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It’s Easy Being Green with Essential Oils

Essential Oils Brisbane

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Over the past five years I have been able to improve my family’s health and wellbeing easily, safely and naturally using essential oils in everything from our personal care and cleaning products to aromatherapy massage.

Read on to find out how you can easily do the same.

Lifestyle factors and the exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins in your food and environment can can cause congestion in your body and many forms of inflammation and ‘itis’.

We know this is not good for our health and quality of life and we all want to have more energy and vitality, great sleep, less pain, inflammation and to be happier.

Perhaps the easiest way for you to enjoy the benefits of Aromatherapy and reduce your exposure to toxins is to replace your personal care products with ones that do not contain known hazardous chemicals; shampoo, conditioner, bath/shower gel, moisturiser, and skincare come to mind.

There are many natural health companies who provide green and safe personal care products or you can make your own. Perfect Potions have essential oils, personal and skincare products which fit the bill.

Together with making some simple lifestyle changes, using essential oils in Aromatherapy massage can support your lymphatic system to effectively eliminate toxins and help many conditions associated with toxic overload, restoring your wellbeing.

To improve the function of your lymphatic system, essential oil blends containing detoxifying essential oils such as cypress, grapefruit, fennel seed, geranium and juniper berry diluted in jojoba oil can be incorporated into regular aromatherapy massage, baths and/or used in personal care products.

Essential oil Safety Tip: Consult with a qualified Aromatherapist to check which essential oils may interact with your existing medications or existing health conditions. To book an appointment with myself go here.

A fantastic way to cleanse your whole house is with a “green” cleaning spray.

A great general purpose spray for kitchen bench tops contains essential oils of tea tree, lemon and orange. In 120Ml spray bottle pour 90ml distilled water, 2tsp liquid Castile soap, dash white vinegar, 5 drops tea tree, 15 drops lemon, 15 drops orange essential oils.  Shake bottle well before each use.

To combat mould in the bathroom, replace the essential oils in the above recipe with 5 drops thyme, 10 drops tea tree, 15 drops lemon and 5 drops cloves – works beautifully.

When using essential oils in cleaning you eliminate toxic nasties, boost the immune system and also provide a wonderful aroma to your living environment. This also helps to provide a relaxing living space for the whole family.

Here is a recipe for a green insect repellent or household insect spray, it is great for mosquitoes and flies. Patch test this one on your skin in case of sensitivity. Do not use directly on skin of children under 5 years.

  • 30 ml Peppermint hydrosol (Mentha × piperita)
  • 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • 4 drops Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin)
  • 6 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)

Replace your insect spray every few weeks as this recipe contains no preservatives.

Essential oil safety tip. When purchasing essential oils and hydrosols make sure they are pure and from a reputable supplier. For further information see my blog on essential oil safety here.

For more information about using essential oils for health and wellbeing or to book a therapeutic aromatherapy massage contact me here.

Yours in Living Well,

Kim

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