Therapeutic Benefits of Essential OilsThere are extensive uses for essential oils. Browse through our selection to see which oils would be best for you, and get creative with your remedies! Incorporate oils to feel awakened, energized, vibrant, calm, relaxed, at ease, improve digestion, metabolism and more. Each oil has a description of its benefits. Or you may search for the symptom from which you seek relief.
As a PerfumeEssential oils may be worn as an herbal therapeutic disguised as an aromatic perfume. This is one method of use if you have a systemic or emotional problem like sluggish lymph, anxiety, foggy mind, insomnia, or a truly endless number of other issues. Simply cover the opening of your essential oil of choice with your finger, turn it upside down and apply the small amount (about 1/2 of a drop, if that can be measured!) to your artery at the wrist. This is a pathway that allows the oil to absorb through your skin directly into your bloodstream and be carried to the desired location.
As a MistFor emotional issues of anxiety, depression, nervousness, stress, and panic, mist is a quick and effective medicine. It's easy to make a spray- choose your essential oil, fill a 4oz spray bottle with purified water and add up to 40 total drops of your oil of choice (or blend of several!). Put the top on, shake well, and you're finished. Use as needed by misting your face or space around you. Take a deep breath. And feel a little bit better.
As a Massage OilMake a massage oil for daily use by adding 10-15 drops per ounce to an oil of your choice. Some wonderful options are Sesame, Coconut, Sunflower, and Sweet Almond. Take a look at How to Use Massage Oils to learn which Carrier Oils are the best medicine for each Dosha.
Therapeutic UsesHere are a few examples of uses of common essential oils. You can buy some of these essential oils in the Joyful Belly Store.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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