Essential Oils is the BEST
thing I ever did for my family.
Without essential oils, my family may not have ever been complete. With no belief that essential oils would ever work for anything other than making my home smell good, I was turned a believer after becoming pregnant with my second son. Now we use them for everything, and you get the inside scoop here!
I’m so glad you are interested in learning more about what exactly an essential oil is. I’ll be honest, when I was first introduced to them, I thought, “eh, maybe I’ll make a few candles with them, and my house will smell really yummy.” Sure, they can totally be used for that, but little did I know that they could be used for so many other things.
If you have a minute, I’d like to tell you more.
Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time. As soon as God blessed the earth with seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and all other parts of plants, essential oils have been present. They are highly concentrated, often times 50-70 times more powerful than herbs! Allow me to put that into perspective–one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather use one drop of oil as opposed to guzzling 28 cups of tea.
So why are essential oils so effective?
Due to the fact that the quality of these oils are unparalleled, they are actually able to work at the cellular level, and protect the cells of living organisms. They are nutrients that have the ability to penetrate the cell wall membrane, and have unique chemical structures which allow the oils to pass directly through the skin for an immediate systemic response when used topically.
Speaking of topically, let’s talk oil application, there are 3 main ways you can use your oils, aromatically, topically and internally.
One of the greatest ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is to use them aromatically. Just take a minute to imagine your favorite relaxing spa, or the aroma in a botanical garden. How do you feel when you visit these places? Happy, up-lifted, relaxed, unwound… EXACTLY! Our bodies react to different aromas, then send signals to our brain, of which, trigger particular emotions.
Besides triggering emotions, essential oils have the power to eliminate odors, purify the air, and decrease allergens, just to name a few. Using them in your homes to replace daily household cleansers, deodorizers, and sprays, will help you reduce the toxicity, thus, aligning you for a happier and healthier life.
Answer me this...how do you feel when you enter a botanical garden, or take a stroll on the beach? Chances are it's the aroma that takes your emotions to a whole new level. You've been aromatically boosting your emotions your whole life! With EO's, we can create those feelings any time we want. Isn't that AWESOME?
Due to their molecular compositions, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin, and can be safely applied topically in a number of ways. While doing this, you will feel immediate benefits to the targeted area of application, but also have benefits throughout the body as the oils flow through the blood stream.
Just simply apply to the area that you may be experiencing discomfort, either un-diluted, or via a carrier oil. Carriers are always recommended when applying to sensitive skin, or skin of the young and elderly.
Remember, some oils are considered “hot,” so regardless who you’re applying to, always dilute when using oregano, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, just to name a few.
If you’re unsure where to use the oil, or if to dilute or not, just go ahead and dilute to be on the safe side. Then, apply to the bottoms of your feet, and allow the millions of pores to do the heavy work. Usually, it only takes seconds for the oil to enter the bloodstream, and start working their magic.
Yes, I’m taking a stand and saying that some essential oils can be taken internally. When I say this, I am only referring do doTERRA essential oils, and the reason for that is that I know their purity, and have studied their products intensely, and am clearly still alive. Sure, there may be other companies out there that also say their oils are safe to ingest, maybe they are, but I cannot attest to that. What I do recommend, is for you, the consumer, to do your own research, and only administer the oils in the ways that you feel comfortable. There is not right or wrong way to enjoy their benefits. If you’d rather apply topically or aromatically, that is totally acceptable.
I still want to talk about internal use though. It is a fabulous way to help support the improvement of many health conditions. If using oils internally, please make sure they are safe for dietary use. Some oils should not be taken internally, and if they are, should have the proper dietary facts displayed on its label. Only take oils internally that are labeled for personal consumption. Just because you see them on a grocery shelf, does not make them safe to administer internally.
If you are sure your oils are okay to take internally, simply use a couple drops in a cup of water, or beverage of your choice. It is important that you use stainless steel or glass to keep the oils from attempting to destroy the toxic chemicals that are found in plastics and styrofoam. If this doesn’t make much sense right now, don’t worry, I will address this in a future post.
Other ways to use the oils internally are to place appropriate drops into a veggie capsule, apply directly under the tongue, adding to your favorite recipe or dish, and simply using the pre-made supplements for a convenient introduction to the body.
This is just scratching the surface on how you can use essential oils for supporting your health and well being. There are millions of ways for you to use them in your home, your moods, supporting your immune system and assisting your body back to the way God intend. The only requirements to use the oils would be that you want to feel less stress, less tired, more happy, more healthy and want to be able to share that with your friends and family. I mean...it's a no brainer!
Don’t feel overwhelmed! Learning how to use oils is where me and my team come in handy. I have done a ton of research, surround myself with like-minded essential oil users, and commit myself daily to learning more and more about the benefits of essential oils. I want nothing more than to pass on the goodness of what I have learned. If you will allow me, I’d love to work together to come up with a customized plan that works well for you and your family.
Remember, not all oils are created equal. If you would like more information on how to purchase, and implement the essential oils, and essential oil products into your life, from a brand I trust and personally use, click one of the buttons below and let's get started on finding out what will work best for you and your family.
Disclaimer: None of the statements on this post have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent disease. If you have a serious medical condition, or a question about your health and the use of essential oils, please consult with a medical professional.