Medicine chest makeover with essential oils


JoAnne Gaudioso

If you have been seriously considering following a more natural path to health and wellness, introducing essential oils into your daily habits is a good way. Essential Oils can be used for both emotional and physical wellness applications.

Essential oils can be used in three ways:

Aromatically: Simply place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together, cup your hands and bring them to your nose and inhale. Or you can use oils in a diffuser to benefit from the aromatic compounds.

Topically: Roll the oil onto the affected area.

Internally: Either put a drop under your tongue or add the oil to a veggie capsule to take internally. You can also add oils to water or tea.

One of the first steps, you will want to take in pursuing a natural, healthy lifestyle is to do a medicine chest makeover.

Many of the over-the-counter products in your medicine chest are highly toxic and can cause many side effects. As you learn to use essential oils, you will find many alternatives for these toxic products.

The most important essential oil to include in your medicine chest makeover is lavender. It is a strong disinfectant, antiseptic, natural pain reliever and antihistamine with universal first-aid uses. It will speed up the healing process of minor cuts, scrapes and burns and will reduce pain and scarring. So, toss the Bacitracin. Inhaling lavender or massaging it into your scalp will get you instant relief from headaches and migraines. Toss the Tylenol.

Lemon oil is an antiseptic and disinfectant known for its powerful cleansing abilities, and it’s also an effective aid against cold symptoms and digestive problems. Sterilize cuts and scrapes by dabbing them with a cotton ball soaked in diluted lemon oil.

Peppermint oil can be used to combat stomach problems. Toss the Tums. It can also be used to treat sore muscles and headaches. Peppermint can also be used to reduce high fevers.

These are just three oils that can replace some toxic products in your medicine chest. I would like to invite you to learn about more oils and oil products that would be healthy, natural replacements for products in your medicine chest.

In my workshops this month, I will be discussing these healthy, natural options. We will also make a blend for your medicine chest. Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, September 8, at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, September 29, at 11:00 a.m. lf these are not convenient, please call me to set up a time convenient for you. Or, if you would like to host a class for a small group of your friends, there will be some amazing hostess gifts.

For more information, please contact JoAnne Gaudioso at 480-225-5224 or by email at [email protected]