How To Use Essential Oils In Your Everyday Life
There was a time when people knew that nature has a cure for almost everything. But as we evolved as a society, we left many of our natural remedies behind. We found it easier to swallow a pill instead — even if we had no idea what was actually going into our bodies.
If you compare the world today to the one previous generations experienced, the differences are startling. We struggle with blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, stress and obesity in record numbers. We spend fortunes on controlling illnesses with man-made chemicals. Some of them work well and have saved lives. But what if using a small amount of an all-natural product treated or, even better, prevented these problems?
Those kinds of products are available right now and have been for many years. There are all-natural essential oils, and they can do amazing things for your health, mood and overall well-being. Here’s what you should know when seeking out your own essential oils collection, as well as some tips for integrating them into your daily wellness routine.
How Essential Oils Work
Essential oils can be smelled directly from the jar for almost instant results. They are often dabbed on the skin as well. Many people place two or three drops of oil on each wrist and rub their skin until it’s no longer oily. Other essential oils can be ingested by placing a drop or two in your coffee, on a salad or directly underneath your tongue. The most popular method, however, requires putting a few drops in water in a home diffuser. The scent is then spread around the room so you can enjoy the aromatherapeutic effects. Since some essential oils are too powerful to place in your mouth undiluted, the safest way to use them is in a diffuser.
Because your sinus membranes are very thin, smelling essentials allows them to enter your bloodstream almost instantly. The oils are also are absorbed through sweat ducts and hair molecules. So the more you make physical contact with the oils, the more you get into your system.
Know What You’re Buying
Smelling a 100 percent pure essential oil will give you amazing results. But if you’re not using pure oil, you might as well be sniffing air freshener. There are companies that mix essential oils with other products for the sake of the scent rather than the medicinal benefits, so it’s worth buying your essential oils from an industry leader instead. Procure essential oils like lavender, lemongrass, ylang ylang, rose and more from a company that follows only the highest of standards.
Helpful Ways To Use Essential Oils
Nervous about an interview or a doctor’s appointment? A few drops of lavender essential oil will calm your nerves. And a little more in a diffuser at night will help you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper for better rest.
Have problems with your digestive system? Lemongrass essential oil will ease your tummy troubles and promote a feeling of well-being.
Have trouble absorbing vitamins and minerals? Try rose essential oil. It’s also loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and the ability to heal your skin from acne.
Dealing with skin issues? Tea tree oil can be used to heal scrapes and cuts, it’s a fast cure for acne, and has been known to help heal staff sores. While tea tree oil doesn’t kill fleas, ticks or head lice, it’ll keep them off your pets. When bathing your pet, rub a few drops into his fur on his back. And then keep fleas and other insects out of your home by adding a few drops (eight to 12 drops per 10-ounce spray bottle) and spray the mixture around your doors and windows. If you already have a problem, spray your carpets and furniture as well.
Struggling with pain? Peppermint is a natural and potent painkiller. For a migraine or back pain, put a drop under your tongue. (You can also add a drop to your coffee.) It also helps you stay focused and engaged. When it comes to your home, peppermint oil is a great way to ward off mice. Spray dryers, cabinets, around doors and baseboards once a month during the cold weather, and you won’t have to worry about rodents returning to your home.
There are tons of other oils out there with a multitude of other uses. You just have to be willing to read a little and give them a chance.
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