Aromatherapy Essential Oils
What are Essential Oils?Essential Oils carry the physical healing properties of plants and flowers in a highly concentrated form. They are the essence and extract of the plant and can provide therapeutic benefits for the body, mind and spirit in very small amounts.
E.O.’s are used for medicinal purposes and rejuvenate the body at a deeper cellular level. They smell beautiful and are also used in many body care products and cosmetics. They are volatile liquids distilled from plants, seeds, flowers, fruit, twigs, bark, roots and leaves. They are derived from the whole plant and not isolated, allowing our cells and DNA to identify with their pure plant DNA. This helps the body to rebalance, restore and heal itself.
I hope you will experience their amazing benefits for yourself! This is just the beginning, I know you will fall in love with Essential Oils, enjoy!
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Uses & treatments
Most essential oils have antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, anti-infective and antiparasitic qualities. They can treat everything from minor ailments such as cuts, bites, colds/flus, allergies, asthma, digestive issues, headaches and pain to more serious illnesses like autoimmune disorders, hypertension and relieving symptoms associated with cancer. Many oils improve circulation and the lymphatic system, balance hormones, cleanse the organs, enhance immunity, act as antioxidants, help transport oxygen throughout the body, regenerate cells and heal wounds. They are also effective as a natural skin care and sunscreen.
Common ailments and therapeutic oils for them:Cold & Flu - eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, sage, black pepper, tea tree, sandalwood, chamomile, ginger, frankincense, lemon, hyssop
Allergies - eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, patchouli
Pain & Headaches - black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, lavender, chamomile roman, immortelle, yarrow *Note: Any of these essential oils can be combined with St. John’s Wort Carrier Oil of maximum benefits.
Digestion – ginger, peppermint, fennel, ravensara, lavender, rosemary
Female Hormones - rose geranium, melissa, jasmine, cinnamon leaf, coriander, hyssop, marjoram, rose, yarrow, fennel Note: for menstrual cramps, use black pepper + St. Johns Wort Carrier Oil
Relaxation - frankincense, lavender, peppermint, roman chamomile
How to apply oils
E.O.s can be applied directly on the skin either alone or diluted with a Carrier Oil (see below). When applying on the feet, a C.O. is not necessary. When applying to the rest of the body, it is best to dilute the E.O. with a C.O. The general rule is mix 1-2 drops of an E.O. with 5-6 drops of a C.O. in your palm or in a small bowl and use fingers/palms to apply onto the body.
E.O.s can be inhaled for an immediate and effective relief of symptoms. Hold the E.O. bottle close to nose and breath in slowly or put 1-2 drops on a tissue or cloth and inhale.
Bath: Put 5-10 drops of your favorite E.O. like lavender or eucalyptus into an Epsom Salt bath. This bath soothes sore muscles and helps to detox and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit!
Epsom Salt Bath Recipe: 2 cups Epsom salt ½ cup baking soda 5-10 drops E.O. Relax for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
Carrier Oils (C.O.’s) are often recommended to be applied in conjunction with an essential oil. These oils have therapeutic properties of their own and are made from plants, vegetables, nuts or seeds. Common COs are jojoba, St. John’s Wort, calendula, olive, avocado, almond, sesame, hazelnut, apricot kernel, evening primrose, and wheat germ. EOs are highly concentrated and can be too strong for the skin when used directly.Thus, COs help dilute the EOs and allow for application to a larger skin surface area. In many cases, the combination of also creates a greater therapeutic effect
Best basic oils
There are hundreds of amazing oils to choose from, so how do you know where to begin? Here are some wonderful versatile oils that I recommend for you to start your E.O.s journey!
Black pepper is a strengthening oil that helps to boost immunity and heal pain. It improves circulation and increases oxygen levels and energy in the body. It tones the muscles and helps the body to recover from injuries. It gives us inner strength and protects our heart and emotions.
Eucalyptus is one of the most versatile oils. It is highly effective in boosting immunity, preventing and treating colds/flus/fevers and other infections. It is great for the respiratory system and can be used for asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. It gives us inner strength and calms our spirits.
Immortelle oil is very healing and rejuvenating for the skin, muscles, scars and bruises. It also lowers cholesterol and is good for arthritis and sciatica. It helps with respiratory conditions and lymphatic drainage. It stimulates the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. It helps to remove emotional trauma and helps us to see the world from a more balanced perspective.
Lavender is a versatile universal oil that helps to balance the body wherever there is a disturbance. It is calms the nervous system, alleviates stress, anxiety and insomnia. It helps to balance hormones, improve lymphatic circulation and heal migraines. It soothes nearly all skin conditions like cuts, sunburns, burns, rashes, eczema and insect bites. Lavender promotes faith and brings harmony to our masculine and feminine energies.
Peppermint oil wakens the senses and increases the oxygen level in the blood when inhaled. It is relaxing while also improving focus and concentration. It soothes digestive problems, respiratory discomfort, boosts immunity and quickly brings down a fever. It is excellent to treat headaches/migraines as well as rashes and insect bites. It balances our mood and keeps us happy, relaxed and energized.
Frankincense is versatile oil that has been used for healing for centuries. It is highly anti-inflammatory and good for the immune system, digestive system, circulation and headaches. It brings about focus, clarity, generosity and warm heartedness. It helps us to be more grounded and strengthens our spirit. It aids other oils to work at deeper levels to provide more healing.
Recommended Oils BrandsThere are three brands of high quality Essential Oils & Carrier Oils that I use and recommend: Primavera, Shirley Price and Butterfly Express.
You can find out more by going to:
Primavera: www.goddessofspring.com or www.primaveralife.com
Shirley Price: www.shirleypricearomatherapy.com
Butterfly Express: www.butterflyexpress.net
Or you can contact me directly for questions or if you’re interested in trying some oils!