Essential Oils To Optimize Your Health & Self-Care Routine
As we settle into fall and the onset of the colder months ahead, it’s a great idea to brush up on how essential oils can help round out your daily self-care routine. There is so much that these beneficial oils can do to boost immunity, mental clarity, and your overall health. If you haven’t tried essential oils yet, you’re missing out on a powerful self-care practice that’s so easy to do. Derived from a wide variety of plants and flowers, essential oils are fundamental to the practice of aromatherapy, and provide many holistic health benefits if used with a little know-how.
Essential oils are extracted via either steam or water distillation, and are sometimes mechanically cold-pressed. They’re made from the aromatic stems, leaves, flowers, and bark of various plants, and once the oil is extracted, it’s then mixed with a carrier oil. Pure essential oils can be highly concentrated, so carrier oils help dilute the extracts so that they can be safely applied to the skin. Essential oils are also often added to lotions, creams, and skin care products, so you’re probably already using them without realizing it! And using essential oils therapeutically can help address numerous health concerns — and boosts both mental and emotional well-being, too.
Here at DTX we recommend Young Living brand essential oils because they are made with only the highest quality organic ingredients. Definitely snag a good essential oils diffuser for aromatherapy and air-purification, and also, you can use the oils directly on your skin to help ease various health issues. The following oils and blends can be found at our DTX Manhattan location, so make sure to stock up on the ones you need during your next visit.
Here’s a quick essential oils guide for how to get the most out your new Young Living oils, and which ones might be best for your varying needs.
The DiGize formula combines anise, fennel, ginger, juniper, lemongrass, peppermint, patchouli, and tarragon to soothe the digestive tract while helping to ease bloating and constipation. You can massage a few drops of this blend into your abdomen and let the oils absorb overnight, and you can also add a heat pack to your routine. In addition, you can mix a few drops of DiGize to hot water and sip, or simply inhale or add to your diffuser to stimulate your olfactory system. This is also a great blend to use before your colonics to assist with your treatments.
Cleansing & Relaxation
A blend of lavender and lemongrass is fantastic for air-purification, and for cleansing your environment in a safe, non-toxic way. These are excellent oils to add to homemade household cleansing solutions. Further, these oils are wonderful for relaxation and promoting rest — try adding a few drops of both to your bedroom diffuser each night before sleep.
Congestion Clearing & Immunity Boosting
A cleansing lifestyle of juicing, whole, hydrating foods, and gravity method colonic treatments is a powerful way to keep your body strong throughout cold and flu season. That said, you still might need a bit of extra support sometimes. An essential oil blend of cloves, eucalyptus, lavender, and thieves amps up your immunity by helping your body eliminate toxins — while clearing out congestion, too. While peppermint oil can help unclog sinuses, reduce fevers and help relieve allergies.
Essential oils have so many powerful benefits. From easing anxiety and promoting relaxation, to purifying, cleansing, and antibacterial properties, there are many health-promoting formulas to try. Experiment with different blends to find your favorites, adjust your combinations as needed, and remember to stock up before flu season starts.