What are essential oils?
Essential oils have also been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to a total mind/body wellness they may never have dreamed possible.
Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted.
What are my favourite picks ?
Lavender essential oil has a calming effect on both mind and body. This oil promotes relaxation and is suitable for all skin types. It has anti-inflammatory actions and is excellent for treating burns, acne, cuts and insect bites. Its scent is floral and slightly camphorous. Add a few drops to facial creams or body lotions to soothe irritated skin. Massage into the bottom of the feet or add to a diffuser at bedtime to cultivate a restful night’s sleep
Tea Tree oil is a reputable first aid treatment due to its many antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It is helpful for disinfecting and healing skin ailments such as wounds, infections, cold sores and warts. Tea Tree oil is also an effective treatment for head lice. It has a very prominent medicinal aroma and is excellent for purifying the air after illness in the home.
Lemon oil has the ability to uplift the spirit and refresh the mind. It also is a great compliment to household cleansers. When mixed with distilled water, lemon oil can be used to clean windows and countertops or simply add a few drops to freshen up a dishcloth. This is another fantastic air purifier and can be diffused throughout the home to lessen unpleasant odours.
Acne Fighter Digestion Booster
Natural Mouth Wash and Gum Protector
Rosemary is known for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, which help explain why rosemary essential oil is so potent.Rosemary essential oil helps in hair growth;improves memory;helps in liver detoxification and galbladder functioning;lowers cortisol
It enhances the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. It is used for treating indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps and flatulence.. Basil oil is good for treating a variety of infections such as cuts, wounds, skin infections, and bladder infections due to its antibacterial properties. Due to the calming nature of basil essential oil, it is widely used in aromatherapy. Regularly using this essential oil provides mental strength and clarity. That is why this essential oil is often used in the treatment of arthritis, wounds, injuries, burns, bruises, scars, sports injuries, surgical recovery, sprains, and headaches. It is ophthalmic and can quickly relieve bloodshot eyes. Basil essential oil can be used to prevent vomiting, particularly when the source of the nausea is motion sickness, but also from many other causes.Basil essential oil is also a good treatment for itching from bites and stings from honey bees, insects and even snakes.
Peppermint is a favourite of many. The oil is stimulating and helps to ease mental fatigue and headaches. Peppermint contains menthol which provides a cooling sensation to the skin. Many women enjoy this oil as a facial spritzer during hot flashes. Massage oils infused with peppermint are excellent for soothing sore muscles or reviving tired aching feet.
Helps Reduce Stress Reactions & Negative Emotions ; Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness;May Help Fight Cancer, or Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
Astringent, Kills Harmful Germs and Bacteria
Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
Balances Hormone Levels
Acts as a Sleep Aid
Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain
What does Soul-flower recommend on usage of its essential oils?
Add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects. Place a few drops of essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry. Diffuse essential oil in Soulflower ceramic oil burner to set the mood for a social gathering. Add few drops of essential oil to bath water to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work. Add few drops to Soulflower potpourri to enjoy aroma. Because essential oils are so concentrated, it is usually best to dilute them with a neutral carrier oil, such as grapeseed, wheatgerm, hazelnut, avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, coconut or olive, to avoid irritating the skin. Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil & blend well. Do not use directly on skin.Please consult with physician before use.
What more can you do?
Check out my post on 10 DIY with essential oils here for more.Visit the SoulFlower website to learn more about essential oils and perhaps purchase the ones that suit you.You can also club your essential oil shopping with more attractive products from Amazon.Here is the link for where you can find soulflower products on amazon.