There are a few health and wellness trends that seem to phase in and out over the years. Right now, essential oils are the craze.
Social media feeds, personal blogs and enthusiastic friends all seem to be boosting the popularity of using natural and plant derived oils for every ache, pain and pesky problem.
Got menstrual cramps? Try rubbing a little clary sage oil on your abdomen.
Stressed out—rub some lavender on your neck.
Feeling down—you just need to diffuse some peppermint oil, girl.
Turns out, brotha man selling oils down the street was on to something.
In the natural-hair-green-living-whole-foods community, essential oils have been popular for a while and used for treating everything from dry scalps to ashy legs, queasy tummies and sore muscles.
The rest of the world is starting to catch on now, particularly for people looking for natural alternatives to the chemical-laced cleaners, fragrances and products that have become a part of our every day lives.
Why I Use Essential Oils
My youngest baby has severe dry skin issues, including eczema. My mother and sister have asthma and severe chemical sensitivities—strong perfumes can set off episodes that have left them hospitalized, severely ill, and unable to work.
So I’m constantly searching for products that have minimal processing, fewer chemicals and ingredients that might be harmful to my little ones. From mild laundry detergent to soy-based candles, natural room deodorizers and aluminum-free deodorant, I find myself swapping out items in my monthly shopping list for greener products.
So yea, I’m on the bandwagon now, too. I diffuse peppermint oil after I exercise and when I need to get work done.
When the kids are sick, I wipe down door handles, knobs and bannisters with Thieves, a blend of clove, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary oils.
And I’ve added a few drops of Lime Vitality, an ingestible oil, to my cilantro lime rice.
My brand of choice is Young Living, known for its high quality, pure and potent line of essential oils and oil-infused products, including detergents, natural deodorants, soaps and cleaning products.
And I’m a product of the product—in December 2017, I signed on to be a Young Living distributor. So when you see blog posts on my site about essential oils, it’s because I have personally used and shared them with my loved ones and friends.
So essential oils are trending right now. But in my home, they’re here to stay.
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