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Today we have a pretty exciting topic for you: a list of five amazing essential oils that you should always keep in your home. I’ve sat down with our Certified Aromatherapist and Reflexologist, Liana, who listed five essential oils and their roles in promoting health. So, go ahead and read our discussion below…
Cora: Hi Liana, thank you for sitting down with me to discuss your favourite essential oils. I want to start by asking: why have you chosen these oils?
Liana: I have chosen them because they are five excellent oils with a variety of uses. Please note, however, that in order to enjoy the benefits of these ‘gifts of nature’, you must use only organic, therapeutic grade essential oils like that of Young Living Essential Oils. Time and again, they have proved to be more effective than any other oil I’ve used with clients over the last 15 years!
Cora: What can happen if someone does not use organic, therapeutic grade essential oils?
Liana: A poor quality oil will be ineffective in providing any health benefit. In some cases it may even cause skin irritation, severe rash, or an allergic reaction.
Cora: Good to know! Thank you for sharing.
Liana: I think it is important for readers to know that high quality essential oils are very powerful tools if one knows how to use them. So you might as well use only the best oils available!
Liana: Essential oils have incredible healing benefits and a great deal of clinical research to demonstrate as such. As far as the oils I feel everyone should have in their home, here are my favourite five:
The great ‘balancer’! If only one oil is affordable, choose lavender. It is safe, versatile, and gentle on the body. It creates an atmosphere of calm; and can be used for any stress-related disorder, depression, PMS, tension, anxiety, and/or insomnia.
It also helps to stimulate cell growth, aid in digestion, and treat respiratory and urinary problems. For women, it also helps to regulate menstration! Anyone can apply it to acne, insect bites, stings, sprains, aches, pains, and burns. Lavender also helps to treat Eczema and Psoriasis.
Peppermint is a wonderful oil to help with a variety of concerns. It can help treat any digestive problem, including, stomach aches, diarrhea, IBS, colic, nausea, and vomiting. It can also help with halitosis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatic pain, colds, flu, heart palpitations, and fever. Peppermint is an antispasmodic and analgesic oil that can help treat headaches, migraines, fainting, nerve pain, and shingles. It can also promote the health of one’s hair and scalp.
Peppermint can reduce mental fatigue while promoting clarity, focus, and attention; making it a great tool for students! It can also help those who have suffered a trauma or shock as the oil is uplifting and encourages positivity.
Peppermint should be used in small doses and avoided in pregnancy. It should be stored away from homeopathic remedies and should not be used while taking them, as the oil can negate their effect. Over long periods of time, peppermint can cause disturbances in the normal sleep pattern; and should not be used at bedtime as its stimulating effect can cause wakefulness.
Chamomile is a lovely, feel-good oil. It can aid in the treatment of toothaches, acne, allergies, burns, boils, bodily wounds, and Eczema. It is a great tool to add to your skin care routine as it is anti-inflammatory and helps to stimulate cell growth. Chamomile is also great for treating menstrual pain and can help reduce symptoms of PMS, insomnia, depression, and general nervousness.
The use of chamomile should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy; and should always be used in its lowest advocated concentration… less is more! This oil is highly odoriferous so use sparingly and discontinue its use once condition improves.
4. Clary Sage
This is fabulous oil that many people do not typically consider as home-healers. It has aphrodisiac properties, which may help to improve a lowered libido, and sedative qualities, which in small doses can alleviate hysteria and paranoia.
Clary Sage also treats menstrual pain and irregularity, PMS, sore throat, high blood pressure, muscular aches and pains, migraines, tension, stress, anxiety, and depression. This oil is should be avoided during pregnancy; and should always be used in low concentrations with a carrier oil… less is more!
Frankincense is an incredibly powerful oil that can treat acne, abscesses, scars, aging skin, and hemorrhoids. Systemically, it can treat respiratory ailments, urinary tract infections, painful menstruation, and uterine bleeding not due to menstruation. Frankincense is an anti-inflammatory oil that can be used cosmetically or medicinally; and helps to remove harmful bacteria from the skin.
It is a great wound cleanser and can promote younger looking skin!
Frankincense is a very calming oil for the mind and can soothe the nervous system in the presence of any stress-related disorder. Because it is an emmenagogue (has blood thinning effects and stimulates menstruation), frankincense should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy
Cora: Wow, that is a lot of great information… Thank you so much for sharing all of that detail!
Liana: My pleasure! Also, I am more than happy to speak with anyone who has specific concerns or questions, that’s what I’m here for!
Cora: One last question, how do you suggest that folks use these oils? Topically? Diffuse?
Liana: That is a bit of a personal preference really. If topical use is preferred, I recommend using carrier oils such as castor oil or coconut oil to balance the concentrated essentials. Diffusing these oils can also be of great benefit to the mind and body, while also making your home smell lovely!
Cora: Okay, good to know! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us 🙂
So there you have it folks… five essential oils to always keep handy for regular use at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us at email@example.com.
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