Essential Oils!! I Luv Luv Luv them!!

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Whether I use them for skin care, or to unwind for a good night’s sleep. I truly luv essential oils!!! They are a wonderful homeopathic remedy I use to uplift my mood, relieve aches and pains, heal infections and the best of all they help me to relax you into a state of happiness and bliss. Essential Oil aromas have the potential to enhance the mind, body and your home.

What exactly are Essential Oils?

For those new to this trend, these incredibly potent oils — some of which have been around for centuries — are extracted from plants to capture their flavors, scents, and overall beneficial properties. Essential Oils are the natural essences of plants acquired by steam distillation or cold expression from a single botanical source. These oils are widely used in aromatherapy and massage therapy as well as in other commercial enterprises such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps, candles, and domestic cleaning products.  

Some of the Health benefits of aromatherapy:

  • Basil: Stimulate, clarify, calm, fortify, energize and uplift the mind
  • Chamomile: Reduce stress and calm the mind
  • Eucalyptus: Purifying, cleansing, clarifying, and immune-boosting
  • Ginger: Soothes and reduce feelings of inflammation, nausea, stress, sadness, anxiety, lethargy, agitation, dizziness, and fatigue.
  • Lavender: Anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, reduces stress & cortisol levels, supports immune system, balances hormones and aids in a better night’s sleep
  • Lemon: Anti-anxiety, anti-oxidant known to increase happiness, improve concentration
  • Peppermint: Antiseptic, nerve stimulant, that boosts alertness and reduces headaches
  • Sage: Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, stimulates and clarifies the mind while exhibiting a balancing, uplifting, soothing, and strengthening effect on the senses to ease negative moods such as fatigue.
  • Sweet orange: Cheerful, uplifting, relaxing, calming effect as it helps to reduce pulse rate and anxiety

How to use essential oils:

  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water and spritz on your bedding
  • Apply a few drops to a cotton ball, then put the cotton ball in your car’s air vents
  • Put a few drops in your bath (Mamma Misty’ Fav!!! With added Epsom salt!!)
  • Rub oil on your pulse points
  • Take a quick whiff from the bottle whenever needed
  • Use an oil diffuser or vaporizer

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before getting started, there are a few basics to remember when working with essential oils:

  • When applying oils topically, always dilute with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil.
  • Always do a patch test before applying anything to larger areas of your skin. Many essential oils are toxic and shouldn’t be taken by mouth unless under the specific care of a healthcare professional.
  • Buy “pure” essential oils. There are all kinds of knock-off versions and perfume oils that don’t contain the same benefits.

What to look for when choosing your high quality Essential Oils:

  • 100% Pure Essential Oil!!
    • If it says “essence oil,” that’s not a pure essential oil but typically a premixed blend of essential oil(s) in a base of carrier oil (like jojoba). This is great for certain applications but is not a pure essential oil.
  • Organic, Unsprayed, or Wildcrafted
  • Label that clearly states the common and the Latin name of the plant used to make the oil.
  • A quality supplier who sells their essential oils in a tightly sealed dark glass bottle.
    Last but not least – Take your time researching!!

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime for suggestions or for one of my essential oil blend recipes!!