Manage Your Aches + Pains with Essential Oils

Bad headache? Sore muscles? Achey back? Geez, just thinking about aches and pains reminds me of the discomfort that they bring. However, if you are looking for natural ease to that discomfort, essential oils may be for you.

A point often overlooked is that there’s no doubt that nature provides the best medicine, and sometimes traditional medicine doesn’t do the best job anyway. As a matter of fact, the power of essential oils lies within how they are created. More often than not, several pounds of plants are used to make a single bottle of essential oil. All parts of the plant, including any petals, bark, or roots, go into the oil.

What Essential Oils Will Help Me?

In general, specific essential oils have specific jobs. In the case of aches and pains, lavender, bergamot, and rose oil. Studies prove that lavender oil is helpful for anti-inflammatory reasons and migraines. Moreover, bergamot is useful for neuropathic pain. In fact, neuropathic pain is often non-responsive to pain medicine, so essential oils may be one of the better natural options. Lastly, rose oil is great for helping out with menstrual cramps, and any pain associated with periods. Equally, it can also be helpful for some of the pain kidney stones cause.

How Can I Use These?

While aromatherapy is a great option for certain pain, such as headaches, a topical option is much better for muscle and abdominal aches. You want to make sure that you use a carrier oil to properly dilute any essential oils so that they are safe for your skin. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to use about 10 drops to every tablespoon of carrier oil.

Some great carrier oils are:

  • Coconut
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Sesame
  • Almond

Once you have everything mixed together, you can go ahead and massage the oil into wherever you feel pain. Also keep in mind that you can mix various essential oils together so that there are multiple benefits.

Just A Reminder

Essential oils are a great, all-natural alternative to traditional medicine, but will not cure or significantly impact serious medical conditions. Always speak with your doctor for guidance and advice!

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Manage your stress with aromatherapy

Stress may come and go, but it seems that it’ll always be a part of life. Uniquely, we all have different ways of managing our stress. However, using aromatherapy to cope with stress gives us the ability to treat it naturally. Luckily, aromatherapy is very accessible making it easy to choose what is best for you. You can use candles, diffusers, and even lotions or bath salts.

What Essential Oils Help Stress Relief?

One essential oil that we all know and adore is lavender. Not only is lavender pleasant to smell, but it calms your stress and quiets your anxiety. It has actually been proven that inhaling lavender is extremely helpful in managing daily stress. On par with lavender is bergamot essential oil. Similarly, sometimes stressful days can make us have negative thoughts, and feel overall overwhelmed. This is where bergamot oil saves the day! Studies show that filling your space with this delightful essential oil leads to more positive thoughts and feelings. Basically, it’s a mood booster. As a matter of fact, some other essential oils that you can easily mix with lavender and bergamot to make a stress-relief cocktail are:

  • Lemongrass
  • Neroli
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Frankincense

Just Remember

It’s important to remember that essential oils are just little helpful oils to promote our health and wellbeing, and should not be looked at as a solution to any serious medical problems. Of course, always be sure to consult your doctor if you have any health concerns that are beyond your knowledge. However, they are so wonderful and can help us cope with a variety of things! Stay tuned for more aromatherapy tips and tricks on the blog. In the meantime, shop our essential oils here!

Smells like Clean Spirit: Using essential oils to Fight Bacteria

If you think you have an addiction to essential oils, trust us, you are not alone! Not only do they smell amazing, but they are able to do amazing things. That is to say, because of COVID-19, we are all definitely in a time where we have to take extra measures to keep ourselves and our spaces safer than usual. Luckily, there are completely natural ways to do that, and aromatherapy is great at fighting bacteria.

Why Essential Oils

Aromatherapy use promotes physical and psychological well-being. Moreover, it offers an array of other benefits such as natural antibacterial properties. Although there are so many cleaning products to choose from at the store, some of us may seek or more natural solution. Abandoning the toxic chemicals in your household can do wonders for your health. It’s normal that most of us assume that we can trust popular brands. Consequently, the average home contains around 62 toxins that can do major harm to the human body. Regular contact with these toxins have been shown to lead to health issues such as cancer and reproductive harm.

Essential oils have many roles in the world of aromatherapy, and definitely are not limited to diffusers. You can add them to your lotions and bath gels, or even create a spray for the fabrics in your home. Most importantly, essential oils will help fight the bacteria around you while also helping to boost your mood!

antibacterial essential oil cheat sheet for diffusers.
Print out this cheat sheet so that you can always know what essential oils to use to fight bacteria!

Must-have Oils

  • Tea Tree
  • Cinnamon
  • Grapefruit
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender

Nature’s Flavors Aromatherapy Diffuser Cocktail

As always, all of our essential oils are natural and chemical free.

showing how to put essential oil into a diffuser
  • Fill up your diffuser with water
  • Add 3 drops of Lavender
  • Then 3 drops of Tea Tree
  • Finally, 2 drops of Eucalyptus

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