How To Use Essential Oils for Self-Care
Let’s talk essential oils and how you can use them in your self-care practices!
First off a little background... Aromatherapy has been used for centuries for various therapeutic benefits. The essential oils used during aromatherapy, absorb into the skin relaxing muscles, nerves and senses. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel directly to the emotional center of the brain, including long-term memory.
Because of this, I love to consistently set a aside a time of day, set an intention and then choose an oil to apply and breathe in while in that particular space. This helps my brain to “know the drill” and connect to that space easier and easier whenever I smell this particular aroma.
Essential oils are used to alleviate anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia and low appetite, just to name a few. With anything, there are do’s and don'ts. Essential oils should be researched or patch tested before use. For instance, a major don’t, never apply pure essential oil directly to skin, always make sure they’re diluted. A carrier oil works great for this!
This is why I love the premixed roll-ons! They are already diluted and blended so there’s no guess work. I apply to wrists, temples and palms when working with essential oils. These areas tend to absorb the fastest.
Throughout my experience with using essential oils I’ve found that using them before and during meditation can hone in and focus my attention and energy to the present moment. Opening and expanding my awareness and keeping me in a space of receiving.
Self-care is so important and I truly believe that adding tools like essential oils into your routine can and will offer you relief and strength in all areas of your life.