What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the oil of the plant from which they were extracted. They’re basically concentrated herbs! They contain all the goodness that protects and maintains the plant, and we can use them to help support our own bodies’ health and wellness.
There are many different kinds of oils out there, and they all have different properties and uses. From well-known plants like Peppermint and Eucalyptus to unusual and exotic ones like Petitgrain and Spikenard, there’s a huge range to choose from – and they each provide all sorts of different benefits and uses.
How can essential oils help promote the health and wellbeing of you and your family?
I’m no scientist (and you probably aren’t either), so I’ll explain how essential oils have helped my loved ones and me…
My kids and I often have trouble winding down at night – Lavender is my go-to for this: it relaxes us, calms us down, and takes the edge off any worries.
I also combine Lavender with Lemon and Peppermint to support my body’s respiratory. I don’t have any troubles at all with my breathing and I don’t have any unusual reactions to the environment.
Peppermint gets used while I’m at work: I put it in the diffuser in my home office, and it helps me to focus so much better and enjoy what I’m working on. I have it in my diffuser right now as I’m typing this!
Those are just three examples, but essential oils have also replaced many everyday products that I used to spend a fortune on. I now clean my home with oil-infused natural cleaners rather than toxic chemicals from the supermarket, for example. I cleanse my face with oil-infused natural products too. And everyone in the family benefits from using calming essential oils in the diffuser before bedtime!