This week, I have been taking inventory and evaluating how I'm doing - with my goals, dreams, vision, mission... I had a birthday and I still have many things to do before I'm 50. It's closing in on me.
One of the most powerful tools I have discovered - not to diminish some of the other cool tools, swiss army knife, duct tape and WD-40 - is essential oils!
Essential oils are so versatile! I literally can address every issue I face - physically, emotionally, spiritually, with these natural aromatic compounds that we find in nature, all around us! For fun, I'm going to share one daily essential oil practice every day this week. I get asked many times what oil I would attribute the most success to. I'm not really sure - so I'm going to unpack my daily routine a little. Like any routined, sometimes I don't think about why any more - I just keep doing it because it is working. So.... a little more intention and paying attention and gratefulness!
This morning, I am grateful for Lemon! I was drinking my water with lemon, as is my morning ritual :-) I decided to read a little bit about Lemon (Citrus limon). the main components in this beautiful oil is terpenes hydrocarbons. Why do we care about that? Well, it is this that makes it perhaps the most effective oil for disinfecting the room air using a diffusor - helping us to prevent all of those yucky symptoms that accompany seasonal threats. Lemon Oil enhances immunity by stimulating white blood cell production.
This is one of the oils that were diffused in our hospital to reduce stress and was shown to be highly effective. Many European hospitals use this oil as their disinfectant.
Fun tip, next time you have a little bleeding from a small cut, apply lemon oil and see if you need the bandaid as much.
Due to its’ ability to improve microcirculation, Lemon Oil can support the circulatory system, urinary tract, lymphatic congestion, digestive system and can relax stiff muscles. It is also useful in skin care to brighten the complexion, and is indicated for oily skin and acne. (Remember it is phytotoxic - don't go out in the sun after applying it to the skin, just to be safe.)
We drink this in our water throughout the day. 1-2 drops in a glass or stainless steel container. We both take up to 8-10 drops daily - I'm not recommending a particular amount, I wouldn't exceed 10-15 drops. Just sharing what we do. We credit this with energy levels, the ability to resist multiple caffein doses through the day, lack of seasonal downtimes, relief of respiratory an digestive discomforts. And, at $10 (wholesale)/ bottle - it is one of the most affordable wellness practices - one the most awesome ROI I know! :-)
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