Essential Oils for a Healthier Life Style
An Introduction to Essential Oils
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants and their respective parts such as seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers. Essential can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and be metabolized like other nutrients. Essential oils application methods include:
Topical: The process of placing an essential oil on the skin, hair, mouth, teeth, nails, or mucus membranes of the body.
Direct Application: The process of applying the oils directly on the area of concern.
Massage: The process of massage is the stimulation of muscle, skin and connective tissues using various techniques to help promote healing, balance, and connection.
Aroma Touch: This is a simple yet powerful process for applying certain oils along the entire length of the spine and on the feet. The application of 8 essential oils has been shown to help achieve feelings of stress reduction, immune enhancement, inflammatory response reduction and homeostasis.
Diffusion: The is the easiest and simplest way of putting a fine mist of the whole oil into the air for inhalation. When diffused, essential oils have been found to reduce the amount of airborne chemicals and to help create greater physical and emotional harmony.
Collective Oils LLC offers a variety of high-quality essential oils for health, religious rites, fragrances and facial hair care and fragrances to help address many health issues and create a healthy lifestyle of well-being and more. From the City by the Bay (Vallejo) in Northern California, Collective Oils LLC brings an intoxicating passion to the essential oil business, offering toxin-free and alcohol-free essential oils, like the one's below.
Benefits/Uses: Add to a diffuser during study time to help your child focus on homework. Take internally for occasional anxious feelings, reducing gas, or for soothing support during menstruation.
Benefits/Uses: Use aromatically or topically if you’re feeling stressed or need some extra self-confidence. Taken as a supplement, it can soothe the nervous system, and support a healthy metabolism
Black Pepper oil
Benefits/Uses: Black Pepper assists in digestion, supports healthy breast tissue in women, and promotes a healthy colon.
Blue Tansy oil
Benefits/Uses: This blue-tinged oil is perfect for a restoring massage when your body is tired. It is also great for skin, particularly for the appearance of blemishes or to soothe an irritation.
Benefits/Uses: Cardamom has the ability to promote clear breathing and maintain respiratory health. It also may help when you experience occasional indigestion. Aromatically, Cardamom encourages calm and relaxed feelings.
Benefits/Uses: Add to water to support hydration, and to support a healthy metabolism. Take one to two drops internally to promote the healthy function of your immune system, as well as healthy cardiovascular system function.
Benefits/Uses: A skin care powerhouse, Cedarwood is great for improving the appearance of blemishes, and keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy. When you’ve had a hard day, it can help to diffuse Cedarwood to soothe your mind and unwind.
Cinnamon Bark oil
Benefits/Uses: Cinnamon Bark oil sustains a healthy urinary tract and kidneys. Used as part of your dental routine, it can also cleanse the gums, mouth, and maintain clean teeth.
Clary Sage oil
Benefits/Uses: Diffuse Clary Sage to reduce feelings of anxiousness or stress and promote calm and relaxation. It also helps promote healthy-looking hair and scalp when added to shampoo or conditioner. Or, apply Clary Sage to the abdomen during your menstrual cycle for a soothing massage.
Benefits/Uses: Taken internally, Clove enhances your body’s ability to absorb other nutrients, supports healthy bones, and may calm tense muscles. Clove is also an energizing oil that can help you wake up or stay alert.
Benefits/Uses: Diffuse Eucalyptus or apply it to your chest to encourage feelings of clear breathing and open airways. Inhale the aroma of Eucalyptus to diminish feelings of tension and promote feelings of relaxation.
Benefits/Uses: Frankincense possesses a variety of internal benefits, some of which are supporting cellular health, digestive health, healthy lung and respiratory function, and healthy joint function. Used topically it has the power to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and soothe. The aroma gives you feelings of peace, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Benefits/Uses: A major skin-and-haircare hero, Geranium helps beautify, smooth, and keep your skin and hair looking healthy. Beyond this, you can diffuse or wear it to naturally repel insects. It also supports healthy blood pressure already in the normal range.
Benefits/Uses: Garlic is used for many conditions related to the heart and blood system. These conditions include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, inherited high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries, and "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis).
Benefits/Uses: It can help reduce gas, bloating, or occasional indigestion. Or, take with you on a road-trip to put in your water or a Veggie Cap to deal with any motion sickness.
Benefits/Uses: Restful is the defining characteristic of Lavender—it provides qualities that relax you and promote a peaceful sleep. Diffuse it to ease feelings of tension or anxious feelings. Use it on occasional skin irritations or in your shampoo to keep hair looking healthy.
Benefits/Uses: Highly useful to improve mood, Lemon is also a great oil to use internally for seasonal respiratory discomfort. It also is a great surface cleanser when added to homemade cleansing sprays.
Benefits/Uses: When diffused or worn on the skin, Lemongrass can repel insects, or heighten your awareness and help you feel positive. It can also be used with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage on joints and muscles.
Benefits/Uses: Marjoram supports a healthy immune system and may have a positive effect on the nervous system. Can be applied topically to lessen feelings of stress.
Benefits/Uses: Tea Tree protects the body against seasonal or environmental threats and supports a healthy immune system. It also possesses reinforcing and rejuvenating properties for the hair, skin, and nails.
Benefits/Uses: Melissa supports heathy cellular function—particularly in the breast, ovaries, blood, epithelial tissues, brain tissue, and colon tissue. It is an oil well-known for its ability to calm nervousness and promote emotional well-being.
Benefits/Uses: A great massage oil, Myrrh promotes emotional balance and awareness. It also offers great cleansing benefits for the body, especially when it comes to the mouth and throat.
Benefits/Uses: Oregano possesses significant immune-boosting properties and may be relaxing to the musculoskeletal system. It can also be used as a powerful cleansing or purifying agent.
Benefits/Uses: The minty aroma of Peppermint very clearly helps with two issues: the occasional upset stomach and healthy respiratory function. Apply it topically to relieve feelings of tension.
Benefits/Uses: Adding Rose to your skincare routine will help balance moisture levels and contribute to producing an even skin tone. It is also a romantic personal fragrance that can turn around a gloomy day.
Uses/Benefits: The energizing nature of Rosemary can help reduce occasional fatigue and nervous tension. Diffusing it can help you maintain concentration on any task or naturally repel insects. Finally, it supports the healthy functioning of a variety of internal organs.
Benefits/Uses: Internal use of Turmeric oil may enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes, when added to a veggie cap, may help support healthy nervous and cellular function, Turmeric oil may promote healthy immune function and response when consumed,
Benefits/Uses: The sesquiterpenes in Vetiver give it a grounding effect on your emotions and mood. It can also help support the immune system when taken internally.
Ylang Ylang oil
Benefits/Uses: Use Ylang Ylang on your scalp to help with the appearance of healthy and shiny hair. The aroma alone is helpful for promoting a positive outlook and, at the same time, a night of restful sleep.