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Hands up how many of you read every cleaning bottle label now that you have children?
I know that I’m a lot more invested in using natural products on the surfaces my children seem to drag themselves across, instead of walking on. And then there’s skincare, did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? So, using natural and organic skincare products instead of putting chemicals onto and essentially into our children’s bodies makes absolute sense. And what about your constant winter time visits to the doctors, only to come away with nothing to help relief your little one’s ailments because it’s viral.
There’s no wonder that Essential Oils are becoming more popular in everyday life as parents turn to nature to help look after their family and to help them battle the germs that they are exposed to on a daily basis.
What are Essential Oils?
These are highly concentrated plant extracts and actually not oils at all! The chemical composition and aroma of these extracts offers a broad range of therapeutic benefits when they are inhaled or applied to particular parts of the body.
How should I use them?
Because they are highly concentrated you only need a tiny amount to be beneficial. You should always read the bottle label and follow the instructions carefully.
We like to use them in a diffuser during the Winter to help relieve stuffy noses and instil calm and relaxation at bedtime. They can also be used in massage therapy, skincare products and household cleaning.
Are all oils the same?
As with everything, you tend to get what you pay for! If you’re looking to use them for therapeutic reasons, it’s important to buy a high-quality oil. Examine the label, it should contain the common name, latin name, country of origin, part of the plant that was processed, the extraction method used and how it was grown.
Which Essential Oils should I be using during Winter to help my family fight off all the cold weather germs?
We asked the lovely and super talented Courtney Dow from the Conscious Coven for her expertise and advice on which essential oil blends we should be using at this time of year. Here are her top picks:
Courtney has a Pregnancy and Babies Workshop as well as a Winter Wellness Workshop coming up that may be of interest to you if you live near the Sunshine Coast. All the details are here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/the-conscious-coven-16088401962
Essential Oil fun facts
Essential Oils and their benefits
Essential oils are nature’s way of helping to keep our family healthy and safe. By using them, we no longer need to rely on all those chemicals that seem to creep into our everyday lives. If you’d like more in depth information about essential oils, we highly recommend talking with Courtney or even better, attending one of her workshops.
If you have an essential oil blend that you love to use with your family at this time of year, please let us know in the comments below.