Shared with permission from ThinkCrucial.com
When it comes to essential oils, everyone knows how to put them in a diffuser to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. But did you know that there are other ways that you can use your essential oil that will provide a tangible benefit to you and your loved ones? The positive properties of essential oils come from the oil’s natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years by hundreds of different cultures. They have been used not just for aromatherapy, but also personal care, cleaning, and even for their natural healing properties.
One thing to keep in mind when you use essential oils is that you should not use undiluted essential oils on your bare skin. There are some who disagree with this, saying that pure essential oil on the skin can be used for various things. However, because everyone’s tolerance and sensitivity to the compounds found in essential oil can vary widely, if you’ve never applied essential oils to your skin, dilute them.
When you dilute an essential oil, you use a carrier oil. Carrier oils are neutral and stable, so they will not evaporate or add unwanted properties to an essential oil. These include sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, or even shea butter. There is no real standard for dilution as every person has a different sensitivity to essential oils. In general, start with one drop of essential oil to ever teaspoon of carrier oil. This will give you a roughly 1% solution strength. From there, you can increase the amount of essential oil as need be to suit your tolerance and needs.
Cleaning With Essential Oils.
As you can see, essential oils have more uses than just percolating in your diffuser for aromatherapy. Experiment with your favorite oils to find out more things you can do to help improve your life.
Both positive and negative emotions are important and part of being human, but when we can’t manage them properly we can find ourselves in a downward spiral fast. This can have a serious impact on every aspect of our lives – especially our health.
Take an Emotional Detox Break
Taking regular emotional detox breaks will help you handle your emotions with ease and cleanse your entire system so that you can reach your full potential and enjoy the abundant life. This does not have to be a complicated drawn out process. Take a 15min walk a solely focus on you breathe & noticing life around you. Sit down for 2min to journal things you are grateful for.
Anything you choose to do, make it a regular part of your wellness routine to continuously improve your mental state. Which as we know directly effects your physically wellbeing. Those who choose to live with an over abundance of angst, anger, stress & discontentment are more prone to all illness. From autoimmune diseases, migraines & headaches, sleep disorders, common colds - to seriously illness such as cancer and degenerative diseases.
Our bodies & minds are an interconnected system of natural chemicals that can either serve us or make us feel miserable. What do you want to feel like?
DIY Emotional Detox Inhaler
Contrary to popular opinion, there are actually much fewer ways to use essential oils to detox your body compared to using essential oils to detox your emotions. EOs help calm your mind, boost your mood and help put you in a meditative, mindful state.
*Essential oils must be 100% pure therapeutic grade, direct from the farm/distiller, hyper-orgnanic & non-GMO in order to have the desire effects. Store bought oils will not work and may not be safe.
**Learn more about essential oil science, safety & quality HERE.
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