You see them popping up everywhere. Facebook. Instagram. Health food stores... walmart? Essential oils are not a fad, but they are definitely gaining their popularity. So, how can we as mamas, make sure we have an arsenal of awesomeness to take care of our kiddos, and make sure that their tiny bodies are being supported safely? That's where I come in!
Essential Oils are gaining traction and popularity today because people are looking for more natural solutions in their home. From beautiful aroma setting the atmosphere, to getting crayons and stickers off the window... essential oils are a wonderful natural option for any daily routine.
If you weren't already aware, Essential Oils can be used in 3 different ways. Let's check them out:
Essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and many can be safely applied topically when used in conjunction with a carrier oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil. I will cover this for you later.
Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements supporting a variety of healthy conditions.
My family and I use doTERRA Essential Oils, and they are sourced from their indigenous lands around the world, where they are highest in therapeutic properties. They actually contain a higher level of therapeutic constituents. When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.
Each doTERRA essential oil is also carefully and thoroughly tested using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade quality protocol. Experienced essential oil users will immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade doTERRA essential oils.
We only use pure essential oils that are approved for internal use, since what you put on your body
goes into your body! The essential oil market isn't regulated at all. Oils can claim to be anything, but are typically cut or synthesized. And the perfume industry standards usually include toxins that you want to avoid!!!
The testing standards doTERRA upholds and uses... include numerous tests that are needed to determine the quality and purity of an essential oil. The length and even the quality of the machine doing the testing all matter. It is a complex process, as synthetics can be really well done, but your body can definitely tell the difference!
It takes a ton of plant material to produce a pure, unadulterated oil. If it is cheap, you are
likely not getting a pure product. The cost of an oil reflects how much raw material it takes to make that essential oil, if it is truly pure.
doTERRA also pays it's farmers and workers a very fair wage and that is something we can be proud of! Pure Essential oils will make a difference on every level, in your body, in your mind, in your heart, and especially in the hearts and communities that source and grow these amazing gifts.
Why am I sharing all of this with you? Because your kiddos are important to you, and they are important to me. As mamas, we need to look out for each other, support each other, and care for each other. Comes with the job description right? With that being said, let's chat about areas that you can apply essential oils topically, before we dive into the top 10 oils to have in your mama arsenal for life's little emergencies.
Beneficial Areas You Can Apply Essential Oils
-Forehead and temples -Chest and abdomen -Arms, legs, bottom of feet
Other Effective Methods of Topical Application
-Add a few drops of oil to a warm bath
-Make a hot or cold compress by soaking a towel or cloth in water, adding essential oils, and then applying to the desired area
-Add oil to a lotion or moisturizer and then apply to skin
Sensitive Areas to be Avoided
-Some facial areas, such as the skin around the eyes -Eyes and inner ears
-Broken, damaged, or otherwise injured skin
Some of our oils come pre-diluted for you as well, which makes them perfect for on-the-go topical application, including our Kids Collection! Basically, you can throw them into your purse or diaper bag, and grab them at any given moment to roll onto your babies. I take rollers with me everywhere, as they come in handy during meltdowns, soccer practice, and random emotional moments at the grocery store. We all know how lovely those are!
Top 10 Essential Oils!
YOUR MAMA "MUST-HAVES" TO STAY SANE, KEEP EVERYONE CHEERFUL, AND BOOST THOSE IMMUNE SYSTEMS
Okay! We have talked the basics, so now we can finally dig into those top 10 oils and why they are SO awesome!
The top 10 oils I think every mama should have are Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Melaleuca, Oregano, Breathe, On Guard, DigestZen, and Deep Blue. These 10 oils can do so many amazing things to support your bodies, and I will share just the tip of the iceberg with you on their uses today. Otherwise, this eBook would be way too long, and we know mama's ain't got time for that! Keep in mind that the uses and benefits listed for each of these oils really IS the tip of the iceberg. Most essential oils are extremely versatile and can be utilized in a myriad of ways.
Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
Soothes occasional skin irritations
Helps skin recover quickly
Eases muscle tension
Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces
Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
Supports healthy respiratory function
Promotes a positive mood and cognitive ability
Helps ward off free radicals with its antioxidant benefits
Soothes an irritated throat
Great for removing sticky residue off of surfaces
Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
Alleviates occasional stomach upset
Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health
Helps build and maintain a healthy immune system
Promotes cellular health
Reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates skin
Supports healthy immune system function
Promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness
Mama’s 2am Oil when you are frazzled and don't know what to grab. Seriously.
MELALEUCA (tea tree)
Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
Promotes healthy immune function
Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
Promotes a clear, healthy complexion
Soothes minor skin irritations
Helps purify and freshen the air
Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent
Provides immune-enhancing benefits
Supports healthy digestion and respiratory function
Excellent source of antioxidants
Maintains clear airways and breathing
Supports overall respiratory health
Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats
Supports healthy immune function
Protects against environmental threats
Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
Energizing, uplifting aroma
Aids in the digestion of foods
Soothes occasional stomach upset
Maintains a healthy gastrointestinal tract
Soothes sore muscles and achy joints
Supports healthy circulation
If you don't yet have these oils within your reach, and they aren't in your bag yet... we should chat! If you are ready to grab them ASAP, since you know you need some way to calm down those crazy minions (and yourself of course) head over to my website, and you can learn about your purchasing options. Hello 25% off!
I seriously have zero idea how I could mom without my oils. Yes, "mom" is also a verb, as I'm sure you do plenty of "momming" throughout your day! We oil up constantly, we take vitamin supplements with essential oils daily, and we diffuse.
These top 10 oils are super to jump start you on the path of Natural Solutions, and there are a handful more that I use specifically for my son's emotions, his focus, and attitude. We can't live without Peace essential oil blend, or Serenity, or Balance... and really... we can't live without any of them. Life changes day to day, and so does our emotional frequencies and body chemistry.
Ok, now that we have hashed out these fab oils, let's look at dilution, what it is, how to do it, and why it is important.