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When your mind wanders and you need you need to get back on task, apply essential oils to your temples, crown of head, and inner wrists.
After applying to wrists, we rub wrists together and deeply inhale aroma, making an effort to breathe deeply and intentionally for several seconds. This will help reduce brain fog and improve concentration.
a few essential oils that help with focusing: lemon, rosemary, peppermint, sweet orange.
Where Is the Best Place on the Body to Apply Essential Oils?
There is no single perfect place on the body to apply essential oils.
- If it’s a localized issue like stomachache or sore muscles, then apply the essential oils directly to the part of the body where the issue is occurring.
- However, if it’s a more generalized issue like lack of focus, trouble sleeping, or anxiety, then apply essential oils at your pulse points: wrists, temples, behind the ears, neck, chest, or inner elbow.
- Pulse points are the parts of the body where major arteries run closest to the skin.
- Applying essential oils at pulse points gets the essential oils into the bloodstream the fastest, and you start feeling the benefits of the essential oils sooner.
Where to Apply Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies
When seasonal allergies flare up, apply essential oils to the pulse points behind your ears as well as your inner wrists.
Then rub wrists together, raise wrists to just below your nose, and inhale deeply.
By using both topical application and aromatherapy (breathing oils in), the essential oils will enter your bloodstream more quickly and your seasonal sneezing and itchy, watery eyes should lessen.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Lemon is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from the body and it’s widely used to stimulate lymphatic drainage, rejuvenate energy, purify skin, and fight bacteria and fungi.
Helps Purify the Body
Lemon oil has a purifying, cleansing and protective effect on the body. It helps to defend the body against harmful pathogens and promotes detoxification through the blood and liver. Lemon oil also stimulates lymphatic drainage, which helps the body to cleanse itself of wastes and toxins.
It’s one of the best essential oils for coughs because it benefits the lymphatic system, which protects you from harmful pathogens and reduces swelling in your lymph nodes. Lemon essential oil also stimulates lymphatic drainage, thereby reducing the accumulation of fluids that can cause you to cough.
Laundry: If you ever leave your laundry sitting in the washer for too long, just add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your load before drying and your clothes won’t get that musky smell.
Dishwasher Detergent: Use my Homemade Dishwasher Detergent with orange and lemon essential oils to keep your dishes clean without using chemicals found in conventional detergents.
Clean Hands: Got greasy hands from working on your car or bike and regular soap isn’t doing the trick? No worries — just add a couple drops of lemon essential with your soap and get your clean hands back!
Teeth Whitener: Mix lemon essential oil, baking soda and coconut oil and rub the combination on your teeth for 2 minutes before rinsing.
Face Wash: Lemon essential oil can be used on your skin to improve your complexion and leave your skin soft and supple. Use my Homemade Face Wash that’s made with lemon, lavender and frankincense oils or simply combine 2–3 drops of lemon oil with baking soda and honey.
Nail Polish Remover: Nail Polish Remover that’s made with acidic essential oils like lemon, grapefruit and sweet orange. Not only will it remove your old nail polish, but it will work to protect the health of your nails at the same time.
Improve Your Mood: Diffusing about 5 drops of lemon essential oil at home or work can help to lift your mood and fight depression.
Boost Immune System: To boost your immune system, kill bacteria and support your lymphatic system, mix 2–3 drops of lemon essential oil with a half teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your neck.
Relieve Cough: To use lemon oil as a home remedy for cough, diffuse 5 drops at home or work, combine 2 drops with a half teaspoon of coconut oil and rub the mixture into your neck, or add 1–2 drops of a high quality, pure grade oil to warm water with honey.
Clear Mucus and Phlegm: To help eliminate mucus and relieve congestion, inhale lemon oil directly from the bottle or combine 2–3 drops with a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it topically to your chest and nose.
The top health benefits of lemon essential oil include its ability to:
Relieve nausea, improve digestion, nourish the skin, promote weight loss, purify the body, boost oral health, relieve cough and other respiratory issues, inhibit the growth of bacteria, work as an anti-tumor agent.
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is much more than an aromatic herb that tastes good on potatoes and roasted lamb.
It’s also one of the most powerful herbs and essential oils on the planet.
Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Therefore, it is an excellent tonic for bald people or for those who are beginning to show signs of male pattern baldness.
Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Regular massaging of the scalp with rosemary oil nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff
Improves Cognitive Function
Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exams because it increases concentration and helps in studying efficiently. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue, and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil seems to lift your spirits immediately. Whenever your brain is tired, try inhaling a little rosemary oil to remove boredom and renew your mental energy.
Apart from the relaxing nature of aromatherapy and general inhalation of rosemary essential oil, it has been proven to decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that are released during the “flight or fight” response of the body to stress. Excess cortisol in the blood that may occur due to chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, including its hormonal balance and the efficiency of the metabolism.
Improves Oral Health
Rosemary essential oil is a disinfectant and is often used as a mouthwash. It also helps in removing bad breath. By removing oral bacteria, rosemary essential oil can prevent gingivitis, cavities, plaque build-up, and other damaging dental conditions.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL: Is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. It can be used aromatically, topically and internally to address a number of health concerns, from muscles aches and seasonal allergy symptoms to low energy and digestive complaints.
It’s also commonly used to boost energy levels and improve both skin and hair health.
It’s no wonder why peppermint oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world and why I recommend that everyone has it in his or her medicine cabinet at home.
What Is Peppermint Oil?
Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). The essential oils are gathered by CO2 or cold extraction of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant.
Not only is peppermint oil one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, but other historical accounts date its use to ancient Japanese and Chinese folk medicine.
Uses and Benefits
It has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties. Peppermint oil is especially helpful in alleviating a tension headache.
Researchers found that peppermint oil, eucalyptus, capsaicin and other herbal preparations may be helpful because they work as topical analgesics.
Peppermint aromatherapy can help unclog your
sinuses and offer relief from a scratchy throat. It acts as a refreshing expectorant, helping open your airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion.
It also is one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.
Peppermint oil have antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, meaning it may also help fight infections that lead to symptoms involving the respiratory tract.
Seasonal Allergy Relief
Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and helping clear out the muck and pollen from your respiratory tract during allergy season. It’s considered one of the best essential oil for allergies because of its expectorant, anti-inflammatory and invigorating properties.
It helps boost your energy levels on long road trips, in school or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.”
The peppermint oil group also showed a significant increase in the amount of air that is exhaled from the lungs, peak breathing flow rate and peak exhaling flow rate. This suggests that peppermint may have a positive effect on the bronchial smooth muscles.
Peppermint for headaches has the ability to improve circulation, soothe the gut and relax tense muscles. All of these conditions can cause tension headaches or migraines, making peppermint oil one of the best essential oils for headaches.
Repels Bugs Naturally
Unlike us humans, a number of little critters hate the smell of peppermint, including ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitos, mice and possibly even lice. This makes peppermint oil for spiders, ants, mice and other pests an effective and natural repelling agent. It may also be effective for ticks.
- Peppermint oil is known for its cooling, invigorating, expectorant, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, energy-boosting and pain-relieving properties.
- It is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, with its top uses including pain relief, respiratory aid, allergy relief and increased energy.
ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Benefits of Orange Oil
According to research, the benefits of orange oil include:
Increasing circulation, Killing bacteria and pathogens, Decreasing wrinkles, Improving complexion, Easing anxiety, Decreasing hypertension
If you suffer from muscle, bone or joint pain, orange oil can help turn off inflammatory responses that increase swelling in tissue, making it a natural remedy for bone and joint pain. Orange oil also promotes a more positive mood, which is useful for raising pain tolerance and helping you get better sleep when you’re sore or uncomfortable. Rub orange oil mixed with carrier oil onto sore muscles or swollen areas to bring down inflammation.
Diffusing orange oil in your home, adding some to your shower wash or perfume, or inhaling it directly can lift your mood and bring on relaxation. Orange essential oil has a direct effect on the olfactory system of the brain that quickly evokes emotional responses. It’s a great essential oil for balancing hormones since it can help turn off reactions from stress hormones like cortisol. Orange oil is both “uplifting” and “calming,” making it a great scent for brightening your mood in the morning or calming your nerves after a long day.
Citrus fruits are known to provide high levels of vitamin C that help protect and heal skin, making oranges one of the best vitamin C foods around. Orange essential oil is also very beneficial for fighting signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots since it promotes the production of collagen. Because of its antioxidant power, it slows the rate of skin damage experienced from UV light exposure, pollution and toxicity.
Orange oil is effective at fighting bacteria and inflammation on the skin that can lead to acne. It’s a perfect home remedy for acne. Remember that a very little bit goes a long way, so use a tiny amount combined with coconut oil on a cotton ball that you can apply to the affected area. Redness, pain and swelling from acne should also improve, while you’ll avoid drying chemical ingredients found in most commercial acne treatments.
Topically: Before applying orange oil to your skin, it should be diluted with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba oil, in a 1:1 ratio.