why use essential oils

 

I’m an essential oil addict. I use Young Living oils everyday in my wellness and beauty routine, and I diffuse them for clarity and stress relief. I use them to treat illnesses, skin irritations, and headaches as they occur. I use them for cleaning and disinfecting my home, and I sometimes even use them on my dog.

If you thought essential oils were just for aromatherapy, think again!

 

Why use essential oils? Here are 10 Reasons:

 

1. They’re natural healers for injuries and ailments

Essential oils can help your body heal itself from injuries and ailments, and it’s truly amazing how effectively they work! I have replaced many of the over-the-counter drugs in my medicine cabinet with essential oils. Pure essential oils are made up tiny molecules taken from plants and herbs with healing properties, and by applying the oils to the skin, inhaling, or ingesting, the tiny molecules get absorbed into the body and do their thing. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of books written on essential oils and what ailment each is good for. A couple popular ones are *The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, and *Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing.

 

2. They provide more energy, vitality, and a clearer mind

Before having that late afternoon coffee, try inhaling Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Peppermint, or Spearmint oil for a pick-me-up. These oils are stimulating and great for increasing energy levels, without pumping your body with the caffeine levels that will disrupt your sleep at night. And if you need mental clarity, try Rosemary, Basil, Peppermint, or Sage.

 

3. They’re natural stress relievers

While some essential oils are great for stimulating energy, many also have calming effects on the body and mind. Some of the greatest oils for dealing with stress and tension include Lavender, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, and Young Living’s blend Stress Away.

 

4. They’re great for your skin

Adding essential oils to your skin care regimen can have wonderful results. If you’re looking to erase scar tissue, clear up acne, kill bacteria or fungus within the skin, firm your skin, or even just keep that youthful appearance, you can find an oil to help you with that.

 

5. They can be used as a natural bug repellant

I haven’t sprayed store-bought bug spray on myself in years since I discovered how well Citronella oil works to keep the bugs away. Rub a couple drops between your hands and brush them over your body to leave the scent behind.

 

6. They can be beneficial to pets

Some oils, such as Lavender, can have calming effects on pets. I add a drop or two to the water when giving my dog a bath, and I’ve noticed he seems a lot calmer and doesn’t try to escape the tub as often. It’s also often used as a natural flea and tick repellant. Young Living has an entire pet care line of products available. Before trying just any oil on or around your pet, it’s very important that you research to make sure it’s okay for them, as some oils are toxic to animals.

 

7. They can be helpful in cleaning and disinfecting your home

Ditch the chemical cleaners in your home for pure essential oils. Essential oils are widely known for their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Tea tree are just a few that are known for killing viruses and bacteria and can be diluted with water to clean household surfaces. I use Young Living’s Thieve’s blend for cleaning my home and diffuse it on a regular basis to kill airborne germs.

 

8. They’re a much healthier alternative to candles and fragrant perfumes

Burning candles and spraying perfume releases synthetic chemicals into the air you breathe. Use a diffuser with your favorite oil for natural home fragrance with health benefits.

 

9. They can be added to just about any dish to enhance flavor

Cooking with essential oils is an easy way to add lots of flavor, without having to buy the added ingredient from the grocery store, peel, chop, etc. Oftentimes, just a single drop of an essential oils is all that is needed to get the desired flavor. Popular essential oils for cooking include Lemon, Lime, Lemongrass, Orange, Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Clove, and Nutmeg.

 

10. They can be added to laundry for ultra freshness

Add a couple drops of your favorite oil to the rinse cycle of your laundry for a lasting scent of freshness.

 

While there are many places you can go to purchase essential oils today, please only go with the ones that are truly pure, therapeutic grade oils. Many claim to be that, but once you read into them, you find they actually contain synthetics. I use and recommend Young Living. I’m signed up with the company to get wholesale pricing. If you would like to sign up with Young Living to receive 24% off retail price, please click here to enroll. My sponsor and enroller ID is 1238790. If you do decide to enroll, you will have to purchase a starter kit. The options are here on Young Living’s website. The Premium Starter Kit is definitely the best value because you’ll receive all of the literature, the diffuser, and the Everyday Oils collection (10 oils).

 

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