Sunday, 31 January 2016

How I use essential oils daily - Part One

Learning about essential oils and how to use them has been a part of my personal journey for the past few months. I used to be like the majority of people - I would purchase an essential oil, use a few drops in the bath or even add some to my household cleaner and then put it away.  However, my current daily routine uses essential oils from when I wake to just before my head hits the pillow at night.  Let me explain...

In the morning I start with a few drops of rose hip oil applied and massaged into my face. I now add a drop of frankincense to that. Frankincense as many of us know is a holy oil in the Middle East.  It affects the skin, emotional balance and immune and nervous systems. I use it to help rejuvenate my skin as it helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes. It also smells wonderful and I feel a sense of peace when I use it.

One of my favorite blends is Balance - the grounding blend. I have made my own roller ball with some fractionated coconut oil to apply to my wrists, neck and heart centre. I find that Balance helps calm but the woodsy and slightly flowery scent also make me happy.

Before I get into the car I take a couple drops of peppermint and place behind my ears and on the back of my neck. Peppermint is one of my must haves and I take it everywhere I go. If I feel a headache coming on, I use it on my forehead and temples, if I am exhausted I place a drop in my hands and inhale deeply.

Another life saver has been Digestzen - the digestive blend. It contains ginger and fennel, among some other oils and applied directly to the abdomen assists in nausea, bloating, etc... I find when I travel by air that I get an uneasy tummy. This blend is perfect and within 10 minutes it works so well I almost forget my digestive troubles.

stay tuned for part two...

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