By Ashley McGuirk
Essential oils are a hot topic these days and have been for the past few years. They are known to not only make a room smell incredible but also have amazing healing properties that can drastically help the way someone feels, breathes or even looks! I know those are strong statements to make, but from my personal experience they do rang true. Take it from me, a born skeptic who tends asks too many questions when it comes to anything that interests me. Essential oils are the real deal.
When I was first introduced to essential oils, I had no idea what their benefits consisted of. I just enjoyed the natural scents like lavender and peppermint. These natural scents always made me feel refreshed and relaxed at the same time. However, I wasn’t 100% sold on the idea of diffusing them. I read articles that claimed diffusing essential oils could help me breathe clearer or even heal skin irritations, so I decided to put them to the test. Long and behold, this. stuff. works. These oils even impressed my husband (and that’s saying something)! We were hooked after my sister bought me a diffuser for Christmas. A few days after receiving the diffuse we both had stuffy noses and experimented with a blend that consisted of peppermint, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. We diffused this blend right before bedtime and it had us sleeping like babies! Our noses miraculously opened up and we were able to breathe clearly. After that, we continued using the diffuser on a daily basis and have been ever since. We use oils to help with sleep, skin irritations and more! My sister introduced me to chamomile oil which helped healed a rash I had on my wrist. She uses it on a weekly basis because of her kids’ skin sensitives and it does wonders!
There are so many wonderful healing principles that come from essential oils. I highly recommend you give them a try! Razz offers a variety of doTerra scents ranging from lavender to Christmas blends. Be confident in knowing that essential oils are so much better than burning candles in your household. Especially if you purchase high quality oils like doTerra. Feel free to give the website I read! They have all the information you could possibly need in terms of what essential oils are, their healing components, how to use them etc. Below I have pointed out my three favorite scents. I explain why I not only love their smells but how they benefit my lifestyle!
- Lavender- This one is pretty obvious. Lavender has always been one of my favorite scents since the beginning of time. I love the earthy/ floral scent. It not only makes my home smell amazing, but it also smells inviting and clean! I love nothing more than diffusing lavender oils to help me relax. I diffused it almost every night before I go to bed and even diffused lavender during my homebirth earlier this year! I loved breathing in the scent during my contractions. I highly recommend using a diffuser when you’re in labor. It benefited me in so many ways!
- Peppermint- I absolutely LOVE peppermint. Not just the smell but also the taste. I find it so fresh and rejuvenating. That’s why I drop a few dabs of peppermint oil onto my hands, rub my palms together and take in a deep breath from my palms. It smells so refreshing and gives me an instant burst of energy. I also love using peppermint oil before I work out because it makes me feel energized (and it doesn’t hurt to cover up the smell of sweat).
- Clary sage- This is my third favorite oil for many reasons. First of all, (like most oils) it smells amazing. I love breathing in the scent of clary sage. Clary sage smells a combination of earthy and fruity with soft floral notes. I love using it when I’m experience menstrual cramps. Clary sage has been proven to aid as a pain reliever, so I highly recommend it to women who experience painful cramps. I always drop a few dabs of clary sage oil onto my lower abdomen and rub it in before I go to bed or right after I shower.
I hope you enjoyed this post on essential oils. If you’re interested in trying a few, feel free to check out the samples in the front lobby at Razz. Razz has a variety of high quality doTerra oils that are wonderful to use.