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Using Essential Oils to support Clarity, Energy and Focus

By Jo Hunt
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The popularity of and interest in essential oils continues to grow as people are seeing their beneficial effects. Essential oils are extracted from plants and have been used for centuries for their physical, mental, and emotional health benefits.

There are many essential oils available today. With such a wide variety, it may seem difficult to figure out which oil is best for you when you are first beginning to experiment with them. One of the main differences you will see among different oils is their method of application. Oils can be applied topically, inhaled, or ingested. I am always happy to have a meeting with you to discuss any worries or concerns that you may have. I also have an ITOVI handheld device that can measure the energies in your body at that particular moment and will produce a report that gets emailed to you for further reading. I provide this FREE for my clients as an additional benefit to help.

Topical Application

People typically use topical oils to care for skin conditions or treat wounds. However, many essential oils are very concentrated, and therefore cannot be put directly on the skin. Concentrated oils must be diluted using a carrier oil such as coconut oil so they do not cause irritation.

Essential oils can also be diluted and used in a hot or cold compress, added directly to a hot bath, or even added to a body lotion/cream. When applying oils topically, it is best to massage the affected area first to help increase blood circulation.

Inhaled Application

Inhaling essential oils can improve one's mood, alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, and even provide some relief for a common cold or flu.

When you inhale oils, the scent quickly travels to the brain, lungs, limbic system, and respiratory system, which work together to affect stress, memory, blood pressure, hormone balance, and heart rate. This is why you may associate specific scents with various life experiences.

There are several ways in which oils can be inhaled.

Using a Diffuser

With a diffuser just add your needed oil and water. The diffuser helps the oils evaporate and create the scent in the air.

Internal Application

There are some essential oils that can be taken internally. Some can be gargled to relieve sore throats. You can also buy essential oils in a supplement form and take them orally. When ingested, oils can help treat stomach problems such as acid reflux, and improve the gut's function to aid in digestion.

You can also add certain oils such as Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime and Orange to a glass of water.

Peppermint

The watermint and spearmint plants come together to form the peppermint plant, which goes into this menthol-rich oil. This oil is frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum to improve oral hygiene, and is also used to alleviate upset stomachs. Peppermint essential oil is also effective in promoting respiratory health.

Peppermint is among the most commonly used essential oils. It can be added with lemon to water to create a healthy and refreshing mouthwash. Alternatively, you can add this oil to a vegetable capsule to help relieve a sour stomach. It is also great when used topically for a quick jolt of energy throughout the day.

Rosemary

This rosemary is true to the aromatic, evergreen shrub that is commonly used to flavor foods like stuffing and turkey. In addition to its culinary uses, rosemary has health benefits. It has long been considered sacred by ancient cultures, who believed it encouraged healthy digestion and proper organ function. Its herbaceous and energizing scent is commonly used for aromatherapy, but can also be taken internally to help reduce tension and fatigue.

This oil gives the user a true essence of its botanical source, as it is gently distilled from high-quality plants from around the world. The natural rosemary oil passes strict purity standards to provide many health benefits.

Lemon

This oil is very versatile with its cleansing and purifying properties, making it one of the top selling oils. This is probably my most used oil for cleaning too.

This oil is often added to water to create a room spray to create a refreshing environment. It can also naturally cleanse the body, promote proper digestion, encourage the healthy function of the respiratory system, and create a positive mood. Lemon oil can be added to food to make a meal more flavourful and acidic. It can also be used in a diffuser to help you increase your energy and uplift your spirits.

Ylang Ylang

This ylang ylang essential oil comes from unique star-shaped flowers and is often used for the maintenance of healthy skin and hair. It also gives the user a calming effect, and helps to promote a positive mindset.

This oil is also used as an antioxidant, antidepressant, antiseptic and sedative. It helps increase immune health, circulation, and emotions, which makes it an effective remedy for the endocrine system, reproductive system, and digestive system.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood essential oil is well known in religious areas. It has earned respect in many civilizations and religions, especially in Hinduism, where it is considered to be holy and is used in social and religious rituals. Sandalwood oil is used in medicines, skin and beauty treatments, and products such as mouth fresheners, incense sticks, perfumes, room fresheners, deodorants, soaps, and lotions.

Sandalwood can be used as an antiseptic, an anti-inflammatory, and a disinfectant. It also helps to treat coughs, lower blood pressure, and improve memory. Its sedative effects help calm inflammation, anxiety, stress, fear, and restlessness. It can also help improve relaxation, concentration, calmness, inner vision, and positive thinking.

Lime

This is a great oil for aromatic, topical, and even dietary use. It has a strong citrus smell that is stimulating and refreshing, which can positively affect one's mood.

It is also effective for use on sore joints and to help get rid of seasonal bugs. This oil can be used to help cure infections, soothe toothaches, reduce fevers, restore health, and prevent signs of aging.

In Tune

This proprietary blend of essential oils for concentration has been put together due to each oil's individual ability to improve focus. This is a great oil for any age because staying focused is sometimes difficult for everyone. Focus and the ability to pay attention is especially important during the formative years when people are learning and creating habits and a foundation for their lives.

The oils used in this mix work well together to support the efforts of people who have a hard time paying attention and staying on task. It is a mixture of sandalwood, frankincense, lime, patchouli, ylang ylang, and Roman chamomile. It has a pleasing scent that makes it easy and delightful to use.

Please do browse through the information on this website and don't hesitate to contact me for any advice or information, Jo.