I’m absolutely thrilled to be partnering with my good friend Hannah on a mini series to expand further on essential oils. I’ve posted a few oil ‘recipes’ before, but realized that many people don’t fully grasp how beneficial essential oils can be for daily life. And while I’m no expert, Hannah certainly is. Stay tuned for parts 2, 3, and 4 over the next few months.
Hey guys! I’m super excited to chat with you about using essential oils as a means for natural wellness today! When Taylor approached me about writing a guest post for her blog, I was thrilled. What a great way to share about how essential oils have benefited our family and helped us rid tasty toxins from our home. Taylor and I went to college together and it’s been so awesome to have followed her as she developed this blogging platform! Now, let’s dig in!
Let me start by saying that I had my doubts about oils when I first heard of them. I thought that there was no way that an oil could do all the things that people said they could do. When I was gifted Peppermint oil, and it did wonders supporting some head tension I was having, I decided to do some research – because that’s what I do. 😉 When I realized that essential oils are not man-made, they are extracted directly from plants, I began to understand why they work the way they do.
There are three main ways that you can use essential oils: topically, aromatically, and by ingesting them. Today, we are going to cover topical use!
T O P I C A L L Y means to apply the oil directly to the body. By doing this, the oil can reach every cell in your body within 20 minutes! They then transport nutrients to starving human cells.
I always recommend you dilute your essential with a carrier oil – like coconut oil or almond oil – until, at the very least, you know how your body is going to react to the oils. You will want to apply the oil to the area of the body you are trying to support. For example, if you’re experiencing head tension, try applying Peppermint oil to your temples.
Other common places to rub oils are the back of your neck, your wrists, your spine, and your feet. The bottoms on your feet are a great place to apply oils because there are the most nerve endings and your pores are bigger.
Check out this roller recipe to support restful sleep!
Sleep Support Roller
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
10 drops Vetiver essential oil
Fill a 10mL roller bottle with essential oils and then top with fractionated coconut oil. Roll on the bottoms of your feet or the back of your neck and prepare for some zzz’s.
To kick off this series, Taylor and I are giving away a Sleep Support Roller to one of her readers! Check out our Instagrams below to enter.