So, last week, I literally could not breathe. I am one of those people that can’t function without breathing through my nose. If you don’t know what I mean, I go crazy if I am forced to breath with my mouth open. You might as well strap me down. I just can’t do it!
When I went snorkeling for the first time, the guide got frustrated with me because it was not possible for me to breathe through my mouth into that silly tube. He said to me and I quote “I can tell you’re a nose breather.”
We have a name! He was probably laughing his ass off at the end of the day with his coworkers……”I had this nose breather today and she….”
Anyhow, I got a little off track here….I went into my bathroom closet and found an old bottle of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Out of all the essential oil uses, using them to clear a stuffy nose, headache, and calming a cold are for me are most important.
I rubbed 2 drops under my nose and within 10 minutes my sinuses were clear and that night I slept like a baby. A few nights later, my husband could not breathe and I pulled out my secret weapon for a stuffed up nose and he refused to try it!
Nope, nada, no way….”I’m taking Nyquil. “
How does someone get so brainwashed that he must take “so you can rest” medicine when something as simple and natural as Eucalyptus oil works much better?
Moral of this story…..essential oils work!
Popular Essential Oil Uses
Organic Basil Essential Oil
Basil promotes endurance and stamina, clears the mind and relieves intellectual fatigue. Are you a student, writer or office worker sitting behind a computer for hours finding yourself nodding off? Basil will refresh and awaken your senses and your mind.
Organic Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil is a traditional favorite for calming, balancing and promoting deep relaxation. Add stress-relieving Chamomile to massage oils, therapeutic baths, compresses and mood perfumes. It is calming and soothing on inflamed or irritated skin.
Organic Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel essential oil is Mother Nature’s body cleanser. It is used to treat fluid retention and cellulite and very useful for lymphatic drainage massage. Use Fennel essential oil in a gentle abdominal massage to alleviate digestive issues and flatulence.
Organic Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Rose Geranium is another favorite and one of the most sought-after essential oils available. With its rich floral bouquet, Rose Geranium radiates an uplifting rosy-mint fragrance. This essential oil is balances hormones, harmonizes mood swings, alleviates anxiety and has a normalizing effect on the sebaceous glands, which helps balance oily, dry or combination skin types.
Oregon Lavender Essential Oil
This is another one of my favorite essential oil uses to help me sleep. Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular, versatile and widely used essential oil. Lavender essential oil is said to soothe inflammation, relieve symptoms of headache, tension and insomnia, neutralize insect bites and can be an effective pain reliever and healer for bites and minor burns.
Organic Orange Essential Oil
Sweet orange essential oil carries a warm, sensuously radiant aroma, and conveys a light-hearted happiness and promotes optimism. Comforting in a bath during winter time, this essential oil is especially liked by children because of its sweet, familiar fragrance. It is stimulating on the lymphatic system and can help calm nervous digestive problems.
Opting for pure essentials oils instead of synthetic fragrances creates a healthier atmosphere for our families and giving ourselves the opportunity to benefit from therapeutic properties available from nature.
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Essential oil safety:
Essential oils are very concentrated and too strong to be applied to the skin in an undiluted form. Always be sure to research the contraindications of any aromatherapy oil you are considering. Use with extreme caution especially when pregnant and consult your physician if you have a health condition.
Some essential oils can be toxic if ingested, and some can cause irritation in their neat, undiluted form. Always keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
Do not use on the skin unless diluted with an organic carrier oil.
Essential Oil Dilution Guidelines
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