Discover Essential Oils March 09 2015, 0 Comments

At Urbanization we are all about living a natural healthy lifestyle. We have discovered that the pursuit of emotional and physical well-being is not only necessary but a lot of fun!

In an effort to satisfy our appetite for curiosity, we recently attended an essential oils workshop lead by a certified Hollistic Wellness Coach. She spoke about some of the many benefits of using essential oils in your daily life. These oils have been used by ancient cultures for centuries and have recently had a resurgence in modern culture.   They are completely natural and can be substitutes for synthetic pharmaceutical drugs. Essential oils have antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties among many other benefits!

 

 

Top 2 Ways to Use Essential Oils:

 

Aromatically – you can do this either with a diffuser or with your own hands. Apply some drops on your hands and rub the oil into your skin. Then cup your hands over your mouth and nose. Take deep breaths and breathe in the aromatic scents. This is the fastest way to receive the benefits because it immediately enters your system.

 

Topically- Because of the potency of essential oils, it is recommended to dilute them with a vegetable based oil such as almond, coconut or jojoba. Direct contact could burn your skin or cause an adverse reaction. You will also get the added benefit of skin moisturizer from the vegetable based oil.

 

One of the best ways to topically apply essential oils is directly to the bottom of your feet. The pores in this area are the largest and your skin will act like a sponge and absorb the oil. The skin is less sensitive in this area as well so you can avoid skin reactions.

 

 

There are so many essential oils to discover but here are some of our favorites!

 

 

 

Lemon Oil

-cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces

-naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion

-supports healthy respiratory function

- promotes a positive good mood and cognitive ability

- immune stimulant and improves circulation

 

 

 

 

Peppermint Oil

-uplifts your mood

-gives you an immediate energy boost

-improves concentration and mental sharpness

-helps to settle your stomach and relieve nausea

 

 

 

Lavender Oil

-calming and relaxation properties

-soothes skin irritations

-helps skin to recover quickly

-eases muscle tension

-promotes a restful nights sleep

-great for minor burns, cuts and scrapes

 

Try some essential oils for yourself and tell us what you think! 

 

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