Monday, May 16, 2016

Essential Oils for soothing start to your week!

This week we have a fabulous guest. Jessie Andersen is a fellow housewife with a special talent for sniffing out the right essential oil for whatever ails you! Take it away, Jessie!


I’m so excited to be a part of the REALLY Real Housewives blog this week. My life is filled with being a mom, writing, and a small essential oil business. I thought I’d mix them up this week and share some of my favorite activities to do with oils.

If you have never heard of essential oils, they are plant oils used for all sorts of health purposes. Today I’m going to highlight a few oils that are essential for any mom’s “awesome mommy” repertoire. Keeping my family healthy is one of my main focuses. I do this with essential oils.




Let’s start with Peppermint:
This is one of my all-time favorites. I use this to ease the occasional headache or stomach upset. *






Lavender is another must have especially for kids. We use it for its calming benefits and to promote a restful night’s sleep.

We also use it for skin health, including soothing skin irritations. And when I’ve sat in front of the computer too long and my muscles are all tense… lavender does the trick to ease that tension. *






If I had to choose one oil above all else, it would be Melaleuca. Known for its antiviral properties, it’s a must-have to promote healthy immune function. I also use it for healthy skin.







Since I’m a writer, I have one more favorite: The focus blend. It enhances and sustains focus, which is a must when writing with a two-legged distraction constantly chattering in my ear.






*These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


I could go on and on about oils and what they’ve done for my family, but that would take way too long! So, I’ll leave you with this: If you have never tried a form of alternative medicine, step out of the box and give it a shot. I never thought I’d be an “Oil freak” but now, they are our first go-to. You might find they work well for you too. You can find them at www.mydoterra.com/jessieandersen


There’s not much to do growing up in a small town in Western, NY, so J. Andersen wrote stories and won high school writing contests. But in college her writing was limited to term papers. While teaching middle school she began to read young adult books and got serious about writing. J now writes full time, volunteers at the town library, helps to run a School of the Arts at her church, and sings in the church band. She enjoys good coffee—read: home roasted by her husband—crafts, baking, running a small essential oil business, and chasing after her children. You’ll rarely see J without a book in her hands, and that’s the way she’d like to keep it.
(author of THE BREEDING TREE)


11 comments:

  1. How cool is this! Thanks for introducing me to something new. I will have to try a few of these.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be willing to send you a sample!

      Delete
  2. Wow!!! I LOVE this!! I was actually reading them out loud to my co-workers. They said put it on your feet?? Hahaha... Thanks for sharing this wonderful world to essential oils!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep. There are an insane amount of blood vessels in your feet, not to mention reflex points for all over your body. You can guarantee if you put them on your feet, they'll go to where they need to be in your body. We've even experimented by putting peppermint on our feet. Some people can taste it within 30 seconds. So cool.

      Delete
    2. I'm always willing to send samples!

      Delete
  3. How interesting! I saw a large display of different oils for sale this past weekend when my hubby and I were out and about, but didn't know much about them. Now I wish I'd paid more attention. Next time...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do your research. Getting some from the drug store or similar places can get you not great oils. You should be able to ingest them. If you can't, there is most likely something cut into them. I ordered a peppermint once that said it could cause nausea and vomiting. Seeing as how people have injested peppermint for thousands of years, I was pretty sure there was something in there other than peppermint even though it said 100 % pure. I use Doterra oils only.

      Delete
  4. I love essential oils. Sometimes when I am dragging in the morning, I lather up my scrubby and add a drop of peppermint oil. Great for waking me up. (Sometimes I use grapefruit oil on my scrubby for a boost of motivation...and because I love the smell.) And when I have the urge to feed my emotions (when my body is not hungry but my heart is), I put a drop of fennel under my tongue. The strong taste satisfies my tastebuds and squelches the craving...after all, not much tastes good with a licorice-like flavor in my mouth.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. (To clarify: The only essential oils I use internally are of high quality, tested, and approved for dietary use. Low quality oils should not be ingested.)

      Delete
    2. I use them for everything. When I'm feeling ERRRR, when I need a wake-me-up. I use them for health issues too! I wish I would have discovered them sooner!

      Delete

Thanks for stopping by the House!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...