We have at least 15 essential oils in our home and use them in a variety of ways. First and foremost, our diffuser is always going. I have found that it purifies the air as well as helps my kids have a restful night’s sleep.
My oldest daughter uses a blend for her tension headaches which includes wintergreen, frankincense and Roman chamomile as well as a calming blend that has clary sage, ylang ylang and chamomile. I use this blend as well for PMS symptoms as well as melaleuca oil for occasional breakouts. I also add frankincense to my daily moisturizer for its anti-aging properties.
My 10 year old daughter is allergic to dander, pollen, grass, dust and anything else that blows in the air. We have found that the combination of lemon, lavender and peppermint oils used topically (on the soles of feet), taken internally and diffused seem to have her itchy eyes and scratchy throat under control without any drowsiness or other side effects.
My little guy loves the diffuser going at night and has lavender and wintergreen going to calm and relax him. We also use the lemon, lavender and peppermint (diluted with a carrier oil) on his feet in the evening.
We diffuse wild orange and peppermint every morning as a pick me up before school. My children no longer go to the medicine cabinet for certain symptoms, as they have learned to use the essential oils to aid them with their daily wellness.
There are so many benefits of using essential oils on a regular basis. Essential oils can help you relax or sleep better, aid with digestion or help with skin issues. It is important to check with a doctor before using any supplements and to make sure that you are using pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
Angel Renee has a B.A. in Communications from Purdue University and is fueled by good food and good company and would rather spend time in nature than between four walls any day. She is a creative soul who expresses herself through teaching yoga, writing, and empowering others by teaching wellness classes and educating others on Essential Oils. She has three wonderful little people that call her mom and she encourages them to color outside the lines. She believes in living each day to its fullest and doing all things from a place of love. This Midwest girl is madly in love with Chicago and can be found on Facebook and at City Yoga Chicago.