As a nurse, I have been aware of essential oils for years. I have had colleagues who dabbled in natural medicine. I had always been skeptical. If there was really something to that, wouldn't I have heard something about it in school? Don't laugh, that's really what I thought. Years and added wisdom - I now see that is not how it works. Even nutrition was marginalized - what revenue is there in people being empowered to be healthy? We are fixing people who get sick - not helping them stay well. The medical model dominates health care. That may be largely due to that nurses have forgotten who they are. The medical model is meant to be balanced by the nursing model, founded by leaders like Florence Nightingale and Lillian Wald. That is why I went into nursing, not to pass medicines - but to usher in healing.
I went into nursing because I wanted to serve, I wanted to offer cold water to the thirsty. I had a passion for world missions and taking good news of complete healing to the whole person - those who are created in the image of God, and need to be reminded.
A couple years ago, I was reintroduced to essential oils - gifts of the earth! God created us in His image. When He did that He empowered and equipped us with all that we need to thrive, to fulfill our mission, to commune with Him freely. In these oils I have discovered a practical, beautiful, powerful tool for overcoming so many obstacles. Tools for being well enough - in mind and body - to pursue my calling. I get to help others to find healing. As a nurse, I am empowered to move about with autonomy, mastery and purpose! As a mom, I am empowered to bring this to my children so if they are suffering, they can be reminded that their God is big and He is enough- He has provided for all of their needs.
You and your family deserve only the most pure, potent, and effective oils on earth. I am proud to be affiliated with doTERRA. doTERRA takes great pride in sourcing them to you. They just released this site to help my explain it to you... Check it out! This is much of why I trust doTERRA as the source of the essential oils that I will use in my research, my nursing practice, and my home!
from the Source to You.
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