How We Use Essential Oils to Benefit our Health Essential Oils are powerful and have been used safely for centuries. When using essential oils for health; it is important to use oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which means that is if verified that it is free of contaminants and posses the constituents vital to be effect in benefiting health. There are some guidelines that are important to follow. Essential oils can be used in aromatically, topically and sometimes internally. But not all essential oils can be used internally. It depends on which plant it comes from. Not all plants are to be ingested, even though they may be safe for topical and aromatic use.. Also many companies produce oils not meant to be used for health and have not undergone proper testing for purity and potency. Also, do not put essential oils in plastic unless you know that it is approved for use with essential oils.
Microbes When something is going around and we want to keep Grandma or the rest of us from catching it, we diffuse an antimicrobial Protective Blend of essential oils into the air. This blend supports the immune system. We also use this same blend on the bottom of the feet as a preventative if we and if we didn't catch it in time, we also use Oregano Essential Oil. Lemon is detoxifying and can help the body by assisting in removing toxins. It also is beneficial in keeping the kidneys free of irritation. Frankincense is supportive to the body in many ways, including the brain. For more information regarding the basics on essential oils, click on this link. Oils
To gently detoxify our system from ongoing toxins, we put a drop of lemon in our water.
It is so important to keep our parents healthy at this time in their life, but without our own health we will be unable to give them the support they need. I take my Life Long Vitality Daily, as well as my Green Smoothie with my VShake daily. Where I fall short is usually my sleep. This is so important.
Reach out to your grown children, neighbors, and friends to take a turn watching Grandma or Grandpa. Teens can also do a good job depending on the level of care needed. Make sure you get out and get a break. Stop for a coffee on the way to the supermarket and enjoy the simple little pleasures. Hire a college student to come in to read to your parent and do some chair exercises. They can be inexpensive and eager to earn a few dollars and give you a break. Call the local Senior Center. There are many young seniors that might like a part time job, so that you can have a break. The cost on your own health may be much greater then the cost for the caregiver. I seriously appreciate the help of my teen sons, and a young lady who comes twice a week for a total of 5 hours.