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Essential Oil Basics

Do you know those people who love Essential Oils and you just do not get it?

We are here to help!

Essential oils are concentrated forms of natural plants, flowers, roots, and herbs with powerful benefits to the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  These God-given oils greatly enhance mood, and quality of life, and when used correctly are a valuable addition to your home.

Keep in mind, however, that not all essential oils are created equal……. Only use high quality, pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.  We only offer the best quality oils so you can use them with complete confidence.

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But what is the correct way to use essential oils?

One of the best ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is aromatically.  The tiny particles of the essential oils, when internalized aromatically, are quickly and efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream through the nasal passages.   When we breathe the delightful scents of the essential oils, our brain is activated and triggered, and the body naturally regulates the absorption of the constituents in the oils.  For this reason, aromatically is the safest of all the ways you can use your essential oils.

Some Aromatic techniques:

  • Diffusing:  Add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser any time of the day and enjoy the aroma.  Note:  Due to the strong essential oils included in the Resistance Blend, limit the diffusing time of this blend to about 30 minutes for maximum results.

  • Palm:  Place a drop of essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your palms together, and cup your hands over your nose.  Breathe deeply.  This technique is especially helpful with Immune Blend when you feel sick, Headache Blend when you feel pain, Peppermint when you feel nauseous, and Eucalyptus when you need to breathe easier.

  • Shower:  Add 2-3 drops of essential oil onto the floor of a hot shower, away from the water path, and breathe deeply while you shower.  This technique is wonderful with Eucalyptus or Resistance for respiratory discomfort or Lavender before bedtime.

  • Steam:  Similar to the shower method, boil a pot of water and remove from the heat.  Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the steaming water then breathe deeply from the steam.  Remember that steam is very hot, therefore exercise caution with this method to avoid burns.

  • Pillows and Bed Linens:  Our convenient Essential Oil Sprays make it easy to add essential oil benefits to pillows, linens, clothing, and rooms as needed.  Peace, Sleep, or Lavender are excellent choices before bedtime.  Resistance or Immune are wonderful first thing in the morning or when feeling under the weather.

  • Laundry:  Add 2-3 drops of essential oil dryer balls, homemade laundry soap (more on this in another blog post), or use one of the Essential Oil Sprays to add fresh aroma to your laundry. I personally love adding Lemon into my detergent to refresh my washer – and also Lavender for my sheets or Orange for my clothes onto dryer balls.

 

Essential oils can benefit us by boosting the immune system, reduce pain and inflammation, improve our moods, and make our environment more pleasant.

If you’re ready to dive into using essential oils in your healthy routine – consider this amazing set of five of the most popular essential oils and save money!

Do you have a top essential oil tip we didn’t mention?  Comment below to share your ideas!

 

Any questions, feel free to reach out to me at any time!

xo,
Diana

 

 

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