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Essential Oils at Whole Energy Lifestyle Living

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At Whole Energy Lifestyle Living, essentials oils are part of our daily routine. They keep us calm, rejuvenated, and shining! In other words, they are… essential!

You may see them being used during your session or in Meg’s office. Don’t be shy, they are free for you to test. We also have several scents for sale. But first, what exactly are essential oils? Read our Essential Oils 101 to find out more.

What is aromatherapy?

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines aromatherapy as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants {aka essential oils} to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.

What are essential oils?

Pure essential oils are extracted directly form different parts of plants {peels, rinds, flowers, leaves, stems, berries, resin, or roots}. For it to be considered essential, it must be extracted from the plant by physical means only such as distillation (using water or steam) and expression (cold pressing citrus peels).

What are the benefits of essential oils?

The olfactory system is our sense of smell, which is an incredibly important factor when it comes to our moods. Studies link aromatherapy to improved mood, relaxation, stress and anxiety relief, better balance and well-being, and reduction in headaches and body aches and sinus/chest conditions to name a few.

The olfactory system is connected to many body systems. When we inhale airborne molecules through the nose, they immediately interact with the brain, specifically a variety of receptor sites in the limbic system, which is considered the ’emotional brain.’ The limbic system is directly connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Furthermore, if we inhale through our mouth, odor molecules immediately pass through our lungs having an impact on the respiratory system.

So, by breathing in beautifully smelling essential oils, they affect the body on an physical and emotional level.

How can I integrate them into my life?

There are many ways to easily integrate essential oils into your life. At W.E.L.L. we sell the doTerra line in over 15 scents as well as beautiful diffusers. You will see diffusers on around the office for our patients to enjoy during their visits. Some of our favorites are Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Peppermint, and blends such as Breathe, Elevation, and On Guard.

How do I use them?

  • Mix a few drops in water and place in a diffuser.
  • Put them in your hot bath water.
  • Soak a washcloth in warm water with a few drops of oil.
  • Add a few drops to your lotion.
  • Place on your temples and all the spots you put perfume like neck and wrists.

Next time you’re in, make sure you give our essential oil selection a try or meet with Meg for a personalized consult on the BEST oils for you and your family.  If you would like to replenish your supply or learn more about essential oils visit Meg’s online webstore at: www.wellconsulting.org

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