Essential Oils

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What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oil Definition

Natural, highly concentrated compounds found in the roots, bark, seeds, flowers, or other areas of a plant.

Essential Oils

  • Give a plant its aroma
  • Protect the plant from harsh environmental conditions and insects
  • Play a role in plant pollination

Volatile Aromatic Compounds

Tiny, organic molecules that are known to quickly transform from their liquid or solid state into a gas when they reach room temperature.

Why Use Essential Oils to Manage Mood?

  • Natural, safe
  • Generates quick responses
  • A simple way to manage emotions

 

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Health Benefits of Essential Oils

Health

  • Soothe occasional skin irritations
  • Promote healthy digestion
  • Support healthy immune function
  • Promote restful sleep
  • Alleviate occasional stomach upset
  • And More

Emotional 

  • Calming
  • Energizing
  • Soothing
  • Renewing
  • Invigorating
  • Uplifting

 

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How do I Use Essential Oils?

Aromatically

  • Mix oil with water in a spray bottle and mist over carpet, furniture, or other linens in the home
  • Add a drop or two of essential oils to a homemade surface cleanser
  • Place a drop of oil in your hand, rub the palms together, cup the hands over your nose, and inhale

Topically

Beneficial areas:

  • Neck
  • Forehead and temples
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Arms, legs, bottom of feet


Sensitive areas:

  • Certain facial areas, like the skin around the eyes
  • Inner ears and eyes
  • Broken or injured skin

Other effective methods of topical application:

  • Place a few drops of oil in a
    warm bath
  • Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a cloth in water, add 2  drops of oil, and apply to desired area
  • Mix a few drops of essential oil with lotion or a daily moisturizer and apply to the skin

Internal Use of Essential Oils

  • Place essential oil drops into a veggie capsule and swallow with water
  • Add an essential oil to a glass of water, your morning smoothie, milk, tea, or your other beverages
  • Place a few drops of an essential oil into a small amount of yogurt or applesauce

 

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