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All of these issues can be helped through the use of essential oils. My simple essential oil starter kit includes lemon, lavender and peppermint. All of these essential oils aid the body in balance that can assist in addressing various issues.
Lemon is great for building the immune system. Lemon has the properties of an antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, astringent, invigorating and refreshing. Also commonly used as a disinfectant and that’s why you will find lemon in many cleaning products. It’s not just for its wonderful smell!
If you need to relax or distress… reach for some Lavender. Not only can it help with issues of anxiety or as an antidepressant, it can help with burns, pre-menstrual conditions, lymphatic system and more. Lavender has natural antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anticoagulant, regenerative and sedative type properties.
Just the aroma of lavender immediately induces a state of relaxation. Lavender and peppermint both come from the mint family. What can peppermint do?
Peppermint has the properties of an analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic, and quiet invigorating. Probably the most common use is for digestion or nausea. What about for hot flashes, bronchitis, respiratory function, itchy skin, throat infections, varicose veins, headaches or migraines. Peppermint we have thought of as a great flavoring for many foods, however, when used as an essential oil can have many healing properties that can be used to help the body. That is why you find peppermint in many other products as it has healing properties from muscle aches to respiratory issues.
To learn more about essential oils and how you can incorporate, and use these oils in your everyday life. Set up a wellness consult, and receive a starter kit with instructions on how, when and why to use them for your needs.
Jamie Lee, MS, RMT, CI, DNM, IMD