An Intro to Essential Oils

health care self care tips Jul 27, 2015

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their aromatic properties and health-giving benefits. Essential oils can make a significant contribution to one’s health, and have become a popular modality in both my medical practice and my home.

essential oilsEssential oils can be used to support the body in many different ways, allowing it optimal healing potential. They can support immune function and help overcome infection, reduce inflammation and discomfort, promote healthy digestion, assist in healthy sleep patterns, moods, cognitive function, and so much more.

I started incorporating the highest quality essential oils into my practice after hearing experiences of people who had utilized them in their own health care regimens. Now I can’t remember life without them, nor do we want to know life without them!! There are oils to support every system of the body – helping to strengthen the body so that it can heal itself. Essential oils are more potent than herbs since they come from the aromatic oils of the plant – they are very concentrated for that reason are highly efficacious. Also because of that potency, a small amount goes a long way!

Essential oils can be used in a number of different ways. They can be used aromatically, either through a diffuser, or just through the air. They can be used topically, either neat or diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Finally many of the oils can be taken internally – either put in water and drank, or put in an empty capsule and swallowed. Different oils and blends have different methods and routes of administration that are appropriate for each one.

I chose the brand of essential oils I use because of the safety and quality of their products. They do testing on all batches of their oils to ensure purity, potency and consistency, and all their oils meet the highest standards. I feel very safe and confident recommending these oils to my patients as well as using them with my toddler. I have seen these essential oils support health and healing in profound ways!

One of the great things about obtaining essential oils is that everyone can purchase oils at wholesale prices!! If you would like to get a membership, the fee is only $35 a year, and then you get 25% of all your oils, supplements, personal care and cleaning products. If you place regular monthly orders, you also receive free product credits ranging from 10-30% on all your orders to use on free oils!

Contact me for more information about ordering.

I’m looking forward to sharing about essential oils on this blog – I feel that no household should be without them, and there are a few key oils that are a great starting point that are easy to utilize with the whole family!