So, what’s the rave about essential oils?
Essential oils have been around for centuries but have only recently been given the attention they truly deserve. Essential oils are liquids distilled from plants, or other sources, which come with many health benefits. In fact, if you are looking for a natural way to keep your family healthy, you should give essential oils a try.
How to use essential oils:
Massage: Massage therapy remains a popular treatment of choice for deep relaxation and to correct health issues. When combined with essential oils, aromatherapy massage offers healing properties to help optimize overall health and well-being. You can also add essential oils to a hot, soothing bath to create a relaxing and therapeutic experience similar to aromatherapy massage.
Inhalation: Essential oils can be diffused or sprayed in the air. It is one of the quickest ways to experience the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and is highly beneficial for helping respiratory ailments. It is also a great way to purify the air in your home!
Cleaning: For everyday cleaning, essential oils are a great additive as most are natural disinfectants and you won’t be polluting the air with toxic chemicals while you clean. If you add a few drops of essential oils to your laundry, you can experience the benefits wherever you go.
Ingestion: Essential oils should be ingested with caution. They are highly concentrated and have the capacity to cause serious damage if used internally without the necessary expertise required for administration. It is highly recommended that you do the proper research and look for food grade essential oils when considering ingestion.
What to use for when…
You need a pick me up: If you need to boost your mood, try using a citrus blend such as orange, lemon bergamont and grapefruit in a diffuser. Add a couple of drops of frankincense to take it to the next level!
You have a headache: Place a drop of peppermint oil on the spot on your head where you feel pain. Peppermint oil can be also used to treat nausea (great to keep on hand for road trips!)
You have trouble sleeping: Add lavender oil with a carrier oil and rub on your feet at bedtime. You can also add a couple of drops in a diffuser to help you relax and sleep better.
Prevent sickness: Diffuse a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. This combination has antibacterial and antiviral properties, so you can avoid whatever illness is going around.
So, why the hype? The versatility and health benefits complement a very natural lifestyle. As each oil contains different benefits, you can create a custom blend suited just for you!