It was in 1985 when I was on my newly begun holistic journey through using herbs and I was introduced to essential oils. Anything that has a high value to healing I was curious as my immediate family had passed away from side effects of prescribed medications from illnesses and I wanted an alternate for mine and my children’s health.
2. Different ways people are using essential oils?
The simplest way is inhalation. This is easy and comfortable for people as when it gets on their skin; they feel there is no backing up. Diffusing is another very comfortable way and they feel it’s a great aroma for their room or area diffused in. Also, not on the skin so they feel safe using it this way. Topical is very beneficial if you have trusted quality, quality is very important. Use directly and on reflex points.
3. Unusual ways to use essential oils.
I have used essential oils on horses, dogs, pigs since 1985. There are also very powerful in cooking, don’t need much, just a drop maybe two when your quality is good.
4. Biggest mistake people make with essential oils.
Not getting the true understanding of the quality and applications from very trusted sources that have had experience usually from just what someone else said or did. Since I have been in it holistic world since 85, I have seen a lot of companies and marketing come and go. Know your source!!! When people say that oil is too expensive I can’t use that, they are not understanding the extend of what that oil can do for the body. You need to decide am I using it to give me just a good feeling because of the way it smells or do I need it to help my body recover. The right quality oils can do more than you can imagine.
5. Advice for just getting started. Budget.
In my 30+ years I still have my favorite trio. That is Lavender, probably the safest oil and it is called the universal oil, Tea Tree oil and Peppermint oil. I have carried these 3 in my purse and in my tack room in the barn because no matter what I am dealing with one of these 3 is going to benefit the situation at hand immediately. So I would suggest starting with any of these 3 and if I was going to pick just one, it would be tea tree oil. My husband calls it my snake oil. LOL. But it works for so many things.
6. If I picked only one oil..
If I was going to pick just one oil to have on hand, it would be tea tree oil. My husband calls it my snake oil. LOL. But it works for so many things. Everything thing from stopping bleeding, to sore throat to infection, fungus, I could go on and on. My husband says it’s my snake oil. LOL
7. Signature blend.
I do make my own insect repellent, fly spray, face spray, migraine spray, pain spray, whatever I or someone else needs, I will come up with my own blend. It is different for each individual needs and emotions.
8. Cold weather.
Tei- Fu, wonderful for congestion. Inhale over warm water on stove. Put on warm towel and put around your neck to open you up. On your feet, up your nose, on your chest. It’s really good. Essential Shield essential oil protects against germs and Lemon is always so cleansing, use these last two to wipe your counters down. This time of year we close our houses up and we wear more clothing so the skin doesn’t get the fresh breath air as we normally do in warmer weather. So essential oils that are high in oxygen when diffused are great in the air for everyone to breath. Oxygen gives life to our cells and body.
9. Parting words.
I am very honored you asked me to give my thoughts on what I feel has rescued myself and my family from illness or injury due to the prevention and /or recovery we gave the body immediately with essential oils to heal itself.
I would like to add that your mindset plays an important part of what kind of results you will get with the oils or anything for that matter. Whatever you believe and think about them that is most likely what it will be. Balance and true healing comes when the mind and body are in agreement of any belief. So when choosing gathers your information, make a decision and believe in what you’re doing. Disclaimer: this is all for educational purposes and in no way intended to diagnose. These are my personal experiences.