Essential Oils


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:

Leaves
Stems
Fruits
Flowers
Leaves
Bark
Seeds
Berries
Roots of plants
Trees
Herbs

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

Happy Oiling! 

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