Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic compounds in plants. They can be found in the seed, stem, bark, resin, flowers, roots, fruit, etc. Basically the absolute pure goodness made by mother nature.
Have you ever smelled a bouquet of fresh flowers? Or rubbed a piece of mint leaf between your fingers & noticed the release of an ah-mazing scent? What you're smelling is are the aromatic qualities of essential oils (pretty amazing, right?). Far more than just a fragrance, essential oils have been used for thousands of years to aid in health, beauty & even cooking.
One key thing to make clear is not all essential oils are created equal. For instance, those from your local pharmacy, or even health food store, might not be what they seem. Essential oils can be labeled "100% essential oil," but still contain synthetic ingredients & fillers - scary, right? Also to consider are the ethics & sustainability of the company you go with: How & where were the oils sourced? What is the relationship with the farmer? What is that plant's indigenous place of origin? Are they harvested at peak time of year to yield the best quality? What types of 3rd party testing is done to ensure quality?
My favorite essential oils - and the only oils I'll ever use - are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade doTERRA Essential Oils.
If you're like me and don't like the idea of chemicals and other un-natural nasties in your wellness toolbox, make-up and skincare, then essential oils might be a great new angle for you to explore with your health & wellness routine (both for your body and home).
Are you looking support with: getting a good night's sleep, healthy glowing skin, frequent head tension, strengthening your immune system especially in the winter months, creating more zen in your life, getting energized, healthy digestion?
If you said "YES" to any of the above, there's an oil for that.
It's pretty empowering to have these amazing natural tools at your fingertips.
Diffusing is one of the best ways to use your essential oils! Set the vibe of your space while cleansing & cleaning the air without the use of nasty chemical air freshness & candles.
A few fave diffuser blends:
> Workday Energy: Peppermint + Wild Orange
> Sleep All Night: Serenity (Restful Blend) + Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
> Ground Down: Frankincense + Lavender
> Midday Chill: Balance (Grounding Blend) + Wild Orange
> So Fresh & So Clean: Grapefruit + Wild Orange + Lemon
> Like A Spa: Eucalyptus + Peppermint + Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
> Germs Go Bye Bye: OnGuard (Protective/Immune Blend) + Lemon + Frankincense
There's no wrong way to blend, so get creative!
Post-shower or bath is the perfect time to bathe yourself (literally) in oils! Create an "aromatic dressing" by mixing a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil) with one or more of your favorite beauty oils for glowing & incredibly wonderful smelling skin. I heavily dilute my oils so I find 1-3 drops of essential oil mixed with carrier oil to be plenty for full body & face.
Carrier oil of choice + 1-3 drops of essential oil*
Here are some of my faves:
Balance (Grounding Blend)
Whisper (Women's Blend)
AromaTouch (Massage Blend)
*It's recommended not to use citrus oils on skin because they are photosensitive & are more likely to enhance exposure
There is so much more to using essential oils then just aromatically for the smell. Here are some truly therapeutic ways to get the most out of your oils in a natural way.
> Immune support - Massage the OnGuard (Protective Blend) to the bottom of your feet + diffuse a few drops into the air
> Stomach discomfort - Massage the DigestZen (Digestive Blend) + Peppermint onto your belly with a few drops of carrier oil
> Clear breathing - Open the cap of Breathe (Respiratory Blend) & gently inhale or add to your diffuser
> Sore muscles - Massage on Deep Blue (Soothing Blend) to the area in need
If you're conscious about what goes into your body (food) and onto your body (beauty products), then you might also have concerns about other chemicals being used around the house! This is one of my favorite topics, & one of the main reasons I started using essential oils.
> All-Purpose Cleaner - Add 2T OnGuard Concentrate + 15 drops OnGuard (Protective Blend) + Water in a 16oz glass spray bottle
> Carpet Freshener - Baking Soda + 20 drops Lavender or Purify (Cleansing Blend) in a Mason Jar with holes in the top. Shake over carpet & vacuum!
> House Diffuser - Add 3 drops Lavender, Peppermint or Purify (Cleansing Blend) to your vacuum filter
> Produce Wash - 1 drop Lemon + 1 drop OnGuard (Protective Blend) in a sink full of water. Add produce, soak for 10minutes, & rinse.
> Toilet / Shower Bomb - Add 15 drops Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree) + 1/2C Baking Soda + 1/2 White Vinegar. Let it fizz & scrub.
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