Benefits of Essential oils is something I write about often because they are great! They are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.
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Essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and environment. If these naturally occurring chemical components are properly extracted, they can be used to benefit you in your daily life.
How to Use Essential Oils Aromatically
Today I want to talk about one of the many ways we can use essential oils to improve the quality of life. And that is aromatherapy.
Aromatic use of essential oils is especially powerful.
The sense of smell is a tool that can elicit powerful physiological, mental, and emotional responses. Essential oils are quickly absorbed by smell receptors, which have a direct link to the limbic system, which is the part of your brain that stores memories and emotions. Some essential oils induce uplifting or invigorating effects, while others are more calming. Have you noticed how your mood changes for the better when you enter a freshly scented room? Or when you are around a person whose perfume or an essential oil fragrance they are using is quite uplifting? It makes you happy and at ease, doesn’t it? Exactly!
Diffusing is one of the simplest ways to use essential oils aromatically. You can use an essential oil diffuser if you’d like but using essential oils aromatically does not require any special diffusing devices. You can achieve the same health benefits by simply placing a few drops of essential oil in the palm of your hand, cupping it around your nose, and breathing deeply.
Other Ways to Use Essential Oils Aromatically:
- Apply oil to a cotton ball and place in the air vents of your vehicle
- Mix oils in a spray bottle with water and mist over furniture, carpet, or linens
- Add oil to a batch of laundry or to dryer sheets
- Use in household surface cleaners
The results would be amazing. Try it!
As you try different oils, you will learn which essential oils work best for you and your needs. For the best essential oil experience, it is important to use oils that are pure, potent, and safe.
I am a consultant with doTerra and it will be my pleasure to be at your service if you have any questions about essential oils or need guidance on which oils will be best if you are a beginner.
Let me know in the comments.
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