Essential oils are amazing and powerful gift given to us by Mother Nature. Those of you who know me, know how passionate I am about plants and nature. They are all around us, and yet we pay so little attention to them. This is why a day spent outside perk up your mood, we are out in nature, breathing in their molecules and absorbing their essences. There are 2 ways that essential oils work, through inhalation, and topical application.
How To Use Essential Oils
Topical application is one of the most effective methods of using essential oils. When the oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed into the blood stream, and dispersed throughout the tissues in about 15-20 minutes.
Inhalation is also an extremely effective way to therapeutically deliver essential oils into the body. The fragrance of an essential oil can have a direct influence on both mind and body, effecting emotional balance and energy levels. It is also believed that the inhalation of an essential oil can also enhance the body’s electrical frequency which can have a direct impact on diseases. Disease and emotional trauma create a negative frequency, which can be calmed down by the use of essential oils.
There are so many essential oils to choose from, so where do we begin. My recommendation is to choose oils that conjure up fond memories for you. When inhaling them, you can return to that happy place. For me an oil that I love is Tubular Rose, it reminds me of Hawaii, and when I smell it I feel like I am there again!
Here are some of my recommendations:
It is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti inflammatory and decongestant in nature which makes it a good ingredient for treating respiratory problems.
This is a powerful oil, used to balance estrogen, as well as detoxing the cells in the body.
This oil stimulates the liver and kidneys. It also helps the immune system and promotes blood circulation.
Helps to increase the circulation to the kidneys and stimulates the removal of uric acid.
I like to call this one of god’s gifts to mankind. It has so many beneficial effects. It is most known for its calming and balancing effects both physically and emotionally.
This is an aromatic oil that works well with calming emotions, in particular anxiety, stress and depression.
A good oil to have on hand when sleep eludes you. A few drops placed on the chest enables a good night sleep. It can also be used for stress and to aid the nervous tension.
This oil helps with rest and relaxation after a hard day. Instead of reaching for that glass of wine, place a few drops of sandalwood on the chest and inhale, it will do the trick. It also removes negative programming from the cells.
The Fountains offers Raindrop Therapy, a treatment using the most powerful essential oils. It integrates 9 single essential oils to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. This technique uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to reduce inflammation and destroy the viral agents responsible for it.
The oils used are Thyme, Oregano, Birch, Cypress, Basil, Peppermint and Marjoram. These oils are dispensed like little drops of rain above the back and down the vertebrae. The oils continue to work for 5-7 days following treatment. This is an ideal treatment for anyone wanting a sense of general well being.
What To Know Before You Begin Your Own Collection
I do not recommend mixing more than three oils together at a time, as they are powerful and sometimes can have a negative effect if too many are used at once.
Start your collection with familiar scents, ones that bring up good memories. As you become more comfortable with using them expand your horizon, they are out there just waiting to help.
It’s important to know that when you purchase any essential oil you are getting them from a reliable source (pure essential oils). Some suppliers sell synthetic oils (often found in kiosks in the mall).
Plants and their properties are here to help us to live healthier, happier lives, so take the plunge and start putting them into your daily life.