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