Some Uses for Essential Oils by Margaret Daley
About four months ago I started researching and looking into using essential oils after listening to others talk about some natural ways to heal your body and help it perform better. I saw a webinar by Dr. Axe concerning what were the best essential oils to use and why. My startup “kit” consisted of frankincense, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus and cedarwood. Some I have used more than others, but according to Dr. Axe, the ones I’ve started with is a good basis to cover a wide variety of ailments.
My favorites are peppermint and frankincense. I mainly use peppermint for aches and pains. The other day I had tension in my neck and shoulders. I rubbed peppermint into them and felt so much better a while later. Or if I start to get a sinus headache, I rub it into my temples and it usually nips it before it really gets started. When my knees ache, I use it on them and it helps without taking medicine. Peppermint has a lot of uses—freshens breath, boosts energy, helps breathing (especially with eucalyptus). Check here for more benefits: http://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/.
Frankincense is used to strengthen your immune system—to fight inflammation. I usually put it on the soles of my feet which affects my whole body. It is also used for reducing stress, fighting wrinkles and dental hygiene. Check this page for more benefits of frankincense: http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/.
While exploring different essential oils, I’m discovering ways to treat problems naturally. I want to get away from taking a lot of medicines. I think what we need can be found in nature, especially in this world where chemicals are being added to our food. Have you ever used an essential oil? If so, what and what for?
Margaret Daley is a USA Today Bestselling author who has finally reached publishing her 100th book. To celebrate I would like to give away my April book, The Firefighter Daddy, to a commenter.