A Few of My Favorite Essential Oils
In 2012, two of my friends started telling me about their amazing results using essential oils. I was skeptical about their experiences, even more so when I found out how expensive these oils are. Once I got a sample of Vetiver oil, I was finally convinced. I had been having trouble falling asleep for months. Couldn’t get my mind to stop racing and worrying. After putting a drop of Vetiver on each of my big toes, I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Since then, I’ve been hooked and keep finding new ways to incorporate essential oils into my everyday life.
What exactly is an essential oil? It’s a fragrant oil made from flowers, leaves, stems, roots, or other parts of a plant. The oils are distilled for aromatic, topical, or internal uses. To experience essential oils firsthand, peel an orange or break off a few needles from a pine tree. The fragrance you smell is the result of essential oils being released into the air.
My favorite oils to use every day are:
The superhero of oils! It has so many uses and smells so good that I use this oil everyday. I put a few drops of lavender on my feet at night to calm me down. I love mixing lavender with aloe vera gel in the summer for when I accidentally get a little sunburnt or with hand lotion in the winter to avoid eczema flare ups.
Oregano is a strong, “hot” oil, meaning that it can burn sensitive skin. I only use it when I need the big guns, i.e., if I’m coming down with a sore throat. I gargle Oregano in warm water to numb the pain and relieve any stuffiness in my sinuses.
I have dōTERRA Peppermint beadlets in my purse at all times. I use them as a breath freshner, to beat an afternoon slump, to fight headaches, and to relieve a sour stomach.
One of the most expensive oils, but one of my favorites. I put a few drops in my face lotion for a brighter complexion. (Maybe the glow is just from the knowledge that I’m treating my skin so royally! I’ll take it.) It also works wonders on my dry cuticles in the winter.
I use dōTERRA essential oils, but there are lots of options out there. I find that essential oils work best for my chronic but not devastating problems (like dry skin, acne, or a mild cold) and they work best with consistent use.
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