During our nutrition sessions, you may hear me mention essential oils. Essential oils can be used to help provide relief from many different conditions including lack of appetite, anxiety, depression, overeating, pregnancy woes, lactation, infant relaxation, digestive issues and more!
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? Essential oils are oils that have been extracted from bark, flowers, seeds, roots, leaves or fruits from various plants and trees to use for health benefits. They are highly concentrated oils because they are extracted and separated from the water in the plant through distillation. Essential oils often evoke thoughts of scented candles and day spas, but their benefits extend far beyond relaxation! Essential oils are a safe, natural option. They have been used for centuries for their antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti fungal properties.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS USED FOR? Essential oils can be used as an alternative to over-the-counter medications! They are used for a wide variety of emotional and physical reasons. The list is literally endless. IBS, migraines, cold sores, bladder infections, asthma, eczema, nausea, muscle aches, anxiety, trouble sleeping, metabolism, PMS…you name it! There is an oil for EVERYTHING! And what better way to treat an illness than with something natural and pure?
HOW ARE ESSENTIAL OILS USED?
Internally- Many people are surprised to find out that many oils can be taken internally! **Please note that there are some oils that should not be taken internally**
Written by Kayla Rillie, RD
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