Whats all the hype about?
So many people I talk with want help with having more energy, balancing their hormones, sleeping better, clearing up their skin, better digestion, better focus and concentration, natural cleaning alternatives or help with settling their babies or dealing with kids with busy minds. What I always tell people is that most of these things start with our exposure to the chemicals around us and what we are putting in and on our bodies.
When our bodies are overloaded with chemicals built up over time, we create a problem in our bodies which we call body toxicity.
It was proven beyond a shadow of doubt that the levels of toxins in our bodies increases the risk of disease, including cancer, and promote premature ageing. How we live, our attitudes, exercise, sleep, rest, whether we fast, what (and how) we eat and drink, what drugs we take, the technology we avail ourselves of, and what we expose our bodies to on a daily basis, all determine our level of body burden, which in turn determines our risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Guys, this can be totally controlled by you! Oils are such a great alternative to the everyday hidden chemicals in products (some that even say “natural” on the label).
It doesn’t have to be a huge change at once, but the sooner you start the sooner you will start to feel better about any of the above concerns. Every little bit matters as it all builds up overtime in our system. You know the word “fragrance” on a label is pretty much a huge cover up for SO many dirty chemicals. Some of the nasty things that make their way into our bodies can take years to be removed - our bodies have to work REALLY hard to remove them which takes away the bodies full ability to absorb nutrients or do any of the things that the body is naturally suppose to be doing. Our systems go into overdrive, our immune system becomes bogged down and this is not a good thing! No wonder the majority of us feel tired all the time!
So, what the heck are they?
An essential oil is actually a highly concentrated plant component, rather than an oil. They can be distilled from various parts of a plant, including leaves, flowers, fruits, woods and seeds.
Mother Nature provides us with the resources to heal our bodies and minds naturally. Plants have the ability to improve and maintain our good health and wellbeing without the use of harmful chemicals making it friendly to use on our bodies and our environment. The list of remedies essential oils provide is endless.
Essential oils do no disturb the body's natural balance, and can stimulate the secretion of antibodies, neurotransmitters, endorphins, hormones and enzymes. When used correctly, the molecules in the oils mimic the molecules your body uses for repair and regeneration.
How can I use them?
Aromatically – diffuse, directly inhale, or add to hot water to experience the aromatic benefits of essential oils.
Topically – many oils can be used either diluted with a carrier oil or undiluted onto the skin. Each oil has specific instructions for dilution and suitability for topical use, so always follow the instructions on each oil’s individual label.
Internally – some essential oils can be used internally and added to your favorite recipes, beverages and in a veggie capsule. Only use the essential oils that have been indicated as “vitality” as those have been approved safe for ingestion.