Health, Misc

I have an addiction …

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am addicted to essential oils.

I am not afraid to admit it. I love them. I diffuse them daily and utilize them on a regular basis! It started off as just liking a scent or two (because I have a hyper sensitive sniffer) but then it grew into so much more. I started researching the health benefits to them as well as the different ways to use them. Then, I began evaluating the different brands available (the many that there are) and learning about which ones were pure to use and which to avoid. I am, by no means, an oil snob and claim only one brand as superior. I believe that the top rated suppliers have their accolades and with this abundant universe, there are enough people to allow all companies to prosper!

The one thing that I would like to note is that depending on the grade of the oil, I am particular to how I’m going to use it (i.e. ingest, apply topically or diffuse). I know that it is publicly noted that the manufacturers do not recommend ingesting because it is not approved by the FDA but I still use it this way … with precaution. From headaches to upset belly to emotional distress, a drop of one of my favorite oils and the healing begins to occur. It can be diluted with honey or rice/soy milk to help aid digestion and provide proper positive effects.

oilsBesides room diffusers, there are now portable diffusers, USB diffusers, car diffusers … and a love of mine … diffuser necklaces! If you research online, there is a plethora of options for purchasable products so that you can have these oils with you at all times.

As far as topical application, it is again best to dilute with a carrier oil – such as coconut, grapeseed, jojoba or argan oil. Because there are mucous membranes directly connected to our top layer of skin, the topical use can be very effective and provide relief fairly quick.

If you are someone that doesn’t really like smells or are repulsed by various aromas, I bet there is even at least ONE of the oils that you too would appreciate. While some of them have a very distinct fragrance, there are quite a few that are subtle and smooth. Some of my favorite scents that I just can’t get enough of are lavender, lemongrass, eucalyptus, frankincense, lime and then there are blends that I am in love with as well.

So, if you are not an oil enthusiast, I encourage to try just one and give it a chance. If you are addicted to oils as much as I am, I would love to hear from you. We can swap stories and obsess together!

Michelle Kalkan

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