How Essential Oils Can Support Your Holistic Lifestyle
Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds. Small molecules that have the ability to change from a solid or liquid state to gas at room temperature. They get the name volatile because they can change their state very quickly.
The physical and chemical components of the essential oil can move very fast through the air and interact with our olfactory sensors (sense of smell) in our nose.
This is directly connected to the brain through our limbic system, which effects our emotions.
How we respond to our emotions can have a negative or positive effect based off our environment, experiences or personality.
This can greatly effect your life and how you live on a daily basis.
Essential oils have long been used (dating back to ancient times) for their ability to manage mood by promoting uplifting + calming feelings due to the chemical composition.
As you learned, essential oils directly impact our emotional center in the brain.
We can use essential oils to transform neural pathways of unhealthy experiences and emotions that keep us feeling stuck or challenged.
How we feel on a continuous basis is how we will live.
Essential oils give us the power to take back control of our experiences. Releasing, uplifting and supporting us to move past what may keep us stuck.
Not only do they support us on an emotional/mental level. They support us on a physical + spiritual level.
What are essential oils?
They are the essence of plants. Mostly the defense system that keeps them healthy, vibrant and thriving in life.
Essential oil molecular structure are very similar to that of animal cells enabling them to pass through cell walls, penetrating the blood brain barrier and effectively traveling through the blood and tissues very effectively.
Giving the essential oils the ability to support us at a physical, cellular level.
Did you know that if you put an essential oil on topically, being absorbed through the skin, the largest organ on your body, and then the molecules get distributed through the whole body within minutes.
You are also breathing in the essential oil as you put in on topically on your body, thus working with your emotional system at the same time.
Each essential oil is unique, kind of like crystals, working with specific properties + energetics within the body to support it in exactly what it needs. Also working at an energetic, spiritual level.
They really support us in our WHOLE-istc approach to wellness.
How To Use Essential Oils:
AROMATICALLY: When diffused or inhaled, can be very stimulating, calming, or soothing. Diffusing Essential Oils can also cleanse and purify the air.
Sometimes I will simply open up a bottle and smell the oil. You can also put a drop or two in your hand, rub together and inhale.
TOPICALLY: Their chemical structures enables them to pass through skin for an immediate systemic response.
Apply topically on areas of the body like neck, forehead, temples, wrists, bottom of the feet. For sensitive skin and children, dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil.
INTERNALLY: Many dōTERRA essential oils can be used internally. Please make sure you check the label and do more research on that particular oil, if you are not sure. The FDA recognizes some essential oils as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe).
Some oils are not safe to ingest, so please check the label!
Here is how you can take the essential oils internally:
Add a drop of lemon essential oil to water (make sure to use glass containers, so the oils do not leach out toxins in the plastic containers.
Add wild orange to a smoothie
Place a drop of Frankincense under your tongue
Use it in cooking. Only add one drop as a drop will go along way.
You can also use essential oils as dietary supplements to support health conditions. Internal use, of dōTERRA (only when labeled), is very safe and effective due to the human’s body ability to process the essential oils.
I only use, trust + recommend dōTERRA Essential Oils.
This is why:
PURITY: There is no added junk in these essential oil bottles. They are free from pesticides, fillers and fragrance. Pure essential oil that has been rigorous 3rd party testing to make sure they are certified pure, therapeutic grade.
POTENCY: These essential oils that are sourced in their indigenous countries providing the highest quality oil. The plants are able to thrive because they receive exactly what they need, their climate is optimal and they are able to be harvested at peak times. The essential oils I use and recommend are 50-70x’s more potent than dried herbs.
SOURCING: Partnering with farmers + distillers native to these areas where the plants thrive, enables you to have a high, quality essential oil is very important. This creates partnership, connection + communities all over the world. People thrive doing what they love, mastering their craft and they are able to bring forth such a potent, quality product.
If you are interested in adding essential oils into your life, then check out how they can support you through aromatherapy.
About Stacy Stehle
Stacy Stehle is the Founder + CEO of Holistic Luminary. As a Healer + Intuitive Energy Coach, she helps women release self-doubt + feeling scattered by taking back their power from within. Holistic Luminary is a spiritual & holistic portal that helps to refine the visionary living within you.