Using Essential Oils
Discover the many ways you can use essential oils to take control of your own health & wellness.
Have you wondered how you can use essential oils to impact your mood?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for psychological and physical wellbeing. As you inhale the aroma, molecules in the essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves in your nose directly to the limbic system in the brain. They influence the amygdala in particular, which is the emotional center of the brain and is responsible for processing emotions, such as pleasure, anger or fear.
Have you ever smelled fresh baked cookies and immediately recalled a memory of your mother baking? For me, the smell of plumeria will transport me immediately to my childhood when I first stepped off an airplane in Hawaii and experienced that beautiful fragrance in the air. That’s our limbic system at work. It has attached emotional significance to those memories.
Aromatouch Essential Oil Blend
My go-to blend for massage, muscle tightness and muscle cramps.
Blended with unique group of oils to provide relaxing and comforting effects for the whole body. With the essentials oils of Peppermint, Cypress, Basil, Grapefruit, Marjoram, and Lavender, this blend is the ultimate oil for massages as it can help lessen tension and make any massage more relaxing and effective. This blend is always by the bedside of my husband who frequently gets muscle cramps in the middle of the night.
Essential Oil Safety
There are a few safety guidelines to follow to make sure you have a great experience as you use essential oils.
Essential oils are safe and easy to use. However, it is important to remember that therapeutic grade essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. They should be used with reasonable care.
The most important safety guideline or responsible caution when using essential oils is to use high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils. You want oils that have been tested for both potency and impurities.
Using an inferior oil or one that is synthetic can cause harmful reactions, and may not provide the same therapeutic benefit you are hoping for.
Here are a few additional safety guidelines when using essential oils.
Lavender is all things calming
Soothing to the skin, lavender is great for soothing cuts, burns and other minor skin irritations. Apply topically to affected areas. Lavender is also a go to oil for relaxing before bedtime or when settling the kids down for a nap. Try putting a drop or two to on the bottoms of your feet, or smoothing a drop over your pillow before getting into bed.
Essential Oils for Massage
Whether it’s at the therapist or at home, you can use essential oils to make your massages more effective.
I love massage. Well, who doesn’t? But years of extreme stress and tension in my younger days have made my muscles and fascia hard and not easily pliable. At least that’s what my massage therapists have told me. Working on my body is like massaging cement. Thank heaven for essential oils.
I’ve found by incorporating essential oils into my massages, the therapist can make far more progress in less time. It’s more relaxing, I get more out of my massage, and my therapist doesn’t have to work as hard. It’s a win-win.
Deep Blue® Soothing Blend
Soothing relief for muscles & joints
Deep Blue as designed to help soothe tired muscles and joints, and uses essential oils with cooling and warming properties to help naturally comfort problem areas. Deep Blue can be applied topically to provide a soothing and cooling sensation that is perfect for a comforting massage. Give your body a relaxing break and get a massage using Deep Blue Soothing Blend.
Make Over Your Mood
There are a wide variety of ways you can use essential oils to give your mood a quick makeover.
Life is stressful. And the past few years have created some all new worries and stressors.
I’ve been so glad for my essential oils to help me manage my mood when I’ve been anxious, discouraged, worried or distressed. Here are some suggestions on ways you can make over your mood!