These days the medicines and household goods we use are mostly chemical-based, and the food we eat and the air we breathe contain more chemicals than we would like. The cumulative effect of these, and the unknown effects as they react together within us, cannot be good for us anymore than chemical overload is good for the planet. There is an alternative – nature’s essential oils.
Starting on your journey with essential oils?
Choose Lavender as this is probably the most versatile essential oil there is. It blends with many other oils, treats a huge array of physical ailments and can make a positive difference emotionally. It can be used in a bath or shower or diffused in a room and also on a compress to ease muscle pain and stiffness.
Lavender is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. You can use it on cuts and bites to soothe and heal. It can also be used to ease sunburn. It can help with insomnia, depression and stress.
For a relaxing bath add 3-5 drops of lavender to 1 cup of Epsom salts and dissolve in running water.
If you have any of the following harmful ingredients in your skincare or cleaning products you will benefit from learning about essential oils:
Parabens, Lauryl Sulfate, Formaldehyde, mineral oil, triclosan
To help you understand how to use essential oils and to get you started with some recipes please contact me to book onto our Introduction to Essential Oils course.
If you would like some personal help with essential oils please feel free to call me to make an appointment.