Essential Oils & Where to Find Them

Peppermint cools my low-back and relieves my tight muscles; Wild Orange fills my nose and takes over, a bolt of energy runs through me; Lavender drips from my fingertips onto my temples and my mind simmers down.

Essential oils are magical, and have countless benefits and uses, some of which I will be highlighting below. All are my personal opinions & come from my own experiences with the oils.

Some of my essential oils are purchased online & 100% therapeutic grade (definition of that to come). Others are the ones you’ll see at Whole Foods or your local health store. I love all mine the same, but the therapeutic grade are more effective & stronger than the ones you’ll find on the shelf.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are used in our daily lives more than we realize. They are used to add some flavor foods, to add mint to toothpaste or mouthwash. They can be found in perfumes and skin care products. Some essential oils are synthetic, such as those found in most foods and cosmetics, and these oils don’t benefit your body as therapeutic grade oils do.

The oils are distilled from plants which have never made contact with pesticides or chemicals. There are many uses for the oils, mainly:

  • Topical Use
    • Apply directly to your skin {Unless you’re applying to babies or children, dilute with water or a less intense oil}
  • Aromatic Use
    • Smelling, of course! Through your nose, the tiny molecules end up in your blood stream. You can drop some oil onto your hands and inhale, or use a diffuser to fill the entire room. Personally, I use a spray in my yoga classes so I can fill the entire room with the smell & as long as the student’s are up for it, some will land on them, so they’ll have some direct contact with the oil as well.

  • Internal Use
    • This one I have yet to try! There are numerous ways to ingest essential oils, so long as you read the directions that come on the sides of most bottles, or search online and find a credible source, the oils are perfectly safe to consume. Although, not ALL oils are okay to ingest, so do some research beforehand!

My Essential Oils


Wild Orange:

  • Energizing
  • Strong citrus scen
  • Digestion aid
  • Calming effect
  • Lifts the mood
  • Immune booster.

Peppermint: 

  • Promotes a healthy digestive system & gut
  • Helps aid in exercise
  • Cooling effect on the skin

Lavender:

  • Comforting and calming; add to your bath; clean scent; eliminates odors; relaxation and digestion support.

Vanilla: 

  • Stimulates the root chakra
  • Mixes well with Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang III: 

  • Stimulates the root chakra
  • Helps balance hormones
  • Lifts mood
  • Calming effect

Lemon: 

  • Enhances the flavor of foods and water
  • Immune booster
  • Relaxing and aids in concentration

Rosehip Seed Oil: 

  • Great for clearing up skin blemishes
  • Reduces scarring
  • Lifts your mood
  • Balances the heart chakra.

My Go-To Mixtures

6 drops Lavender + 4 drops Peppermint: Soothing, cooling, calming

I use this mix as a spray in my yoga classes or to soak cool towels in to give to yogis after a sweaty summer class.

Sandalwood + Ginger + Clove: Opens up your Root Chakra; enhances your sense of belonging and groundedness


A roll-on form of this mix was gifted to me be my Mimi & I use it most mornings now!

4 drops Ylang Ylang + 6 drops Vanilla: Grounding, opens up your Root Chakra; Vanilla works to balance the strong scent of the Ylang Ylang oil

I used this mix as a spray before one of my classes that was focused on the Root Chakra & grounding.

**I mix all the oils with about 4-5 oz. of water and use only 2-6 drops of each oil in the mix.

Other Mixtures to Try

  • For stress: 4 drops Lavender, 2 drops Lemon
  • Wake-up call: 4 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Lemon
  • For concentration: 4 drops Lemon + 2 drops Peppermint
  • A winter pick-me-up: 8 drops Orange + 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • For cramp relief: 5 drops Peppermint + 3 drops Lavender
  • For allergies: 2 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Lavender + 2 drops Lemon

These mixtures work best when put in a diffuser, used a spray, or applied topically after being mixed with 4-5 oz. of water.

Where to Find Them

doTerra


Young Living or Oils Give Back

This sweet little peppermint oil is from Young Living through Oils Give Back & it’s lovely!

What are your experiences with essential oils? If you have any other questions or want to share some of your ideas on oils, feel free to comment or share this post!
Love & light,

Caroline

P.S. Did anyone catch onto the ~thing~ this title is based off of? A magical lil’ movie, perhaps?

Song of the blog post: Wild Sun by The Strumbellas

Read my last post here!

Read more about where I discovered essentials oils here!

 

 

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