We are getting oily over here, and by oily, I mean Essential Oils! We are using these babies for everything. I originally started using essential oils just to diffuse for their lovely smell, however since then I learned they are so much more valuable than that!
After researching essential oils, we now use them daily and not just to diffuse! So far, I have made room spray, hair conditioner, soap, linen spray, nerve pain cream, MS massage oil, Immune roller, sleepy time roller, anti-aging face serum and make up remover pads and I’m just getting started! My plan is to replace all the chemical filled household cleaners, beauty products, etc with home-made oily products. Recently, oils are our new go-to whenever we feel sick, have a headache, can’t sleep, ate too much, have a stinky washing machine, have a cold sore, you name it, we always go to our oils first and foremost (even my dog Tucker has benefited from Essential oils).
What are Essential Oils?
Is there truth to the hype? You bet. Essential oils are one of nature’s best kept secrets. Essential oils are fragrant, highly concentrated natural compounds extracted from plants, they are what give the plant its characteristic odor and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted, in short, they’re nature’s purest essence. Did you know that it takes 22 seconds for the molecules to reach your brain, in 2 minutes they can be found in the bloodstream and in 20 minutes they affect every cell in the body! True story, that’s why you want to be sure you have the top of the line purest oils you can find! When used correctly, essential oils bring a wide range of health benefits since unlike modern drugs, they have no side-effects. To get great benefits it’s important to use therapeutic grade essential oils that are NOT adulterated. Adulterated oils contain synthetic chemicals or compounds that may be harmful to our body!
Don’t just take my word for it, try it!
These are 5 awesome Essential Oils to have on hand always!
Lavender: Lavender is the most versatile essential oil. It’s refreshing, relaxing scent has balancing properties that also bring a sense of calm. In Aromatherapy, it can be used topically to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis. Inhaled it can act as a calmative which enhances relaxation. Inhaled it can help to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough plus is used as a headache reliever.
Lemon: Put a drop or two in your water for a gentle detox. Lemon can be used as an air freshener, or you can use 2 – 3 drops in hot tea if you have a sore throat. Heal itchy bug bites by putting 2 drops directly on your skin and lightly rub it in. Lemon is also a great cleaner and smells heavenly.
Cedar wood: Cedar wood has a warm cedar aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage. Cedar wood has a long history of use as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. In Aromatherapy, cedar wood can be used topically to help reduce the symptoms of acne or boils. Cedar wood can relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns. It can help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis and is excellent for sleep when diffused with lavender.
Peppermint: Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigor. It is effective in treating headaches and heartburn and can increase alertness in the brain. Peppermint can also be used topically to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis. Inhaled it can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation.
Copaiba: Great for anxiety, muscle aches and pain. Copaiba may also help with colds, constipation, diarrhea, bacterial infections, acne, and it is antibacterial. Copaiba may also help with colds, constipation, muscular aches and pains, stiffness and wounds to name a few. Copaiba helps to elevate the mood, combat stress and anxiety and is also believed to amplify the effects of any other essential oil.
Always consult your physician or health care provider before any major life changes you intend to make!