Monthly Archives: March 2012

Essential Oils

You’ve probably heard of essential oils, but do you know what they are? The name is somewhat misleading, because essential oils don’t have an oily consistency at all. They are liquids that are distilled from various parts of plants, including basil, cedar, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, sandalwood, and many, many more. I have learned that the plants used to make essential oils are carefully selected because of the therapeutic benefits they confer when you inhale their fragrances and apply them to your skin.

Recently, I have begun to incorporate essential oils into my everyday morning ritual after I shower. They’re easy to use and can make a big difference in how you feel throughout the entire day. In fact, I often think to myself that applying essential oils is like a miniature trip to the spa: good for balancing my mind and my body.

I’d like to share with you how I use four of my favorite essential oils: Valor, Harmony, Joy, and White Angelica.

  • Place one drop of Valor on the inside of your left wrist. Hold the inside of your right wrist to your left wrist for a few minutes. This step balances the body.
  • Apply a drop of Harmony to your solar plexus (the area just above your belly button) to calm your mind and promote positive feelings.
  • Apply one drop of Joy to the area above your heart. This step helps bring happiness to your mind and body.
  • Place a single drop of White Angelica in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Lightly brush both hands over your head, face, shoulders, chest, and down the rest of your body as though applying an angelic shield.

If you don’t already use essential oils, I encourage you to give them a try and see what you think! Personally, I use Young Living Essential Oils because I know that they are pure oils. I have actually studied with Young Living’s founder, Gary Young, and am certified in Raindrop Therapy. I recommend “remedies” to clients for certain issues they are having.

If you’d like to try some of the specific blends I mentioned in this post, please contact my own wonderful aromatherapy consultant, Lucey Harley, by going to her website: Lucey will work with you individually to choose products to enhance your overall well-being.