Your grandma may have told you to take lemon and honey to soothe your sore throat. Traditional Indian meals end with fennel seeds to crunch on to promote optimal digestion. Chamomile tea is a staple in most households to promote relaxation and a good night’s sleep.
Although I am so glad we live in a civilized society and have access to modern medicine, I believe there are great complimentary natural remedies too. There are many beneficial natural ways to support your body. I am a huge advocate for living a holistic lifestyle. What that means is turning first to natural remedies like essential oils to support my health and well-being. Once you discover the power in these little vials, they can drastically change your life.
Essential oils come from plants. Did you know that many of our pharmaceuticals were originally derived from plants as well? For example, aspirin originally came from the bark of the willow tree, while morphine came from poppy plants.
It’s not a far-fetched idea to think that plants can provide us with healing benefits. I strongly believe that God placed certain “tools” in nature to support our bodies in the healing process. And essential oils are not a new concept. They have been used for thousands of years and were highly prized in the ancient world.
Diffusing essential oils in your home or office is a perfect way to help you relieve tension, dispel odors, and create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. When diffusing, essential oils have been reported to support the immune system and create a feeling of balance and well-being.
Diffusing releases oxygenating molecules as well as negative ions, which kill microbes. Research also shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:
- Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors.
- Relax the mind and body, relieve tension, and clear the mind.
- Help with weight management.
- Improve concentration, alertness and mental clarity.
- Dispel orders.
Using essential oils aromatically can influence you in a myriad of ways. Traditionally, aromatic usage has been aimed at improving a person’s mood. A better and more stable temperament can have countless benefits on your life, every single day. Direct inhalation of doTERRA’s Elevation or Citrus Bliss first thing in the morning can help you wake up and motivate you to take on the day’s tasks. Diffuse essential oils with distinct top notes such as Eucalyptus and Basil throughout the day to keep you productive at work. A quick breath of Peppermint can give you the boost to make it through a tough workout. Diffusing Lavender or Vetiver at night, or adding a few drops to your pillow, can help you prepare for the restful sleep you require to get through the ensuing day. Using essential oils aromatically can be the boost you need to get through the normal stresses of day-to-day life. Studies show convincing evidence that simply inhaling the aroma of an essential oil is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings.
Ask me how to start using and diffusing oils in your own home.
I offer personal or group classes to help educate you on the use of essential oils for you and your family. Contact me to schedule.
I’m happy to chat about it.
It is very important to only use high-quality, pure oils on your skin or inside your body.
Please exercise common sense when using the oils- do not put them in your eyes or inner ears, and use a carrier oil if you are using them on children or on someone with sensitive skin.