Essential Oils

essential oilsEssential oils are one of my favorite tools to use for mental, physical and emotional health.

I started using oils when my son was in the womb in 2012 because I knew I wanted to expose him to the least amount of chemicals possible.

There are chemicals everywhere in case you have yet to notice and even in some things you would NEVER think chemicals would be in, like baby lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, facial cleanser, soaps, shampoo…the list goes on.

You can use essential oils to replace so many common products and that’s what I did with them for many years.  And I choose to use Young Living essential oils because they are completely chemical free.  You can read about their quality standards HERE.

I had this epiphany with oils one day in August 2017 that made me start promoting them as part of my holistic biz, Divinely Guided.

My hubby noticed something on our son Carson’s body that was abnormal.  I did a bit of research and confirmed what it was with my sister-in-law who is conveniently a pediatric nurse practitioner who has a lot of holistic beliefs.

I found out that the best essential oils for what Carson had was Purification and Tea Tree oil.  I had Purification so I started applying it immediately and ordered Tea Tree oil promptly!

That day I realized that essential oils, these healing plant essences, was something I could really stand behind.

This epiphany really set a ball into motion that I hadn’t seen coming!  From that day I started investing in more oils for my family’s wellness.

workshopAnd the fun really began when I started using them in my yoga classes and private sessions for deeper spiritual connection and healing.

WOWSA!

Now, I share oils with anyone and everyone.  I love making my own blends.  I love inhaling them.  I love diffusing them throughout my house and yoga space.  I love applying them to myself (and everyone!).

I love that you are reading this and hopefully catching my passion and enthusiasm for them!  😉

My appreciation for their healing properties is what hooked me but what’s kept me going is seeing the transformations in people’s lives.

Today one of the main aspects of my holistic biz is coaching and mentoring holistic peeps in incorporating oils into their lives and business.  I love showing people how essential oils can be a big asset in their “Life Tool Kit”!

If you wanna join my Oily Soul Tribe or if you just wanna learn a bit more, I would LOVE to connect with you!

Feel free to call, text, email or set yourself up a Discovery Call on my calendar HERE.

Abundant blessings!

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“Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”  Ezekiel 47:12 (ESV)


For the curious, here’s 10 interesting facts about Essential Oils:

—>Essential Oils are the life-force of the plant, the internal juices.  The juices are called the Oleo-Resin-Gum part of the plant (to get technical!).

—>The historical use of essential oils dates back to Egyptian hieroglyphics that were drawn over 5000 years ago.

—>There are 3 way to use oils:

  1. Topically – applying directly to skin
  2. Aromatically – diffusing or inhaling directly from bottle
  3. Internally – oral ingestion when labeled for internal use

—>They support the health of your body functions by passing through your tissues and directly into your cells.  Within 20 minutes of applying one drop of oil, it is in every cell of your body…that’s around 100 trillion cells!

Essential oils work very differently than traditional medications.  They have the ability to enter the cell membrane because their molecules are so tiny, where traditional pharmaceuticals do not have that ability.

—>Oils can be used every day and often.  They are not a one-time fix it remedy.  They should be part of a healthy wellness program.

—>But what about those of you that are sensitive to smell?  Most often what you are sensitive to are synthetic fragrances.  Most products on the market do not contain 100% pure essential oil.

—>Most essential oils for sale today are labeled “pure therapeutic grade” or “100% certified pure”, however there is no actual certification or regulatory agency in the U.S.  The FDA requires that essential bottles that contain at least 5% pure essential oil can be labeled pure.  {Did you catch that?  Only 5%!} Young Living is 100% pure essential oil.

—>Essential oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation, solvent extraction, cold press and CO2 extraction.  Young Living uses the method that is best for the end product, which is low-temperature, little to no-pressure, no-solvent method.

—>Some oils are considered “hot”, which means they feel like they are burning when applied.  To avoid this add a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, to dilute its potency.  Sun exposure is not recommended after use of “hot” oils.

—>Oils are safe for kids, although, it is recommended to dilute essential oils when applying to children  2 and under.

{If you want a little crash course in essential oils you can watch my Kick the Chemicals video class.}


 

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Facts gathered from “The Essential Oil Truth” by Jen O’Sullivan.