I took a different spin on new years this year…”new year, SAME ME”. In 2016, I started focusing on having a healthier lifestyle. I started making my own kombucha, eating more super foods and doing yoga. My new years resolution is to simply stick to those healthy habits and start a new one in particular.
This year, I want to join the evolution of Essential Oils. When I first heard of essential oils, I was a bit skeptical. I thought “how can oils have such a positive impact on my life?”. I started doing a bit of research and the more I read the more it caught my attention.
I decided to give it a shot. I went over to Winners and picked up an oil diffuser which came with two essential oils for $50…PERFECT. I also picked up a couple more oils at Sequoia to get me started. I made the first step which was purchasing the products…but then I got home and felt a bit like “ahh ok, what do I do now?”.
I still needed to know more about them so I started listening to the Essential Oils Revolution podcast by Samantha Lee Wright. This Podcast covers literally everything and anything you would need to know about Essential Oils. Every episode has a new guest with different expertise. I honestly could not believe how much there was to know about essential oils! Here’s a great article that talks about some of it’s health benefits, how to use them and even how to dilute them so you can apply it directly on your skin.
The oils I’m starting off with are…
Lavender: sooth and relax
Peppermint: energize and refresh
Grape Fruit: purifying, cheerful and uplifting
A blend called Focus Concentration: balancing, centering and focusing
Here are a few of the many benefits of Essential Oils…
Fight cold and Flu symptoms
Can be added to homemade cleaning products
Sooth sore muscles
Alleviate joint pain
Can be added to DIY skin care recipes
To heal burns and cuts
I want to explore different ways of using Essential Oils and try different kinds to see which ones work best for me before giving my opinion on this topic…so keep an eye out for Part Two.
I’m hoping this will encourage you to give it a try and maybe we can venture this together!