I've mentioned before how important it is to listen to your body and fuel it with what it leads you to. It's easy to recognize hunger and thirst, and often just as easy to satisfy. But what about essential oils? How can we be sure to satisfy what our body is needing with the use of our beloved oils? Here's a few tried and true ways:
1. SNIFF. Seriously. As you peruse your collection of oils there are certain ones that will just naturally stand out to you and make your brain say, "nope, not today" or "ah-ha! That's the one!". And of course, any variance in between. CPTG oils are very potent and the molecules that travel up your nose trigger your brain in various ways (more on that later).
For example: If you are feeling sluggish and lacking motivation, your body will automatically gravitate towards oils like Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Lemon and doTERRA's Cheer and Motivate. Hellooooo to those that are not made for high functionality in the mornings... looking at you (and at myself).
2. RESEARCH. There are a lot, and I mean ALOT, of resources out there to educate yourself on essential oils. And I have spent YEARS sifting through the behemoth of a mountain of books, articles, apps, and what have you. Here are my suggestions on the most accurate, reliable, scientific resources available to you to figure out what oils are best for your body:
a. Modern Essentials App
b. The Essential Life Book* (Click image below)
c. doTERRA Science Blog
d. Wellness scanners like iTovi
People often ask where the best place is to apply your essential oils. My response is anywhere you would apply lotion. You're not going to put lotion in your eyes... So don't be putting essential oils there either.
Common and fast acting places on your body to place your oils would be: your wrists, the back of your neck and the bottom of your feet. These are sensitive areas of your body that absorb the oils and their properties very quickly.
Problem areas are fine too. Here are some examples:
-Acne on your face: Melaleuca
-Blood circulation in the legs: Cypress
-Menstrual Cramps: Basil
-Cold Sores: Melissa
When in doubt DILUTE! Fractionated coconut oil is the most common.
Questions? Comment below :)
You can purchase these oils, others, and fractionated coconut oil here: www.mydoterra.com/devinstigsell/#/
Integrate essential oils into your back to school routine! Try these tricks that are great for any age:
✏️Diffuse orange in the morning for help with those back to school jitters and nervousness.
✏️Diffuse On Guard in the car on the way home to help keep seasonal threats at bay.
✏️Apply diluted frankincense to back of neck during study and homework time for memory enhancement.
✏️Apply a roller bottle of diluted lavender to bottom feet for a peaceful nights sleep.
I'd love to get you armed with the right oils for you and your family, send me a message or comment below!