Beginner's Tips for Using Essential Oils
Essential oils are one of the top natural remedies to use for physical and mental ailments, but can also be a little intimidating at first.
So, what are essential oils? These are oils extracted from herbs, plants, and flowers. Depending on the plant they are extracted from, the oils might come from the petals, leaves, or stems of the plants and shrubs. They include everything from pretty flowers like jasmine to herbs you cook with like basil.
Here is a look at some of the more common essential oils to get started with:
Lavender – Lavender can be used for relaxation and resting, as well as reducing stress and anxiety. You can also use lavender oil to help with your skin and relieve headaches.
Rose – Rose has similar health benefits of lavender, including reducing stress, helping ease the mind of worries and anxiety, and improving headaches. It is often combined with lavender and chamomile in diffuser blends.
Chamomile – Many people know of chamomile as a way to relax and unwind, such as with chamomile tea. While it is definitely a soothing oil, it can also be used for your skin. Not only does it soothe your mind, but it soothes burns and bug bites.
Ginger – Oh, the almighty ginger. Most people understand the health benefits of ginger as an herb that is used for cooking and various medicinal properties. But did you know you can use ginger essential oil as well? This helps with digestion, nausea, and heartburn.
Frankincense – This is one of the silly names of essential oils, but don’t be fooled – it has a lot of health benefits! Frankincense is great for the respiratory system, really helping a lot if you have a cold or flu.
Peppermint – Peppermint is a great essential oil to have on hand. This is good for the skin when you have a bug bite or burn because it has a cooling effect, similar to aloe. It also helps with muscle tension and headaches.
Eucalyptus – If you can get your hands on eucalyptus essential oil, it will help with allergy symptoms, sinus problems, and fever.
Lemon – For a refreshing citrus oil, try lemon essential oil. This is more pure than just using lemon zest or lemon juice, so keep that in mind. It is good for improved energy and focus.
Keep in mind that those listed above are just the very basic essential oils. We haven’t even reached the tip of the iceberg on different essential oils and what they can do for your health.
You can learn more if you’re interested in diving deeper into what essential oils can do for your health and how to use them.
Essential Oils for Detoxing
Detoxification should be part of the body’s normal daily process. When we ate cleaner foods and lived in a cleaner environment, the body was probably able to keep up with the daily toxic burden. But for many of us, the toxic burden makes it difficult for our body to keep up. So, in theory, it is a great idea to give the digestive system, liver and gall bladder a little break to catch up on the detoxification process. This means, both mobilizing the toxins which are often safely stored in fatty tissue and helping to escort them out of the body so they are not reabsorbed.
Many detoxification diets do a terrific job mobilizing the toxins. Where they fall short is in supporting the removal of the toxins from the body. This removal requires dietary fiber or clay for the toxins to bind to and optimal function from the organs of detoxification including the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, lymphatic system, heart, lungs and skin.
As you may know, any kind of detoxification effort increases the burden on the detox organs. If these organs are already stressed, releasing additional toxins will only cause greater damage.
Vibrant Blue Oils Detox Support Kit™ includes three powerful oils – Parasympathetic™, Liver™, Gall Bladder™ – that when used in combination with a detoxification diet, fiber or clay and other nutritional supplements, helps support the organs of detoxification for optimal function.
Vibrant Blue Oils Liver™ helps support optimal health and vitality of the liver. This is a great blend to support any kind of digestive repair effort that would release extra toxins (like yeast die off), a detox cleanse or for anyone who demonstrates liver stress symptoms like sensitivity to smells (smoke, perfume, etc) and or chemicals or those who are easily intoxicated or hung over.
Vibrant Blue Oils Gall Bladder™ supports the flow of bile and with it toxins out of the body. The Gall Bladder concentrates the bile to help break down fat and carry toxins out of the body. If the bile becomes too thick, it doesn’t flow as well and toxins don’t move out of the system as efficiently. Some indicators that Gall Bladder™ might be a helpful blend for you would be motion sickness, floating stools, avoiding fatty food like meat or if you do eating fatty food, needing to use the restroom shortly after, pain between shoulder blades, subtle headache above eyes.
Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ blend which helps to stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote optimal digestion, absorption and assimilation of the nutrients necessary to help the body heal and put it in optimal balance. Detoxification is a parasympathetic event – you can’t heal under stress and you need to rest and digest to detoxify. This means the Parasympathetic™ oil should be a staple throughout the detoxification process.
The Vibrant Blue Oils Detox Support Kit™ is a great way to get all three oils that support detoxification.
Have a specific health issue and want to take a class on it? Then choose an individual class to address your particular health problem.