Have you ever crushed the leaves of a herb or eucalyptus tree to enjoy it’s unique scent, or breathed in the aroma of a beautiful flower? If the answer is yes, then you have already experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils!
Essential oils are pure extracts, found in the seeds, bark, roots, rind, flowers and stems of plants and are what give the plants their individual, characteristic smell. Essential oils work similar to our own immune system, protecting the plant and supporting everyday functioning, they are nature’s defense mechanism for plants and cells.
These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are collected via steam distillation or are cold pressed from the rind of the citruses. Many think that essential oils are a new, passing fad but far from it.. they were used throughout ancient history as natural remedies, beauty treatments and in food preparation and are a huge part of the foundation on which modern medicine is built.
The best benefit of essential oils, in my opinion, is that they address the root cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms. They come along side and support our body systems rather than interfering in the natural processes our bodies are designed to do and this strengthens the immune system over time.
You see, my aim isn’t just simply to have natural remedies for when our family is hit with seasonal threats, but to live a life of wellness, feeling good, strong and full of life! This isn’t possible if you are simply addressing symptoms as they arise, we need to look deeper, to listen to our bodies when it tells us it needs rest and to be proactive in maintaining strong immune systems!
I am not recommending that essential oils replace your doctor and medical care, especially in emergency situations; but in a day and age where hospitals are fighting super bugs due to the excessive use of antibiotics and doctors are urging parents to avoid using/overusing medications on their children for simple, everyday issues; essential oils are a safe, effective and natural alternative for wellness.
Not only are they safe and effective, they are also incredibly affordable! Every 15ml bottle contains around 250 drops of essential oil and considering how potent the oils are, you only need 1-2 drops per application. As an example, 1 drop of Lavender oil would cost .11cents, Easy Air Blend .9 cents and a drop of Wild Orange just .6 cents!
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I talk you through how to use essential oils and how they can help you reduce toxins in your home.