Hope you survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Whew!! Now only 26 more days until Christmas! ?  And you know what is right after that?…..New Year’s Resolutions!

So with that being said- Let’s get a jump start on our health, because we all wish we were a bit healthier,  am I right?…… The best part of it, it isn’t a diet either!!? It is however, a lifestyle change for the better!

Did you know that the number 1 group of people that are addicted to prescription medication is women in their 30’s? The number 2 group, is preschool aged children.

I love new technology and the ways in which modern medicine has helped many families, many times. As a Nurse, I was on that side for 18 years, so I do understand. However, I believe that God did not leave this earth without natural medicine either.  I find myself in the middle group – so for me, that is modern medicine when indicated, otherwise natural solutions and essential oils first.

Using essential oils to support your health is called aromatherapy and natural-minded, holistic people have been doing this for thousands of years. When essential oils enter the bloodstream, they have an effect on the whole body. They can enter the bloodstream through various application methods (diffusing, topical use, internal use) and circulate through the bloodstream and interact with tissues and cells throughout the body.

America is a little late to the game and is just now starting to become more aware of the many benefits that essential oils can bring to our bodies…especially these top 5.

If you want to learn even more about essential oils, then join my upcoming webinar!  (To be announced…) (Stay tuned!)

1) Lavender.

Lavender has been cherished for it’s unmistakable aroma and beneficial properties for thousands of years.

Primary Benefits:

Soothes occasional skin irritations.
Helps to reduce sad feelings because of it’s high amount of linalool.
Promotes a peaceful night’s sleep.
Helps to ease feelings of tension.
How to Use:

Add a few drops of Lavender to your pillow or feet at bedtime.
Keep a bottle of lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
Add to a roll-on bottle and top with fractionated coconut oil and apply to wrists, neck and feet to help reduce anxious feelings.
2) Frankincense.

Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits. It’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections.

Primary Benefits:

Promotes healthy cellular function.
Promotes feelings of relaxation and helps to balance the mood.
Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
How to Use:

Apply to the bottoms of your feet or diffuse to promote feelings of relaxation and help to balance mood.
Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.
Add 1-2 drops to skin to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
3) Melaleuca.

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications.

Primary Benefits:

Promotes healthy immune function.
Protects against environmental and seasonal threats.
Cleanses and rejuvenates the skin.
How to Use:

For occasional skin irritations, apply 1-2 drops of melaleuca on the affected area.
Apply a few drops to a spray bottle and mix with water and spay on surfaces to protect against environment threats.
Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
4) Peppermint.

The peppermint plant is a hybrid of the watermint plant and spearmint and is, personally, one oil I could not live without.

Primary Benefits:

Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.
Promotes digestive health.
Repels bugs naturally.
How to Use:

Use a drop of Peppermint in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth wash.
Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to help alleviate occasional stomach upset.
Place 1 drop in the palms of your hands and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
5) Lemon.

The top-selling essential oil, Lemon has multiple benefits and uses. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home.

Primary Benefits:

Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces.
Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion.
Promotes a positive mood.
How to Use:

Add Lemon oil to a spray bottle and spray on surfaces, tables, sinks and countertops.

Diffuse in your home to create a uplifting environment.

Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.

So step aside first aid kit, there is a new kid in town! These 5 single oils go with me in a travel pouch every where I go, I also have some of my favorite blends in it too, that I will highlight another time.

If you are ready to makeover your cabinet, then I highly recommend using dōTERRA essential oils. They are the only oils I use on my family (including my kiddos) and are 100% therapeutic-grade and have undergone 3rd party testing to maintain their highest purity and quality in the industry! I wouldn’t encourage you to settle for anything less!

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Until next time….

Blessings,

~April

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