What are Essential Oils?
Hello! And welcome to My Oily Living, by The Momtastic! You may have heard about Essential Oils. Some of your friends may have talked about it, or you’ve probably heard a lot about these from social media. What are these anyway, and what makes these oils super special?
Essential oils have been used by our ancestors way back because of the numerous benefits we could gain from it. They are being used in cosmetics, being added in diets to correct a health ailment or condition, and are even being used for promoting spiritual and mental health. Yes, they smell nice too – but EOs have more benefits other than the soothing scents. With the proper use of essential oils, you can experience all of its benefits – amazing things that you couldn’t have thought to be made possible.
Listed below are some of the goodness you can expect from essential oils:
Benefits of Essential Oils
- Support and Improve Physical Wellness
In this fast-paced world we’re living in, being “physically” healthy may seem impossible. Fast food everywhere we go, lack of exercise, poor and unhealthy diet,and many other environmental factors making our life more toxic than we could have ever remembered it was.
This is where essential oils take its part. It aids in supporting different aspects of our health, helping our bodies recover from all the toxins, restore and promote balance so we can be at our best health.
- Empower and Promote a Positive State of Mind
I remembered when I was a kid, I love sniffling orange peels. For some reasons, it makes me feel happy – turns out, there’s a reason behind that! Essential oils have a huge part in this, as it activates the body’s limbic system. Every essential oil has a unique scent, targeting and activating different areas of our brain which controls memory and emotions.
Needed focus? Lack of sleep? Wanted to relax? These essential oils can help you achieve all of these whether through inhalation, massage, soothing baths or topical application.
- Home Purification
It’s amazing how a single drop of EO can significantly promote health, wellness and balance in our body – but not only that – it can also be used to purify our homes! Did you know that the chemicals that we use in our homes can also affect our overall wellness? When inhaled, these chemicals may pass through our system, causing damage to our bodies.
- Great for Skin
Did you know that these oils were being used during the ancient times for a clearer complexion? No wonder royalties have had always that natural glow! Did I mention that most of these oils address all common skin problems, including but not limited to aging, acne, rosacea, rashes, itch and many others.
- Spiritual Awareness
Scientific research has shown that the constituents found in these essential oils can activate various regions of the brain’s limbic system. It has also been found out that it can stimulate our olfactory receptors. These two are associated with our emotions, memory and state of mind.
Essential oils can do so much for us – it’s more than just a nice smelling room. It’s also about balancing life, wellness and mind with nature’s goodness.