Day 26: Essential Oils

day 26

Essential Oils used to scare me a bit – I had no idea what I was looking for, didn’t understand how to use them, and there seemed to be so many scents, I didn’t know where to start!

This website: Essentialthree.com has some great information to learn more about all types of oils and what the different scents promote within your body – physically, psychologically, and as an addition to your skin care regimen. It also helps give you an idea of what to look for in an essential oil, and you can even purchase them on the site!  (Yes, they’re expensive, but they are pure, and great for your body – without all the toxins that cheaper oils might have.)

Here are my Top 3 Essential Oils:

(Uses are copied from the above website)

1. Lavender: (one of the most versatile oils)

Physical uses: Respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, colds, flu, tense breathing, muscle spasms, muscle aches, muscle cramps, infections (bacterial,viral), headaches, inflammation, lymphatic support.

Skin care uses: Imbalanced oil production, small wounds, bruises, burns, sunburn, insect bites and stings, infections (bacterial, viral), inflammation, irritations, itching, blemishes, eczema, skin tonic.

Psychological uses: Stress, nervous tension, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, mood swings, anger, sleeplessness.

Subtle uses: Balances the energy centers. Calms. Clears energy blocks. Brings in positive energy.

2. Spearmint: (uplifting)

Physical uses: Respiratory congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, flu, fevers, infections, muscle aches, muscle spasms, stiff joints, indigestion, nausea, headaches, menstrual cramps.

Skin care uses: Oily skin, blemishes, congested skin, infections, body odor, itching, small wounds.

Psychological uses: Mental fatigue, mild depression.

Subtle uses: Energizes, uplifts, and rejuvenates.

3. Sandalwood: (popular for meditation)

Physical uses: Dry coughs, bronchitis, laryngitis, sore throats, respiratory congestion, inflammation, infections, muscle spasms, nerve pain, poor circulation, lymphatic support, immune support.

Skin care uses: Dry skin, mature skin, sensitive skin, rough skin, devitalized skin, oily skin, blemishes, eczema, itching, chapped skin, inflammation, infections, small wounds, skin tonic.

Psychological uses: Anxiety, tension, stress, sleeplessness, sense of isolation, emotional instability, low libido.

Subtle uses: Calms and comforts. Promotes the ability to trust and accept. Encourages meditative state and a sense of peace.

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