More and more people are taking responsibility for their health which is fueling a growing mass of followers in the, “Do It Yourself (DIY)”, revolution.
The practice of aromatherapy truly lends itself to this new holistic health culture that wants to freely choose the health care systems we use and spawning a new vision of healthcare in our future.
With the new scientific studies proving the benefits of using essential oil there is an increasing interest from the general public demanding that hospitals and medical centers offer safe alternatives to allopathic drugs that can produce harmful side effects. This is resulting in hospitals transitioning to offering integrative health care to its patients.
Nurses and staff are receiving training and certification in the effective and safe use of essential oils as a comfort care measure for their patients and reporting outstanding results.
Research shows that Direct Inhalation is one of the simplest and effective ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.
If you’ve followed my blogs for very long you know one of my very favorite ways to use essential oils is in the time-honored bath! Ancient cultures like Greece and Rome were renowned for their healing scented baths.
I would not be without my daily aromatic sea salt bath. It has helped me resolve many health concerns, as well as prevent problems from occurring.
Relaxing Bath Blend
To a 5 ml (100 drops) euro-dropper bottle add (approximately 100 drops):
Ylang Ylang- 25 drops
Geranium or Palmarosa – 25 drops
Marjoram – 25 drops
Clary Sage – 25 drops
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly. Allow oils to synergize for up to 12 hours before using.
Making your own culinary wellness blends is fun to do and packed with flavor appeal. However, research shows when you ingest oils they primarily remain in your digestive system and do not circulate throughout your body as with inhalation.
Caution: As Clary Sage can make some people feel exceedingly woozy and faint please avoid using it when driving or needing to focus. Geranium can lower blood sugar and should be avoided in cases of hypoglycemia and during pregnancy due to its hormonal effect.