Essential Wellness,  Fit Life

11 Most Popular Essential Oils

This year I completely fell in love with essential oils. it all began while I was training for my first half marathon. I had horrible calf pain which caused my training to come to halt. I had trained hard and my race was approaching. I was desperate for anything that would help. I hate taking pain meds and typically you will never find any in my home. My neighbor suggested I tried panaway and instructed me to dilute it with coconut oil and apply right to my calves. Not going to lie, I was very skeptic at first. Although, I did it anyway because I was curious and in pain.

I was immediately hooked. Seeing is believing! Rubbed it on my calves before bed and about an hour before I ran and I had no calf pain and no soreness afterwards. Out of curiosity to see how else I could benefit I got Young Living’s premium starter kit. I continued to try new ones on a daily basis and searched pinterest to figure how I could use it more. Basically because I loved and believed in it so much.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the lifeblood of the plant. They are found in a plant’s flower, stem, leaves, bark or fruit. They help protect the plant from disease, provide nutrients and act as a defense system. Their job is to keep the plant healthy and sustained. These oils are then extracted to be used on ourselves providing us the same benefits. This aids in allowing us to achieve our healthiest potential physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally.

Essential Oil Safety and Tips

The oil is pure and very concentrated. When using a new oil on the skin, start with a small patch. Some individuals do have slight irritation and/or allergic reaction. Read the label for directions on how to dilute properly. When in doubt consult your physician or trained aromatherapy practitioner.

Seed to Seal Promise

Young living has developed their seed to seal promise that ensures that they have inspected the purity of the oil from the planting of the seed to the sealing of the bottle. They have strict guidelines to fulfill this promise. They own their own farms and their partner farms are trusted and abide by the same rules. They only plant on soil that has been chemical free for 50 years. That right there is truly amazing. No harmful chemicals are used in the planting and cultivating process.

What is a Carrier Oil?

Carrier oils are typically an oil extracted from nuts, seeds and kernels of plants. A few types are olive oil, avocado oil, fractioned coconut oil and jojoba. They are used to dilute the essentials oils so you can safely use them topically.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

They can be ingested, used aromatically with a diffuser or spray and topically by being placed onto the skin. You can use essential oils on a daily basis. I love using the oils and incorporate them in my every day routine for a happy and healthier self, family and home.  What I love is that anyone can use them without a lot of knowledge and reap the benefits.

Lavender

It’s kind of like the classroom show off. The versatility of lavender essential oil makes the uses endless.

  • Sleep Aid: drop a few drops onto a pillow, add a drop to the bottom of each foot or diffuse it for a good nights sleep
  • Acne Treatment: It’s antibacterial properties helps to clear acne. Add 3-4 drops with 10ml carrier oil and apply directly to the skin. Use daily.
  • Reduce dark circle: Mix a few drops of lavender with aloe vera gel. Gently massage under eyes.
  • Soothe a burn: Immediately after applying ice add 2-3 drops directly to burn

Lemon Vitality

It’s bright and zesty taste/scent makes this oil very useful.

  • Hydrate: Add 1-2 drops to a tall glass of water to refresh your body when you first wake up or add into your favorite hot tea. This is my favorite glass to add it too.
  • Cooking: Incorporate it into a yummy vinaigrette or add to a savory fish or chicken dinner
  • Cleaning: Place in a spray bottle with water to freshen up any room. Use 2-3 drops to clean up a sticky mess or remove stickers.

Peppermint Vitality

The fresh and minty taste helps to support digestion and overall well being

  • Sore Throat: Combine both peppermint and lemon oils in a glass of hot water to soothe a sore throat
  • Teeth: Add a drop to your toothpaste to support healthy teeth and gums
  • Focus: Diffuse to enhance your focus and energy
  • Motion sickness: A must have for travel. Either place a drop on each wrist or rub over stomach to reduce nausea

Citrus Fresh

Honestly my favorite and most used essential oil. It’s the perfect blend of 5 citrus essential oils

  • Overall cheer: Diffuse to uplift spirits or place onto diffuser jewelry to enjoy while out and about
  • Cleaning: Place a few drops into your garbage disposal and add baking soda to clean and refresh.
  • Degreaser: Powerful additive or can be used alone
  • Fruit and Veggie Wash: It is so important to wash these healthy treats. Use this simple recipe. Combine 2oz. Water, 2oz. Vinegar, 1 T. citric acid, 4 drops citrus fresh and 2 drops thieves. Place it into a glass spray bottle (I get my bottles here). Spray your fruits/veggies and then rinse with water.

Thieves Vitality

Bye bye 99.97% of germs and hello healthy immune system.

  • Wellness Tea: Add a drop to hot cup of water or favorite tea when you are feeling blah. Option to add a drop of lemon essential oil as well to rev up the taste.
  • Headache: Place 1 drop on thumb and press directly to roof of mouth to reduce your headache
  • Diffuse: it aids in reducing germs and eliminating odors
  • Cough Relief: Mix 1-2 drops with a tablespoon of honey to reduce your cough

Raven

Provides a cleansing blend of ravintsara, peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, lemon and wintergreen. Great respiratory support.

  • Workout: Roll on to aid in deeper breathing during your workout
  • Congestion: Apply to chest to break up phlegm and improve congested breathing

Copaiba

This oil is tapped directly from the tree as compared to being distilled. Use it to improve your overall well being.

  • Reduce cellulite: Massage a drop or 2 with a carrier oil directly to your thighs and booty.
  • Reduce blemish: Mix in with your favorite facial moisturizer and use daily
  • Immune Booster: Drink in a tea or place 2 drops into a vegetarian gel capsule

Frankincense

The earthy tones of this essential oil are well known to increase feelings of spirituallity. Used quite often in a variety of skincare products

  • Meditation: diffuse to enrich prayers, yoga or meditation
  • Healthy Skin: Apply to skin and neck to keep skin looking young and radiant
  • Wart Remover: Apply drop a few times a day directly to wart, mole or skin tag
  • Enhances: Add to beauty products and other essential oil blends to enhance its’ properties. It aids in reaching the cells faster.

Digize

Ultimate healer of the gut

  • Digestion: Use with every meal to improve digestive system and decrease bloating and indigestion
  • Stomach Rub: Rub over abdomen to decrease bloating and nausea
  • Detox: Apply 1-2 drops directly to bottom of feet to naturally detoxify your body

PanAway

This blend of 4 separate oils is perfect for sore and overworked muscles

  • Post Workout: Apply to sore muscles after working out
  • Arthritis: Create a massage cream with whipped coconut oil and apply to joints
  • Reduce Tension: Mix with a carrier oil and apply to temples, back of neck or forehead.

Stressaway

Need I say more? We all could invite more relaxation into our lives.

  • Anxiety support: place a drop on your wrists or neck to reduce anxiety symptoms. Place a drop on your dog’s collar during thunderstorms.
  • Reduce tension: diffuse throughout the day while at home or work to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium
  • Soak in tub: Place a few drops into a warm bath and add in a cup of epsom salts to decompress from the day

This is just ideas to get you started with some of the most popular essential oils. Begin to incorporate them into your daily life. Slowly begin to ditch the toxic cleaners, lotions and beauty products and make the switch. Wellness encompasses what you put on the both inside and outside of your body.

Fun Fact: These 11 essential oils are found in the premium starter kit. It’s how I was introduced to essential oils and began my journey. Check it out!

Grab your starter kit today or reach out if you need help reactivating

1. Want to get your hands on these amazing essential oils and other great products? Interested in working towards a healthier you and a non-toxic home for your family? Then start right here. Head over to snag your own premium kit and take that first step.

2. When you sign up as a member you get amazing starter kit that includes a diffuser, the 11 essential oils mentioned above and so much more at a highly discounted rate. The perfect way to get started. I chose this to begin my journey with essential oils. It was the best way to learn and try it all out to fit my daily needs. Plus as a member you get wholesale pricing which is 24% off products. You can buy it and try it out with nothing keeping you chained to it. No quotas, nothing.

3. I absolutly love to help others and share my tips. Please feel free to email me at any time cortney@lifelivedfearless.com

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