Do you use essential oils? I don’t really even though I know I should. I’ve always thought that they would be no use to me as I have no sense of smell. But that means nothing, essential oils are about more than the fragrance and there are many ways you can use essential oils and fit them into your life for a whole host of different things.
How I can use essential oils in my life.
Aches and Pains
You know I suffer a lot with back pain of late, I am still working with my GP on finding the best pain relief for me. But choosing the right essential oils could boost my pain relief without resorting to medication. Frankincense and Cypress oil reduce inflammation and improve circulation. This would be really helpful in stopping or reducing flare-ups and pain first thing in the morning.
There are around 20 essential oils you can use to ease cold and flu symptoms. Frankincense again makes the list as does Lavender, Tee Tree, Eucalyptus and Lemon to name a few. Use in steam, as a spray, onto bedding to help ward off those winter bugs and enjoy a healthier season free from coughs and runny noses. Especially helpful as I work in retail and come into contact with pretty much all kinds of germs during my shifts!
Improve my mood.
This is a good one for me especially when PMT hits, I think I get worse as I’m getting older! But by simply applying Frankincense to the soles of my feet it can help me to relax and balance out my mood swings. Lavender in my bath can help to relax me and soothe away my worries. Or a drop or two of Patchouli rubbed onto my temples or feet to calm my mood.
Now they can’t work miracles on their own but in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle essential oils from New Directions Aromatics like Grapefruit Oil can help to help burn fat. Or Cinnamon to help control your blood sugar and reduce cravings. Both are things I am working on doing. So by adding these to my diet, I can give myself an added boost!
Do you use essential oils? I would love to know more about which ones you use or anything you can recommend to me!