You cannot scroll through your Facebook or Pinterest account without seeing someone post, brag, and try to get the word out about essential oils. These have bloomed in popularity recently and are the new trend! I was sitting at my hair salon when I smelled a beautiful fragrance and noticed a diffuser sitting on one of the tables. I got into a nice conversation with the hair stylist about essential oils, the uses, the benefits and so on and so forth. It intrigued me and I needed to know more and try it out for myself.
I am not an expert, so I am not going to pretend like I am, I am just going to give you the basis of what I do know, and how they have worked in my life so far! I just started using these last week and I can already tell you i’m in love!
There are three ways to use essential oils // let’s call them EO for short
1. Diffuse – you can buy a diffuser that diffuses them into the air. it’s a great way to make your house smell yummy too!
2. Topically – you can rub them right to your skin. This is great for an area on your body that might have muscle tension, headache, stomach-ache, etc. Some oils can be stronger than others and need a carrier oil (coconut oil or olive oil work good).
3.Digest- You can eat these or add them to your water! They are edible!
The first three oils that I purchased were Eucalyptus, Clove, and Peppermint. There are SO many uses for each oil and different ways to treat your body using them, but these are the reasons I purchased these three.
Eucalyptus- I diffuse this one in the air to help with the common cold. I had a stuffy nose and this helped great! Just added 2-3 drops to the diffuser with water, and the steam filled the room and my stuffy nose was gone! I’ve also heard this is great to add to bath water!
Peppermint- Great for stomach problems… I will give you a little personal testimony on this particular oil a little later.
Clove- This is a great scent to diffuse to make your house smell delicious. A great winter scent. (Cheaper than candles too!)
Price:: These were all under $7.00 for a 1 oz bottle. I purchased these at BetterHealth Market. // ( http://www.thebetterhealthstore.com/)
Peppermint Oil//My new love//My stomach-ache savior!
Well this is quite embarrassing but i’m putting it out there, hoping this will help someone else struggling with the same issue! I have been dealing with constipation for as long as I can remember. I just have dealt with not going to the bathroom for a couple of days and dealing with the terrible stomach pains that comes with it. I’m always feeling sick, nauseous and crampy. I’ve tried lots of different medicines but nothing has worked… until now!!!! I mix 4-5 drops of peppermint EO and a spoonful of coconut oil into my hand and rub together until the coconut oil becomes a liquid. Then I massage the mixture on the bottom of my stomach right before I go to bed. By morning I have to go to the bathroom! I am so amazed with this product and am completely sold on EO’s and know they work! What a great, natural alternative to medicine!
If anyone else has more knowledge on EO’s, tips, suggestions or just want to chat about them please comment & let’s chat! This is my new found love!
God Bless // XO