Now that I hopefully peaked your interest about the therapeutic grade essential oils, I would like to introduce you to what and how they can be used.
Therapeutic grade essential oils can be used for anything and everything you can think of:
- Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy
- Mind & Emotion; Yoga Health
- Personal Care (Bath, Body, Hair & Skin)
- Cleansing & Weight Management
- Bone, Digestive, Heart & Immune Health, Men & Women Health
- Oral Care and Household
- Pet Health
Essential Oils are aromatic liquids, distilled from flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds of plants. The distillation process is what makes essential oils so concentrated. It often requires an entire plant or more to produce a single drop of distilled essential oil.
The therapeutic grade essential oils (TEOs ) are very easy to use. You can either put them on your skin, in your food and drink, or simply smell and diffuse.
Since TEOs are concentrated, they need to be used sparingly - from 1 to 3 drops. For example, you would put only 1 drop of Peppermint therapeutic grade essential oil in your drink, and 3 drops on your feet. When put on skin the oils penetrate immediately. The effectiveness is as such that, for example, 1 drop of Peppermint oil equals 28 cups of tea!
Please keep in mind that only high quality whole and pure unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils can be used internally.
Therapeutic grade essential oils come from plants, and as you know, some are quite hot, like Oregano and Thyme. However, there is no need to fear using these oils - therapeutic grade essential oils are fat soluble. For example, if you mix 4 drops of olive or another vegetable oil of your preference, with 1 drop of the Oregano TEO, it will not feel hot at all. In fact, you don't need to remember the dilution ratio - every TEO has a dilution ratio printed on the bottle containing the oil.
Here are some of the oils you can use every day:
- Lemon (anti-cancerous, delicious in lemonade)
- Lavender (relaxing, for burns)
- Geranium (sun screen)
- Ylang Ylang (aphrodisiac)
- Grapefruit (burns fat)
- Basil (for nerves and lungs)
- Fennel (for digestion)
- Orange (mood elevating)
- Lemongrass (for arthritis)
- Frankincense (skin, lungs, cancer)
I think you are getting an idea of why therapeutic grade essential oils are called "therapeutic". In fact, each oil has more than one benefit. Take, for example, therapeutic grade essential of Lavender.
- Inhale lavender essential oil to soothe and relax the body and mind
- Make an herbal tea by mixing 2 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 teaspoon of blue agave syrup and adding to warm water
- Add 4–5 drops of lavender essential oil to a bath gel base and use in warm bath for relaxation
- Drop 1–2 drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow to aid in a restful night of sleep
- Massage several drops of lavender essential oil on feet to promote relaxation
Lavender oil also promotes tissue regeneration, speeds up wound healing, cleanses cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
I am simply in awe with these oils and would love to share my knowledge. Please let me know what else you would like to know about the oils.
To your health!