Essential Oils seem to be a real hype at the moment, there has been a huge push as a modern culture to live a more holistic and healthy lifestyle and it seems adding oils to the mix certainly helps with that! With so many different kinds of oils out there for different aliments and health problems it is only natural to feel lost and confused with the amount of information out there and like many I wondered whether using essential oils was actually of benefit and whether it really makes an overall difference to my health. After using Doterra Essential oils myself for two years now, I can confidently say with certainty it has made a positive impact in my life, I use the oils for everything and have become my first response whenever anything strikes!
I sat down with the wonderful Samah Medlej from @holisticfigure who is a holistic health coach she also has a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and her holistic lifestyle is very inspiring and I have always been in awe of her DIY essential oil swaps, her commitment to horse riding and her love for self love and wellbeing! She believes that "living a holistic lifestyle is key to being the healthiest version of yourself and for your family".
Why are essential oils good for overall health and wellbeing?
I believe essential oils are key to enhancing our lifestyle by using them aromatically, topically on our skin or even ingesting the ones we can. Our emotional well-being is key to our overall health as chronic stress triggers our body to go into fight or flight mode leading to imbalances in our body systems. Our body is made of trillions of cells and we need to treat them with tender love and care in order for the body to work optimally furthermore radiating through our skin. The way we think, what we put onto our skin and what we put into our body can effect us in so many ways.
What to look for when purchasing essential oils?
When looking for the right essential oils to use on our skin we need to consider the purity of the product. The chemical constituents of essential oils know what to do at a cellular level within our body hence why purity is crucial. There are many essential oil companies out there to choose from however we need to consider if they are tampered with or have added extenders enhancers or even fragrances which we definitely don’t want to put onto our skin. dōTERRA is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market. dōTERRA’s essential oils are Certified Pure Tested Grade and are sourced from the motherland of where that plant thrives. The perfect atmosphere, climate, soil, harvesting and distilling process which matters too.
dōTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Co-Impact Sourcing. If you’d like to learn more look into dōTERRA’s Co-impact Sourcing you will fall in love with their oils even more! Check out this link that has more information about co- impact sourcing https://sourcetoyou.com/en
What oils do you recommend for your skin?
Our skin is our largest organ in our body so what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our system. The layers of cells within our skin can be affected by what we are exposed to be it the sun the products we use and what we eat to nourish those cells. Using skincare like One Of A Kind's skincare that utilises natural ingredients is key to keeping your skin cells healthy. The essential oils that I recommend to use on our skin to nourish at a cellular level and to keep them strong, elastic and young are floral and wood oils such as Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Geranium, Rose, Neroli, Lavender, even Frankincense the king of oils and the list goes on. Citrus oils are toners and cleansing to the skin however keep in mind citrus oils are photosensitive to the suns UV rays therefore we keep those oils for the night time routine to avoid any irritation from exposure to the sun.
Using essential oils is a great way to further enhance your holistic lifestyle and improve your health and wellbeing on a cellular level. It is definitely a trend that is not going to fade away, with all these amazing benefits this trend is here to stay! If you are interested in starting your oil journey and learning more about essential oils and their benefits I highly recommend Samah a knowledge powerhouse! Follow her on Instagram @holisticfigure or visit her website www.holisticfigure.com to start your oil journey!