Introduction to Essential Oils

What are essential oils

Essential oils help protect plants and are 50 – 70 x more powerful than herbs. When extracted from different parts of the plant, by steam distilled or cold pressed, they can be used for many different things.

Essential oils and synthetic drugs.

  • Less side effects than over the counter drugs
  • Essential oils are made from hundreds of compounds that have medicinal benefits

Wintergreen has a chemical compound called methyl salicylate which is also found in Bengay.

Three ways to use essential oils

  • Aromatic – by breathing in essential oils this is the fastest way to get essentail oils into the bloodstream. Diffusing essential oils is a good way to reduce germs in the air.
  • Topically – when applying essential oils to skin, it enters the bloodstream within 30 seconds. You can also apply to head, feet, ears, chest and the back of the neck.
  • Internal – when ingesting essential oils always read the labels first. Add essential oils to water, gel capsule, or under the tongue or roof of the mouth. You may want to consult your doctor before using them as well if you feel uncomfortable with ingesting them.

Using Essential oils safely

Always do you research before using a brand of essential oils. They are not all equal. This is the brand  I have been using.

Essential oils should be kept away from eyes, inside ears, and nose. They also can be diluted with a carrier oil. Do not use water.

Essential oils are safe when used properly and have very few side effects. One side effect of using citrus oils can result in sun sensitivity. Please keep that in mind.

Here is How I started with Essential Oils. Please share, like, comment, share your experience with essential oils.

How I started with Essential Oils

Before we get started, I am not a nurse or doctor, nor do I claim to be. I am only here to share my own experience with essential oils. If you have health problems or an emergency, you should make your doctor aware of it as soon as possible. Do not leave health problems unattended.

Let me tell you how I got started.

I’ve had migraines occasionally. Then it got to the point, it was just about once a week. Something that a simple pill would help as long as i wasnt already getting sick to my stomach.

Back in 2011, I wanted something besides daily medication. Going to the Dr. or Urgent Care to have shots to help with migraines and my nausea was not fun.

I spent alot of time sleeping because of the medication I had taken , or the shots but it got to the point where I thought I didn’t have a choice. I would get sick 3 – 4 hrs without it slowing up. Shots was the only way to make it stop at the time.

So I did my research online, looked into “natural remedies”, and came across easentail oils. It’s one of those things were you think it’s going to be a waste of money. So what do I do, I order some anyways.

Starting with essential oils, I did a little research online of which ones are 100% pure essentail oils. I had come across this brand to try.

I didn’t want to spend too much money on something I wasn’t sure of, but I had to try something.

My first essential oils I tried was lavender and peppermint. As soon as I had a headache coming on, I would apply lavender to my forehead, keeping it away from my eyes. Lavender is considered calming and soothing. It worked rather well. I thought it was just a coincidence.

The next time I had a headache, I tried peppermint. It was very cooling, but with migraines, certian smells can make them worse.

So after using myself as a guinea pig, I have found that the lavender was more helpful for the headaches and migraines. The peppermint is great on my stomach when I felt sick to my stomach.

After all I had found a home remedy that kept me from going to the doctors almost every week. I have essentail oils all over my home for different uses.

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