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HEALTH IS THE NEW HAPPY! Essential oils are healing

May 5, 2021 by  
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Essential oils are healing


Tiffany McNeely

Essential oils are one of my favorites! It’s almost like having your very own garden in a little jar.

Essential oils have so many uses that positively enhance your life. When I first began using them, it was just to change the scent in the room. It was not until I had a really bad headache that I realized how powerful they are. My co-worker brought in a bottle of peppermint oil and said that it really helps with headaches. To my astonishment, it worked!

I added a few drops to lotion, massaged my neck and my ears. Then I took a deep breath in slowly with my hands close to my nose. It was so refreshing and relaxing. After that experience it sparked my interest even more. I went out to my local Sprouts and bought a variety of essential oils to start using daily. I also bought a diffuser. You add water to it along with a mixture of essential oils. You turn the diffuser on and it fills the room with an invigorating scent for relaxation or uplift, depending on which oils you use.

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is in my bath. Life can get a little wild sometimes. If your work/life balance is off, it can cause you to feel out of touch or like you need to regain yourself. Regaining your sanity is what I call it. So I take a sanity soak in a hot bath full of different essential oils and other ingredients to help relieve stress and feel calm. If you are like me, you need time to unwind and just let go. Drift away in the water, the heat, the smells, and the vibes.

Even the common cold is something that essential oils can ease. There is a mixture I used once to loosen up my congestion. Place a bowl of boiling hot water on the counter, add drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, sage, and tea tree, place a towel cover over the bowl and your head, and inhale for about 15 minutes. This is powerful!

If you need a good night’s sleep try a lavender diffuser to help calm the room. You can also add rose oil, which helps to get rid of anxiety and negative energy. You can use a drop under your tongue when you are feeling like things are too much. Close your eyes and practice deep breathing at the same time you put the rose oil in. Deep meditation and a sense of control with calmness.

Experiment with essential oils! When you do, please remember that a little goes a long way. You never want to put them on your skin without a carrier like oil or lotion. Also, consult with a physician if you have allergies. Use with discretion.

I want to hear from you! Please send in a photo of your favorite essential oil combination by May 15.

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