or juice. The options are endless for how to consume delicious essential oils.
In addition to diffusing and ingesting oils, you can also apply oils topically on places like your wrist, the nape of your neck, under your armpits and on the bottom of your feet. To do this, you’ll mix a carrier oil such as almond, coconut, grapeseed, or evening primrose oil with your essential oils. You can also mix essential oils into your homemade face cream and moisturizers. To learn how to create a DIY body butter using essential oils, click here.
One of my favorite blends to boost my mood when I’m cranky is frankincense, peppermint and wild orange. Breathing this blend in will make you feel like you’re walking under sunshine and rainbows. It will also give you a natural boost of vitality. I also enjoy rubbing frankincense on my temples to boost my concentration on days I’m feeling sluggish.
Be sure that when purchasing oils, choose therapeutic-grade oils that are completely free of toxins.
So there, 3 Ways to Rock Your Life with Essential Oils. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information and to sample essential oils.