Article 21: Essential oils for everyone
Updated: Mar 17
Lately the topics of healthy living and living toxic free comes up often. One of the avenues people pursue to enhance wellness, is essential oils. We live in a modern society with information at our fingertips, but it’s important to get the right information.
Here are some reasons you may want to consider using essential oils in your home:
What are essential oils?
Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Extracted through steam distillation, resin tapping, and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.
You can access the power of essential oils in many ways, but 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.
However, when choosing essential oils to use, it is crucial you choose a brand that promises purity and has a seed to seal promise.
How can I use them in my home?
Essential oils are a great way to introduce distinct scents and stimulate the olfactory nerves, while aiding health. There are 11 essential oils that you can safely use.
These include tea tree (anti-fungal), cedarwood, lavender and vetiver to name a few. Each essential oil has a different purpose, depending on your needs.
You can use these oils therapeutically by introducing 3 essential oils per week and checking for an allergic reaction. For example, some oils can help with memory and activate the brain through the sense of smell.
Another use is to improve sleep, using essential oils to calm and relax the body. Oils like vetiver, cedarwood, lavender and Peace & CalmingTM are popular for sleep. Aromatherapy helps significantly to enhance the atmosphere in the bedroom. At bedtime you can diffuse cedarwood or lavender and during the day you can use peppermint, clary sage and frankincense for focus and alertness.
For immune-boosting essential oils, you can use thieves (which also works well for stomach pains) and RCTM (respiratory care) with lemon oil at the first start of flu and cold symptoms.
To clear the air in the home, you can use PurificationTM, lemon, and orange for an uplifting sweet scent. Essential oils also help to kill bacteria and viruses in the air.
A great way to use essential oils is to add Epsom Salts to neutralise bath water from chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals to sooth and calm after bath time (older children).
You can also use essential oils topically by mixing the oil of choice with a carrier oil (like jojoba, sweet almond, olive or grapeseed oil) and apply under the feet and along the spine.
There are many ways in which you can use essential oils in your own home and incorporate into your lifestyle, including making natural cleaning products safer for everyone in the household.
Essential oils are a great way to enhance your health and wellness and to live a toxic free lifestyle.