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Which Brand of Essential Oils are Best for Your Health

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By Mikkie Mills

The importance of our health and our bodies cannot be emphasized enough, and so when we start a diet or a new supplement, it is important that we consider its ingredients, research the benefits, and carefully decide it is best for our unique bodies. The action of finding what is best for our bodies reflects the respect and love we have for ourselves. A great way to start this journey is examining the benefits of essential oils and finding which one is best for your health.

You see them everywhere – in your local grocery store or shopping apps like Wish, but which essential oils should you choose? It’s more than just a fragrant scent. If you’re using essential oils, you want to find one that is 100% pure essential oil and purchase it from a reputable source. There is great list of factors to consider when picking out product. It is important to exercise caution when picking out essential oils. Not only that, we want to find one that works best for our needs. Different oils have different benefits and different techniques available for use.

Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils can benefit our lives in many ways, from stress-reduction to digestive health and even support of our immune system. A study by The International of Nursing Practice describes the benefits of lavender to reduce stress among nurses. Another study conducted by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine focuses on the effects of sweet orange for stress-relief and management of anxiety and other mental health conditions. Essential oils can also alleviate pain, assist in GERD symptoms and other digestive health concerns, improved immune system, and more!

For those who suffer from body aches, joint pain, or headaches, essential oils can be a blessed relief when medications aren’t working. You can put a few drops of lavender and peppermint on a heating pad, and the cooling, relaxing sensation is known to not only ease pain but affect blood pressure as noted by detailed study completed by The National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Essential oils can also affect our meditations, yoga, and other activities we engage in to enhance or personal growth. Diffusing some grapefruit oil or lavender can help with stimulating the mind or increasing a more relaxed state during meditations.

How to Pick a Brand Best for You

It’s clear essential oils are a natural way to manage pain, stress, and even enhance our personal and spiritual growth, but which ones will work best? One of the biggest debates is DoTerra vs. Revive and it is recommended that you do your research regardless of the brand. One of the biggest things you want to look for is the purity of the oils—100% Pure Essential Oils is a good indicator of the quality. If purchasing blend, verify which oils are in the blend. Blends can be a great, cost effective option, if you’re seeking oils that are meant for specific conditions.

Using Essential Oils

Once you get your desired oils, what next? Diffusers are a great option specifically if the product is being used for relaxation or stress-reduction, or as a supplement to meditation or yoga. If the oils are intended for pain, mixing a few drops with water or a base scent-free lotion is a great option to apply topically. If heat or ice helps reduce your pain, apply said oils to a heat or ice pack. This guide is a great resource for the different types of oils and how to use them.

There are some options in which you can safely digest the product, such as bergamot in your tea, a quick option to making your own Earl Grey! Or try some Oregano oil in your favorite Italian dish.

Whatever your ailments or concerns may be, there is a wide variety of options and no excuse not to incorporate these health benefiting oils into your life.

About Mikkie Mills: “I’m a Chicago native who loves to share her expertise about personal development and growth. When I’m not writing, I’m chasing the little ones around or rock climbing at the local climbing gym.” More articles by Mikkie.

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