Ask An Expert: Essential Oils
Hey mamas, lean in close. Have you ever wondered if there were other options to support your family besides over the counter this and that when their bodies need a little boost? I know I have. Every time my little one has a tummy ache, or sore leg, or are completely over tired and just can’t get to sleep, I wish there was a natural way to support their tiny systems. Essential oils fill this gap and work amazingly well and synergistically with your body, meaning they support your body to do what it needs to do to feel better. Essential oils are something we love to use around my home, on our bodies, and definitely with my children! Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells and protect plants. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. They can be used in a variety of ways, and one of my favorite ways to use them is topically. I want to talk today about these pre-diluted rollers from doTERRA. This kit is incredibly useful and I find myself reaching for them daily! From cuts and scrapes, to upset tummies, to stretch marks, to sore muscles, to respiratory discomfort, to puffy eyes (thanks sleepless babies) – these tools are a mama’s best resource to care for her littles and for herself. They’re also super portable and convenient which is paramount when incorporating a new green habit into your everyday life.
Beautiful plant oils that when inhaled, hit the limbic system and go to work on motivation, emotions, learning and memory. This is why you can't stop hearing about essential oils - they're incredible bottles with hundreds of uses and come with side benefits!
Let’s dive into the bottles – what’s in them and how can they make your life more amazing? Frankincense • Apply to wrists and temples, inhale to promote focus • Apply to skin to rejuvenate and reduce the appearance of blemishes on the skin • Apply to feet to promote balance and emotional well being • Apply to back of neck to calm anxious feelings • Apply to back of neck for a powerful immune and cellular support Lavender • Body Temperature (apply lavender and peppermint to bottoms of feet and spine) • Soothe the jaw and gums (apply to jawline) • Promotes a restful night sleep (apply to the feet or sides of temples) • Soothe skin irritations • Helps ease anxiety or over-tiredness (apply to sides of neck)
Digestzen • Promotes digestive health (apply directly to the stomach) • Eases stomach discomfort On Guard • Promotes healthy immune support and function (use daily on feet) • When traveling, roll directly on hands • A must have for the cooler months to keep immune systems functioning at optimal level
Breathe • Promotes respiratory support and feelings of clear airways and breathing (apply to chest and feet) • Apply just before a workout and breathe deep Melaleuca • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats (apply to chest and feet) • For occasional skin irritations apply directly • Roll directly on skin blemish areas • Roll behind ears for occasional discomfort Deep Blue • Soothing blend to growing bodies (massage on joints and muscles) • Massage in to muscles after long days of sports Oregano • Help maintain healthy immune support and function (apply to bottoms of feet)
Peppermint • Apply to wrists when feeling low on energy or fatigued (breathe in deeply!) • Promote digestive health (apply directly to tummy) • Repels Bugs Naturally • Apply to feet to cool off when overheated • Promotes feelings of clear airways and breathing (apply to chest) • Helps relieve feelings of stomach discomfort (apply to behind ears) If you have been hesitant about getting started with essential oils because you feel a little overwhelmed with how to go about using them, this kit is a perfect introduction with a high level of effectiveness! So you’re like – YES, I need this in my life! Head on over to my website to find out how to get your hands on these amazing, life changing oils - https://www.rawrootswellness.com/mamas-babieskit Good vibes, good health, and good people are awaiting your awakening to natural health and the pure beauty this earth provides.
Cheers to your health Wellness Warrior!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
Betsy Vedder is a certified Holistic Nutritionist living in the mountains of Colorado with her four kiddos and awesome husband. She’s a crunchy mama at heart, Florida native, good foodie, wellness enthusiast, paleo eater, essential oil addict, and aspiring yogi.
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