Essential Oils for Health

I was curious about essential oils but didn’t get serious about using them until I had the flu last year on Christmas. I missed Christmas, New Years and didn’t feel myself until a month later. I learned about essential oils from my friend who started using them in her Reiki practice and now based on her experience with Young Living essential oils, lives a toxic free lifestyle and teaches others the benefits of using Young Living products. Knowing her healthy lifestyle after using the oils, I decided to give them a try. It’s only been a couple of months of trying them from my Young Living starter kit out but I’ve already noticed a few improvements to my health. I will continue to experiment as I learn more through my own health discovery. Here are just a few quick tips I learned from her and myself from experimenting with my starter kit:

When I feel an onset of a cold coming on:

  • Diffuse a blend of peppermint, lemon and lavender essential oils in my diffuser at home. I diffuse this all over my apartment and at night near my bed as well until I’m feeling better.
  • Put a drop of Thieves essential oil underneath my tongue. My mom has used this technique when she was feeling like a cold was coming on without diffusing the oil blend mentioned above with good results.

When I can’t fall asleep or need to fall asleep (I’m a night owl and the office job is sometimes a struggle):

  • I have a diffuser on my nightstand so I diffuse lavendar essential oil before bed and rub it on the bottoms of my feet.

I’m also experimenting with using lavender and frankincense essential oils in my skincare and beauty regimen. I have noticed that using three drops of each with a carrier oil, like organic Rosehip or Jojoba oil in replace of my facial moisturizer is helping my skin to look clearer and brighter. I have also added a drop of lavender in my mascara. I haven’t noticed a change in my lashes but the smell is spectacular when you open your tube of mascara and the anti-bacteria effects can’t hurt either.

If you want to experiment on your own using Young Living essential oils, click here to purchase them. You can also become a wholesale member to take advantage of discounted pricing.


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