Essential Oils for Health and Wellbeing
Essential oils have recently become very popular, with many people incorporating them into their everyday life.
So what exactly are essential oils and how can you use them to improve your health and wellbeing?
Essential Oils are pure aromatic compounds extracted from either the stem, root or leaves of plants. They can be used in a multitude of ways to enhance your health and wellbeing. Essential Oils are incredibly potent and powerful generally being 50-70 times more potent than the source they come from. For example, one drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 25-28 cups of peppermint tea.
Essential Oils are the defence mechanism of plants. Plants contain inbuilt defence mechanisms to help fight threats such as mould, fungus, viruses and bacteria. When we use an essential oil we are able to obtain these same protective qualities to support and strengthen our overall health. Essential Oils are not just pleasant smelling luxury items, they are a powerful and effective way to bolster our health.
Essential Oils have been used since ancient times for their effective and beneficial properties. They are nature’s original medicine and it’s interesting to note that many modern medications and drugs are synthesised versions of pure plant compounds.
The fantastic thing about essential oils is how incredibly versatile they are. Here are some of the ways they can be used:
– reduce stress and anxiety
– uplift and energise
– promote deep sleep and relaxation
– soothe skin irritations
– help to heal cuts, scrapes, burns and bites
– help reduce fine lines and wrinkles
– enhance your skin tone and complexion
– freshen and purify the air
– create non-toxic cleaning products
– enhance digestion
– support detoxification
– as a chemical free perfume
– soothe aches and pains
– support mental focus
– help ease colds and sore throats
It’s important to note that there is no one governing body that oversees and maintains a high and consistent level of quality when it comes to Essential Oils,which means that you need to be mindful when choosing which oils to use. Make sure you look for 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. I use and recommend dōTERRA essential oils for their high standard of efficacy and purity. dōTERRA source their oils worldwide from the places where the plant thrives best in its natural environment, for example Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are sourced from Australia. Every single batch undergoes multiple third party testing to ensure the same high quality standard is met every single time. There are no fillers, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or other foreign particle in any dōTERRA essential oils. If a batch doesn’t meet the strict standards of the company it will not be released for sale.
If you would like to learn more about essential oils we are hosting a Workshop on using oils to support Detoxification and Digestion for the new year. Click below to find out all the details and to purchase tickets. Limited tickets are available so make sure you book to avoid disappointment. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Catherine Thompson – Inspired Essential Wellbeing