Hi! If you’ve been thinking, “What’s the deal with these oils I’ve been hearing all about lately?” You’ve come to the right place!
In this video, I will go over:
- What are essential oils?
- Ancient uses
- Modern uses including:
I’m going to be sharing a lot of personal stories of how and why I use oils, and how they have helped my family.
What are essential oils?
I like to think of essential oils a plant medicine.
Basically, they are a concentrated liquid derived from plants.
Essential oils contain aromatic and beneficial compounds that have spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties .
Pure essential oils are more powerful and potent than the plant they come from. For instance it takes about 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle of lemon oil or it takes about 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15 ml bottle of lavender oil.
So when I say concentrated, I mean concentrated! A little (even a teeny bit) goes a long way!!
A drop under the tongue, a drop in a glass water bottler, or even a drop rubbed on the bottom of your feet can have a huge impact on maintaining wellness.
These little oils pack a big punch!
Essential Oils have been around for thousands of years for cosmetics and wellness and are recently making a big resurgence in modern application (at least they’re becoming more mainstream).
Just a few examples of how they were used:
- In ancient Rome, aromatic botanicals were used in bath houses. Additionally, they were used for massages and other therapeutic practices.
- During the Roman Empire, Israelites used essential oils such as frankincense and cedarwood to heal wounds. In the bible, the baby Jesus was brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. Essential Oils were as valuable as gold.
- Promote a clear complexion (tea tree, purification) – if I have acne, I dab a drop of purification oil and it is usually gone in a day or two
- Smooth signs of aging (lavender, frankincense, lemon, cedarwood) – I use a combination of lavender, frankincense, tea tree, and purification mixed with jojoba oil (actually jojoba wax) for a facial serum that makes my skin radiate!
- Nurture healthy looking hair (lavender, Ylang Ylang, Tea Tree) – I add a drop of lavender to my shampoo to nourish my scalp and leave my hair smelling and looking great!
- Think about the smell of a tangerine or fresh lemon. How does it make you feel? Refreshed and energized? That is aromatherapy at work!
- Scents have an effect on the brain’s center for emotion and memory (the limbic system)
- Essential oils have different effects on this part of the brain. Certain oils can perk you up and uplift mood, while others might promote a more relaxed state.
- Mood energizer: lemon, orange, peppermint
- Encourage relaxation: lavender, Stress Away, Cedarwood (positive emotional state) – I diffuse cedarwood and lavender everynight to promote restful sleep
- Some essential oils can be taken as dietary suppliments (for instance peppermint and Digize are known to support healthy digestion and Thieves supports healthy immune function*)
- Additionally essential oils can be used for weight management and cleansing purposes (grapefruit and lemon*)
- Immune Boosting: Thieves supports healthy immune function*
- Healthy Digestion: Peppermint oil and Digize both support a healthy digestive system.*
Cleanse the Home
- Most cleaning supplies are full of toxins, however, many essential oils are naturally effective for cleansing dirty surfaces (Thieves and Lemon are great cleansers and smell wonderful, too!) No more toxic chemical smell with essential oils
- Additionally, when diffused, some essential oils (such as Thieves and purification) help to cleanse and purify the air. Creating an atmosphere that supports wellness.
- Essential oils are plant medicine derived from healing parts of plants – Highly concentrated
- Used for thousands of years (at least 5000 years ago) for medicinal and therapeutic purposes
- Modern uses – beauty, elevate mood, support wellness, and cleanse the home naturally.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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