Harnessing Life's Natural Healing In A Tiny Bottle
We're all kind of slaves to smells. For example, let's say you or a partner likes to smoke now and then or you have a particularly smelly pet. You love them both so you can’t get rid of them, however, both smells are very pungent and can affect how you interact with them at work and home. Some preschools won't even let you work there if they can smell smoke on you.
Luckily, there is a secret ingredient to effectively mask the smell of pungent odors that actually purifies the air too. Plus, it's so useful that you'll want it around the house at all times. You need essential oils.
What are essential oils?
These oils are the pure, highly aromatic, concentrated liquid essence of the plants they come from that evaporate at normal temperatures. Essential oils aren't sticky or thick like the typical oils you've got in your kitchen. Essential oils can't even clog your pores. Pure essential oils do not contain any other oils, unlike the conventional massage oils you can buy readily in stores that are actually heavily diluted oil mixtures.
What are the benefits of essential oils?
Among all of the really groovy things that essential oils are good for, almost nothing beats an essential oil for purifying the air. Put a few drops of essential oils into a bottle, mix it with water and spray a refreshing mist into the air. For treating smoke and pet smells, we like four drops each of sage, tea tree and eucalyptus oil. Especially when mixed with a teaspoon of salt, you've just created a natural spray that instantly helps you deodorize any scent while releasing negative ions into the air. Smelling that is practically like inhaling happiness right out of a bottle.
What else can essential oils do?
Simply put, essential oils can support the healing of most ailments naturally. To see how essential oils can fully support your health, check out the "Essential Oils Desk Reference" from Essential Science Publishing. It's an encyclopedia hundreds of pages long and has a tremendous index on chronic diseases and illnesses listing of which essential oils are good for which conditions, along with detailed instructions on how to use the oils. It even contains a collection of some of the most in-depth international research on how essential oils have worked in incredible ways.
Your body can easily absorb essential oils through diffusers used in aromatherapy or through direct contact with your skin. Essential oils pack the "punch" of hundreds of medicinal plants from one harvest into just one tiny bottle. It preserves the original energy of the plant so well that you can use one bottle of oil for months or even years without refrigeration as long as you keep it in a cool, dark cabinet.
It's no exaggeration to say that by triggering responses in the limbic section of your brain, essential oils can:
- Help you sleep better and boost your health.
- Reduce anxiety.
- Increase your concentration and mental clarity.
- Lift your spirits.
- Assist in protecting you from catching all sorts of diseases from others and ward off existing infections.
How else can you use essential oils?
Here are two more ways, in addition to what we mentioned above, to use essential oils in your home.
- Keep lavender oil next to your bed and apply to your temples and the soles of your feet in order to help you relax and feel happy before falling asleep.
- If you want an essential oil that's great for burns, skin rashes, relieving the itch from bug bites -- and for making a fantastic mouthwash -- then peppermint oil is for you.
For better health and wellness, use these oils:
Certain oils are incredibly effective for supporting your body’s ability to fight off germs, bacteria and viruses such as:
- Clove oil is not only a powerful antibacterial oil, but it also helps numb your gums if you're experiencing an extreme toothache. You can make a mouthwash out of it by putting a few drops in a glass of water and swirling it in your mouth. Otherwise, cautiously apply a drop or two directly to the infected gum line in your mouth, but avoid swallowing it.
- Tea tree oil comes mainly from Australia and is amazingly effective for supporting your immune system against bacteria and viruses. It's great to treat skin rashes, fungus, minor cuts and abrasions. Did we mention this oil is also great to use in making your own deodorants and floor cleaners?
- Lemon oil is specifically good for viruses that are difficult to kill, such as the ones that create those warts on your feet. Applying pure lemon oil topically to warts can kill them over time without damaging the surrounding tissues in your feet. Even better, the scent of lemon oil is a natural antidepressant.
For more mental and emotional balance, use these oils:
- Lavender oil is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing fragrance. When diffused, lavender adds a clean and fresh scent to any room. It is also a relaxing addition to body care products and baths.
- To boost self-confidence and feel more upbeat, use sage or lemon oil in a diffuser; a few drops in your bath tub or soak your feet in warm water with these oils.
- For better mental clarity, apply lemon or cedarwood oil on all the pressure points on your head. For cedarwood, apply topically or massage into the scalp for the appearance of healthy-looking hair.
You can't buy happiness, but you can certainly trigger it by making friends with essential oils. We consider essential oils a part of conscious living by helping us to create more physical and emotional balance in our lives in addition to reducing our dependencies on conventional chemical cleaners that harm the environment.
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Living Mavens products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Individuals using essential oils should be educated about their use, properties, safety precautions, and dosage or be under the care of a qualified health professional. Customers should purchase products from Living Mavens with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion
*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).
About the Author: Suzanne Leopold started Living Mavens in 2016 to share some of the products and techniques that help her focus inward and transform her life. With over 15 years of exploring energy and manifesting modalities, she is passionate about creating a life she loves and sharing her discoveries with others. To learn more on how to consciously create a life you love, go to www.livingmavens.com