Everyday Household Uses
My yearlong quest to discover the benefits of essential oils
Why use Essential Oils: The use of essential oils promotes healing, health, and happiness in those who use them.
Most essential oils are high in antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties: they are effective against viruses as well as bacterial. After I had these questions answered and began experimenting in my house, I discovered these remedies personally:
- Lemongrass lowers cholesterol (it lowered mine by 30 points)
- Lavender, diffused, soothes kids during that “magic” time right before dinner (there is lots of sarcasm there)
- Peppermint and lemon, diffused, helps this mom get her work done during the day when she would rather putz around.
- Lemon in my water keeps me regular and has helped my nails.
- Zendocrine (a special blend) has kept my liver panels clean (this is actually a HUGE deal)!
- Breathe (blendREucalyptus) and Lime, diffused, have provided lung support for my son who suffered pneumonia years ago.
- On Guard (blendRCinnamon, Clove, Wild Orange, etc) keeps my husband, who =lies and is breathing recycled air a lot, healthy, and when he feels sick, he takes this.
- Lavender helps me sleep at night.
- Frankincense under my tongue helps with headaches.
- Clary Sage and Digest Zen (blend) on my abdomen, help when the cramps come (I get killer ones due to having endometriosis).
- Wintergreen with coconut oil on my lower back or knees help after a hike or workout and I have knee or back pain.
- Ginger is my go-to for stomach ache.
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) is fabulous for stinky feet.
- Melaleuca also kills sinus infections along with Oregano (we have used this twice)
Essential oils are miniscule in molecular size, which means they are absorbed well by the skin. However, they do not accumulate in the body over time – they simply offer up their healing properties and then pass on through.
Essential oils are not really oils. They do not contain the fatty acids that constitute what we would consider an actual oil. They are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, =lowers, and other parts of plants.