ESSENTIAL OILS

I started my journey with essential oils over eight years ago and have been a fan of their natural healing and health capabilities ever since, although the usage in our home and family life has taken on it’s own ebb and flow. They were a beautiful necessity throughout my pregnancies and deliveries, and also perfect for those baby rub downs and overall health, especially when we lived in a cold climate and it seemed like colds and flus were more commonly passed around in those chilled winter months. Upon our move to a new city and state a couple of short years ago, I decided to cancel my regular orders with the essential oil company that I was using. Though they were one of the top rated oil companies (especially at the time), the cost associated with it, and commitment on a monthly basis, wasn’t something I wanted to keep up with during the move and subsequent months. My plan was to use up my stash of oils I had on hand and then start ordering again when the need arose. What I didn’t expect to happen was that my “save” instinct arose in me and I only wanted to use the oils when necessary, and so the habit of using them in everyday life began to subside.

Fast forward a couple of years and it seems as though essential oils has become the “trendy” thing. While I’m all about exploring trends, my re-entry into the essential oil life is less to do with being “on trend” and really began upon learning that the miscarriages I’d experienced most likely had to do with my own hormones and how it took too long for them to stabilize after a pregnancy… meaning there was a slight possibility that they could have been avoided. Just typing those words brings tears to my eyes… again. My choice now is to do something about it. My choice now is to balance hormones and enable my body with the nutrients and minerals it needs to function properly, to find natural, holistic alternatives that are not only safe, but effective. The same thing applies to minor burns and scrapes, muscle soreness and aches, immune support, congestion, and the virtually endless list.

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What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, which is a form of alternative medicine.

However, some of the health claims associated with them are controversial.

This article explains what you need to know about essential oils and their health effects

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, also called its “essence.” Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence. Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use. The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.

How Does Essential Oil Work?

Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy. They are either inhaled, or diluted then rubbed on the skin.

Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed.

The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in a number of ways.

When applied to your skin, some plant chemicals are absorbed

It’s thought that certain methods can improve absorption, such as applying with heat or to different areas of the body. However, research in this area is lacking

Inhaling the aromas from essential oils can stimulate areas of your limbic system, which is a part of your brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviors, sense of smell and long-term memory

Interestingly, the limbic system is heavily involved in forming memories. This can partly explain why familiar smells can trigger memories or emotions

The limbic system also plays a role in controlling some unconscious physiological functions, such as breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. Some people claim that essential oils can exert a physical effect on your body in this way.

However, this has yet to be confirmed in studies.

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Essential oil for pain relief

     100% natural and pure Nutmeg essential oil (Botanical name: Myristica Fragrans) is made by steam distilling dried kernels of the ripe Nutmeg seeds. Kerala has got one of the best quality nutmeg farms. Quality of essential oil depends up on the quality of the material used for distillation. Nutmeg essential oil has got natural components like a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin which has special properties. Researches has proved that nutmeg essential oil has the property to reduce Muscular pain, Helps in digestion, improves blood circulation, Reduces respiratory problems and prevents heart problems. Nutmeg essential oil recipes DIY – Mix 2 to 3 drops of Aura Earth nutmeg oil with 10 ml of Aura Earth Blackseed oil and rub on pain affected areas for pain relief. The natural components present in Nutmeg oil increases blood circulation and repairs the affected muscle areas. This same mixture can be applied on stomach areas for easing the digestion process. Nutmeg oil can also be used in diffusers or essential oil burners to fight bacteria and germs in the air thereby keeping the living area clean and helps breathe uncontaminated air. Dripping 3 to 4 drops of Aura Earth nutmeg oil in warm water and taking a bath in it can relax your muscles and give you a good night sleep. Also this will keep you fresh and stress free all day. Many natural skincare products incorporate nutmeg into their products. You can simply add a couple of drops of the oil to your moisturiser or body creams in order to get amazing results.     
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