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I have been using essential oils for about 15
years now. My first experience with them was right after our
family doctor suggested chamomile essential oil to help with panic
attacks and anxiety. At that time I had heard of essential oils
but was not very familiar with them.
Because of the doctors suggestion, we ran out to
our local health food store and grabbed a bottle of chamomile essential
oil. And since them, I have done a lot of reading so that I could
learn as much as I could about essential oils.
Some things before you go out and use them:
- There is A LOT to learn, so learn. Do
your own research. Do a lot of research. And learn from
reputable organizations like the NAHA.org and NOT from companies who
just want you to buy their oils. These people have not have
proper essential oil training.
- There is a huge difference between
perfume/fragrance oils and essential oils. Know the
difference. Fragrance oils are synthetic and are meant for
your oil burners, etc.
- Always, always dilute your essential oils.
Essential oils are very strong and it is not at all necessary to use
them full strength.
- Please do no ingest your oils. Again,
essential oils are best used diffused into the air, topically or
even just inhaling them. Some companies suggest ingesting
them. Again, do your own research and trust this to the
medical professionals not a sales rep.
- CPTG or certified pure therapuetic grade
essential oils are not better than other ones. And actually, this
phrase means absolutely nothing. It is a phrase coined by an
essential oil mlm company to make their oils seem superior or to
make it seem that their oils can be used medically or internally.
Again, this is completely false. There are many exceptional
essential oil companies, many whom are better than said mlm
- Always use caution when diffusing essential
oils around babies and children.
Here are a few commonly used essential oils and
Lavender = relaxing and healing
Tea tree = antibacterial
Orange = cheering and uplifting
Lemon = clearing and antiseptic
Chamomile = calming and anti-inflammatory
Eucalyptus = antiseptic and anti-inflammatory
Peppermint = refreshing and cooling
The FDA does not regulate essential oils, so in
turn, essential oils can't cure, treat or heal any diseases. Now,
with that said, many people have been using essential oils for many
years to "treat" a wide variety of issues from anxiety to hearing and
memory loss. We have successfully used essential oils for many
things in our family which is why I finally opened up
my etsy shop
Penguin so that I could share my blends with others. We've
been using oils for trouble relaxing and sleeping, headaches, anxiety
and ADHD symptoms as well as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and for
improving circulation among many other things.
If you are looking to start using essential
oils, I would recommend starting with some basic "everyday" oils such as
and Tea Tree. These are great oils to get you
started as they can be used for a variety of things and as such, they
are affordable oils. Also, do not forget to purchase a carrier oil
to dilute your essential oils in. I use grapeseed oil as it is not
a heavy oil and it does not have a heavy, greasy feel. Also, you
can find grapeseed oil very cheap in any supermarket or even at walmart.
You can also make your own essential oil blends!
these essential oils,
but there are many other quality essential oils you can choose from such
these essential oils
as well as
these essential oils.
When you blend your essential oils you need to
store them in glass. I
always use these bottles to store my oils and I use these roller bottles to pour my blends into for easy application.
* This is not medical advice. Please
always consult your physician before trying something new.