Why Essential Oils?
Essential oils have been used for centuries in a variety of wellness applications. They are the essence of a plant. They are extracted from the different parts of the plants: the seeds, stems, flowers, needles, twigs, roots, bark, and branches. Essential oils are what give the plant it’s scent – what makes the rose smell like a rose, and what makes a pine tree smell like a pine tree. If you have experienced the joy of smelling a peppermint candy cane, or fresh zest from an orange or a lemon, you have experienced the benefits of essential oils through aromatherapy. No doubt those scents brought you joy and made you feel happy! That is the amazing nature of essential oils. But, essential oils are used for more then just aromatherapy. They can be used topically, on the skin, or taken internally. Essential oils can support good oral hygiene, promote healthy looking skin, promote healthy digestion, cleanse the air, maintain healthy respiratory system, boost immunity, support emotional health, support weight management, and so much more.*
Lemon Oil: It takes 45 lemons to produce 15mL of lemon oil. Lemon blends well with Spearmint, Rosemary Eucalyptus, Ginger, and Neroli.
– Diffuse to create an uplifting environment
– Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place in the room to help remove the odor
– Use with Peppermint in water for a refreshing mouth rinse
– Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a daily fingernail massage
– Add a few drops to your laundry before drying to prevent the musky smell
– Use a few drops of lemon essential oil to remove sticker stains
– Battle greasy stoves and pans with a few drops of lemon
Lavender Oil: It takes 3 bushels of lavender to produce a bottle of 15mL essential oil. This oil blends well with Basil, Wild Orange, and Marjoram
– add a few drops to your bath for a SPA night
– Add a few drops to your bedding to promote a restful sleep
– Add to your shampoo to promote healthy looking hair
– Apply to the bottoms of your feet to promote restful sleep
– Diffuse or apply directly to promote calming and grounding
– Apply directly to soothe occasional skin irritations
– Add to your favorite moisturizer to promote hydrated soft skin
– Apply to your cuticles to promote healthy looking nails
Peppermint Oil: It takes 1lb of peppermint to produce 15ml of peppermint oil. This oil blends well with Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, and Tea Tree.
– Diffuse for a mid-day wake-me-up
– Apply to a child’s shirt before study time to support alertness
– Rub on temples for a morning energy boost
– Add to a cold water compress or foot bath to cool off when feeling overheated
– Dilute with coconut oil and apply to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
– Dilute with coconut oil and apply to sore muscles
– Add into bath water for a relaxing bath
– Dilute and apply onto temples to help relieve a headache
These oils also work well together for seasonal reactions! The natural properties of these oils include anti-inflammatory, airway clearing, calming, cleansing, and immunity enhancing. Try diffusing 2 drops of each oil 3 times per day, or make a rollerball by adding 20 drops of each oil into a 10mL roller bottle, topped with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to bottom of feet, back of neck, and across the nose.