Current Obsession: Essential Oils
Nurturing your body and soul are two of the most important things you can do for yourself and those around you. Taking care of your physical and mental health doesn’t stop with eating right, exercising and relaxation. It’s always important to know what you are putting in and on your body as well. We live in a society that pushes pills for just about every ailment or tick you can possibly have. Luckily, there is a more holistic approach that can help you with everything from concentrating to clearing migraines, and remedy a million other issues in between. This month, and indefinitely, I am obsessed with essential oils.
The use of essential oils dates back to 4500 B.C. when they were used in rituals and to remedy ailments similar to today. Essential oils are made from distilled plants, flowers and seeds that are cold pressed into a concentrated aromatic oil. They can then be mixed, or used alone, and they are completely natural! No chemicals or impurities that will affect your sensitive skin or cause internal harm. Some oils can be ingested and others are meant for topical use only. I’m a fan of scents like lavender, peppermint, and jasmine. These soul-soothing extracts calm nerves and balance feminine energy (instant self confidence) when dabbed on your temples, diffused for an hour or when an aromatic candle is lit.
Due to how effective essential oils have been for curing body aches, clearing skin (yes, they have beauty uses too), aiding digestion and strengthening your immune system, it is no wonder that there are so many companies that offer oils. Young Living and doTerra are amongst the most popular companies, as YL has their very own farms in Utah, France, Peru and more. My greatest advice is do your research before you buy. The most beneficial essential oils will be those that are 100 percent pure. Once you find scents that will put you in pure bliss you won’t want to use anything thing else. I’m absolutely hooked!
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