Live :: Optimistically :: Through :: Universal :: Struggles
As we are adjusting to a new normal and constant health updates, we are all struggling with stress, fear and anxiety. With so many things being temporarily banned - the ability to eat in a restaurant, go to the beach, hang out with friends - we are all seeking ways to gain control of what we can. With hospitals reserved for COVID-19 patients and emergencies, the desire to stay healthy has become even more important.
Are you seeking safe and healthy ways to help cope with all these changes? Essential oils to the rescue! Essential oils are more than just a great smell, they can help to improve your emotional, mental and physical health.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are extracted from different parts of plants and are 50-70 times more powerful than herbs. Essential oils have provided simple and powerful solutions throughout history.
How to use essential oils?
There are three ways to use essential oils:
1. Aromatically – Aromatherapy works by stimulating smell receptors in the nose. This then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions. (Ex: the smell of cookies baking = happiness)
a. Open a bottle and take a deep inhale
b. Place 3-5 drops in a diffuser
2. Topically – Essential oils are nutrients that penetrate the cell membrane. Unique chemical structure allows oils to pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application.
a. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil and apply directly to area of concern or under the soles of your feet
b. Mix with unscented lotion for a customized essential oil lotion blend
3. Internally – Essential oils work with the body to address issues and root causes on a cellular level.They can affect the whole body – including the digestive system, mouth, throat, liver, and urogenital tract
a. Place a drop under your tongue or in a gel cap
b. Add a drop to your water, tea or favorite recipe
*Caution when taking essential oils internally. Not all brands are created equal, make sure the essential oils you are using are pure and safe to take internally.
Through these three simple ways, essential oils can quickly and effectively enter your body and improve your mental, physical and emotional health. The best part? Essential oils are derived from nature, and non-toxic and safe for you and your loved ones.
Consider turning to essential oils for the additional needed support you seek during these unprecedented times. Stay tuned to the next blog for essential oil recommendations!
Written by : Michelle Fujii