I have been a lot more vocal about my Essential Oil usage over the last few months. While essential oils have been something I have always been interested in, it wasn't until the last year where I really started to focus my essential oil usage to my mental, physical and emotional health. I like these posts to be pretty practical since we are all on our own wellness journey through life. Also, I would like to add that essential oils are *not* a cure all. Just like meds aren't little miracles we swallow to cure all of our problems, essential oils should be used in conjunction with a real food diet, exercise, counseling, support medical recommendations. It takes a little wellness village that includes essential oils to make some of us feel whole. Only you can discern what is going to work best for *you.* So here is a practical and visual story on how I use them:
I use essential oils for three primary reasons:
1. To support my mental and emotional health
2. To support physical health
3. To make cleaning supplies
Essential Oils that I use to support emotional and mental health:
Essential Oils I use for physical health benefits:
I use peppermint to help with headaches, cold and flu symptoms
I use this mostly for allergy relief in conjunction with a netty pot
Essential Oils I use for Cleaning (diluted in white vinegar):
Usage and application:
Skin Application diluted in either coconut oil or avocado oil
(link above gives more information on why it is necessary to dilute)
For more resources on all thing essential oils, feel free to follow my essential oils pages on Pinterest: here
Top three things to remember when using essential oils:
1. dilute! dilute! dilute! in a carrier oil. The most common are coconut, avocado and almond.
2. Pay attention to the brand of Essential Oil you use. Not all brands are created equal.
3. Stop using if you have any negative reaction to an oil! These are powerful!