Essential Oils is a liquid that is generally distilled most frequently by steam or water from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant and contain the essence of the plant it was derived from. They are highly concentrated and as such very little is needed. Essential oils and herbs have been used for thousands of years in healing and for purposes such as enlightenment, love, purification, protection, stimulation, enhancing moods; the list goes on and on.
There are hundreds of essential oils and while all of them have powerful benefits, the following are my Top 3 essential oils you can’t live without.
Lavender was the oil that started it all when René-Maurice Gattefossé accidently founded Aromatherapy. He burned himself badly and the closest thing to him was lavender oil. He poured it over his hands and the burn healed exceptionally fast. Lavender today is still one of the most powerful healers for the skin. It’s also noted for its calming and relaxing effects on the mind and body. When used in conjunction with other oils, lavender increases the healing potency of those oils.
Bergamot is coined the “anti-anger” oil. It is refreshing and provides an uplifting feeling for the mind and emotions. It opens the heart chakra and cools anger and frustration. Anger is one of the worst emotions for the immune system which is why bergamot is such an amazing immune enhancer and aids in the healing of many illnesses triggered by anger; bronchitis, colds, flu, digestive issues, acne, bladder infections, eczema to name a few.
Contraindications: Do not use on the skin before exposure to the sun or sun bed as photosensitization can occur.
Lemongrass helps concentration and also relieves headaches. It has a sedating effect on stress induced conditions such as exhaustion, irritability, jet lag, motion sickness and mental/physical fatigue. It fortifies the immune system. It is also helpful for muscle tone and strengthening connective tissue.
Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Channa Serenity Bromley is a Holistic Beauty & Physical Wellbeing Specialist and a WBFF Bikini Pro. Her passion is to help women and children take control of their bodies, minds and spirits, and create balance and harmony in all aspects of their lives. She is dedicated to empowering women to sparkle by falling in love with themselves and making lifestyle changes necessary for their best possible health & happiness.
Sparkle: To Be Happy, Healthy, Authentic, Living with Passion and to know one’s own Beauty.
Channa has extensive education in psychology, holistic health and fitness. She has authored Conscious Living, Be-U-ty, and forthcoming children’s book, Isadora’s Journey. She is also active in working with and fundraising for orphanages, schools and non-profits globally that support children affected by illness and/or poverty.