"When you enter the fragrant pharmacy of essential oils, a world of possibility is waiting for you" Valerie Ann Worwood, author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
You will find nature in one of its most powerful forms, the essence and life-force of plants found in what we commonly refer to as, essential oils. Essential oils are derived from flowers, trees, grasses, leaves, roots and fruits. Their powerful essence is indispensable to medicine, food and cosmetic manufacturers. Western medicine seeks to create chemical copies of essential oils because of their extremely effective and complex medical system. Essential oils are found in food and drink to give flavor, preserve and deliver a pleasant aroma. Cosmetic manufacturers use essential oil for their cell-rejuvenating properties.
Every single essential oil has many different properties. A good example of this is Peppermint.
Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory and used to treat muscle aches and pains like arthritis and headaches. It's prescribed by doctors to relieve digestive issues by the name of Colperin.
Peppermint is also used by candy makers, put in aftershave, and it's great for deterring mice, spiders and ants!
Once you begin to use essential oils in your daily routine you can't help but be impressed with their ability to operate on a cellular, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic level.
If anything is this world is holistic, it's essential oils.
These days we're bombarded by synthetics of all kinds and in every shape and form. Synthetics = chemical based products. Soon or later, we're going to have to find alternatives to our problems. Most interesting, those alternatives are literally right under our nose.
How can you make the change from a Modern Medicine Cabinet to a Natural one? Start by assessing what's in your current collection of over the counter drugs. How can you replace those synthetic products with natural ones? My advice is to start simply. With a few basic essential oils and their multiple properties you can make great strides in your quest for whole wellness! Here's a list of 5 essential oils I would recommend starting with:
What can you replace with Lavender?
Neosporin, Elidel, Ambien, Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Imodium AD and Solercain.
Diffuse in a room or apply to bottoms of feet to sooth anxiety and rest.
Apply topically to calm irritated skin, including burns and cuts
*Use internally for a natural antihistamine.
Apply topically to ease the pain of bee stings and bug bites.
Apply topically to relieve headache pain.
What can you replace with Lemon?
Children's Tylenol, Abreva, Throat Lozenges, Mylanta, Tums, Tylenol Cold, Compound W and Dr. Scholl Wart Removers
*Add a drop to honey to soothe a dry or sore throat.
Diffuse in room to neutralize odors and elevate mood.
Disinfect kitchen countertops and brighten stainless steel appliances
Add 2 drops to a glass of water for anti-oxidant and detox properties.
Swipe a little Lemon on each side of a runny nose to dry up symptoms.
Dab on cold or fever blisters to shorten duration.
Apply to warts for gentle and natural removal (great for kids).
What can you replace with Peppermint?
Aleve, DayQuil, NyQuil, Tylenol, Tums, Motrin, Prevacid, Alka Seltzer, Claritin, Zyrtec, Mouthwash and Breath Fresheners
*Apply to neck and forehead with Lavender for headache relief.
Combined with Lemon and Lavender to create a powerful antihistamine for allergies mild to severe.
Put 2 drops in small glass of almond milk and drink to stop heartburn in it's tracks.
Apply to back of neck for cooling effect. To reduce fever, apply Peppermint with carrier oil to torso. Peppermint can drop fever by 2 to 3 degrees in minutes.
Inhale deeply to invigorate lungs and increase alertness.
What can be replaced with Melaleuca?
Neosporin, Chloriseptic, Abreva, Dandruff Shampoos, Rubbing Alcohol, Acne Remedies, Anti-fungal creams, Anbesol
*Apply to toenail fungus for superior anti-fungal results.
Add 2 to 3 drops to a bottle of your favorite shampoo to quell dandruff and scalp issues.
Apply to skin blemishes and rashes as part of a daily treatment routine.
Dab on canker sores to ease the pain and heal.
Apply to feet after showering, swimming or working out to help with athlete's foot and other fungus. (gym bag must have).
Kills Staph Infection ~ effective against MRSA virus.
What can be replaced with Frankincense?
Expensive anti-aging skin products, Neosporin, Anti-cancerous properties, Migraine medications, Regenerative products
*Combine with Lavender and/or Peppermint for severe headache relief.
Use with a carrier oil for beautiful, radiant skin.
Apply to bottom of feet or 2 to 3 drops under the tongue for strong immunity support.
Use topically or *internally to benefit from it's anti-cancerous properties.
Diffuse with Lavender for their calming and grounding properties.
An excellent go-to oil for anything! When in doubt, use Frankincense.
*Essential oils can also be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions. Some essential oils have powerful antioxidant properties while others help support healthy inflammatory response in cells. Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Do not use any essential oil product internally that does not have the appropriate dietary supplement facts on its label. Internal remedies are only recommended for use with doTERRA 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.
These are just 5 popular essential oils to replace dozens of over the counter synthetics, transforming your modern medicine cabinet to a natural medicine cabinet. Five essential oils to heal instead of mask symptoms. Five essential oils to enter the body and leave it a more complete and whole vessel, leaving NO toxins behind.
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