This weekend I went to a workshop on how to utilize essential oils with Dr. Wang. I have been using essential oil for me and my children for years, and I was curious to learn some more tricks about how to use these precious oils to enhance my health and well being, and I did.
Until now I have mainly used lavender, tea tree, peppermint and sweet orange. I use it to enhance my concentration when I work, I massage my feet with it to calm down at night, I mix a few drops in water in a spray bottle to refresh my energy, and I use it to clean and treat cuts and wounds.
Peppermint is also one of my favorites in cooking! Here in the making of Raw Mint Chocolate!!
After the workshop I have also started to implement the following 3 things that I learned, starting with my favorite..."The change and balance the energy exercise".
1.Take one drop of Peppermint essential oil (yin) in the left hand, then add one drop of Lavender (yang). Together these oils will create balance. Now put your palms together and rub 9 times in a circle. Then interlace your fingers and place them behind your head, on your neck. Now focus your mind on he Hara point, about 2 cm bellow your belly button, and breath deeply 9 times. Lastly open your palms and breath in deeply the essential oil fragrance from the palms of your hands, 9 times full breaths. This exercise feels really balancing and refreshing!
2. Instead of using lemon juice in my water in the morning, I now use a couple of drops of Lemon essential oil in the water. This is said to be even more effective since the essential oil, due to that it contain oil, can actually go into the cell and effect its direct environment, which the lemon juice cannot.
When you add lemon juice in your water it will have a bad effect on the amalgam. This will not happen with the essential oil. Lemon essential oil in the water is also good for cell renewal, lymphatic system balancing, colon purification, and weight loss.
Another great bonus is that lemon essential oil contains 68% d-limonene. This is not found in lemon juice, just the essential oil. D-limonene is a great antioxidant! It has also been shown to cleanse harmful chemicals from the liver. Lemon essential oil may also help to support your energy level and mental clarity so try adding a drop to your bottle of water before you go to the gym.
3. To help regular detoxification we can also use the blend Zendocrine from doTerra. This blend helps to support the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system. Add 1 drop to a glass of water and drink to help your body to cleanse and detoxify in a gentle way.
I use many different essential oils, and specifically love when they come from nearby, Portugal. Lavender, Lemon, Thyme and Rosemary are easy to find from organic small producers. For other oils from herbs that dont grow here and oil blends, I love the oils from doTerra.