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Maximizing Your Health with Essential Oils

Do you know what essential oils are? If you don’t, here’s what you need to know! Essential oils are aromatic plant extracts that have been used for healing and relaxation since before recorded history. Essential oils are naturally found in the stems, roots, flowers, fruits, seeds, and bark of plants, and can be extracted through distillation or cold pressing/crushing to create the oil itself. When using essential oils, it is important to note that not all essential oils are created equally.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are powerful plant extracts that have been shown to have a variety of benefits. They are safe, effective, and natural. They're great for everything from boosting moods and fighting colds to improving focus or even just helping you relax. 

What makes essential oil different is the fact that it's an extract from plants as opposed to synthetically created chemicals. This means that these oils often have a more true-to-nature scent, and they tend to be gentler on the skin than synthetic fragrances. Also, they help create healthier living environments by not releasing any harmful toxins into the air as synthetic fragrances can.

What are the benefits of using essential oils?

Our pure and undiluted essential oil blends offer many benefits when used in a diffuser or blended with a carrier oil to use topically. The Mood essential oil blend promotes a sense of peace and well-being, while the Focus essential oil blend helps with concentration. Tranquility essential oil blend is for those looking to relax, and Bandits essential oil blend is for those who need some comfort. 

The pure single essential oils may be used alone or blended together with other oils for a multitude of benefits. Add into a diffuser or dilute with a carrier oil to use topically.  Peppermint Essential Oil promotes a clear, healthy respiratory system, while Tea Tree Essential Oil soothes skin irritations. Lemon Essential Oil has many benefits in addition to being used as an air freshener; it also helps cleanse the body of heavy metals and toxins. Lemon Essential Oil can be applied directly to the skin to stimulate cells and balance pH levels, while Lavender Essential Oil calms even the most sensitive skin types and provides relief from headaches. 

Inhaling Frankincense or Rosemary may help you sleep better at night by reducing stress hormones that interfere with sleep cycles. Allergies have been treated more effectively by inhaling Frankincense or Marjoram essential oils instead of using nasal sprays, which are associated with adverse side effects such as nasal congestion, dryness, and breathing difficulties. While there are many ways to benefit from essential oils including bathing, diffusing them into the air, or adding them to your cooking, their versatility means they are often most effective when simply inhaled.

How do I use essential oils?

Try these tips on how to use essential oils: 

-Start with a diffuser and add 10-20 drops of essential oil. Essential oils like lavender and chamomile will create a calming atmosphere. Essential oils like peppermint and tea tree are great if you have trouble focusing or staying awake. 

-If you have a headache, try applying diluted essential oil on the temples with a cotton ball. 

-You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your bath water or massage yourself before bedtime to help relax and sleep better. 

-When it comes to mood, there are many different blends that you may enjoy including Mood Essential Oil Blend (Patchouli, cedarwood and palmarosa, thyme and juniper berry), Focus Essential Oil Blend, Tranquility Essential Oil Blend, and Bandits. These blends are perfect when feeling stress or anxiety which can be overwhelming. 

-When it comes to focusing you can try Focus Essential Oil Blend which is perfect for those who struggle with ADHD and ADD.  With a variety of scents, this blend helps improve attention span as well as increase concentration.

-Mood Essential Oil Blend helps calm and soothe people who suffer from depression or mental illness.  If you need more uplifting energy then Lavender Essential Oil might be best for you because of its fresh scent that promotes feelings of happiness. The last choice is Bandits Essential Oil Blend which has citrus scents such as clove lemon, rosemary, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. It's perfect when trying to get rid of drowsiness or increase energy during the day!

What are some of the most popular essential oils?

Many people use essential oils to help them with their mood and focus, including Bandits essential oil blend, Peppermint essential oil, and Tranquility Essential Oil Blend. Other popular varieties include Lemon essential oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and peppermint. The average person uses around four different types of essential oils in one year, but there are so many more possibilities. Give some a try and see what benefits you might notice! 

In addition to giving its user an uplift in mood or productivity, most varieties also have additional properties that can make it handy during common household tasks. Common household uses of essential oils include using peppermint essential oil as an air freshener when baking something that leaves your kitchen smelling like Christmas cookies all day long or helping bandages adhere better by using Lavender as an under-the-bandage spray. 

Final Words

Essential oils are good for both mental and physical wellness. Mood essential oil blends, focus blends, tranquility blends, and bandit blends provide a variety of different moods. Peppermint, tea tree and lemon essential oils provide relief from pain. Essential oils are also perfect to use as part of a cleaning routine or even in recipes.  Remember that this is just the beginning; there are many more benefits and ways to utilize these little bottles of magic!

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