Call me crazy, but I love essential oils, always have, always will. That's why I had to share with you the top ten essential oils so you can make your own mind up about them. Then, just maybe, you'll fall head over heels in love with them just like I did.
I’ve been using essential oils for such a long time now I can’t even remember when it all began.
From memory, it started with aromatherapy to make my home smell beautiful.
Then it was the essential oil massage oils I was drawn to at my beauty salon that would always help me relax and unwind after the work week.
My first aid kit always had tea tree and under my sink was lemon to keep my kitchen smelling citrusy.
The kitchen pantry would be stocked with cinnamon and clove for those spicy or sweet additions to my healthy recipe.
Then there were the lavender baths that were oh-so-relaxing.
Followed by the frankincense abundant beauty products to help me feel more like a goddess.
So yes, I guess you could say they're in every aspect of my and my husband's life now and I wouldn't have it any other way. Mother Nature intended it this way.
One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on emotions and mood. That's why every time I smell rose or sandalwood oil it immediately triggers a memory and feelings from my wedding day all those years ago.
It's because the smell receptors located on the upper surface of the nasal cavity make direct links with the limbic system of the brain, an area that governs the body’s emotional responses. I mean, isn't science just amazing!
More and more studies are being undertaken, and because of the direct link of the olfactory system to this area of the brain, aroma is capable of interacting directly with the hypothalamus, influencing neurochemistry throughout the body, and, in turn, potentiating powerful health outcomes.
From a breast cancer survivors perspective, this aspect excites me the most and is precisely why I now live a holistic lifestyle. Prevention is better than the cure, trust me on this one folks.
Top 10 Essential Oils
- Frankincense – the king of oils
- Lavender – makes sleeping so easy
- Lemon – great for sticky surfaces
- On Guard – I never worry about feeling unwell with this around
- Oregano – every kitchen needs this taste sensation
- Peppermint – to support my breathing during exercise
- Tea Tree – a camping must have
- DigestZen – to help keep my motion sickness at bay
- Easy Air – for when I’m feeling blocked + congested
- Ice Blue – for those sore muscles after a gym session
All that’s left is to add a bottle of carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil) to this epic collection and you're all set! You’ll have everything you need to support you, your family and your home naturally. And yes, it is that easy.
I bet you're wondering how you would use these oils, aren't you? It's a great question and exactly what I first thought and why I've got you covered. Here's what I used, 150 Uses for the Home Essentials Kit.
Now there's no way on earth you won't know what to do with these top ten essential oils with information like this right at your fingertips.
All the essential oils mentioned above are available as part of the dōTERRA Home Essentials Kit. I'd love to support you on your oily journey so if you want to get your hands on these essential oils (and be mentored by me on how to use them, click here.
I can't wait for you to #findhopeinhealth, just like I did!