I’m on an ongoing health journey, and about five months ago essential oils became a part of that journey. I did quite a bit of research on which oils did what, and what these oils were really capable of. I read personal testimonies from people who used them and saw incredible results. I saw photos of before and afters. And I was excited to have my own personal testimonies. I personally use Doterra essential oils because of their purity and the amount of testing done on them. This is my personal preference, but I by no means think that there are not other worthy companies out there. When choosing your brand just be sure they are quality oils, with testing to back up their claims of purity. I use oils to help me manage anxiety, headaches, hormones, pimples, and prevent sickness. I have a few oils that are my daily go-tos and have really made a difference in my life. In fact… I’ve been known to basically just sniff oils through a stressful movie… I can’t handle suspense or violence or anything that is a comedy.
1.) Elevation, also known as the joyful blend, is my absolute favorite. It smells like sunshine in a bottle and has been a huge help in managing my anxiety. I usually put it on my wrists and my neck and the smell literally gives me an immediate lift. I had been looking for a natural way to manage the anxiety I was experiencing, and elevation has mad a huge difference with that. I use it every day, usually about two or three times a day. (Especially after a trip to the dentist…)
2. Clary calm is the blend for women. I recently came off birth control (not to have a baby… stopping that rumors before it starts) because there is a slight history of blood clotting in my family, and that can be a side effect of it. I just felt safer not being on it, but I was nervous about the way my body would react coming off of it. I have heard of people experiencing extreme emotions and friends… I am already emotional enough. I thought I’d give this hormone balancing blend a try and I’m SO glad I did. I put it on my feet in the morning and at night and it had a huge impact.
3. Peppermint oil is good for so many things. I have used it to help with wisdom tooth infections and pain. I have used it to help with pain from cracked tooth (twice…). And I have used it for headaches and stomach aches and to even help clear up my breathing. When mixed with wild orange it is even good to help with focus. It’s one of my favorite go to oils.
4. Wild Orange oil can also be used for uplifting your mood, or you can put it in your water. I do both of those things. You can also put it in cleaning sprays because it’s is a strong purifying agent. It is also high in antioxidants and helps protect you against sickness! It smells amazing and tastes even better.
5. On Guard oil is also known as the protective blend. I have made a blend with on guard, lemon, melaleuca, and oregano and I put it on my feet at night and in the morning. Sometimes I will also take on guard in a capsule in the morning if I start to feel worn down.
There are many more oils that I use and love, like balance, serenity, oregano, melaleuca, lemongrass, frankincense and geranium. I’ve made cleaning supplies, put drops in my lotions for soft skin, made a pimple buster blend, and soon I’m going to start making my own deodorant. My mom has used them to help with some of my brother’s behavioral problems. And my mother in love/father in love have used them to get off some medications and my brother in love has used them to help with his asthma. I know that essential oils aren’t the answer to every problem, but they are a piece of the wellness puzzle. If you want to learn more about them, and their many uses let me know!