Everyday Essentials: Basic Oils for Everyday Life

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Your life is constantly moving; you plan meetings, children’s rehearsals, date nights, and maybe sneak in some time for a relaxing bath for yourself. Your idea of taking a mental time-out is grabbing a cup of tea while working on your computer. You know that you need a little more than a cup or two to help you focus.

So, you remember reading about how essential oils can ease stress, help with relaxation and even assist with mental clarity. And most oils can be used daily to help create a grounding atmosphere for you and your family.

Are you ready to add these everyday oils to your work, home, and even life-on-the-go?

Essential Oils 101

Essential oils stem way back to ancient Egyptians, China, and India. Plants and herbs were extracted and used daily to heal and nourish the body and are still to be found effective to this day.
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From stress to sleeplessness, these extracted plants in their oily form can provide soothing and healing benefits for on-set muscle and joint pain to scars and bruises. 

Today, you can find practically any oil on the shelves of your local store, online, and maybe even being sold by someone you know. The commonality is that individuals are waking up to the fact that essential oils can benefit them in some way or another.

But it’s imperative to know what you’re looking for when choosing an essential oil company. Off-the-shelf brands may cost less but you won’t be getting the purest form of oil. Some store-bought brands include alcohol and other substances that cause irritation to the skin.

It’s best to find a reputable company, specifically through someone who works closely with oils.

More importantly, try to find someone who can give you one-on-one guidance with on-going support from a community of like-minded individuals.

So, when you need that mid-day pick-me-up at work or your children feel slightly under the weather, there’s an oil for that!

The Everyday Essentials

Let’s take look at some helpful oils that are useful for our everyday lives.

Home

Your home is your safe-haven. It’s where you unwind, you eat, you play with your children and pets, you watch television with your husband. It’s where you have holiday parties and get-togethers.

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So, you strive to keep a clean, relaxing home environment for everyone who enters. Lavender is an excellent oil that creates an instant calm effect when it hits the air. 

Orange and lemongrass are considered purifying and help to eliminate odors and pollutants in the air and is a perfection diffused combination for when you have company.

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Pets

Your furry friend can benefit from oils too!

Cedarwood, Peppermint, and Lemongrass all help heal and disinfect from bug bites and wounds. These are also great oils for keeping bugs at bay!

 

Children & Teens

Focus and calm can be a lacking quality in children and teens. 

Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Roman Chamomile are excellent oils for concentration and focus, soothing test anxiety, and assisting with sound sleep. 

Work

Working men and women can experience peace, calamity while remaining energized and focused in the workplace.

Oils such as Jasmine, Lemon, and Rosemary are excellent brain-boosters as they send response signals to the brain to generate positive productivity.

These everyday oils are an excellent reminder to keep positive throughout your daily activities.

They can also be replaced with everyday household cleaners and air fresheners too!

 

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