Self Care

Nov 4I use essential oils for self care so that I need less medical care.  Plus, we all need a little pampering sometimes, it just feels good!  And in this helter-skelter world where we are taking care of everything and everyone – just taking a quiet moment to stop, catch our breath, and actually take care of ourselves for a moment becomes ever more important.  So let’s commit to ourselves and each other that we will take care of ourselves so that we face the world each day renewed and ready.

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Using Essential Oils for Lung Support:

This last one is my favorite: Using Essential Oils and

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Focused Support:

TwoDepending on where you’re needing support depends on how you can use essential oils – and don’t worry, it’s not rocket science! For example, if you’re needing support for healthy breathing, apply over your chest and throat, and inhale directly. If you’re needing digestive support, dilute with oil and rub on the stomach and intestinal area. For skin support, dilute with oil and apply on the desired areas. If you’re still confused on what to use and how, simply look in a reference guide for details!  My favorite reference book is Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.

The FDA requires Young Living to label their essential oils as either dietary or as cosmetic. Young Living then had to choose the primary use of each individual oil, as they are SO versatile and one essential oil may have dozens of uses.

One Dozen Helpful Tips:

Remember, essential oils are very potent. They can often be more powerful than expected. In order to prevent misuse and ensure their maximum benefit:

1 – Avoid eyes and ears. If you do get an essential oil in your eye, do not splash with water. Instead, flush with a carrier oil. Also, put the oils around the eyes or ears, but not IN them.

2 – Always Dilute.  Essential oils will evaporate quickly without the use of a “carrier oil” such as Young Living’s V-6, coconut oil, or olive oil.  Using a carrier oil will allow the essential oil a sort of “timed release” to your system.

3 – We have a medical mindset that we need to ingest something for it to be effective.  In the case of essential oils, topical use is often more effective.

4 – Citrus oils are photosensitive, so if applied topically, avoid being in the sun for a long period of time.

5 – If an essential oil feels hot to the skin, immediately apply a carrier oil on the area for relief.  If a rash occurs at any time after application – discontinue use.

6 – Never use an essential oils with a band-aid or combination with any other plastic.  Some essential oils are so powerful that they act like solvents to plastic and that chemical reaction is potentially harmful to your body.  Be aware of applying essential oils and then putting on plastic shoes, plastic jewelry… plastic anything.  Good news – you aren’t plastic!  Doing your best to purge your home of plastic is an important component of detoxing your world.

7 – Pregnant women, epileptics, and those with high blood pressure should consult their doctors or a trusted reference guide as there are a few oils that should be avoided.

8 – Essential Oils are not recommended orally or topically for anyone undergoing chemo or radiation. Inhaling the oils for relaxation purposes, emotional purposes, or occasional nausea is fine.

9 – No peppermint, rosemary, or eucalyptus under the age of 5, and wintergreen under the age of 12. If previously applied with no reaction, continue use.

10 – If you are allergic to anything, always read the label.  If you have sensitive skin then follow the directions here to test a new-to-you oil for skin reaction.

11 – If taking medication on a regular basis, always consult your doctor.

12 – Examples of Carrier Oils: Organic and unrefined Olive, Grapeseed, Almond, and Coconut oil. We use Carrier oils with an essential oil when an essential oil feels too “hot” on the skin. Clove, Cinnamon, Oregano, Thieves, and Lemon are examples of “hot oils” that may need to be diluted with a carrier oil.

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Taking good care of yourself matters!

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