Essential oils

Essential oils provide a multitude of health benefits.  I used to be huge on essential oils and for some reason lost my passion.  Over time, I became so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of life and building a business that I stopped using my essential oils.   I remember a year ago, I used to come home fill my infuser with oils while I was cooking.  The kids would swing by the infuser and inhale some yummy vapors and critique or praise the aroma.  I also used to do some deep breathing while I did some yoga a stretches.  It was wonderful to smell the clean and fresh aromas in my house throughout the afternoon and evening.  I lost my focus because life got in the way.  I am making decision to focus again and a conscious effort to keep essential oils with me.

I attended the Holistic Health Coach course last weekend and was reminded of all the spectacular benefits of essential oils. It was very interesting to learn the benefit of certain oils in relieving symptoms, stress and anxiety.  I learned the significant difference between using any oil vs. high quality pure essential oils.  Some oils can be filled with pesticides or harmful chemicals.  These particles enter the body causing symptoms and damage.  It is important to follow directions on using oils for topical and oral use.  Another interesting fact I learned was doTerra essential oils have high quality standards and research studies for their products.  They also “cold press” there essential oils to ensure pureness, quality and fragrance is preserved.  As a nurse, research and quality are huge requirements for supplements, food, medications, products and essential oils.  I realized the importance of quality and research after my health struggles.  I realized that harmful chemicals and additives were causing me symptoms and illness. It became very important to read labels for all products that I ingest or expose to my skin.  I am highly allergic and sensitive to creams, lotions, soaps and even paper products.  The fact that doTerra has such high quality standards, was a huge inspiration for me.  I knew the importance of essential oils but had not looked into research and quality until now.  During my holistic course, I was experiencing right arm pain, neck pain and migraine.  I truly enjoyed the aromas from the infuser during the course.  I also loved the “Deep blue” essential oil and cream.  I applied the cream to my entire right arm and shoulder.  The smell was subtle, clean and delicious.   There were no obvious stinky muscle rub odors or strong burning sensations on my skin.  My skin felt hydrated and invigorated as the cream absorbed in my skin.  I also applied the oil to my temple, wrist and forearm for the migraine headache.  I was pleasantly surprised during the course my arm relaxed, the tension in my muscles was relieved and my headache was gone. I didn’t take any oral medications with me, so I would typically be stuck with that headache and arm pain all day. I was very thankful because I really wanted to concentrate and learn.

Now, back to why I love essential oils.  As many of you know, I suffer from anxiety and stress.  Truthfully who doesn’t in the busy and crazy society.  We are always balancing tons of obstacles on a daily basis and things can definitely get stressful.  I use essential oils to enhance my mood, reduce stress, reduce anxiety, stomach upset, improve digestion and reduce pain.  The truth is essential oils can be used for any symptoms.  They can be easily integrated into your daily routine.  You can use a diffuser or infuser to spread the wonderful scents in a room.  You can apply them to jewelry and enjoy the benefits throughout the day.  You can carry them in a bag and apply as needed.  You can keep some on your nightstand or desk.  Essential oils can offer you a natural alternative to those OTC prescriptions and in some cases allow you to reduce your prescription medications.  Always remember medications should be reduced and weaned with the supervision of a Physician.

My favorite essential oil: Deep blue- because of the variety of powerful benefits I experienced

What is your favorite essential oil?