Essential Oils For Now

 

Right now, whilst at home, is the perfect time to invite more of nature’s wisdom from the outside in. And with doTERRA’s PURE Essential Oils, we literally have the opportunity to open our doors up to the gifts of Nature’s Pharmacy. 

So here I invite you to dive in, to explore, to open up your heart and mind to these natural tools that can help us feel emotionally resilient and balanced, and provide support for our physical and mental health, so we feel more stable, robust and well during these uncertain times.

So in getting started, it always important to think about the areas in your life where you may need a little extra support, aspects of your life where you feel you would like to bring back more balance. For some of us it may be more physical support that we need, if our gut and digestion aren't great, or our hormones seem to be going awol. Or maybe its our nervous system that feels outa whack, or we’re just not sleeping well, and our anxiety levels are through the roof, we never feel able to slow down or give ourselves time out …

Some of these may be a reflection of how life is for you at the moment, or we may be thinking of our children or our partner could use help here…

Essential Oils offer us safe, natural and effective ways to address all these areas and so many more. The way we use doTERRA oils in our home are three fold; we use them AROMATICALLY - simply breathing them in through a diffuser or taking conscious breaths using the oils in your hands or from the bottle. We know the benefits of taking conscious deep breaths to recalibrate our nervous system, so having these oils in our hands, reminds us to do so frequently throughout the day.

The second way to use them is TOPICALLY - you can massage into the area on my body where you need support.

Thirdly is INTERNALLY where I add a few select oils to my water, or to a veggie cap to support my digestion, allergies or immune system. Please know I am only talking about using doTERRA essential oils in these 3 ways, as they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils which deem them suitable to taken internally. This is my personal choice and I would always advise you to educate yourself as to why you would take the oils internally before you do so.

So where to start?… We have a huge collection of oils we can choose from to address these concerns I mentioned and many other common daily ailments.  I don't want you to feel overwhelmed and confused as to where to start… So I’ve narrowed it down to 9 key oils that we are using right now in our home, for emotional rollercoaster days, to keep our hormones, gut health and nervous systems balanced and strong, for my children’s study, concentration and energy to feel uplifted and also for the cleaning of our home, so we are all breathing as much of natures beneficial properties throughout the day.

 

So my top oils we are currently embracing include:

 

BALANCE BLEND : Grounding, Soothing, Supportive

Balance is a blend that feels like you bringing the forest woodland into your home and your entire being.. It is a blend of Spruce Leaf, Ho Wood Leaf, Frankincense Resin, Blue Tansy Flower, Blue Chamomile Flower, and Osmanthus Flower essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Simply massaging this oil blend into the soles of your feet each morning to ground any head-strong emotions, to feel more connected to yourself, to connect you to your security and feelings of inner safety, to bring you back down to earth. This blend of tree oils and calming floral oils literally shifts your energy from ‘out there’ to ‘in here’ …

 

CLARYCALM BLEND : Floral, Calming, Warming

This my sisters, is our Hormone Balancing Blend - as we all know that our hormones are still flying around our body and mind, having wild parties at the expense of our focus being elsewhere right now…. So lets be one step ahead and support our hormonal fluctuations throughout the month, so to feel more easeful and calm when our cycle creeps up on us. You may wish to use this blend on your abdomen for sore belly during your period, lower back to release pain on your wrists, neck and chest to sooth fractious highly stung emotions. You may choose to use this a week before and during your period, or every other day to keep you balanced throughout the month.

 

COPAIBA OIL : Comforting, Calming, Releasing

This incredible oil feels like natures own pain relief. It has a multitude of offerings - it supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system. My experience of Copaiba - is that iIt calms everything down in the body, reduces inflammation, opens up the airways, soothes my digestion, softens the edges of my worried thinking,. It’s my all round DAILY GO TO.  If you're not so keen on the aromatic properties (I’m afraid I don't like its smell!) don't worry - blend with Lavender and it is transformed into a silky fragrant heaven.

 

ON GUARD BLEND : Supportive, Warming, Protecting

This is our Protective Blend, and will be in the diffuser most days in the kitchen and bathroom. You can use it aromatically or topically  - great on your feet, down your spine. This is the oil blend to hold close and dear to your heart right now. It is a blend of powerful oils with the most extraordinary properties - Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, Rosemary. It offers us support for our respiratory function, immunity and protects us from environmental and seasonal threats. And to top it all - the exquisite aromatics of this oil are so warming and soothing it smells a little bit like Christmas!

 

FRANKINCENSE OIL : Balancing,Calming, Regenerative

Known as the King of Essential Oils, Frankincense has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil brings me utter calm and connectedness when my mind is feeling fractious when I use it daily to support my Meditation practice. It is revered for its ability to rejuvenate skin and it promotes cellular health to produce a healthy inflammatory response when taken internally. With all of its many uses, physical and emotional, there is no question as to why Frankincense was highly esteemed by ancient civilizations and used for the most sacred of practices. Frankincense oil is highly valued in my oily community and continues to be one of the most popular essential oils.

 

LAVENDER OIL: Calming, Regenerating, Healing

The Grande Dame of Oils…also know as The Swiss Army Knife of Oils. When in doubt call upon your Lavender. It offers us incredible properties to soothe the skin, calm the nerves, antihistamine properties to combat allergies, induce restful deep night sleeps, spritz it on the dogs beds to reduce their sweaty paw odours, you can even add it to your calming night time tea to lull you into deeper bedtime relaxation. And it is the most delicious deep aroma. Farmed from Bulgaria, its aroma is nothing like that of the old 1980’s potpourri days… doTERRA Lavender is totally divine.

 

PEPPERMINT OIL: Adaptive, Invigorating, Cooling

Pick yourself up with Peppermint. This beautiful oil so bright and awakening. Great for concentration, reduces head tension, upset tummies, anxious heated moments, hot sweats, lack of concentration… so much goodness from this one bottle. Diffuse it in the afternoon to help home schooling when things get a little tiresome. Drop in your water to prevent the nose dive into the chocolate biscuits.  Drop in your palms of your hands if you want to re-set your energy, mood, switch it up a gear. So powerful, so potent, you don't need alot. One drop is all you need with Peppermint oil to experience a total shift in energy. You just have to try it to believe it.

 

LEMON OIL : Uplifting, Invigorating, Refreshing

Oh delicious vibrant Lemon… you literally are the sun shine in our kitchen! The exquisite Lemon oil cleans my home, keeps the freshness in our dishwasher, keeps my stainless steal bright and shiny and the best news yet - Lemon is GREAT for increasing the alkalinity in your gut, and we all know that our gut health is at the CENTRE of our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing … So drop Lemon in your morning water or smoothie to create the most impactful start to your day.

 

ZENGEST BLEND: Supportive, Soothing, Settling

Keeping your digestion Zen. Enough said. Digestion is literally at the CORE of our wellbeing. This blend supports us if we experience bloating, indigestion, upset tummy, food poising… all the discomforts that may occur through eating the wrong foods. But this blend also acts like the emotional Rescue Remedy of oils, as it not supports only our gut but it also supports our emotional wellbeing and how able we are to process, digest and eliminate our emotions as we navigate these challenging times. So if we are struggling to process all that is going on around us at the moment, if we are struggling to digest all the changes, then turn to this blend, to nourish your gut to support the processing and absorption, of what we are taking in emotionally.

 

Finally, to get the most out of your oils use at home during this time I highly recommend a fabulous DIFFUSER. Ultrasonic diffusers use water and electronic frequencies to create a fine mist from the essential oil and water. For the techies amongst us out there - the ultrasonic vibrations are created by a small disk under the surface of the water which causes the essential oil to break up into tiny micro particles, which the body more readily absorbs. Ditch the old fashioned candle oil burners my loves. Choose one of doTERRA’s beautiful diffusers for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and study.

 

I would also highly recommend you use a carrier oil to ‘dilute ‘ the oils before you apply them topical to your skin.

We have the most wonderful Fractionated Coconut Oil  which is simply an absorbent light carrier oil that will help to increase essential oil distribution while leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft. It doesn't smell of coconut oil and absorbs super fast into your skin, so nourishing and safe door use for our children and elders too.

Finally, make sure you get yourself some ROLLERBALLS too, these beauties are a definite must. As you use your neat oils for your diffuser, you want to make up your own diluted  ROLLER BALLS so you can carry your oils around with you and apply them topically at any time of the day. Dilute to an appropriate ratio for your skin type and age, and blend the desired oils together to create the most beneficial impact for your body.

If you are interested in blending your oils I will be posting more on the how to’s in another blog post…

So my friends, I hope this serves you in making the best choices of oils to use to support you during this time. Keep in touch and let me know if you wish to get these oils into your home, or indeed if you wish have a chat about your personal needs, I’m super happy to connect together through the fabulous medium of Zoom.

 

Stay well, breathe deep and welcome in these natural gifts to your home and your daily lifestyle. xx

You can connect with Lisa over on her  instagram 

Email - lisa@pauleycordes.co.uk


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