3 MUST HAVE Essential Oils and 10 ways to Use Each
Ever since I had my daughter (Miss Ava) I’ve had the weirdest and most uncomfortable sensitivity towards smells and other random changes in weather.
For instance, during hunting season my husband knows when the deer will be moving based on how much my face hurts. Aka. a change in air pressure encourages deer movement. DISCLAIMER: I am by no means a deer expert. Just merely stating what I’ve been told over the years. ;)
Anyways, since my head ached, my eyes were swollen, and I was overall ridiculously uncomfortable during the spring and fall in NC I just figured I had developed an allergy. It happens.
After a few years of trying every known allergy med with no relief I finally decided to go to a specialist to find out what I was allergic to, and then start the shots.
You are not going to believe it, but…. I’M NOT ALLERGIC TO ANYTHING.
NOTTA. ZIP. ZILCH. ZERO.
You can only imagine my surprise when the doctor informed me that all of my tests came back, and I was perfectly normal. Yes. You heard me. I’m NORMAL. Hah!
I do believe that I was even more confused and irritated finding this out then when I believed I had allergies.
Desperate, I decided to do my own research, and that’s when I found essential oils. I realized that all of the chemicals I was using in my cleaners, fabric softeners, scents as well as what I was eating was affecting my way of life.
I’ll admit though. I was a little skeptical, and let’s be honest, essential oils are not cheap!
However, I was willing to try anything.
And I’ll be darn… they really, really work!
Here are my top 3 must have essential oils that I use on a daily basis, and ways I use each of them.
DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that just a little drop (maybe two) will do ya when using pure essential oils like Young Living.
1.) under eye-dark circles (just a little, itty-bitty dab under my eyes. be careful!! it is potent the first time)
2.) soothing/calming (a drop on my wrists and then inhale)
4.) flea control on dogs (trust me–I didn’t believe it either!)
5.) in lemonade
6.) combined with peppermint on your wrist to relieve sinus pressure/headaches
7.) in the bathtub
8.) zit control (just a little tab on the problem area)
9.) sleep aid (I add a drop on my hands, rub them together, and then put on my pillow–AMAZING!)
10.) PMS (a drop on my wrists and then inhale)
1.) morning energy boost (just add a few drops to water)
2.) anxiety (used in my morning water helps tremendously throughout the day)
3.) sinus problems (in water and/or my wrists)
4.) UTI (just add a few drops to water)
5.) for taste (sometimes I just don’t want to drink plain water)
6.) bloating (just add a few drops to water)
7.) sore throat (just add a few drops to water)
8.) promotes weight loss (used with grapefruit oil and peppermint oil in water)
9.) nail care (I regrettably pick my cuticles. I use lemon oil to help restore them from this horrible habit of mine!)
10.) used in a diffuser (smells wonderful and is a great for relaxing too)
1.) headaches (a drop on my finger then massage into my temples)
2.) for taste (in coffee!)
3.) freshen your breath
4.) stomach ache relief (just add a few drops to water)
6.) promotes weight loss (used with grapefruit oil and lemon oil in water)
7.) add to your shampoo (smells amazing and it super energizing!)
8.) sunburn relief (add a few drops to coconut oil and apply to affected area)
9.) bloating (just add a few drops to water)
10.) sinus problems (in water and/or my wrists)
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