Mother Nature Knows Best
The use of essential oils to heal the body and mind dates back to ancient civilizations. In recent years, the popularity of aromatherapy has gone through the roof and many people are turning to Mother Nature for alternative medicine and to improve their overall quality of life, There is however still much skepticism as to the healing benefits of essential oils and this is probably largely due to the fact that scientific studies in this area have been minimal.
I consider myself a sceptic but turning my back to natural products that have been used by so many different cultures for thousands of years seems ignorant to me. I am always willing to try different ways to improve my mental and physical health but not before doing my homework. I urge you to do the same. There is so much information on the internet and in books on essential oils and how to use them safely. The staff at one of my favourite shops- SAJE - have an abundance of knowledge and are always willing to share. I especially recommend the Kitsilano and Robson street locations- the staff there are excellent.
Below are a list of some of my health issues and concerns and the Saje products I highly recommend trying
1. Headaches- Peppermint Halo- An essential oil roll-on remedy. Does it take away the pain of a very bad headache or migraine for me? NO. But, if used as directed, it works wonders on easing the pain of a mild headache and taking it away altogether. It is also very helpful in clearing clogged sinuses.
2. Dry Skin- Healing Hands- This hand lotion is one of the best hand lotions I have ever tried. It absorbs easily, is long lasting and never leaves my hands feeling greasy. Excellent for soothing eczema too. Goddess Body Lotion- Always leaves my skin feeling so soft and the smell is amazing.
3. Stress and Anxiety- Lavender Essential Oil- A couple of drops of this in my diffuser or warm bath is all it takes sometimes to help me wind down from a hectic day. Very calming and relaxing.