What Ails You Today? Essential Oils Could Help!
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Hey, hey – it’s Jessica, one of Collin’s sidekicks!
I’m a sucker for trying new things. Whatever the latest buzz or craze that’s happening always intrigues me, and I’ve just got to give it a go. Let’s face it, though – most of them either end up being a huge disappointment or fade away after time.
One of the trends that’s stayed with me the past year (and I just can’t get enough of) is Radha Beauty Essential Oils. There are literally HUNDREDS of ways to use and reap the benefits of essential oils, from adding drops to your oil diffuser/humidifier, to rubbing them directly on your skin!
You may be aware of some of the more popular oils already (one being Lavender which many use as a sleep aid), but there are so many more, each offering their own set of benefits both physically and mentally.
Since there are too many oils out there to list them all individually, I’m going to tell you about my top four favorite essential oils, how I use them, and what I HOPE to gain from using them. I’m definitely not here to say that essential oils are the ‘end all be all’ cure to all things, but I’m also here to say, “Hey, it couldn’t hurt right”?
I’ve personally tried all of the oils I’m about to mention, with each of them seeming to have helped myself and my family in both big and subtle ways.
So let’s get to it!
I have used different brands of essential oils in the past, but my main priority for choosing a brand was always based on price, because I’ll say it, I’m a cheapskate (I wear that label with pride by the way). BUT, the more research I did on oils, I found that many of the ones that were priced lower were because they weren’t 100% pure therapeutic grade. Not cool. So now my plan was to find the purest oils I could without busting my wallet.
What I found was Radha Beauty Top 8 Essential Oils, and I have to say – I’m impressed. This 8-pack includes the top essential oils that most people use: Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Orange, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and Frankincense. My favorite four oils right now are Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus.
I love lavender.
As I stated earlier, Lavender is probably one of the most used/talked about essential oil. Everyone knows that Lavender is a good choice for a natural sleep aid and also has a calming effect. It’s supposed to enhance your mood while putting you in a more relaxed state. I rub a little on my daughter’s feet at night (when I remember) and put a tiny bit on her neck hoping it will help her sleep. I have seen great results on the nights that I use it – now I just have to remember to do it!
Long live the king!
Another popular oil often referred to as “the king of essential oils” is Frankincense. The reason it’s the king is most likely due to its anti-aging properties and promise to promote regeneration of healthy cells. I just started using this oil a couple of weeks ago, so I have no concrete evidence that my skin is any healthier, but this is more of a long-term benefit not an instantaneous one like that of the Lavender or Peppermint.
I use Peppermint oil a lot, like a lot, a lot…
Peppermint oil is my JAM! It’s become my all-time favorite go-to Essential Oil. Not only is the scent inviting – some oils have off-putting or extremely strong scents (I’m looking at you Tea Tree) – but it also has awesome benefits like reducing muscle pain and relieving anxiety – both of which I have in spades. I use it on my neck and shoulders before bed to help ease muscular pain. I also put a few drops in my diffuser each night to fill my room with a minty aroma that I believe helps me breathe better and, in turn, sleep better. Every now and then I’ll use Lavender oil in my diffuser instead of Peppermint, ya know, just to switch it up.
Eucalyptus oil takes the sting or itch out of an insect bite.🐝
Eucalyptus oil helps take the sting or itch out of an insect bite. For instance, just today my husband was stung by a wasp (twice) while he was mowing the lawn. At first we used a baking soda and water paste but it kept falling off his skin when he moved around. We tried rubbing a little of the Eucalyptus oil on the infected area and he said it definitely helped take out the sting and itch. My husband wanted me to tell you all that he got himself stung SPECIFICALLY for the purposes of this article… he’s a liar. 😉
If you have a mosquito, fly, or other bug problem (lets face it, in the summer months we all do), use Eucalyptus oil to repel them. Do this either by putting it directly on your skin or by making a little concoction in a bowl and placing it in the area where you’re having the problem.
There you have it! These are my favorite Essential oils, but everyone has their own preferences. If you are new to essential oils, do your research on which oil(s) will work best for you. If you want to ingest an oil, PLEASE consult with a physician and be sure that it’s 100% pure and chemical free.
And no, Radha Beauty hasn’t a clue that I called out their awesome product in my article!