As an holistic therapist, I am lucky to have the knowledge and be surrounded by essential oils and to know the positive effect. With essential oils, you can take control of your life and environment, secure in the knowledge that your well being will be improved.
Essential oils are extracted from certain species of leaves, grasses, roots, trees, fruits and flowers. Plants in general are chemical factories. They inhabit the interface between light and dark, sun and earth, drawing energy from each and synthesising this into molecules of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These are crude fuels, which we and other animals break down to produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) – our high grade fuel.
Essential oils are the high grade fuel of plants, and by taking them in to our body we ingest the best of the goodness plants have to offer. The fact that they are so delightful to use and so flexible in their methods of use makes them extremely pleasurable and easy to incorporate into our busy lives.
I’ve noticed that increasingly, I’m always knocking up a remedy to soothe one of us in our family. My husband had a collision with a van and fell of his bike, I set about making a blend of petitgrain, chamomile, rosemary and neroli which I then diluted in sweet almond oil and jojoba oil. Within a day of using the blend, his cuts and sores started to heal, the inflammation reduced and he said the stinging and general pain had subsided. He was very impressed.
The youngest child has difficulty sleeping from time to time so, I make a blend of geranium, nutmeg, clary-sage and dilute it in sweet almond oil. I massage the blend into her feet very gently and she soothes into a deep sleep.
Children have so many aches and pains, including growing pains, the cause of which is often a mystery, so I set about making a blend. I do the same for stomach ache, dandruff and acne. And, my blends don’t stop there. For my two cats I make a blend to combat fleas, cedarwood, lavender, citronella and thyme diluted in sweet almond oil. I soak cloth cat collars in the blend for 24 hours and voila, my cats have protection against fleas for up to a month.
By taking essential oils into our lives, we find a way to provide our family and home with the protection and pleasure they need without polluting ourselves or our environment with chemicals. If anything in this world is holistic, essential oils are!
25ml blends, €16
50ml blends, €25