ZEN TIP TUESDAY #1
Welcome to the very first Zen Tip Tuesday post. Today’s post is by Allison Shorter who lives in Colorado, USA. Allison’s post is about Finding Zen with Essential Oils.
Interestingly, though I absolutely love my skincare products which contain some of the most gorgeous essential oils, I have never investigated the use of essential oils for other aspects of my health and wellbeing. The reason being, I can’t smell! I’ve always thought that this fact would diminish my chance of obtaining the full benefits of what they might offer. I asked Allison about this and I thought her response was very interesting and worth sharing:
The good news is that essential oils can still be effective even if you can’t smell them.
One major thing to know is that essential oils affect your brain because they can cross the blood-brain barrier in a way that even traditional medicines cannot. (You can Google it to learn more, and different people say it a little differently depending on their experience.)
But here is one good article saying topical use works better than diffusing for those who cannot smell. https://howtobrain.com/essential-oils-brain-healing/
And essential oils also can affect every cell in your body when diffused, ingested, and used topically. Here’s an article explaining how they can work better than traditional antibiotics even because of their ability to penetrate cell walls. https://www.davidwolfe.com/5-essential-oil-truths-nobody-talks-about/
A few things to note: Whilst Allison is a doTERRA Consultant, please know that the intention of this post is to be informative rather than a sales pitch. Allison offers a couple of links to free eBooks within her post – ’50 Essential Oils (for beginners)’ and ‘An Essential Oil Guide for Focus and Motivation’. For your information, your email address is required in order to receive these eBooks and this option is just that … completely optional. Also note that Allison provides a link to two oil blends – 1) Peace and 2) Balance – which are specific to doTERRA, purely in order to share the ingredients of the blends and provide more information about each of them to anyone that might be interested.
You can learn more about Allison and how to connect with her at her bio at the end of this post.
In this hectic and crazy world we live in, finding our peace, calm, or zen can be quite a challenge.
As people living in this day and age, we have to be proactive about pursuing our peace. There are many ways to go about this. One way that I have found helpful for my family and me is through using essential oils.
Some Tips Before We Begin
There are so many essential oils that can help with stress, anxious feelings, and promoting a sense of calm.
But before we begin, it is really important that you use high quality oils. If you buy them online (like on Amazon) or in stores, they will often have fillers and toxins in them. With essential oils, you get what you pay for.
For example, in a good quality essential oil, there are about 50 lemons in one 15 mL bottle. That’s a lot of lemons!! But it’s also easy to add junk and fillers in non-trustworthy brands and people wouldn’t necessarily know.
But your body isn’t getting the full benefit at the least. And at the worst, you could be adding toxins to your body.
You can click here to read more if you are new to essential oils. This article describes more in details about how to use diffusers, how to use carrier oils, how to choose good quality oils, and things like that.
But for a short summary, you can either diffuse the below essential oils, place them on your skin, and in some cases ingest them. You can even add them to your shower, add them in your shampoos, to your face moisturizer, etc. Read the bottle to see what is recommended for your brand and particular oil.
Best Essential Oils for Stress
Here I will list my top 7 essential oils for stress that I personally use to help get peace back.
- Lavender – Lavender is known for being “all things calming.” This includes emotional stress, anxious feelings, and helping you rest and sleep. It’s a great overall oil… very mild, but effective.
- Peace – doTERRA’s Peace blend is one of my favorites. You can get it in a roller bottle already mixed with coconut oil and ready to be applied. I keep it in my purse. It smells great and has been a lifesaver for me on a couple of occasions. Plus it is my daughters’ favorite when she is nervous about giving a speech.
- Balance – doTERRA’s Balance is probably my favorite oil in this list. It is a blend that I diffuse every night that really helps my quality and quantity of sleep. I also put it on the back of my neck if I am feeling stressed out. Works and smells great!
- Chamomile – Chamomile is a nice and restful essential oil that is great to help you stop overthinking or being irritable. It has also been shown to help reduce anxiety.
- Ylang-Ylang – Ylang-Ylang has calming and uplifting effects, and is a common oil to help with sleep.
- Clary Sage – Clary Sage is great for uplifting mood. It can help relieve stress and sadness. And my favorite feature of clary sage is that is helps balance your hormones! I use it when I have hormone headaches or when my teenaged daughter is having an emotional day. And I have heard it works well with menopausal women as well. It works beautifully!
- Veviter – Veviter is known to help people in trauma and shock, working to produce stabilization. This is a good oil to blend with others.
If you found the above information helpful or there is something you would like to learn more about, then I would like to offer you an eBook free of charge. It covers:
- How essential oils interact with the brain.
How using essential oils and a healthy lifestyle can help focus and motivation.
Which specific essential oils to use for focus and motivation and how to use them.
And much more…
Just click this link to request your free eBook!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Allison and her family live in Colorado where they enjoy hiking, healthy living, essential oils, and homeschooling.
If you’re interested in health, natural remedies, or learning about how to use essential oils, you can find out more at Allison’s website and social media: