"The ancients knew that love and not expertise was the foundation of medicine but we, seduced by science, have almost forgotten this." Rachel Remen, MD
Sometimes I struggle with staying in touch with WHY I do what I do as a nurse, it is because of this relationship we have with science. It doesn't have to be but often is mutually exclusive.
Dr. Rachel Remems goes on to say, "For several generations now we have not been trained to be fellow human beings. We have been trained to be experts. But perhaps now is the time to escape the limitations of our training and remember the source of our strength. For all of its scientific and technological power, this work we do is not a work of Science. Science is only our most recent set of tools. This work is a work of Service and Service is a special kind of love."
Essential oils have been around for centuries. The largest scope for a case study in history. Little to no FDA approval, also little to no negative outcomes. I love what essential oils do for people I love. I love what essential oils do for my head tension, sleep, and energy level! Essential oils are safe for everyone, available to everyone. I enjoy combining essential oils into my world of science. Even more, I enjoy serving and loving those I cross paths with by sharing this gift of the earth for enhancing our lives.
I imagine that love is at the core of all the work we do. What is it that you do? Why do you do what you do?
Basil 4 drops, Ylang Ylang 3 drops, Marjoram 3 drops, coconut oil 6 drops, gently
blend and apply to back of neck, muscles at base of neck and on temples. Drink water if you can tolerate it.
Peppermint along hairline and back of neck (careful, not too close to the eyes) Lavender and Frankincense on temples. One drop Frankincense, press to the roof of your mouth if able to tolerate it due to nausea. Digestzen applied topically to abdomen.
There is an oil for that!
Take it from me - someone who knows what it's like - not having to go wait in a waiting room, pay a co-pay.... just to get some relief when you already know what's going on - it's worth the effort to find a natural solution!
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN
Top Three Essential Oils You Need: 99 Ways To Use Lavender, Lemon And Peppermint
There are so many amazing essential oils out there, but knowing which ones to start
with can be confusing! If this sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to introduce you to the three most popular essential oils from doTERRA that I always recommend; the Beginners Trio Kit of lavender, lemon and peppermint. I’m also going to share with you how to use them andhow to reap some fabulous benefits for you and your family. Remember that these are powerful oils and shouldn’t be applied without a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. You can also use sweet almond oil or even olive oil. You can read more about using essential oils safely here.
Lavandula (common name lavender) is part of the mint family, Lamiaceae. Lavender flowers are usually purple, a colour associated with the crown chakra, for higher purpose and spiritual connectivity. This symbolism is so appropriate as lavender is often used for healing and. doTERRA source their lavender essential oil from Bulgaria where the sunny, dry Black Sea climate coupled with dry, well drained, sandy soils are ideal for this aromatic plant.
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, lavender essential oil has been used for centuries topically, internally and aromatically. Known for its sweet-floral aroma and calming properties, the major constituents of lavender oil include linalool and linalyl acetate. The versatile nature of this lovely oil make it a doTERRA favourite, and a must-have to keep on hand at all times.
33 Lavender Oil Uses And Benefits:
As my go-to Swiss Army knife essential oil, lavender is always in my holiday first-aid kit (read more here). Here’s a list of how to use lavender and some of the benefits:
Fun fact: it takes around 16 kilos of lavender flowers to produce just one 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil! If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lavender essential oil you can watch this video:
Have you tried any of these suggestions? What is your favourite way to use lavender?
doTERRA sources lemon essential oil from citrus orchards in Sicily, Italy. Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA has provided a business opportunity for families who have grown lemon and bergamot for generations continue their family tradition of running an orchard. Clean, fresh, citrusy lemon essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils, with variety of uses and benefits, not just in the kitchen. The high limonene content makes it a powerful antioxidant and a cleansing agent so its deodorising and purifying properties are often used in cleaning and preservative products and diffusers. Lemon may also aid in digestion and support healthy respiratory function when taken internally.
33 Lemon Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: In one year, a single lemon tree has the potential to produce around 250kgs of lemons, and it typically takes around 45 lemons to fill a 15mL essential oil bottle. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lemon essential oil you can watch this video:
Did you know about all the skincare applications for lemon essential oil? What are your favourite ways to use this lovely citrus oil in your home?
The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times and is now used by cosmetic, culinary, and health industries around the world. It’s well known for its ability to help digestive health, promote healthy respiratory function, and provide flavour enhancement too. No wonder it’s one of doTERRA’s best-selling essential oils.
The main chemical component of peppermint is menthol which gives it the fresh and minty scent. It also makes it energising and invigorating, and is very cooling to the skin, and can be used topically to relieve feelings of tension.
33 Peppermint Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: Peppermint’s scientific name is Mentha piperita. In ancient Greek Mythology, Minthe (also known as Mentha), a nymph, was transformed by Queen Persephone into a sweet-smelling mint.
Have you ever used peppermint as a breathing aid? Or in recipes? How do you like to use it?
Post by: Tanya Maidment