I’ve been using oils for over a year now. Here are 5 reasons why I chose to start using essential oils.
- Cleaning House
One of the first ways I stumbled across essential oils was in looking for ways to clean my house with natural non-harmful substances. Lemon oil was one of the first that came up with that topic.
Then I learned about Thieves Household Cleaner, which contains lemon oil and several others. That is what I use to clean around my house now: kitchen, bathroom, mirrors, and windows.
No more breathing in harmful chemicals. Have you read the warnings on your kitchen and bathroom cleaners? Seriously. We shouldn’t be breathing them in or using the surfaces we are spraying them on, especially for food. I no longer have a variety of nasty cleaners under my kitchen sink.
- To Replace Candles
Confession time: I used to be a candle junkie. I loved scented candles. Then the wax cubes came out and I was head over heals for melting those. I didn’t know breathing in those fake scents was bad for me.
Now I diffuse essential oils to make our home smell good. There’s even a bonus to diffusing oils because they can provide physical and emotional support as you breathe them in.
Wax cubes: See ya! Wouldn’t wanna be ya! (I may have just shown my age there…)
- Physical health support
Essential oils can support your physical health. Different oils support different systems of the body: immune support, respiratory support, digestion support, etc.
We have become so accustomed to reaching for synthetic fixes when we have health problems instead of using the nature that’s been used for centuries or even using those natural substances to help prevent the problems in the first place.
I got tired of reading side effects of all those synthetic fixes…how about you?
- Emotional support
Do you know that aromas can be quite powerful when it comes to affecting your mood? Citrus oils are great mood up-lifters. Breathing in lavender can create a calm and relaxing feeling. Frankincense is very popular to diffuse during prayer and meditation.
I love Aromatherapy. I’m currently digging deeper into that field of study.
- For Safe Natural Everyday Products
I no longer use soaps, shampoos, conditioners, bodywashes, detergents, deodorants, makeup, or toothpastes that contain harmful substances such as parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, and mineral oils. Some of these may cause hormone disruption and cancer.
You can make natural soaps, shampoos, and detergents and add oils yourself or buy them already made. I do both.
So, there you have it.
Essential oils aren’t new. They are referenced in the Bible and were used by the ancient Egyptians.
Over the years, as technology has progressed, we have gotten away from using nature as our ancestors did. I think many of us are finally seeing the cost of it, and we are trying to get back to nature both in our food sources and household products.
I used to think there was no point in even trying because it seems impossible to avoid all harmful chemicals in today’s mass-produced world. Every step counts though. Every product you switch out makes a difference. Every choice you make for something healthier…it matters.