Living out in nature, especially in the summertime calls for...
I’ve learned to keep essential oils on me at all times. If I get a sudden blemish, I extinguish it with some Tea Tree oil or Purification blend. If I have sore back and shoulders I will rub PanAway or Deep Relief over pain areas. If a friend has a headache or a meltdown, I’m ready with Lavender and Frankincense. And some of my own personal blends. When I’m out and about or traveling and need to cleanse a wound, help my digestion, or make my own beauty products, essential oils are at the ready. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing essential oils can’t do.
I ingest mine for immune health, digestion, and medicine. I put them on my face for healthy skin. I add them to coconut oil for insect repellent and sunscreen. I put them in my homemade toothpaste, my homemade hair serum, and my homemade body butters. I use them in my yoga classes, diffuse them by my bed at night, and sniff them whenever I need to shift my energy.
Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular and for many good reasons – our planet and people are becoming sicker than ever and we need better, more natural and lasting solutions to drugs, medications and surgeries.
Essential oils are composed of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier. They differ from fatty oils (like those in vegetables or nuts) that come from large molecules because they cannot penetrate your cells, so they are not therapeutic in the same manner.
Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your natural medicine cabinet can:
- Fight cold and flu symptoms
- Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
- Heal skin conditions
- Alleviate pain
- Balance hormones
- Improve digestion
- Reduce cellulite and wrinkles
- Clean your home
- Used in homemade personal care products