aromatherapy & essential oils

I swear by aromatherapy & essential oils.  I practice finding natural remedies to aid or even cure all sorts of issues. If I am tense or stressed or anxious, I grab my serenity blend or lavender EO, drop on my temples and breathe deeply for a few moments.
If I need to focus, rosemary. Energy? Citrus Bliss blend or sweet orange. When my cramps are out of control (thank you endometriosis) I use clary sage, more specifically the clary calm blend. For cleaning & anti-bacterial properties I dilute lemon essential oil, or peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle…have a problem? There’s an oil for that. 

The health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, cure headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation.

I am particularly obsessed with doTerra brand essential oils because of their therapeutic grade & ability to ingest certain EO’s ( * this is essential oil specific & diluted & in small quantities – never drink straight peppermint essential oil….you can however, add 1-2 drops to coffee which makes for a delicious mint-mocha taste! )

This time of year, my three go-to essential oils are

 

Serenity :

Serenity calms the senses and supports a restful nights sleep.

  • Promotes relaxation and a restful sleeping environment
  • Lessens feelings of tension and calms emotions
  • Calms the mind and soothes the senses
  • When accompanied with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels, provides a natural solution for a restful night’s sleep*

The newly updated dōTERRA Serenity Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that provides a unique user experience. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. dōTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically. Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to help reduce worry from life’s daily stressors, or diffuse at night to help quiet a restless baby or child. The addition of Cedarwood, Ho Wood, and Vetiver essential oils gives dōTERRA Serenity a grounding aroma that calms the mind and soothes the senses. dōTERRA Serenity can be used in conjunction with dōTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels. The dōTERRA Serenity essential oil blend creates a relaxing environment while the softgels promote a restful night’s sleep.*
(info @doterra)

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OnGuard:

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

dōTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of dōTERRA’s best-selling blends, dōTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* dōTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, dōTERRA  On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.

 

Balance:

doTERRA’s grounding blend, appropriately named doTERRA Balance, promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes a whole-body sense of relaxation
  • May help ease anxious feelings
  • Evokes feelings of tranquility and balance

The warm, woody aroma of dōTERRA Balance Grounding Blend creates a sense of calm and well-being. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in dōTERRA Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

 

The Science Behind it all :

Essential oils are volatile molecules obtained from the seeds, leaves, bark, resins, and other materials of nature’s most generous botanicals. They have been used to support optimum wellness and enhance human potential for hundreds of years. One of the most remarkable aspects of essential oils is their ability to simultaneously influence one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In this way, essential oils are uniquely qualified to produce dramatic results that other remedies can’t replicate.

What the research says:

Pioneering researchers are beginning to unlock the powerful influence the aromas of essential oils have on brain-wave activity. Increasing theta brain-wave activity is a preferred state for meditation because it heightens receptiveness and provides access to knowledge and information that is normally beyond conscious awareness.

According to a study published in the May 2011 edition of Flavor and Fragrance Journal, inhalation of Siberian fir needle essential oil for 40 minutes promoted a more relaxed state and increased theta brain waves. Other essential oils that remarkably influence brain-wave activity include frankincense, balsam fir, copaiba, and lavender essential oils.

 

this holiday season, do yourself a favor and invest in some essential oils…
for your mind, body & spirit!

 

 

 

 

Info & quoted facts provided by:
doTerra
mindbodygreen @ ( essential oils )
organic facts

 

 

 

 

 

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