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Essential oils


Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years.
Essential oils are considered natural medicine offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.
The ancient tradition of using essential oils as remedies for emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness can be truly life-changing.
With researching the purest source of essential oils, we have access to nature’s essence in a holistic way of healing.

How to Use Essential Oils:
The most common practices include aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. These methods bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.

Emotional Healing:
Each essential oil’s complex, pleasant, and unique scent triggers emotions and memories, which can help in your search for a more fulfilling and balanced life.
To help you rediscover peace, balance, and joy,  essential oils can be used for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, or topical application.

Physical Healing:
Whatever reasons for leaving the body unbalanced can lead to diminish energy levels. From weight management to supplemental support, boosting immunity, essential oils and essential oil-infused products can provide the targeted solutions you need to restore balance and feel your best.

Here is a wonderful article published by Joan Clark editor at Tips Bulletin, with recipes on how to cure a sore throat with Essential Oils.

Enhance Spiritual Awareness
Incense and essential oils from plants have always played an important part in religious and spiritual ceremonies, helping participants transcend the trivial and connect with something larger than themselves. To enhance your spiritual practice, dilute and apply empowering essential oils directly to wrists, feet, and behind the ears or diffuse the oils in a quiet space. Popular essential oils and blends for spiritual focus include Frankincense.

Purify Your Home
Harsh chemical formulas aren’t your only option when it comes to cleaning your home. Enjoy peace of mind without compromise when you polish countertops, wash sticky hands, and clean laundry with the safe and effective power of essential oils.

Refine Your Beauty Routine
Eliminate unsafe ingredients from your personal care products and rediscover your natural glow. An ancient beauty secret, essential oils help promote a clear-looking complexion, soften the appearance of signs of aging, and nurture healthy-looking hair. Using naturally derived ingredients, advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day.


Here are 15 of the most important Oils used for therapeutic use:

1 Clove: Anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant protection.

2 Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence and can help heal broken bones.

3 Eucalyptus: Improves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies. Also invigorating and purifies the body.

4 Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports brain and fights cancer.Great to use with meditation and connecting with intuition.

5 Ginger: Reduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea.

6 Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Mix with coconut oil and rub on areas of cellulite or take a few drops internally with water.

7 Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heals burns and cuts. Great fro bedtime.

8 Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products, improves lymph drainage and cleanses the body.

9 Myrrh: Natural anti-septic and can prevent or reduce infections. Also, supports beautiful skin, reducing stretch marks and hormone balance.

10 Oregano: Powerful anti-microbial properties, can kill fungus and help you kick a cold fast.

11 Peppermint: Supports digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.

12 Rose: Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops to your facial moisturizer. Also, one of the most valued essential oils in the world at $1000+ for 15ml.

13 Rosemary: Can naturally thicken hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also, it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working, reading or studying.

14 Tea tree oil (melaleuca): natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system.

15 Sandalwood: Natural aphrodisiac that improves libido and can also improve energy.

Different oils can be blended together to enhance each other’s energy or can be blended with a base oil to be used for massage, shower gels, or body lotions.

Some of my favorite blends are :

Breathe from Duterra I use this every morning to open my nasal passages so that I have an easier time breathing through my nose with my run. Rub 2 drops in the palms of your hand and take a few deep inhalations through your nose.

Deep Blue from Duterra I use this on my troubled spots, massaging muscles that feel achey or sore. There is also a lotion I use to massage all over before exercise.

Vitality from young living I use this on a regular basis for opening  the mind body spirit connection.

Thieves from Young Living This is no doubt an essential and staple. Protection for immunity and killing germs. I use all the Thieves products and sprays for kitchen and all over my home to kill germs and bacteria.

Muscle Remedy from H.Gillerman This is another great oil I found for muscle remedy ..

Travel Remedy from H.Gillerman I use this for jet lag and ease with sleeping when adjusting to time zones.

Getting a starter kit is also a great idea for experimenting with the most common essential oils and makes for a great gift for someone you care about as well.


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