Top 7 Reasons to Use Essential Oils

I had been living with nervousness and digestive issues for so long that I truly believed that was how my life would always be.  One day my sister brought me an essential oil to try and I humored her because that’s what sisters are for.  I was surprised to feel the oil work almost instantly.  All the stress from the whole day melted away and I felt a wave of calm wash over me.  A little while later, I tried another oil she said could help with digestion, and that’s exactly what it did!  Suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opened up for me.   I felt calm and happy for the first time in what felt like forever and the digestive discomfort was gone.  I knew right then and there that my life would change for the better.

Essential oils have become an everyday part of my life.  I use them for everything: to enhance yoga and meditation, to improve my moods, to support my immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems, for cooking, cleaning, and so much more.

Did you know that essential oils have multiple uses and are very potent?

Essential oils can be used in three different ways: aromatically, topically, and, in some cases, internally.  They may be used aromatically to improve moods, sleep, and purify the air.  They can be used topically, directly on the area of concern – diluted if it’s a ‘hot’ oil like oregano or cinnamon.  And, 100% pure essential oils can be used internally.   *Not all essential oils are created equal.  See the end of this post for some safety and quality precautions.

What are essential oils?

They are highly concentrated extracts that come from different parts of plants – seeds, stems, roots, flowers, bark, etc.  When you peel an orange and the oil bounces off the peel on to your hand, that is the essential oil of the orange.  When you break a peppermint leaf and smell the mint, you are actually smelling the essential oil on the leaf.   Plants have these essential oils to protect them from pests and disease.

Humans have been making and using essential oils for their health for thousands of years.   Today, believe it or not, they are used in the main stream health care industry in France and much of Europe.  In fact, 80% of the world uses some form of natural healthcare.

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Essential oils are made up of naturally occurring chemical compounds that have therapeutic properties.   We can use essential oils to help support the healthy functioning of all the body’s systems.  Plus, when diffused in the air, they can cleanse the air to keep you healthy, and they can improve your moods.


When you smell an oil, it activates the part of the brain that controls emotions, the release of certain hormones, cardiovascular function, and breathing.  You can literally calm down and improve the mood of an entire room of people by diffusing an essential oil.


An essential oil can have hundreds of chemical compounds.  This means that a single oil has hundreds of different things in can do for you.  Lavender, for example, has over 200 known compounds!  It can help you get a full night’s rest and calm you down while supporting your immune system at the same time.  You may use peppermint on your belly to support digestion and find that your energy improves a few minutes later.


In my house we use essential oils for absolutely everything – from supporting our health, to cooking and cleaning, and personal care.  Essential oils are pennies per drop.  We no longer buy toxic-household cleaning products that, even at $4 a pop, are expensive and wasteful.   Now I use a drop or two of essential oil, vinegar, water, and baking soda for cleaning.  I use natural self-care products infused with essential oils.  And I have saved money and time by not having to go to the doctor for more than the usual checkups.


It’s simple, fast, and cheap to make your own personal care and household cleaning products using essential oils.  Imagine all the toxic chemicals and wasteful packaging you could keep out of the environment, water, and landfills.  Plus, when essential oils are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way, they actually help to improve the environment and communities where they are grown.


Essential oils help you replace toxic chemicals from your home (see reason #4 and 5).  They also give you a tool to use to reduce toxic buildup of synthetic compounds found in pharmaceuticals.  Lastly, essential oils help you to get rid of negative emotions and toxic thoughts.


Essential oils, because they are so concentrated, are some of the most powerful known antioxidants in the world.  Doctors always tell us to eat foods high in antioxidants because they protect our cells.  Literally, antioxidants help to absorb free radicals and prevent the aging of our cells so we can live healthier, longer lives. I use only 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.  For more information on the essential oils I choose to use to be calmer, happier, and healthier, click here.   If you like this article, please share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. Article originally published on Natural News

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