Essential Oils

What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, flowers, stems, roots, and other parts of plants. Used for thousands of years in cultures around the world for medicinal and therapeutic benefits, you can have these powerful oils in your home too.
What can essentials oils do for you?
Essential oils are natural, safe upgrades that serve all of your personal, health, and home wellness needs.
Use essential oils for:
  • Maintaining a healthy immune system and preventing illness
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving sleep
  • Cleaning your home naturally and effectively (safe and nontoxic)
  • Supporting your body in a powerful and safe way (digestion, hormones, detox, energy, weight, immune, respiratory)
  • Relieving occasional achy muscles, joints and head tension
  • Supporting emotional and mental well-being
  • Upgrading your wellness and beauty products
Why I use the highest quality essential oils?
  • The brand I use sources, tests and manufactures the highest possible quality of each essential oil, making it the most potent and pure oils available on the market.
  • Many companies claim “therapeutic grade” but are not.
  • Purity. 100% natural, no artificial ingredients, fragrances or fillers, ever.
  • Safety. Certified to be free of pesticides or any other chemical residues.
  • Potency. Standardized active compounds. Some of the oils will knock you off your feet with one drop!
How Do You Use Essential Oils? (important: only with highest quality oils, email to find out what brand I use)
There are so many ways that essential oils can be used or administered. You can apply a single oil or in a complex blend depending on your desired benefits. Essential oils are usually administered by one of three methods: diffused aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally as dietary supplements.
Diffuse Them in the Air Our sense of smell is the only one of our five senses that is directly related to our brain. All of our other senses are routed first through the thalamus and then directed to the cerebral cortex and other brain regions. Simply, our sense of smell has the biggest influence on many physiological pathways including the stimulation of hormones and other metabolic processes.  In addition to the emotional benefits, diffusing essential oils can purify the air of unwanted odors and many airborne pathogens. Essential oils can also be used as cleansing and purifying additives to laundry and surface cleaners throughout the home.
Put Them on Your Skin Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can safely be applied topically. Application of essential oils has immediate, localized benefits to whatever area you are applying and targeting. They also have calming and restorative properties and can be used effectively to help you relax or as an enhancement to your massage and beauty therapy practices. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed immediately into your bloodstream via your skin for internal benefits throughout your entire the body.
Ingest Them There is a lot of talk about whether or not it is safe to take essential oils internally.  Use you own discretion.   High quality oils are 100% pure essential oil. Other companies are using synthetic additives, carrier oils and may even have pesticides, weeds or more in their bottles. Not the brand I use. Email me to find out what brand I use and recommend.
Many essential oils are generally regarded as being safe for dietary use, but some oils should not be taken internally. Make your own decision about what is best for your body.  Personally, I do take oils internally.  If you are not comfortable ingesting them, then don’t.  You will still benefit greatly using oils aromatically and topically.
Email me at faith@faithshevlin.com for more info on what brand I use and how to get a wholesale account  (recommended) so you can get oils into your life at a 25% discount (it is like an online Cosco account).

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