Welcome! I am so excited to start you off on this series. You are going to love it! For each episode, you can read the content or watch the video. Choose what works for you! Enjoy! I look forward to welcoming you to my oil community very soon.
(Note: This blog post is part of a 6-part series. If you want to learn more about the series, and download the ebook, click here.)
Overview of the Series:
In this series, I wanted to share enough information with you to get you as passionate as I am about the incredible possibilities of the oils without overwhelming you. A tall order! So I thought breaking it up into different episodes would help. So, over the next six episodes, I will be covering:
Day 1: What essential oils are and what they can do. (This topic is for today’s episode.) I like to call it: “What Can They Do (and…how fast?) Make a wish…”
Day 2: Purity is Everything. Trust me.: You don’t know what you don’t know. You really need to pay attention to this episode to make sure you are keeping your family and you safe.
Day 3: How Do You Use Them? And a few Safety Concerns: Let’s talk about how to use them. Is there a best way? Where do you need to be careful?
Day 4: Let’s Talk Specifics: We will take a look at just eleven specific oils and how to use them.
Day 5: Clear the Toxins and Improve Your Energy (and everything else!): On average, each household has at least 62 toxic chemicals lurking in cupboards, medicine cabinets and bathrooms. Every oil you use is a chemical you can get rid of!
Day 6: Incorporating Essential Oils into your Life and Yoga Practice: Oh, yes, these gems from nature raise your vibration. I can’t wait to share it with you!
An Introduction to Essential Oils
Essential oils are the aromatic aspect of the plant — you know, what smells good! 🙂 Plants use the essential oils to give them life. Think of it as the blood of the plant.
These essential oils contain chemical constituents that do the supporting of the plant. What research has found is these chemical constituents also support the human body – in fact, all nine systems of the human body (circulatory, respiratory, digestive/excretory, nervous, endocrine, immune, integumentary [skin], reproductive, and the skeletal/muscular system).
Intrigued? I hope so! Because these oils can change everything for you. (They did for me.)
BEST part of Essential Oils: The are simple, potent and safe.
- Simple: Sometimes all it takes is sniffing an oil (such as a sniff of Peppermint Essential Oil that uplifts your energy and helps you focus) or a drop of oil on your tongue (DiGize Vitality supports your digestion within seconds of swallowing). Can it get simpler than that? In today’s day and age of frantic living and feeling in a perpetual state of being short on time, something that is simple is an absolute must.
- Potent: Essential oils are so concentrated, we speak in drops. A single drop of Peppermint Vitality has the same therapeutic value as 28 cups of peppermint tea.
- Safe: As long as the oils is truly therapeutic grade (please, please, please be sure to hear episode #2 on this one! Just because an oil is labeled “pure” and/or “therapeutic” does not mean it is), they are safe when used within certain guidelines. Last year 200,000 people died using prescription drugs correctly, meaning they were prescribed correctly and administered correctly. Prescription drugs are simply rife with dangerous side effects. There were zero deaths by essential oils.
Better health care through better self-care.
How fast do they work?
While it depends on how you administer the oils, just know it is pretty darn quick. 🙂
If you inhale them, they effect the brain within 22 seconds.
If you rub them on your skin, the oils can be found in your blood stream within 2-3 minutes and in every cell of the body in 20 minutes.
Swallowing the oils is more complicated because the oils need to enter the digestive track so it depends on a few more factors. But know it is as fast as 20 minutes.
What can you expect?
So what can the oils do for you? At the risk of sounding a bit crazy, pretty much anything can be helped by the oils. Here are a few of the most basic concerns I run into that people would love to find a simple solution to. As you read through the list, make your own wish list! Which ones would you just LOVE to have a solution to in your life?
- Energy & Focus: Yep, amazing actually, Take a sniff of Peppermint and it can make all the difference!
- Relaxation & Sleep: Best night’s sleep in five years — that was my first big “aha” when it came to the oils.
- Immune Support: We have actually made it through an entire Minnesota winter without getting sick! (Not all of them over the past 4 years — they aren’t miracle pills — but just one says so much!)
- Everyday Body Tension: Releasing the tension in the shoulders. How great is that?
- Smoother Digestion: Who doesn’t need that?
- Mood Upliftment: A gift for families. A few drops of a specific oil in the diffuser can change the trajectory of an evening!
- Va Va Voom in the Bedroom: Ahem…yep, an oil for that one, too! 🙂
- Non-Toxic Cleaners: I am dedicating an entire episode to this one!
- Non-Toxic Products: skin care, personal care products, cosmetics: Some of the most toxic products in our home. Let’s get rid of them!
- Raising Vibrations: Where I began on this journey. We will talk in Episode 6!
Okay, that’s it for today’s episode. I so hope you are intrigued!
In Episode #2, I will be sharing one of the MOST important aspects of this entire course — purity. Please, please, please don’t expect the same results with just any essential oil. It just won’t work — and I’ll tell you why in the next episode!
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