What can essential oils do for you? More like, what can’t they do! I was introduced to the incredible power of essential oils by the traditional Naturopath I apprenticed with, and my first thoughts were, “Aromatherapy is nice and all for smelling, but can it really do anything for my health?” I’d previously used some in my massage practice, but mistakenly thought they’re therapeutic powers stopped after the awesome fragrance hit my nose. Boy, was I about to get schooled! The aroma part is just the beginning, and actually sets your body up, via your brain, for all the healing powers about to come.
Did you know essential oils are 100x more powerful than herbs?
That’s impressive! I loved herbs, but when I experienced the power of essential oils, I knew I had found what I was looking for in my quest for healing support.
Now, as I continue to study, teach, and practice with essential oils, in my holistic health services in Aspen and online, I see more and more how their benefits know no bounds – seriously! You can use essential oils for all of the physical stuff, like you’d use herbs or supplements: respiratory problems, digestive upsets, nervous system issues, hormonal issues, aches and pains, headaches, brain chemistry stuff – you get the picture. But, did you know they can also help with emotional, mental, and spiritual issues as well? That’s holistic healthcare in my book! Essential oils literally address it all!
Let’s look at some examples. Laurel Leaf – as in bay leaf – essential oil does all the physical stuff. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It supports your lymphatic system (she’s a Queen of the lymphatic system), helps your digestive system (she’s a kitchen herb, and all those help digestion), tonifies your kidneys and reproductive system, and can even promote breast health. Here’s where the cool part starts… she helps you work through fear or anxiety AND gives you courage and protection? So, if the branch of your particular holistic health that’s sagging and needing your attention to come back into balance is your work life because your boss is riding your back, Laurel Leaf can help you cultivate the courage to get over your fear of speaking your truth and asking for what you need. That is huge stuff!
Here’s another example. Sage Purple, from the western sagebrush we have here in Aspen, essential oil helps you clear your aura, your energy field, and help you get into deep states of mediation.
There’s a reason Native Americans have used it to smudge and bless ceremonies and each other for millennia! It’s also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and brings a sense of euphoria and joy to you. Pretty amazing huh?
If you want to learn more about what essential oils can do for you on all the holistic care fronts: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, then jump into my ongoing essential oil classes. I’ve got a bunch of free mini classes, online classes, and live in Aspen classes. You can check out what I’m currently offering by clicking here.