I wanted to share about Essential Oils or Aromatherapy today.
I am a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, American Holistic Nurses Association, and Palmetto American Holistic Nurses Association.
Aromatherapy is a holistic approach to health, using pure essential oils extracted from:
• Roots of plants
Aromatherapy is also referred to as Essential Oil Therapy.
The goal is to support health and well-being. Aromatherapy is seen as a complementary practice to be used in conjunction with medical and/or nursing practices.
Essential oils are distilled or expressed aromatic extracts from a wide range of aromatic/medicinal plants. Each essential oil can consist of 200+ individual chemical components all working in synergy to provide a range of therapeutic properties and each essential oil has a unique aroma. Within the plant, essential oils serve to protect/defend, attract and heal.
Safety First – Safety Always:
• Keep all essential oils out of reach of children and pets
• Avoid synthetic and fragrance oils
• If irritation occurs, discontinue use
• Avoid contact with eyes
• Use essential oils in well ventilated area
• Avoid internal or undiluted use unless you are working with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare practitioner
• Store essential oils away from light and heat
• Before using an essential oil, become familiar with its uses, safety and therapeutic properties
• Ensure all essential oils you purchase are pure essential oils
• Angelica root, Bergamot and Citrus oils are phototoxic
• Use low concentrations for children, during pregnancy, and elderly
• Dilute essential oils in a carrier oil (like coconut oil)
There are 5 essential oils I would recommend to start your practice and collection.
5 Essential Oils to start your collection:
1. Eucalyptus – can be used for expectorant, decongestant, flu/cold season, clearing the mind, and energizing
2. Lavender – My personal favorite! Can be used to calm, reduces anxiety, healing, burns, cell regenerative, insect bites. reduce itchiness, and general skin care
3. Lemon – can be used as an antimicrobial, antioxidant, to uplift, immune support, great for cleaning/cleansing home and environment
4. Peppermint – can be used to relieve nausea, relief of aches and pains, relief of migraines, and energizing
5. Tea tree – can be used as a antimicrobial, supports immune system, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral
Check out my favorite oil company: Plant Therapy: http://bit.ly/2K2TpA1
Incorporating essential oils into your daily life is easy, there are great and cool ways to use essential oils, 4 small ways:
• Self-Care moment: Massage/Body oil with dilution
• Quick relief: Inhaler: Use approx. 15-20 drops on organic cotton pad and place in inhaler tube
• Sprays: Add 10-15 drops per ounce of water. Shake before using.
• Diffusion: Releases essential oil into the air, use the diffuser as a directed
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