Have you heard people talking about essential oils and wonder WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Do you have essential oils and don’t know what to do with them?
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Let’s do a little essential oils 101:
THERAPEUTIC GRADE OILS
First and most important – make sure you are buying the best oils you can buy. Since the FDA does not currently regulate essential oils, companies can print whatever they want on the labels.
Make sure that the company you buy your oils from use GC/MS testing (click here to watch a little video on this testing). It is important to know the purity of the oils you are using to make sure that you will get the therapeutic results you are going for. Otherwise, you just have something that smells good.
Again – remember that the FDA is not regulating what companies put on their labels.
THREE METHODS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS
Method 1 – AROMATIC
Inhaling essential oils is the quickest way of getting the benefits of the oils into your system via the limbic system in the brain.
You can accomplish this by –
- using a diffuser
- inhaling directly from the bottle of oil
- placing a drop in your hand, rubbing them together and cupping them over your nose
Method 2 – TOPICAL
Oils should be diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, etc) or an unscented lotion or cream to avoid any kind of sensitivity on your skin. This dilution does not diminish the therapeutic effect of the oils. It will allow you to use less essential oil and spread it over a larger area.
Areas to apply essential oils topically –
- Bottom of the feet (most pores and quickest absorption into the bloodstream)
- Back of neck, temples forehead and chest (this also allows for aromatic intake)
- Arms and legs
- If you are trying to resolve an issue like pain or skin issues, it is best to use the oil in the spot requiring healing.
Method 3 – INTERNAL
There is some controversy around recommending internal use of essential oils. Since I am not a doctor and do not know what medications you may be on, I do not feel comfortable recommending internal use at this time. If you are interested in this topic, please do your own research and decide what is best for you.
Some issues where essential oils can REALLY help
- Minor cuts and scrapes
- Antibacterial needs
- Antifungal needs
- Digestion issues
- Sleep issues
- Skin issues
- Scar healing
- Purifying the air
- Cleaning without toxins
That is just to name a few. In future blogs, I will cover specific oils and/or issues and my recommendations.
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