Essential Oils

 

We have access to the power that Mother Earth provides us. Here I want to share about the ways I use essential oils in my daily life to achieve the vibration I desire.

How to Use

When using essential oils it is very important to use them properly. 

Because of their powerful properties, it is necessary to dilute them before use. 

My favorite ways to do this are diluting in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or macadamia nut oil. This allows the essential oils to be applied to the skin without irritation as well as to absorb properly into the skin. 

I also enjoy using essential oils by mixing them in a pot of boiling water with other herbs and foods and inhaling the steam. This allows the oils to penetrate the lungs and skin deeply and safely (Check the recipes page for a recipe I like to use when I steam). I also like to do this in the shower or bath to reach other parts of the body that love the steam absorption of these beautiful essential oils our Mother Earth has given us. 

If you have any questions about using oils do not hesitate to reach out via our contact information on the home page! I love the questions and am available now more then ever to get back to you quickly. 

Much love Little Gems

Calm anxiety

Bergamont Orange

essential oil comes from the Citrus bergamia tree. This oil reduces anxiety by calming the central nervous system.

Bergamont may also improve negative emotions + fatigue+ lower saliva cortesol levels.  

 

Chamomile

is a daisy-like herb. Studies have shown that massage with this diluted oil helped decrease anxiety and other symptoms more than massage alone.

 

Clary sag

 is a medical herb that has been shown to decrease blood pressure and respiratory rate.

 

Lavender

oil has anti-inflammatory, muscle-relaxing, and anxiety-relieving properties. It connects the mind and the body to slow down the central nervous system.

Ylang-ylang

essential oil comes from the flowers of the Cananga odarata tree. This oil is known to reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve one’s self-esteem.

respiratory health

Eucalyptus

has been used for centuries to calm a cough. It can be used by adding a few drops to a carrier oil and rubbing the mixture on the chest or throat. Also, this oil is an amazing anti-inflammatory when diluted the oil into boiling water and inhaling the steam.

    

Rosemary

This oil, like eucalyptus contains the compound cineole. This helps to break up mucus and reduce inflammation as well.  

    

Peppermint

This oil is found in a lot of respiratory mixtures. Menthol is an extract of peppermint. When inhaled, it creates a cooling sensation that can soothe or numb a scratchy throat. It can help to relax the muscle of the windpipe, known as the bronchial muscles. To use this oil, dilute in boiling water and inhale the steam. It can also be used by adding the oil to a diffuser or a topical carrier oil.

   

Frankincense

This oil comes from the Boswellia tree and has been used for centuries in incense and perfumes. This oil is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be applied through a topical oil.

  

Bergamont

nutmeg, and cypress essdntial oils- These oils all contain camphene, a compound similar to camphor. When inhaled, camphene can have a cooling, refreshing effect. It also has antioxidant properties, which may help to protect cells from damage and ward off harmful germs.

 

Geranium

this oil carries a refreshing floral scent. I personally love to use this oil in the diffuser or in a warm bath with others such as orange and bergamont.

 

Cinnamon

A 2017 study found that cinnamon protects against germs that cause respiratory problems. Adding a few drops of cinnamon essential oil to a diffuser or including the oil in a topical blend may provide relief from a cough.

 

Tea Tree

This oil can inhibit the growth of bad bacteria that cause sinus infections and respiratory issues. Crushed tea tree leaves have been inhaled by Australian Aborigines to treat coughs and colds, and inhaling tea tree oil may also help to ease the effects of a cough.

immune support

Frankincense

Derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree, It is best known for its highly effective inflammation-fighting capabilities. Scientific experts have found a direct link between the oil’s ability to lower inflammation and an enhanced immune system. It also targets immunity through its effectiveness against many harmful microbes. It is also found to have antioxidant potential as if quells free radical damage.

 

Oregano

Widely used in Italian and Mexican cuisine, oregano is a powerful antibacterial, thanks to high levels of the active compounds: carvacrol and thymol. Studies suggest that these two compounds kill bacterial cells by making the cell membrane more permeable. This compromises harmful bacteria, causing the cell to leak essential molecules they need to survive. When pitted against a variety of common infectious microbes, researchers discovered that oregano oil kills Salmonella, E. coli, and several types of the Staphylococcus bug. A 2017 study also found that oregano essential oil boasts strong antioxidant properties, adding to its immune-stimulating capabilities. Bacterial isn’t the only type of pathogen that succumbs to oregano. Lab research has discovered that oregano essential oil inhibits a variety of viruses including antibiotic resistant herpes simplex, rotavirus and some respiratory viruses.

 

Thyme

Like oregano, thyme essential oil is rich in thymol-a terpene that is an especially active anti-spasmodic that can help reduce coughs. One study showed that when used in conjecture with primrose, thyme was effective in lessening the cough associated with upper respiratory tract infections. 

 

Eucalyptus

With its distinctive scent, has long been used in over-the-counter cold and flu remedies to loosen phlegm and relieve congestion. The secret to its effectiveness is a compound called 1,8-cineole, which has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Findings published in the journal BMC Immunology suggest that eucalyptus oil also stimulate the innate immune system by enhancing our phagocytic response to pathogens. This happens when key cells in the immune system ingest harmful bacteria, viruses, and other foreign particles.

Attract the vitality you desire

Clarity

Rosemerry, Basil, Peppermint, Citrus, Frankincense 

Blends I enjoy

Calming

Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Bergamont, Chamomile, Jasmine, Clary Sage

Sensialuty

Rose, Sandlewood, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Bergamont, Jasmine, Clary Sage

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