Many people regard essential oils as an ‘essential’ part of their wellness routine. Here’s why!
An essential oil is a volatile material derived from a plant and bears the aroma or flavor of that plant. Chemically, an essential oil is a complex mixture of 30 to 100 or more compounds. They have a long shelf life and are very effective as they contain concentrated properties of herbs. It often requires several hundred or even thousands of pounds of raw plant material to produce a single pound of essential oil. For example, 250 pounds of lavender will produce approximately 1 pound of pure oil.
Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They provide many alternatives to harsh chemical products. Their uses range from cooking and cleaning to pet care, home remedies, beauty, and wellness.
Here are some common essential oils and their benefits:
allergies • cuts • scrapes • stop bleeding • nose bleeds • pink eye • ear aches • calming • depression • respiratory concerns • eczema
headaches • stomach ache • flu • nausea • inflammation • constipation • diarrhea • fever • sinus memory • alertness
pH balance • acid reflux • gallstones • detox • memory • tumors • cancer • circulation • immune support • warts • disinfectant
depression • stress • sadness • grief • vision • age spots • wrinkles • infections • tumors • cancer • nervous energy • inflammation
All things have an energetic frequency including the human body, diseases, and even our thoughts! The average frequency of the human body during the day is 62-68 MHz. At 58 MHz, cold and flu symptoms can appear, and at 55 MHz or lower, chronic diseases can form. The frequency of essential oils can go as high as 320 MHz. These high energetic frequencies can raise the body’s frequency resulting in improved health. A poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle results in the lowering of your frequency and makes you more susceptible to illness. Processed or canned food has a frequency of 0 MHz, so the modern diet leaves us starving for energy.
Here are some easy ways to use essential oils and reduce your toxic exposure:
- All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.
- Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.
- Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.
- Vacuum cleaner: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container.
- Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mold killing action.
- Clean burnt pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burnt food from pots and pans.
- Air freshener: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils for a wonderful smelling home.
- Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for a homemade carpet cleaner.
- Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.
- Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub.
- Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.
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Amy Willis MH, CTN
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Amy Willis M.H., CTN