How to Heal With Essential Oils

Essential Oil For joint pain

What are essentail oils?Essential Oils For Healing

Essential oils are concentrated liquids extracted from various plants. They have been used for thousands of years for spiritual and emotional uplifting, cosmetic purposes and physical healing. Along with healing crystals, essential oils are an excellent and proven way to heal naturally. Click here for more information on essential oils.

How to heal with essential oils.

1)Inhalation – Aromatherapy, also called essential oil therapy, has been progressing for years and is proven to help with mood, spirituality and physical aliments. There are various types of diffusers that can be used to fill your home with the many fragrances of essential oils. The most common are candle diffusers, electric heat diffusers, and cool air nebulizing diffusers (best to use).

2)On the skin – It is very important NOT to apply essential oils directly to the skin until they have been diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, almond oil, etc). Essential oils are highly concentrated and should always be diluted. There are a few mild essential oils that can used in its concentrated form, like lavender, but can still cause skin reactions. Always check the labels on the bottles. Compresses can also be used for skin issues, joint pain, bruises and body aches. You will want to put 10 drops of oil into 4 oz of hot water, then soak your cloth in the mixture and use on the problem area.

3)In the bath – Essential oils should always be mixed with salts or an emulsifier (milk, sesame oil, etc) before being placed in the bath. Directly placing oils in the bath can cause dermotoxicity. Mild essential oils, like lavender, rose, sandalwood and others, are considered safe to use in the bath. I would definitely not use any spicy oils, such as cinnamon or thyme. When I use mild essential oils in the bath, I mix 5-10 drops of oil with 1/2 to 1 cup of my bath salt or emulsifier.

Essential Oils For Healing

Safety

1)Pregnant and nursing women should ask their doctor before using any essential oils.

2) Do not ingest essential oils (there are some exceptions but most oils are not safe to ingest)

3)Do not apply directly to the skin, always dilute with carrier oil.

4)Keep out of reach of children.

5)Avoid prolonged exposure

6)Avoid synthetic fragrances, use only pure essential oils.

7)Do not use on infants or children without consulting a physician.

8)Avoid contact with eyes

Some essential oils and their usesEssential Oils For Healing

Bergamot oil – Use in a diffuser as an antidepressant, relaxant and stimulant. Use in a compress as an antibiotic, analgesic and disinfectant.

Lavender oil – Use in a diffuser for allergies and to calm the mind, body and spirit. Can be used directly on the skin for minor burns and dry skin. Best essential oil for sleep.

Clary Sage oil – Use in a diffuser as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, anti-anxiety, and relaxant. Can be used directly on the skin as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and for rashes and dry skin. Dilute before using in sensitive areas.

Cinnamon oil – Used in aromatherapy as a sexual stimulant and an excellent air freshener. Also repels mosquitoes. Always dilute before applying to the skin for pain relief. Do not use in sensitive areas.

Eucalyptus oil – Can be used in a diffuser for respiratory problems, including asthma, mental exhaustion, and for killing bacteria and germs in the air. Eucalyptus oil is known for its antiseptic qualities and can be massaged on the skin for muscle and joint pain and to treat skin infections. This oil is also a great natural remedy for head lice. Great to use in the bath to reduce a fever and for its antiseptic and refreshing attributes.

Grapefruit oil – Use in aromatherapy to uplift the mind and the body. Can be used to energize the solar plexus chakra! Dilute before using on the skin.

Lemon oil – Used in aromatherapy to eliminate odors and replenish your mind, body and spirit. Lemon oil is also an excellent cleaner and can be used to remove carpet stains and sanitize surfaces (dilute before use). Can be used on the skin for corns, improved circulation, and to improve oily skin.

Patchouli oil – Some of the many benefits of using this oil in aromatherapy are reducing tension, reducing anxiety, helping with insomnia, and uplifting the mind. Patchouli oil is also an excellent aphrodisiac! It can also repel insects. Dilute before using on the skin for acne, eczema, irritated skin, athlete’s foot and dandruff. Patchouli oil is also used in many anti-aging products.

Rosemary oil – Use in aromatherapy to help with concentration, as an anti-depressant, as an odor eliminator and as a stress reliever. Dilute this oil to help with hair growth! Rosemary is also a great antiseptic and helps with acne and eczema.

Spearmint oil – Used in aromatherapy as a relaxant and decongestant, this oil is perfect for asthma sufferers. Use on the skin as a disinfectant and a great natural way to repel mosquitoes. Has also been used for athlete’s foot and in a compress for headaches.

Where can you buy essential oils?

>>Click here to check out all the essential oils in my store!<<

If you are new to the wonderful world of healing with essential oils, buying a quality diffuser should be your first step. As mentioned before, the 3 main types of diffusers are candle diffusers, electric heat diffusers, and cool air nebulizing diffusers.

Candle diffusersEssential Oil Candle Diffuser

My rating: 2 out of 5

Price: varies ($10-20)

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Pros: Easy to use, cheap

Cons: not ideal for healing with essential oils, burns oil quickly, does not diffuse oil strong enough for healing.

 Electric Heat DiffusersElectric Aromatherapy Diffuser

My rating: 2.5 out of 5

Price: Varies ($22-$50)

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Pros: Easy to use, easy to clean, good price, diffuses certain oils very well

Cons: My main problem with an electric heat diffuser is that the heat destroys the elements of some essential oils, making the healing properties nonexistent. Some oils do not diffuse at all.

Cool Air Nebulizing Diffusers

Out of the three types of diffusers, cool air nebulizing diffusers are my favorite. Therefore I have reviewed 3 different brands to provide as much insight as possible.

Greenair Vapor DiffuserGreenair Essential Oils Diffuser

My rating: 3 out of 5

Price: $41.49

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Pros: great price, lasts about 6 hours before refilling, does not destroy healing properties of essential oils

Cons: cheaply made (some have complained that their device completely quit working after only a few uses), a pain to clean

 Whisper Silent Misting DiffuserWhisper Essential Oil Diffuser

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

Price: $94.49

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Pros: Uses less oil than some other diffusers, essential oils diffuse without destroying the healing properties, good quality, oils are placed in cups, which keeps them from destroying the mechanisms in the machine, quiet

Cons: Replacement cups are pricey…and you will have to replace the flimsy cups…a lot. Requires cleaning after each use, some complain it is not as quiet as the name suggests, I do not personally think it is very loud

Aroma-Ace Essential Oil DiffuserAdvanced Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

My rating: 4 out of 5

Price: $129.00

Best Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Pros: No heat, preserves natural essence and healing properties of essential oils, easy to use, good quality, diffuses oils nicely, no water, diffuses 100% oil, easy to switch between oils

Cons: some say noisy (think fish tank), can use oils quickly (because you do not mix with water in order to keep the potency of oils), takes some soaking time to clean, older models did not auto shut off when the oil is empty, i believe that now they have timers

 To find a more in depth review of essential oil diffusers, click here!

Aromatherapy Gift SetAmazon.com also has a great beginners set with 14 essential oils. I particularly like this set because the essential oils are 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade – no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added. Set includes 10 mL bottles of Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Orange & Tea Tree.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions about healing with essential oils. I would also love to hear how essential oils have helped you.


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