The Benefits of Essential Oils & How to Use Them – PART 1

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THE BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS – PART 1

Hey Honeys,

So glad you’re here👋🏾!

Let’s start this 2-Part Series on The Benefits of Essential Oils

THE BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS – PART 2

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The use of essential oils started gaining popularity less than 15 years ago and today our soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial creams, serums, lip balms, and even hand sanitizers (let’s try to kill covid-19 pls) are infused with essential oils. You can also buy them on their own and create your #DIYProducts at home.

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?

They are highly concentrated hydrophobic (dislike water) liquid containing volatile chemical compounds from plants. Each oil can contains over 100 different chemical compounds.

Since we’ve realized that “we’ve been gettin’ played” by the big companies selling us products full of harmful chemicals, the use of essential oils has been life-changing for many. Today, all of my skincare, body care, and cleaning products are homemade or infused with essentials oils.


Pharmaceutical companies create drugs to relieve the symptoms of illness without getting into the cause of the illness itself. They often create drugs base on analogs of plants. Analog is something that is similar to something else. Therefore, synthetic drugs can have similar molecular structures to chemical compounds found in nature. That’s because they can’t put a patent on plants (because GOD already has them patented 😉).

To give you a simple example, when you have a headache, you usually take an aspirin. The aspirin structure contains the analog of willow bark. When you study both structures, you see their resemblances (See below).

The Chemical Equation 🧪

When willow bark is ingested, it is converted to salicylic acid. Acetylation is the reaction in which an acetyl group is added (in fuchsia) which occurs in the laboratory. (Unfortunately, the salicylic acid in your facial cleanser is also made in laboratories).


Essential oils, on the other hand, address the problem and symptoms of inflammation and some illness (let’s speak in general because I am not a doctor). Essential oils are so small and effective that they are able to cross the brain-blood barrier (in less than 30 seconds) affecting the body at the cellular level. The components of the oil are so congruent with our body that they bind to receptors and interact with our cells perfectly.


All problems in the body are not always physical. There are some physical illnesses that are spiritually and emotionally based. If you suffer trauma (conscious or unconscious) years ago, your limbic brain can store and transfer that trauma to another part of your body (i.e. your stomach, your liver). The fragrance of essentials oils goes to the limbic brain where we store our unsolved emotions, our memories, and even our motivation.


ALL THAT TO SAY (as I’m removing my lab coat 👩🏾‍🔬), we need to go back to nature and use what God has created, designed, and put on this earth since these compounds were made for our bodies.


NOW LET’S GET INTO THE FIRST SET OF 7 ESSENTIAL OILS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Tea Tree Oil
Rosemary Oil
Peppermint Oil
Lemon Oil
Lavender Oil
Oregano Oil
Orange Oil
Grapefruit Oil
Geranium Oil
Eucalyptus Oil
Frankincense Oil
Clove Oil

1. FRANKINCENSE OIL

Matthew 2-11 “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

There’s a reason why the magi brought frankincense oil to baby Jesus when he was born. In the bible, it says that frankincense was as valuable as gold! Newborns and kings were anointed with frankincense oil.


Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

  • Keeps your hormones in check
  • Helps relax and de-stress; great for meditation
  • Has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • Boosts the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body
  • Protects skin cells, fight wrinkles, dark spots, scars, and make your skin brighter

It is said that frankincense is RETINOL REPLACER!!

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How to use Frankincense Essential Oil
Body Lotion
  • 125 ml of coconut oil (or your favorite carrier oil for your skin type)
  • 10-15 drops of frankincense oil

Anti-Aging Serum

  • 30 ml of carrier oil
  • 5-7 drops of the frankincense oil

2. MYRRH OIL

(The picture is a mix of actual frankincense and myrrh purchased in Ethiopia)

Jesus was offered myrrh oil a few times in his life. The first time was when the magi brought it to his manger at his birth. Another time is when the woman cleaned his feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair; the oil mix with perfume she poured on his feet contained myrrh (Luke 7:37-38). The last time is when they offer him wine on the cross before his crucifixion, there was myrrh in the wine.

Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • Is a great sunscreen and insects repellant
  • Promote emotional balance and cleanse the body
  • Is a powerful antioxidant (more than vitamin E)
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Promotes beautiful skin
How to use Myrrh Essential Oil

Body Lotion/Face Cream

  • 30 ml of carrier oil
  • 5 drops of myrrh oil

Use It In A Diffuser

Myrrh is sold by itself but sometimes it’s sold mixed with frankincense oil. They combine very well and together yield 4x more healing power than separately.

3. PEPPERMINT OIL

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Enhances cognition (focus & concentrate) and analytic thinking
  • Natural painkiller (great for headache)
  • Muscle relaxant, help with soreness and joint pain
  • Enhances gut function and digestion
  • Improves muscular energy metabolism and exercise performance
How to use Peppermint Essential Oil

Hand Sanitizer (No mo’ Covid-19)

  • 2 cups of isopropyl alcohol (80% alcohol content)
  • 2 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide (3%)
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp glycerin (or vitamin E)
  • 3 drops of each (peppermint, tea tree & lemon oil)

Mouthwash

  • 1 cup of water
  • 10 ml of sea salt
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree oil

Throw away your Listerine mouth wash… I mean, it was initially created to wash floors and treat gonorrhea anyways 🤢…


Exercise

  • 1 glass of water
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint oil

OR

  • Rub 1-2 drops directly on your skin
  • Rub in your hands and inhale

When you’re contracting your muscles during a workout, it increases the blood lactate levels in your muscle cells. Why is this important? After a few repetitions, you will no longer be able to contract your muscles due to the accumulation of lactic acid in your muscle cells.

When you inhale peppermint oil, it increases oxygen concentration by triggering the opening of the airway in your lungs, and oxygen is delivered to your muscle cells. As a result, it helps decrease the blood lactate level.

So, peppermint oil will help you achieve a few more reps from the increase in oxygen and slowing down the lactate accumulation.

It is said that your grip strength will increase by approximately 35%!

4. TEA TREE OIL

Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • Is an antimicrobial (kill off bad bacteria)
  • Relieves any type of skin inflammation including eczema & psoriasis
  • Helps with dandruff
  • Effective as benzoyl peroxide
  • Helps treat core sores and warts
How to use Tea Tree Essential Oil

Facial Toner

  • 15 ml of distilled water, of aloe vera, of apple cider vinegar, and of witch hazel
  • 5-6 drops of tea tree oil

All- Purpose Spray Cleaner

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 3-5 drops of lemon, peppermint, tea tree oil

Scalp Moisturizer

  • 30 ml of jojoba oil (same pH as your hair sebum)
  • 5-7 drops of tea tree oil

5. LEMON OIL

Lemon oil is one of my favorite essential oils because it smells just like candy.

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil

  • Packed with VITAMIN C
  • Great for increasing focus and improving listening skills
  • Has antioxidants, and antimicrobial properties
  • Helps with depression
  • Whitens your teeth
  • Great to use for cooking (replace your lemon if you don’t have any)
How to use Lemon Essential Oil

Facial Serum

  • 30 ml of carrier oil
  • 5-10 drops of lemon & frankincense oil

Treat Symptoms of Depression

  • Diffuse or directly inhale

Or

  • Dilute 1-2 drops of oil and apply to temples and forehead

Teeth Whitener

  • 15 ml of coconut oil (mini oil pulling at the same time)
  • 15 ml of baking soda
  • 5-7 drops of lemon oil

Limonene is the component of lemon oil that whitens and brightens your teeth and skin.

6. LAVENDER OIL

A lot of people enjoy lavender essential oil. During school, I use to dab lavender oil under my nose and on my wrist to help me lower my anxiety during school exams

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

  • Enhances calmness and reduce anxiety
  • Reduce nausea and menstrual cramps
  • Soothes burns and sunburns
  • Slows down your brain waves (good for sleep)
How to use Lavender Essential Oil

Bath

  • 2/3 cup of Epson salt
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda (natural scrub)
  • 5-7 drops of lavender
  • A good book or podcast episode 😉

Inhale From The Diffuser
Use it every time you feel doubt, anxiety, and depression! #Aromatherapy

7. ROSEMARY OIL

Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil

  • Stimulates hair growth and healthy scalp
  • Improves brain function
  • Encourages circulation (good for varicose veins)
  • Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
How to use Lavender Essential Oil


Hair Scalp Moisturizer

  • 50 ml of castor oil (sealant growth oil)
  • 25 ml of olive oil (penetration/moisturizing oil)
  • 7-10 drops of rosemary oil

Use It In The Diffuser

inhala and exhala” 💆🏾 #AromatherapyOil

I hope you got some great ideas for product recipes you can make at home. Now, get you some essential oils to improve your physical and mental health!

DILUTE, DILUTE, DILUTE!!

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Try this if it’s your first time diluting essential oils; 1 oz = 30 ml for 1 every drop of oil

If you have already used the above essentials oils, it’s possible that you’ve experienced different benefits than what I’ve listed. Because one, there are so many benefits for each oil, and two, essential oils don’t affect two people the same way.

Based on quantum physics, matter and energy are interchangeable which makes essentials oils filled with numerous possibilities that can be manifested differently from person to person based on their personal intentions (it matches your vibe). The direct access of the aromatic compounds of the oils into the limbic system influence the manifestation of mind-body healing. (We want HEALING! 🎇🎇🎇)


And guess what!? Prayers and essential oils work very well together!

IS IT SAFE TO INGEST ESSENTIAL OILS?

I’m sure you’ve heard not to ingest essential oils. But guess what they use to flavor food (aka food flavoring) at your local grocery store… ESSENTIAL OILS (with some essential oils being made synthetically to save money!) But please do your research.

I’ve ingest essential oils and I’m still here, alive and well #ThankYouGod

Just don’t forget to dilute the oils! ALWAYS DILUTE THEM! Every drop is highly concentrated and potent. Don’t you DARE drink the oils straight out the bottle and hope God will make a miracle in your life 🙄!

It may not be safe to ingest essential oils depending on the quality of the oils you purchased. Unfortunately, not all essentials oils are made the same and some are blends of natural and synthetic oils.

WHERE AND HOW TO STORE ESSENTIAL OILS?

Because oils are volatile, the best way to store them is in your refrigerator. Your DIY products should also be stored in your fridge.

Keep your products in dark glass containers because it blocks the light. Light can damage the structure of the compounds in your products. Vitamins, for example, have highly sensitive structures that can be destroyed by light, heat, and even air.

WHICH BRAND DO I BUY ESSENTIAL OILS FROM?

I personally stand by ORGANIXX for all essential oils and some of my supplements. I’ve been using them for the past 3 years. I wouldn’t recommend anything that I haven’t tried and loved to you!

Here is my link, Check Out Their Products! 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Tea Tree Oil
Rosemary Oil
Peppermint Oil
Lemon Oil
Lavender Oil
Oregano Oil
Orange Oil
Grapefruit Oil
Geranium Oil
Eucalyptus Oil
Frankincense Oil
Clove Oil

Alright, Kings👑 & Queens👑, I hope I’ve anointed you with great knowledge in this post.

I will cover 7 other essentials oils and their benefits in the PART 2.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried the essential oils I’ve covered below and which one are your favorites.

REVELATION 22:2In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed below are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission

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