The Essential Oils guide for mums

“Do the best that you can. Until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou

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How can we replace harmful chemicals with Essential Oils?

Essential Oils can be used in 3 ways.

·   Aromatically – in a diffuser, on your pillow case, sprayed in the room, on your shirt colour or just simply smelt out of the bottle. Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body parts

·   Topically – placed on pulse points, souls of your feet, or rubbed into muscles, joints or affected body parts Internally – in your water, cooking or in

·   Internally – in your water, cooking or in an empty veggie cap. Please note that all oils are not created equal and it is due to the incredible quality of doTERRA oils that we are able to safely do this.

How to Reduce Stress; Improve Sleep and Increase Energy with Essential Oils

When you are Stressed Use…….

·   Lavender. Lavender is the swiss army knife of Oils and is great for calming when used aromatically and topically.

·   Citrus Oils. Citrus Oils such as Lemon, Wild Orange and Bergamot are incredible to diffuse in the room to lesson heightened tension.

To Improve Sleep Use…….

·   Lavender. Diffused in the room, or massaged into the soles of feet and within minutes you will be feeling calmer and preparing your body for a restful state.

·   Lavender Peace. Lavender Peace is a gorgeous blend of grounding oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Woo, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Roman Chamomile) that helps set a calm tone and relaxes the body. Can be massaged into the soles of your feet before bed, diffused or I even mix some with water in a little spray bottle and spritz my families pillows before bed. Lavender Peace is also a great replacement for an everyday Pure-fume.

When you want to feel energised try……

·   Peppermint. Peppermint is not only great for headaches, temperature regulation and calming upset tummies, it is also fantastic as an energiser. Diffused with Wild Orange is a morning favourite in our home.

·   Motivate. Motivate is a DōTerra blend containing Peppermint, Coriander, Clementine, Basil, Rosemary and Vanilla. It is my get out of bed and workout blend, the do the things you don’t want to feel like doing initiator!

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For Calm Kids…….

·   Peace Oil.  The combinations of the oils in these blends are incredibly powerful to promote feelings of contentment, composure and reassurance when feeling overwhelmed. A perfect tantrum tamer and help to settle a restless child.

·   Lavender Peace. Otherwise known as the Chief Calmer. This is the blend that hit’s my diffuser after my kid’s bath time and when I am settling into slow down mode before bed. I also put it on in my kid’s rooms about 30 minutes before they go to bed, to set a calm tone.

To Breathe Easy try…..

Easy Air. A gorgeous combination of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon and Peppermint that assists open up airways. Amazing for those who suffer from respiratory concerns but also during seasons of allergies and coughs and colds. This can be diffused in a room or bedroom overnight, as well as rubbed diluted on chest and feet.

For Coughs and Colds……

·   Tea Tree. Often referred to as Melaleuca, is a great infection buster. As an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, decongestant and anti-oxidant, it makes for a brilliant antiseptic. Diffuse for aromatic benefits, which help stop the spread of germs between family members.

·   Oregano, Lemon, Tea Tree, OnGuard, and Frankincense. This is the famous 5 used in what I loving refer to as a ‘Flu Bomb’. 2 drops of each in an empty veggie cap at the first sign of illness and it will have you sorted out pretty quick. No doctor’s prescriptions required.

Head tension…….

·   Peppermint. A drop on temples and back of neck and you will feel the tension dissipate.

·   Past Tense. A roller blend containing Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cilantro, Roman Chamomile, Marjoram, Basil and Rosemary. Apply to temples, the forehead, the back of neck and pulse points on wrists. A handy one to keep in your handbag or top drawer at work.

Focus……

InTune.  A roller bottle blend that allows you to sort through the 100 things you think you need to do and focus on ONE! Not only a winner for us as Mum’s but also for our kids, especially around Homework time.

To help reduce bloating and improved digestion…..

Digestzen. Our go to for any digestive concerns. From diarrhea to constipation, gas and bloated feelings. Also a winner after indulging in foods our bodies are perhaps not used to. Can be rolled on (diluted with a carrier oil) on our stomachs, taken in a shot glass with water or sipped on throughout the day in your glass water bottle.

To support Immune Health…….

OnGuard. This baby gets rolled onto the soles of feet at the beginning of each school term, diffused at the first sign of a sniffle or body ache and taken internally when I feel my glands start to get a little swollen and my body is giving me a gentle reminder to slow down.
Oregano. I thought it may have been great just for my Pasta sauce but little did I know that Oregano is nature’s very own Antibiotic. Considered a hot oil, it needs to be used carefully and heavily diluted when used on your skin. But can also be diffused.

Tired Muscles / Joint pain……….

Ice Blue. Ice Blue is an active person’s best friend. Ice blue is my go to for sore muscles and joints. Like most oils I use them as a preventative as much as a treatment, in other words before workouts and after.

Laura x

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