Essential Oils for the Cupboard – Family Basics by Healing Wisdom
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Essential oils. They are becoming more and more popular and you can find them everywhere!
If they are pure, they smell nice, but what are they actually good for and how can they help you feel better in your day to day life?
I started using them about 2 years ago and I can honestly say that they have changed my life! I pretty much have an oil for everything (I am a bit obsessed to be honest), but I use them every day. We’ve not been to the doctor in 2 years and I don’t even have Calpol at home anymore. They have literally replaced my medicine cabinet!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m talking about day-to -day illnesses and symptoms, not broken bones or anything – you definitely need a doctor for that!
It would take me too long to list what every oil I have is used for, so I’ll tell you about the 4 most popular single essential oils and a couple of uses each:
Lavender is know to be calming, it’s good for so many things but I mainly use it under feet to promote sleep or reduce anxious feelings.
It’s also my go-to oil if I burn myself (on the oven or in the sun) as it soothes the skin, takes the sting away and promotes healing.
Peppermint helps with digestion and is a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse when added to a glass of water. (The one I use is so potent that 1 drop is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea!!)
You can place one drop in the palm of your hand with one drop of Wild Orange (or Lemon) and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up. It’s really good to keep you going when you’re lacking energy – one for the parents!
I also found it really beneficial to drop my son’s temperature, by putting it on his spine and under his feet.
When diffused, Lemon creates a cheerful environment, or you can add it to a spray bottle of water to clean tables, worktops, and other surfaces.
I put a couple of drops of Lemon in my water every morning to help my kidneys but it can also assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
For occasional skin irritations or spots, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
I also put it behind my son’s ear if it’s aching, and that has prevented any further pain or issues so far.
It can support a healthy immune system function if taken internally, it’s cleansing to the skin when added to your facial cleanser and keeps nails looking healthy if you apply it to fingernails and toenails after showering.
This list is based on my own uses and experiences so may vary from person to person and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I only use the purest essential oils, the only Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils there are on the market, so results will vary if cheaper ones are used, and you wouldn’t take any others internally.
I have also diluted them according to my son’s age, please get in touch if you would like a dilution guide.
For further information on essential oils and their uses or to find out how to get them at the best price, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org