Have you been wanting to get started using essential oils, but don’t know where to begin? You are in the right place!!
I, too, had no idea what an essential oil was when I was introduced to them several years ago. I thought the gal teaching the class was a little crazy in fact, because I had no idea essential oils could be used for so many things!?! I bought a couple of bottles to try for my son who needed respiratory support and for myself because I needed digestive support. I didn’t think the oils would make much of a difference, honestly, but I thought it was worth a try! Within one application I was amazed to see the difference in my son and in myself! After just a week of using the oils, my son’s breathing was better than it had been in months! My digestive system felt better than it had in years and my curiosity peaked from there! How could just a few drops of an essential oil seem so powerful and offer such immediate and prolonged relief when nothing else had provided this relief in the past? I set out on a quest to learn. And learn I did!! I poured over books, listened to webinars and read research articles. I wanted to learn not only how to use these precious essential oils but also how and why they worked so quickly and effectively?!
In a nutshell what I learned is our bodies were created to heal themselves when given the proper support. The individual constituents or teeny-tiny molecules that make up essential oils provide the perfect, natural support our bodies need. Because essential oils come from nature, our bodies recognize them as a safe substance and welcome them in to our cells. Essential oils work at a cellular level and since the cell walls are made of oils, they can cross these cell membranes easily and work to support the body unlike any other substances. Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells and are useful to protect plants. Through steam distillation, we can capture the essence of plants and then use these protective properties to support our own bodies.
Learning to use essential oils is fun! There are numerous books and resources available to learn the application and usage of essential oils. If you are brand new to essential oils, you may find my Home Essentials Wellness Guide helpful as it contains the TOP 10 oils and how to use them in your home.