Why Essential Oils?

Georgetown_Market_blog_JanIf you’re not already on the essential oil bandwagon, you may be wondering what the big deal is. While some may view essential oil use as another fad, we believe that it’s a positive one (like drinking plenty of water each day or eating more organic food).

Traditional medicine often doesn’t get a second thought in treating every-day pain, sleeplessness, digestive discomfort, or other physical and emotional conditions. While traditional medicine undoubtedly has its place, many of these conditions can be treated naturally with fewer negative side effects and more long-term health benefits. Enter the essential oil. Here are just a few reasons for trying essential oils.

Many offer more natural methods of preventing or treating things like:

  • Nausea & Morning Sickness
  • Digestive Issues (excess gas, IBS, constipation, etc.)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pain & Soreness
  • Muscle Spams & Cramps
  • Bug Bites
  • Acne & Skin Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Attention Challenges
  • Respiratory Congestion
  • Colds
  • Infection

You can avoid harsh chemicals by using essential oils in your home to replace:

  • Antibacterial Sprays
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaners
  • Glass & Surface Cleaners
  • Chemical Detergents
  • Air Fresheners
  • Insect Repellants
  • Shampoo & Soap

Essential oils can be a cost-effective alternative because their high concentration makes them outlast traditional medicine or diluted cleaners.

Do your research on your essential oil before using it. Almost all essential oils should be diluted with carrier oil and many should never be ingested. Like many other natural supplements and remedies, essential oils are free from strict Federal testing and oversight. For this reason, it is important to ensure you buy from a trusted source and use them wisely.

Here are some popular oils to try:
Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Clove, Basil, Rosemary, Chamomile, Frankincense, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

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