They are well named because they are definitely essential to your health and well being. Let me just start off by saying I thought this was going to be a fad of some sort. But years ago I started using essential oils and reaping the the health benefits from them! If you know me you know I have three kids. That means at least one of us is sick in this household at any one given time! Whether it be allergies, colds, or upset stomach. I also struggle with hormone imbalances and anxiety. So you can be sure I ma always looking for natural and effective ways to help with alleviating the secondary symptoms for both my children and my self. Essential Oils are derived naturally from the leaf, seeds, bark, flowers, or roots from a plant or tree. They are powerful and potent in that just one drop can have powerful health benefits. According to Dr. Axe, in order to get one single 15ml bottle of rose essential oil it take 65 pounds of rose petals. By removing the essential oil from the tree or plant you are essentially taking the most powerful healing compound and placing it into an oil that can be absorbed by your body for effective therapeutic use. Essential Oils have been around for hundreds of years. Romans, Greeks, Jews, Indians, Chinese, and Egyptians to name a few have been tapping into the powerful healing benefits of oils for hundreds of years. They are even used in hospitals to treat infections, wounds and burns. They are also used in medical settings to treat anxiety and depression.
Essential Oils have MANY health benefits but the top ten benefits are:
- Fighting cold and flu symptoms
- Alleviate pain
- Relax your body and mind
- Soothe tired muscles
- Build Immunity
- Improve digestion/relieve nausea
- Improve Circulation and organ health
- Treat inflammation/support joint health
- Support metabolism and reduce cellulite
If you are a beginner at using essential oils a great resource is the internet and Dr. Axe: Essential Oils
My two favorite and most commonly used essential oils are Eucalyptus and Lavender.
You’ll want to get an oil diffuser. I purchased mine form amazon and love it! I have one in my office and one in my bedroom, and the children’s bedrooms. I slowly accumulated them though so don’t feel you have to rush and get one for each room! I also purchased one for my mother in law who has severe asthma with a bottle of the Eucalyptus oil as a gift last year and she LOVES it. I took a photo of mine so you can see how simple it is to use. See my link below for the diffuser I use.
It has a one, three, and six hour setting. Also a high and low setting on how much oil you are diffusing through the cool mist.
It also has different color light settings or will rotate throughout which is great for the kids bedrooms. They use them as night lights!
Fill your diffuser with water. Place your desired amount of drops in your diffuser and turn it on!
Also, make sure your essential oils are 100% Pure and Therapeutic Grade. I always get mine through Sage Creek but there are other makers available if you have a preference. My affiliate link is posted below and I may receive a percentage of the purchase. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting me and my passion in sharing the benefits if essential oils with you!
Fair Minded Mommy