Its no secret that we try to living as naturally, and toxin free, as possible in our home. We are committed to maintaining a strong immune system and gut health, which is why we love so much about homemade fermented foods, like sauerkraut, pickles, kefir, yogurt and sourdough.

It’s the same thing when it comes to our healthcare. If there is a way to treat something naturally, that’s exactly what we’re going to do! God gave us plants that contain powerful medicinal properties, and we are on a journey to learn as much about them as possible. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am thankful that modern medicine exists for emergencies, but the doctor is not a place we head to frequently. We don’t deal with constant sickness, infections and rounds of antibiotics in our home, and I attribute this to natural living and essential oils. 

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Essential oils don’t just mask symptoms. They bring therapeutic change to the body at a cellular level, dealing with the root issue and supporting your system as a whole. Because of legalities, I can’t tell you that oils will “cure, treat or prevent” issues you may be facing, but I can give you testimonies (many from me and my family) about how oils have been life-changing. I want to help mamas like me, and others, create a healthy home life for their families in a modern way using ancient techniques. 


Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, rind, and leaves of plants, extracted and distilled for health benefits. Have you ever squeezed the rind of an orange and noticed that mist that squirts into the air? That mist is an essential oil! Did you know that a drop peppermint oil is as powerful as 28 cups of peppermint tea? Essential oils are 50-70x more powerful than the herbs themselves. That’s incredible. What’s also incredible is because they are so powerful, one dose is only 1 drop! I think the hardest part is that while most of us can jump on board that herbs & plants have cool uses, most of us don’t want have to figure out how to grow all our own herbs and figure out our own concoctions.

WHETHER YOU WANT TO BATTLE FATIGUE, REDUCE TENSION OR IMPROVE FOCUS, READ ON FOR 7 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THESE POWERFUL OILS.

1.DAILY ROUTINE 

I have a big wooden box that sits open on the counter, full of my oils. I reach for them when I am feeling stressed, bloated, tired or anxious. I use them for everything from skin blemishes to detoxing my body.

2. TOPICALLY

  • Temples or back of neck: lavender, basil, peppermint for stress, nausea, motion sickness, insomnia, headaches
  • Outside of ears: lavender, basil for earache, swimmer’s ear
  • Behind ears: peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus for headaches, dizziness, anxiety, fatigue and lavender, chamomile for insomnia
  • Shoulders: clove, wintergreen for shoulder or joint pain
  • Chest: eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon for chest congestion, coughs, bronchitis, asthma
  • Over heart: bergamot for depression, stress, and self-esteem
  • Abdomen: for menstrual cramps and peppermint, ginger, fennel for digestive issues, nausea
  • Wrists: lemongrass, myrrh for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Heels: myrtle for reproductive system
  • Sole of foot: peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus for respiratory issues and bergamot for stress
  • Outer arch: grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass for colon, bladder, liver
  • Bottom of big toe: peppermint, rosemary, lavender for headaches

3. RESPIRATORY ISSUES 

Thankfully we don’t deal with a lot of sickness with our kiddos, but every once in a while someone will start breathing heavy or get a raspy cough. Its times like these I reach for my breath oil. We use GYA LABS ESSENTIAL OIL *BREATHE* it smells good and relaxing.

4. MASSAGE YOUR BODY

Bring some essential oils to your next massage or give yourself a massage at home to ease tension and get circulation moving (or even help with cellulite!). We’ve been using GYA LABS Massage Oil and it was amazing. It help relieve my back pain problem due to breastfeeding. You should give this a try!

5. GIVE YOU A BETTER SLEEP 

Do you ever wake up restless in the middle of the night, with your mind going a mile a minute with all the things you need/want to get done? I know I sure do! Usually its because one of the kids needed something, and mama can’t just drift back off like they can. In these situations I reach for my Lavender essential oil. I put a little behind my ears to help calm my racing mind. 

6. ELIMINATE FOOD ODORS 

Is the smell of last night’s dinner still lingering around your kitchen? Use lemon oil to freshen up the air fast! Just set a small pot of water on your stovetop, bring it it a boil, and add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the simmering water.

7. SOOTHE SORE MUSCLES 

Soreness in your muscles is caused by inflammation, which is why anti-inflammatory essential oils like tea tree and lavender are great for soothing soreness!

 REMINDER: ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY 

*Essential oils are very potent, so you have to be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way!

 *Less is more! You can always add another drop, so start slow, whether you’re using your oils topically, aromatically, or internally.

*Always read label directions for each individual oil before use.

*Do not put essential oils in eyes, ears, nose, or other areas with sensitive skin .

How do you use essential oils most frequently?

As always, thank you for stopping by & have a wonderful day! 


 

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