Take Care of Yourself with Essential Oils
I’ve never been one to suffer from allergies, however this last week they came on strong. I’ve been taking everything from Zyrtec and Claritin to Benadryl and nose spray to control my congestion. It wasn’t until today that I turned to my trusty essential oils for a cure. I had an all natural remedy right at my disposal this whole time. Whether you suffer from allergies, asthma, or maybe headaches or stress, there is an essential oil blend that can help you!
I started using essential oils during my yoga teacher training. I never knew their benefits they had until I started using and reading about them. Since then, I’ve been diffusing them at home and in my classroom. I use special blends to ease test anxiety and get my 8th graders to focus in school. I make lots of different blends depending on the mood I want to create for my yoga classes.
If you’ve heard about essential oils or you have some, but you’re not sure about all of the benefits or how to best use them, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some ways you can use essential oils in your life to ease stress, calm anxiety, and combat many other conditions you may be living with.
If you suffer from allergies, a blend of melaleuca (tea tree oil) and lavender will help. Combine a few drops of each oil and rub onto the soles of your feet and sinuses. Rub any excess oil on your chest and wrists. This worked very well for me. Re-apply this blend every hour or so to keep it working.
Along with allergies comes congestion. In this case, you can diffuse a mixture of eucalyptus, peppermint, and douglas fir. You can inhale it directly from a diffuser. Otherwise, you can use the same blend and apply it to your chest, neck, back, and feet.
There’s another oil exclusive to DoTerra’s line of essential oils that is called Breathe. Rub Breathe on your chest, neck, bottoms of the feet, or right below your nose. This has been a big hit with anyone I know who suffers from asthma or other respiratory issues.
Let’s face it, we all experience stress in our daily lives and sometimes we just need to step back, take a breath and chill. I find that diffusing a blend of lemongrass and lavender really helps me to calm down. You can also massage it onto your neck, back or bottoms of the feet.
Lavender is probably my favorite scent ever. Whenever I diffuse lavender, I close my eyes and pretend I’m in Provence (maybe that thought is what really makes me calm). Lavender has many uses, some of which I’ll share in future blog posts, so stay tuned!
An uplifting oil like Peppermint is great for a boost of energy when you’re feeling sluggish. There’s a new blend called Cheer which carries Wild Orange, Clove, Lemon, Nutmeg and more. This comes in a rollerball that you can rub on your palms and inhale or rub on your temples.
Diffuse an array of oils such as Frankincense, Bergamot, Lavender, and Lemon to boost your mood. For topical use combine equal parts of Bergamot, Chamomile, Frankincense, and Orange and add fractionated coconut oil into a roller bottle. Rub on your palms and inhale the notes for positive vibes.
Now that you know some of the benefits of the oils, why should you choose DoTerra brand?
I chose Doterra over other essential oil brands due to their commitment to being all natural. They are the only essential oil brand that is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, meaning they are free of all pesticides, contaminants, and additives. They even use 3rd party testing to certify purity and potency. All of their plants must be sourced from the native (indigenous) growing region. This is a very transparent product that you can trust, especially with the emphasis on oils that can be ingested and used topically.
As a wellness advocate I am happy to share more of the benefits with you and tailor special oil blends to your needs. If you’re interested in ordering please visit my website here.