For years now, I have been using different Essential Oils.
I enjoy the scents and in our house, I can’t burn candles or use incense – both of which I love. My husband has Asthma and scents have always triggered his lungs and affected his breathing.
However, as I started looking at the oils and all the benefits, I realized that Essential Oils were more than just a pretty scent.
The bonus is that my husband can also use them and while he is still sensitive to strong smells, the oils do NOT trigger his lungs to contract.
100% Pure ESSENTIAL OILS come from Nature
Essential oils are the volatile aromatic compounds found in the bark, leaves, seeds, stems, roots and flowers of plants. They are the compounds that protect the plant against disease and predators and also attract pollinators.
From ancient times, people have understood the benefits of Essential Oils and used them in food preparation, for their skin health and in traditional medicines.
So they are more than just a perfume!
Now, oils CAN be used as scent, in aromatherapy, diffused into the air. They can purify the air, remove unwanted odors and calm, soothe or energize the body and mind, depending on which oils you choose.
Oils can also be used topically – on the skin. They are easily absorbed, and most are completely safe. Some can be applied ‘neat’ and others should be diluted with a carrier oil.
The last way you can use Essential Oils are internally. Now not ALL oils can be used this way and you want to be sure you have Certified Pure, Theraputic Grade Essential Oils before you take them orally, but when you have quality oils, they can be used as dietary supplements that support many health conditions.
Essential Oils are not a cure, and should not be used to the exclusion of medical care, but they can support the body’s systems and strengthen it’s innate healing abilities.
What kinds of oils do I get, there are so many brands out there?
Potency and Purity are critical and begin in the quality of the plants used to make the oils.
In the beginning I used all sorts of oils, but as my knowledge grew, I learned to choose high quality Certified Pure, Theraputic Grade Essential Oils that have gone through rigorous testing. If I am going to use these to support my health, then buying the ‘cheapest oil’ because it is cheap, is sort of like buying junk food. – it may help my system, (or it may include additives that could harm me!) but unless I am assured that the oils are pure and have the highest potency available, I am wasting money in the long run.
I have done my research and have learned that I need to buy high quality oils – it makes a huge difference.
So what are my favorite oils?
For sleep, nervous system support, fire ant bites, skin care, respiratory support. I am only listing a few of the benefits of each oil, there are many more.
Traditional Oil from biblical history. Considered a tonic for the whole body, it helps with headaches, and has anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, digestive, diuretic, and expectorant properties.
Indigestion, heartburn, headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, toothache and oral health, and it repels insects (I use a home made ant spray that includes peppermint oil!)
Purifying and cleansing (makes a great addition to any DIY cleaning product), Oral health and bad breath, digestion, promotion of weight loss and digestive detox, great for the skin, invigorating and smells great for aromatherapy.
These are just 4 of my favorites! I have a whole collection of others. When I teach classes I share these and many more.
Why do I want to share?
Why wouldn’t I?
I am passionate about helping individuals and families become empowered to have natural solutions and plant based medicines in their homes that can change and improve their lives!
I share because I have found so many benefits by using Essential Oils to replace other toxic substances for my health and home care. We are so inundated by toxins these days from all sources, anything we can do to minimize our exposure will be helpful. And essential oils are a powerful tool to support your immunity and overall health.
If you would like more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can tell you more or get you hooked up with someone near you to help you learn more.
If you are local, please go to my facebook page, follow my posts and watch for announcements of my classes where you can learn and experience the oils in person and get samples to try for yourself.
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