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How essential oils can help to control our natural health

By making a simple blend of these oils and applying them with a spray/roller bottle or inhaling you can protect yourself and your family from those nasty environmental threats.

how can essential oils help you

“The greatest medicine of all, is to teach people how not to need

Essential Oils with Emma

My essential oil journey began back in March 2020 when I had lost my job on a yacht due to the coronavirus in the Caribbean, and to top it off I also caught the virus on the flight back to Ireland. After a few days being at home back in Ireland, while cooking for my family, I couldn’t taste or smell anything, I got nervous, so I decided to get a test done and it was positive. After a few days of feeling sorry for myself and thinking I might die and lots of paracetamol and vitamin C I got myself together and decided to start learning something new.

What exactly is an essential oil you may ask?

Well, essential oils are the true essence of a plant or tree. These scents and aromas are released from the plant for a few reasons, one being for defence purposes against insects and fungus and another one is for attraction and communication between other plants.

How cool is that?

I had been a little interested in essential oils before, initially from a chef on a yacht who would tell me many tales of this magic which was naturally produced by plants.

With having lost my sense of smell and taste I had read online somewhere that essential oils could be used to help strengthen the olfactory receptors in the nose (which get damaged by the virus causing loss of smell and taste)

Our sense of smell is so important, it is the only one of our 5 senses that is connected directly to your brain.

Smells can produce significant mental, emotional, and physical responses. We are going to have just a small science lesson quick, so you can have a better understanding of how this system works and how important it is.

The olfactory system

is connected to the limbic system, where emotions and memories are stored. We all know when we smell a certain smell or perfume it can bring us right back to many good or bad memories!? When you use essential oils aromatically, the molecules travel through your nose to the olfactory system, where they are processed. The odour triggers responses from the limbic system.

What goes on in the limbic system you may be wondering?

Well, this system is responsible for controlling your endocrine system, which regulates your hormones and your nervous system, transmitting signals throughout your body. Equally important, the limbic system helps to control your memory, learning ability, and emotions.

We have all felt, anxiety, tired, sad, hormonal, frustrated, and foggy memory, all of it. What if just by inhaling a certain aroma or applying it to the skin you could improve memory, feel joyful and relaxed, get rid of anxious feelings and cravings?

Well, you can! And it's all-natural no additives, no adulteration or contamination with any other chemicals no nasties that mess up your hormonal system and it comes straight from mama earth herself. It is the pure essence of the plant or tree!

essential oils are the essence of the plant or tree

Different oils can do different things for your body and honestly, the list is endless, it’s impressive. I’ll give you a few examples, for instance, Oregano, that dried herb on top of your pizza that doesn’t taste like much? Is, in fact, a natural antibiotic, blood cleanser removes toxins from the blood, I mean hello ill have all the oregano please!

Parsley that herb you use on top of food to garnish that never really gets eaten, let me tell you, is highly antiviral, antibacterial, and has cancer-fighting properties.

Also, we have all heard of Frankincense, (Three wise men) this is called the king of essential oils, and no wonder why it helps with Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, skin tags, tumours, cyst, depression, improved vision, it's cleansing, supports a healthy immune system which is very important right now.

The story of the thieves' oil.

Back in the time of the bubonic plague (The Black Death), four thieves were captured and charged for stealing from the sick who later died. Despite the fact that they had been in close contact with the Black-Death victims, which begins with severe flu symptoms and then continues with the bacteria infecting the blood system, usually ending in death.

Nevertheless, these nasty villains never contracted the plague. It was reported that they wore hats and masks that smelled of vinegar, garlic, herbs and spices, namely cloves, lemons, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

Now I’m not saying we need to go around wearing hats filled with cloves of garlic and sprigs of rosemary sticking out, but it mysteriously worked for them!

By making a simple blend of these oils and applying them with a spray/roller bottle or inhaling you can protect yourself and your family from those nasty environmental threats.

Among the plethora of use cases for Essential Oils. If you are looking to improve your memory and concentration, Rosemary is your gal.

Then you’ve even got oils that can be used as an aphrodisiac and can make that date night a little more fun, for example, the blue lotus rose, and jasmine can set that mood!

You even have oils to uplift the mood and cultivate feelings of joy such as bergamot, neroli, orange, and peppermint. The list goes on!

During the lockdown, back in March 2020, I was making blends for friends and myself to help with anxiety, creativity, and focus. This is where it gets fun because you can make so many yummy combinations.

There are many essential oil companies out there, it is important to select ones which use only the purest high quality certified therapeutic medical-grade oils. It's very important that these are nontoxic.

2 main reasons why I chose to use essential oils

  1. To be in control of my own health naturally

  2. To lessen the toxic load and build-up in the body

Every day we are exposed to so many toxins in the atmosphere, including makeup, hair products, food, and cleaning products to list a few!

Everything we put on our skin or expose ourselves to ends up in our blood system and this can have a negative effect on the body showing up in the body with symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety/depression, skin issues, muscle/joint aches & pains, cravings/blood sugar imbalances, insomnia, and bad breath/body odour.

All these chemicals that we put into our body build up and can cause disruption to our endocrine system, aka endocrine disruptors and this all can come from what you are putting on and in your skin.

Therefore, it’s so important to become aware of what you are putting into your body.

Efficient elimination is essential to optimal health. After all, who doesn't want to feel well and healthy?

It all starts with you and making small changes to having a happier healthier you.

I’d love to know your thoughts on essential oils. Have you used them before and how have they impacted your life?

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