26 Practical Steps to a Healthier You: Use Essential Oils {Week 18}

For the next 26 weeks I will be sharing a different way you can become healthier in your daily life. Some of these suggestions have to do with food or exercise, others have to do with lifestyle changes, but all of them are practical and relatively easy to execute. You may already be practicing some of these habits, but hopefully you’ll be inspired by at least one or two new ideas you can begin to implement.

Use Essential Oils

My grandmother has been using essential oils on her feet, and the benefits and effects left her a believer in essential oils. My sister also used them during her pregnancy and benefited greatly, too. So, their experiences peaked my interest, making me want to try them for myself. I’ve been using the oils now to support a healthy inflammatory response as well as for the occasional aches and pains I experience.

Now I’m hooked on essential oils, just like my relatives!

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:

Carrier Oil (Fractionated Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, etc.)
Essential Oils (see blends below for necessary kinds)
10ml roller or spray bottles (preferably tinted)

HELPFUL OILS BLENDS FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINES:

Need to feel more awake? Try spritzing your clothes with the “Wake Up” blend:

“Wake-up” Blend:
30 drops Lemon
8 drops Eucalyptus
6 drops Peppermint
2 drops Cinnamon
Fill the remainder of a 10ml spray bottle with carrier oil

Struggling with facial blemishes? Try applying the “Blemish” blend to trouble spots:

Blemish Blend:
7 drops Lemon
7 drops Lavendar
7 drops Melaleuca (aka tea tree oil)
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

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Going to work? Try applying the “Mental Clarity”, “Stress Relief”, or “Focus” Blends to your wrists, neck, or temples:

Clear Thinking Blend:
4 drops Rosemary
6 drops Lemon
2 drops Cypress
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Pressure Relief Perfume Blend:
3 drops Lavendar
2 drops Bergamot
1 drop Roman Chamomile
0.5oz carrier oil

Concentration Blend:
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Wild Orange
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Need to stimulate your immune system and support a healthy body? Try applying the blends below to your temples or bottoms of your feet:

Immunity Boost:
4 drops Lemongrass
3 drops Cinnamon Bark
3 drops Eucalyptus
3 drops Oregano
3 drops Melaleuca
3 drops Lavendar
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Happy Tummy Blend:
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Ginger
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Cool-down Stick:
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Frankincense
2 drops Peppermint
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Head Tension Blend:
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Peppermint
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Seasonal Threats Blend:
5 drops Lavendar
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Peppermint
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

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Cleaning the house? Use the “All-Purpose Cleaning” blend:

All-Purpose Cleaning Blend:
20 drops Clove
18 drops Lemon
10 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Rosemary
Fill the remainder of a 10ml spray bottle with carrier oil

Feeling Sore After a Workout? Try massaging your muscles with the “Workout” blend:

Workout Blend:
10 drops Peppermint
6 drops Clove
10 drops Wintergreen
6 drops Black Pepper
Fill the remainder of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Do You Want a Great Night’s Sleep? Try spritzing your pillow with the “Sleep” blend:

Sleep Blend:
4 drops Marjoram
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops Bergamot
12 drops Roman Chamomile
12 drops Vetiver
15 drops Lavender
10 drops Cedarwood
Fill the remainder of a 10ml spray bottle with carrier oil

Are You Experiencing Occasional Aches and Pains? Try applying my “Soothing” blend to those occasionally achy joints and the bottoms of your feet:

Soothing Blend:
15 drops Clove
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Ginger
5 drops Lemongrass
5 drops Bergamot
3 drops Melaleuca
3 drops Lavendar
Fill the rest of a 10ml roller bottle with carrier oil

Learn more about essential oils here.

 

Do you have a favorite essential oil blend? How do you use essential oils daily?

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