Essential Oils 101
Essential Oils have been around for hundreds of years. They are referenced in the bible over 600 times and have been used in many cultures for their physical health, spiritual and emotional benefits.
So, what is an essential oil?
An essential oil are the volatile oils distilled from botanicals such as trees, bushes, flowers, resins, peels, leaves, seeds and roots of various plants. Because of the careful extraction process (steam or water distillation) their properties, characteristics and natural fragrance are captured in the oils, providing various benefits.
These oils provide support for every system in our body: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine (hormones), respiratory, and immune systems. They support our brains and emotional wellbeing and they also help ground us and support our spirituality.
There is a prediction that between 2018 and 2024 the demand for essential oils will ignite! The amount of user’s vs non-user’s will shift, and essential oils will make it into the homes of, well, almost everyone in one way or another. Why such a shift? Because people are starting to demand safer, healthier options for their families that are reasonably priced. We are tired of products that slowly poison us. And we will see through the products that claim to be natural and safe when in-fact they are full of fragrance, synthetic preservatives and additives. We want natural support as our first line of defense.
A few skeptics has asked me why they are making a come back if modern medicine has so effectively replaced them… the truth is they are a tool, one of many tools necessary for a healthy life. When we get a headache we can jump straight to chemical compounds found on the drug store shelf….or, we can try peppermint, lavender, or other oils first.
Our bodies are full of synthetics and chemicals, it can’t be good for us.
Have you ever asked yourself why it seems everyone is on medications for mental health support?
Why are we having such a hard time sleeping?
Why are so many people struggling to get, or maintain, pregnancy?
Why is EVERY kid allergic to normal foods or so common things found in nature?
Why are children and young adults dying of chronic diseases?
Yes, we live longer now by statistics… but all of the chemicals and toxic synthetics are altering our quality of life. I’d rather try and treat my body with nature first. And yes, sometimes our bodies and minds will require newer alternatives and that’s ok, these are all the tools we have at our finger tips and we are stronger for it. Once you experience how well these oils actually work… you will insist on adding them to your ‘tool box’!
How to use oils:
There are three main ways to use essential oils; Topically, aromatically and internally.
To use topically, can apply some oils neat (directly onto the skin) or blended with a carrier oil. Carrier oils do no make oils less effective. In fact, a carrier oil can make oils remain on the skin longer since essential oils evaporate quite quickly on their own. The carrier oil allows them to linger longer for a more effective result. Carrier oils are also a safe way to ensure you don’t get a reaction from hot oils.
** Always dilute with a carrier oil properly prior to applying oils to children and babies.
Diffuse, apply to a cotton ball and place in vents, breathe them in directly from the bottle to get the benefits aromatically.
And some oils can be taken internally for health benefits. Products like NingXia Red contain very beneficial essential oils.
Fun Facts: Tests have shown that oils reach the heart, liver, and thyroid in 3 seconds when inhaled; the molecules reach the brain in 22 seconds, in the bloodstream in 26 seconds and when applied topically the molecules will impact every cell of the body within 20 minutes. Essential oils can last in your body for up to 6 hours.
The most cost effective way to get started is to purchase the premium starter kit. It comes with the most beautiful diffuser (Desert Mist Diffuser) and 11 of the most common and diverse essential oils. To find out more on this starter kit, click here.
Easiest ways to incorporate essentials into your life is by using them in products you are already using; your moisturizer, tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner, household cleaner, laundry, cosmetics… all the things you use on a daily basis. Switch out the products that have toxic chemicals, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, etc. and replace them with plant-based, essential oil infuse products that are effective and affordable! I can even tell you how to get them monthly for free or heavily discounted.
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