I'm all about anything natural, real, healthy, organic- and most importantly- HOMEMADE. Essential oils are one more piece to the puzzle for me. Please check out this conversation I had with my friend Kelly Jones, from DoTerra International. I was already a fan, but our conversation helped me truly open my mind to the healing benefits of essential oils. The past few weeks, I've been making an elixer for my night time bath, I've been diffusing my whole home for restful sleep and applying them topically to help Spicoli sleep through the night. I've been remembering my dreams, waking up completely refreshed and feeling much more grounded, inspired and present.... could it be a change in the seasons? Perhaps. But it may very well be the healing benefits of these so-called oils as well.
There are SO many uses for essential oils! Three of the most basic oils are Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint oil:
We use lavender for TONS of things in our house. It’s amazing on the skin. We use it for burns, cuts, scrapes, and more. We also diffuse it at night for it’s calming properties. I also love to drop a few drops on our wool dryer balls and place in the dryer… instead of using toxic dryer sheets!
Lemon oil is known for it’s cleansing properties. I use it in our laundry to get grease stains out of clothes. Or to polish the stainless steel… or to deodorize the garbage disposal. It takes tree sap off of my kids hands or clothes instantly! I also love the cleansing properties when used internally… and I add a drop or two to my ice water each day.
Peppermint is known for it’s tummy tamer qualities. I also use it to wake me up if I’m tired or diffuse it when my kids need to focus. I love it for fresh breath… or to open up my airways when I’m congested. I also LOVE it in my coffee or chocolate protein shakes!!
There are so many uses for essential oils… and it’s a constant learning process. I learn new ways to use my oils ALL the time!