Essential oils are the fragrant essence of a plant. They provide adaptive powers for the plant and therapeutic powers for us. The same vitamins, antiseptics, and hormones they provide for the plant, provide a wide range of benefits for us.
HOW TO INCORPORATE ESSENTIAL OILS INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE:
Be sure that you purchase 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils.
TOPICALLY: Dilute essential oils with carrier oils like jojoba oil or coconut oil.
OUR FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OILS
Lavender: One of the most widely used essential oils known for its calming and soothing qualities. Add to your diffuser while you are getting ready for bed to promote peaceful sleep. You can also place a drop on the underside of your pillow to encourage peaceful sleep. Lavender is also found to aid in the reproduction of skin cells.
Wild orange: Our go to when we are feeling sluggish or anxious. It’s a stimulating and all around happy scent. Combine roughly 20 drops with almond or coconut oil and rub all over your body when you step out of the shower for a quick boost.
Chamomile: Serves as an anti-inflammatory and helps with bloating and cramping. Chamomile also helps to de-stress and calm. It acts as a mild sedative. Use as you would other essential oils, or sip on chamomile tea. Be sure to cover the cup while it is steeping to preserve its therapeutic effects.
Peppermint: Increases energy and focus. It aids in digestion and calms nausea.
Eucalyptus: Provides energizing and antiseptic effects. Great for cold symptoms and sinus or respiratory issues.
- Rosemary: Helps the mind focus and energize. Rosemary also improves memory. Rosemary essential oil mixed with coconut oil makes a moisturizing hair mask that stimulates hair growth.
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