I believe that the Earth gives us all the medicine we need to help our bodies heal themselves. Our Earth gives us food, plants, trees, sun, seasons, air and so much more. These are the things we can return to time and time again to draw the Earth’s energy into our bodies to help recalibrate our whole being. On the flip side, it’s the things that man has made that makes us sick. Technology, processed food, pollution, pharmaceutical drugs, etc. Unfortunately we humans are stuck somewhere in the middle. The gifts from our Earth are things we easily overlook and take for granted because they are given to us for free. In contrast, we value the things we need to pay for and have an emotional dependency upon. So how do we navigate this parallel? We live in a world that revolves around man-made things and in a lot of cases, such as tech and pharmaceutical drugs, we may need them to live day to day.

There is a balance though. We can blend the two worlds together where our man-made, high-tech world doesn’t snuff out our self-reliance to partner with the Earth to help our bodies heal and recalibrate. This is where we can learn to lean on plants in all forms. Food is fuel, food is our life-force and it’s foundational and so important. Partnered with quality of food we eat is the medicine we can draw from plants. We can use plants in various types of ways and draw from all kinds of cultures before us. We can allow them to teach us the medicine of their people and use it to influence our day to day lives in this time and this place.

I believe that in accordance to Traditional Chinese Medicine, prevention and proactiveness are far more effective than damage control. Yet when we are carrying out our human lives, we often live this in reverse. We don’t pay attention to how we’re feeling physically or emotionally until something is really wrong and then requires a doctor’s intervention or emergency care. I would love to help you be your own alchemist, turning to all the resources at your disposal to help you partner with your body to support your whole being from the inside out.

While I love working with fresh herbs and spices for cooking, teas and energetic cleansing, I do love working with the essential oils of the plants for ease of use. Making a common herbal tincture can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks because you’re waiting for your ingredients to extract the essential oils from the herbs you’re using. When these oils are extracted, bottled and ready to use, you have this potent plant medicine right at your fingertips.

Let’s take a deep dive into the medicine of essential oils and what they have to offer.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your home.

Inside many plants—hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.

Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions, and even assist it with pollination, among other important functions and benefits.

How do essential oils work?

When you open a bottle of pure, unadulterated essential oil, your senses are instantly filled with its potent aroma, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil.

Every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Lavender oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing skin irritations, reducing anxiousness and feelings of tension, and promoting a restful environment for sleep.

Meanwhile, when taken internally, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, and aids in healthy cellular function.*

If you’re into science and chemistry, you can look at the chemistry wheel below to see the natural compounds and some examples of oils that contain those compounds with those effects.

Essential Oil Chemistry Wheel

Use essential oils to transform your life

So many of the products we use in our day-to-day lives are filled with synthetic chemicals. These unnatural products can weigh us down and even negatively influence the way we think, feel, and live.

Pure essential oils offer an alternative to synthetic products. Essential oils are more than just natural products. Each with a unique chemical makeup, essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and mind. Essential oil benefits are determined by the chemistry of the plants. If these natural chemicals are properly extracted, they can be used to help you physically, mentally, and emotionally in your daily life.

Essential oils aren’t a new trend

Do you feel like you’ve started to hear a lot about essential oils in the last few years? While you might think essential oils are a new, hip trend, plant extracts and plant-based products are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past. Essential oils have been used by ancient civilizations across the globe for:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Personal care
  • Healthcare practices
  • Religious ceremonies
  • Beauty treatments
  • Food preparation

What are essential oils used for today?

Historically, essential oils were used as part of cultural practices and traditions. However, we now have increasing scientific evidence and research showing that essential oils can be effectively and safely used in a wider range of day-to-day practices and routines for amazing natural health benefits. Today, essential oils can be used for cooking, household cleaning, personal hygiene, sleep, boosting immunity, emotional health, weight management, and much, much more.*

When you use essential oils, you’ll have more natural solutions and fewer toxic, synthetically manufactured products in your life and home.

What Are Essential Oils Good For?

Since long ago, people have used essential oils and plant parts to improve their health and physical well-being. We’ve continued to explore their benefits today, finding that essential oils can be integrated into daily life for a plethora of purposes.

Curious about how you might use essential oils in your everyday life? Essential oils can be used to

  • Support good oral hygiene,*
  • Reduce appearance of skin imperfections,
  • Promote healthy digestion,*
  • Cleanse and purify the air,
  • Promote an uplifting atmosphere,
  • Maintain healthy respiratory system and clear breathing,*
  • And more!

What makes essential oils effective?

Some essential oils are soothing, toning, and grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and renewing—but all essential oils are natural. The variety of essential oils allows you to naturally and effectively maintain health and address your specific health concerns.

With so many essential oils available, you can tailor them to your specific wants and needs rather than be forced to settle for a generic solution. This makes essential oils a popular choice for those looking for the best natural solutions in the modern era. The versatility of essential oils is part of what has made them so popular in recent years. People love that they can use essential oils for a variety of tasks, without having to buy multiple products.

How to Use Essential Oils

How do you use essential oils effectively? Rest assured that you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the wide array of benefits that essential oils offer. All you really need is a basic understanding of how to apply essential oils safely and simply as part of your daily routine.

Download the free ebook 100 Uses for Essential Oils here

Ready to simplify your health and self-care routines?

I’ve been using essential oils in my wellness routines for over 8 years and I’m happy to share my knowledge with you to help you get started bringing nature’s apothecary into your everyday life.

You can send me a message for help and to ensure you receive the most product for your money, or you can follow this link to become a wholesale customer (meaning you get 25% off retail price for a year, no selling or anything required!) and custom create your order.

If you prefer to start with a kit for targeted support, there are definitely kits available for purchase that give you more product for your money and include the wholesale membership without paying for the membership. These options are available below to view and purchase, always remember you can reach out to me for guidance towards which one might be best for you based on your needs!

Home Essentials Kit – a great starter kit with a blend of 10 of the most used single oils and blends, great for physical and emotional support plus a diffuser. All oils are 15ml size except Deep Blue which is always 5ml.

Healthy Habits Kit – physical and emotional support from the inside out! If you’re looking for internal and external body support, this is the kit for you. 5 of the most versatile essential oils for everyday support plus foundational nutritional support plus gut health support

Healthy Start Kit – a great kit for those who want a lot of oil options, but are on a tight budget. 10 versatile essential oils and oil blends come in their mini size of 5ml (for larger quantities, check out the Healthy Essentials Kit above!) including a diffuser

Natural Solutions Kit – the kit I started my journey with! This larger kit has all the basics covered – tons of essential oil singles and blends, clean self-care and home products, foundational nutritional supplements, gut health support and a diffuser. Truly the kit for the whole home and loved ones in it.

Simple Solutions Kit – 4 basic products that can help you start your natural journey simple and easy, with room to grow from there.

Aroma Essentials Kit – if you’re looking for a kit that is specifically for using oils aromatically for aromatherapy and emotional support, this is the kit for you (and it comes with a great diffuser!)

Cura Collection Kit – if you’re looking to start replacing your toxic household products with natural alternatives, check out this kit that contains a great selection of products to help get you started

With any kit you choose, you can always add more products onto your order – all products will already be discounted to your wholesale price and reflected in your cart.

Again, I’m always here and happy to help in any way I can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for guidance.