How to Get The Most Out Of Essential Oils
I absolutely love essential oils! I began using them back in 2013 when my daughter (who was 2 at the time) was under the weather.
I was still into giving her medication like acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the time because I was a practicing nurse and was raised in a western medicine/diet household. Basically I didn’t know anything different.
I had already started to question western medicine: it’s safety, efficacy, long term negative effects, etc. And what I was finding wasn’t good.
So I was looking for alternate, safer and more effective solutions.
I stumbled across a post about essential oils in a facebook mom’s group I was in. I was given a sample, began using it on my daughter and was blown away at how awesome they were.
To date, I use them regularly for a variety of reasons.
If anything, I’ve gone on to learn so much more about many oils, how to use them properly, and I have quite the collection.
Over the years, more and more people began reaching out to me with questions about essential oils.
“What oil do I use for this issue?”
“How do I use this oil?”
And I would make my recommendation based on research and personal experience.
Sometimes, that person would be blown away at the results like I was. Sometimes, they would say ‘It didn’t work”.
What I began to notice in the different reactions was a difference in the lifestyles of the people using them and how they used them.
While I do believe that essential oils are a necessary (yes, I said necessary) tool in our wellness toolkit, they are not the miracle quick fix that some believe they are.
Essential oils can improve your health, support your immune system, can be used for occasional discomforts and along with better dietary and exercise patterns, can contribute to disease prevention and better health.
For those I mentioned earlier who told me essential oils didn’t work for them, I noticed they practiced a very unhealthy overall lifestyle and used the essential oil 1-2 times expecting their issue to be completely fixed.
It don’t work like that!
Essential oils are most effective when we’re practicing living a healthy lifestyle.
Living a healthy lifestyle includes (but is definitely not limited to):
De-stress. I have a whole video series here about reducing your stress, which also includes a short video about essential oils for stress.
Reduce your toxic load. Many toxins are easy to eliminate; for example, the toxins in our makeup and skin care products. Check here for my fave non-toxic makeup and here for my DIY skin care recipes (I use essential oils in all my DIY skin care). Learn more about cleaning up your skin care routine and why it’s so important here.
Take good quality supplements. I’ve had people tell me “I take xyz supplement. Anything is better than nothing right?” And my answer is always “NO!” Most supplements on the market today are full of synthetic vitamins that our body can’t use, fillers, artificial flavor/color and more junk. The quality of your vitamin absolutely matters! The key is to look for food on the label. My two favorite multivitamins are Garden of Life and MegaFood.
Use the right essential oils. The #1 most important thing to look for is that the essential oil you choose to use does third party testing that you can see the results of. There are MANY essential oil companies out there these days and some of them are selling synthetic fragrance or essential oil that’s heavily diluted with some other oil or they’re telling us it’s ‘pure’ but they can’t back that up. We use essential oils to improve our wellness and using fake fragrance or something that contains heavy metals or pesticides does NOT contribute to our wellness. Testing is the reason why I use this brand. You also want to make sure you’re using them safely which is why I created this free video for you.
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Hi! I'm Bri....the wife, mom, RN, and Certified Health Coach behind HippieDippieMom. Read more about me here.
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