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HEALING OILS: How to deal with the change of the seasons

Updated: Mar 24, 2022

The fall brings many stressors that we can prepare for. Healing oils or essential oils can be beneficial in many cases and have been used for centuries for religious reasons, marriage ceremonies, dating and courtship, #cosmetics, funerary services, medicine, and many other aspects of human life.

Many companies offer essential oils and the ones that I will present are generic. Essential oils are volatile liquids that are distilled from many parts of plants.

Additionally, the oils should not interfere with medications, but please refer to your physician if you need advice in this area. Many companies offer blends, which are a combination of oils that are known to aid in various conditions.

Essential oils affect the brain by reaching brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluids can affect physical as well as emotional conditions. Some oil constituents pass the blood-brain barrier and aid in many conditions.

The amount of oxygen in the limbic system of the brain helps increase secretions of antibodies, endorphins, and neurotransmitters, which help the body recover and ease pain and discomfort.

Essential oils can be used aromatically or through breathing, internally, through the mouth, through the skin, or by vaginal or rectal insertion. Hands and feet are good places to use the oils.

There are reflex points on the body and this article cannot go into all of the details, but internet searches yield many results on this topic.

Because of cold weather and germs being shared in close quarters at schools and worksites, a boost in the immune system can be useful. Wild orange, clove bud, #cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and #rosemary are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and disinfecting.

Clove, grapefruit, ylang-ylang, geranium, cocoa bean extract, and vanilla extract are good for detoxification to aid in getting toxins out of the body.

Lemon, lime, pine, #citronella, melaleuca, and #cilantro are good oils to help remove odors from the air, disinfect, and remove harmful microorganisms.

Laurel leaf, #peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, and #ravensara can be used when a cold first shows itself. It can be used as an aromatic or put on the chest to aid with #congestion.

Again, try to shop for blends, as the price of these individual oils tends to add up.

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