Over the past 5 years I have developed a new appreciation and fascination for essential oils, and find them extremely useful and effective on a daily basis. You may often find me making specific recommendations for certain oils depending on your constitution and condition you’re seeking treatment for.
Essential oils can be used by direct inhalation through your nose or a diffuser, applied topically, or with proper guidance ingested. The oils are subtle but I’ve seen profound effects from their use, particularly for alleviating anxiety and stress, insomnia, and for hormonal imbalances.
They can be extremely helpful when applied topically for pain. Many essential oils have antibacterial and anti fungal properties, and make great substitutes for bug and tick sprays, and household cleaners. Like herbs, much care and consideration has to be taken into account as to the sourcing of essential oils as many oils are adulterated with additives that can be harmful when applied topically or internally.
There are a myriad of therapeutic as well as everyday uses for essential oils. They can be a wonderful adjunct to acupuncture, herbal therapy or nutritional and lifestyle counseling.