Amy Manz chats essential oils
LAVA BEAD JEWELLERY IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO USE EOS AROMATICALLY
By now you may have heard all of the hype surrounding essential oils. Google searches for essential oils have skyrocketed in the last several years and they are found in more and more Australian homes. But what are essential oils? They are pure extracts from plants — these oils help to protect those plants from threats such as bacteria, fungus, viruses and so on.
Essential oils aren’t a magic cure and by no means replace medication — they help you take a proactive role in your health care by using a natural alternative.
There are three main ways to use essential oils. Topically: The bottoms of feet, back, chest, and base of skull are all great places to apply the oils.
EOS are extremely powerful so you only need a few drops to service your whole body.
It is a good idea to use a carrier oil such as coconut oil to dilute the EO in case of skin sensitivity. Aromatically: Inhaling EOS can help your mood and ease breathing.
Diffusing them can help kill any airborne germs.
If diffusing, be sure to use a cool mist diffuser as EOS should not be heated as it can upset the properties of the oil.
Alternatively, fashionable and porous lava bead jewellery absorbs the oil and acts as a diffuser throughout the day. Internally: Always check the labels to ensure the oil is okay for internal use.
The oils can be added to water to drink, a drop under the tongue or even added to a vegetable capsule. Here’s two of my favourites and their uses. Peppermint: Alerting, invigorating for the lungs, aromatically helps clear sinuses, cools the temper.
I use it on the roof of my mouth to alleviate headaches. Lavender: All things calming. This calms my kids when they are crazy, and helps relax the body ready for sleep.
It is fantastic for bites and stings.