Essential oils have opened up a whole new world for me. I can’t imagine life without them. Years ago when a massage therapist suggested using Essential oils, I replied with an emphatic NO WAY, I am allergic to fragrance! What I didn’t realize at the time was that I was allergic to the chemicals used in making perfumes. Those chemicals can be highly toxic and when applied to the skin (usually the wrist and behind the ears), penetrate the skin and end up in the bloodstream. Essential oils follow the same path but can be beneficial if diluted and applied properly.
Essential oils (the life blood of the plant) are highly concentrated liquids that are distilled from certain parts of the plant. Not all plants have essential oils. Young Living created a way to distill the oils with water and not chemicals. They harvest the plant at the proper time to obtain the highest benefits from the plants. Plants in nature produce oils that help to protect them from bacteria, fungus and other dis-eases. We can benefit by knowing how to use these oils to support our own health and wellness. Oils have also been used to help support the emotional well being of the user. Orange and Lavender oil have been used successfully in pre-dental procedures to help patients combat dental anxiety.
The uses of Essential Oils are endless. To name a few…make your own chemical free house cleaning products, skin care products, salves and balms, room spritzers, bath salts,massage oil blends, cooking spices, help cuts and bruises, pet care, chakra clearing and much more. Diffusing the oils with a ultrasonic cold water diffuser is always a great way to release negative ions like the ocean air. I like the diffusers that are on intermittent cycles as opposed to constant release. Plant Extracts is my favorite company for diffusers. They are the safest for pets and can be repaired.
Since oils are very concentrated, only tiny amounts should be used. “Less is More” when it comes to essential oils. There are many ways to use oils but most should be diluted when applied to the skin. A carrier oil ( jojoba, olive, coconut, V6) can be mixed with a few drops of essential oil before applying. Avoid applying citrus oils like Bergamot and sitting in the sun. Photo sensitive oils should never be applied before sun exposure. Oils can be made into a roll-on blend by adding oils to the carrier oil and placed in a glass roll-on bottle. Glass spray bottles, roll-on, dropper bottles and nasal spray bottles are available from LSP online store. Glass is always preferred to prevent the oils from leaching out the plastic. I like a drop of Vitality oil in my water like the lemon, tangerine, or lime oil. I like to add black pepper and lavender to my epsom salt when I soak in the hot bath tub. Always put the oil into the epsom salt and add to the water once you are in the tub.
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