Essential oils – who doesn’t know them. I like to call them “Magic in a bottle”. Because that is what they are. They can cure, they can relax, they can calm and their scent are amazing.
What exactly are essential oils?
They are miniature drops, hidden in the leaves or peel of fruits, wood, branches, flowers, roots and tree resins. They smell nice, evaporate fast, don’t burn and aren’t water-soluble, that is why we have to dilute them with creams or other oils.
How can we absorb essential oils?
- by inhaling
- breathing in
- trough skin – massage, bathing
How to use them:
- ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS – 3-5 drops of essential oil is enough to scent the room
- STEAM INHALATIONS
We put a few drops in a bowl with hot water. We lean the head over the bowl and cover ourselves with a bigger towel and inhale for 5 minutes. This is the best way to prevent or cure colds, blocked sinuses or coughs.
- WARM BATHS – it is important to mix the essential oils with body milk or bath soap, so they are not too strong, which could cause allergic reactions.
- MASSAGES – mix a few drops of essential oil with massage oils – I would recommend organic coconut oil or almond oil, just because of their variety of use and benefits they have on your skin.
- Do not overdose essential oil due to its high concentration of extracts!
- It’s enough to add just a few drops!
- Don’t use it around your eyes or other delicate body areas!
- The bottles need to be closed and kept in a dark place with no light and away from children.
- ESSENTIAL OILS FOR FAMILY WINTER COLDS
It’s now this time of year, when most of us catch a cold, we cough or have inflamed sinuses. For all of this illnesses, there is an essential oil that can make you better.
I would recommend using a diffuser for disinfecting the air in your house, preventing viruses to spread even more.
STEAM INHALATIONS are the most effective way to stop the cold and open sinuses and ease coughs for you and your family. For kids this may be uncomfortable at the beginning. Inhale with them under the towel for no longer than a minute. Repeat with 2 minute break in between. Repeat 10 times. If your child refuses to inhale, don’t force them, run a bath or a shower to steam up the bathroom and place bowl with hot water and essential oils in the center of the shower. Stay with them in the bathroom for 10 minutes.
Best essential oils for inhaling when having a cold:
EUCALYPTUS (perfect for cough and sinuses)
TEA TREE (antiseptic, antibacterial effect, perfect for preventing cold)
PINE (relaxing respiratory system)
PEPPERMINT (best way to get rid of headaches!)
- ESSENTIAL OILS FOR A GOODNIGHT SLEEP
Our daily routine sometimes leaves us stressed, nervous, restless. And we all know that with this state of mind, there’s no way we can go to sleep and dream a beautiful dream and rest till morning. We have to take a moment, time for us, time to relax.
I suggest you take a bath or just take a foot-bath or use a diffuser before sleep.
LAVENDER (relaxes, restores balance, calms) – it’s also perfect for cleaning greasy skin and acne
ORANGE (lifts up your mood, restores balance, relaxes, effective against insomnia, anxiety, nervousness)
Suggestion: Organic lavender cream is a perfect solution to calm your baby in the evening and is amazing with healing after mosquito bites in the summer! Use it just a bit behind the ears or on the sole of their feet.
- ESSENTIAL OILS FOR STIMULATING BODY CIRCULATION AND MIND
Ever feel like you’re left with no drop of energy in your body? Always feeling tired, not up for anything? Felling a bit depressed? I have a solution for you – easy, healthy and really works!
I suggest for this opportunity, you put essential oil on your scarf, put them on like a perfume (only a lot less!). This way, the scent will be with you all day long.
The second way of using essential oils for stimulation is a massage. Add few drops in a cream you use for your body.
LEMON ( stimulates blood circulation, energizes, cleans and restores skin balance)
MINT (stimulates mind/spirit, great when mentally or physically tired)
THYME ( revitalize, perfect for applying on soles of our feet)
JUNIPER ( perfect after sport activities, for muscle relief, revitalize, helps reduce cellulite)
- ANTI-STRESS ESSENTIAL OILS
This is something all of us need, right? Even if we are not stressed, Aromatherapy is something we should practice at least once a week.
GERANIUM ( relaxes nervousness, has a soothing effect on emotional stress, it is perfect for restoring balance in menopause or before menstrual cycle)
SANDALWOOD (for relaxation, calmness, concentration, inner vision; good for strengthening gums and tightening skin, improves memory and concentration, undue stress and anxiety)
- ESSENTIAL OILS to boost your Libido
Now, this is something for “marriage team-building”. Make time, stop for a while and give your love to your partner. This is your one on one time you will not regret! Put your favorite music on …
Massage is a great way to stimulate your body circulation, with the right mix of essential oils it will stimulate more than just circulation! Use organic body creams, as I’ve mentioned above (coconut oil, almond oil) and enjoy…
ROSEWOOD (arouse soft and tender feelings for your partner and can result in a very good time in the bedroom. This can be very beneficial for those people who are losing interest in sex due to tremendous work load, professional stress and worries)
YLANG YLANG (can activate the romance within couples and can improve your sexual life, relief from stress and anxiety, reduces stress) – Mix it with sandalwood cream – works wonders!
JASMINE (puts people in the mood for love and also enhances your libido and feelings of sexual desire, helps cure problems such as premature ejaculation, frigidity, impotency. This property is also derived through the oils impact on the hormones and chemical reactions within the body.)
In this Guide I presented you basic essential oils, that can be at most use to you, as I know from first hand – I’ve been using them for a long time and I can confirm their healing effect on your body and mind.
Please, be careful with the amount of oil you are applying, as the overdosing can cause allergic reactions or headaches. So, use them wisely, and follow the rule – LESS IS MORE!!
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