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There are a variety of essential oils, plenty of companies to choose from, and millions of scents. How to choose the best essential oils? How do you know if it’s working? What are the benefits? Are essential oils safe? All these questions come up when you are deciding to use essential oils. Essential oils have a long-term effect on you. Below, I’ll answer these questions.
Essential oils have been around since the beginning of time. The way of extraction will determine if it’s pure. Some plants will be cold-pressed others steamed. Some will be distilled. It all depends on the plant. Plants are a part of the earth. They are created by our Creator for us to use. Before modern medicine, plants were the go-to products to cure and prevent every kind of illness. We use to rely on them daily. Depending on what part of the world you are from, you will find different plants to increase your health, prevent illnesses, and increase your overall wellbeing. Essential oil is actual oils when it’s extracted from the plant. Pure essential oils only contain the plant, no added ingredients or other oils. How do you choose the best essential oils for you?
How to choose the best essential oils.
You can ask anyone about how to choose the best essential oils, and there will be a variety of reasons, from the scent to the benefits, to a friend having the oil or the benefits the oil brings to them, etc. Many people choose oils based on what will be the benefits of the oil. For beginners, I recommend choosing oils based on scent preferences. This method will give you an extra boost to actually use the oils. Choose a few oils, four the most to start off with. Start picking essential oils based on what smells attracts you. If you are choosing something and you don’t like the way it smells ask yourself how likely will you really use it?
Next, how to choose the best essential oils depends on being open-minded about different scents. If you dislike certain scents based on products you have bought from bath and body works, victoria’s secrets, etc. Those are fragrance scents made from chemical compounds that are used to replicate plants. However, they are also overpowering products and do not give you the true essence of the plant. When using plants they do not have an overpowering scent. Some essential oils will be very soft. That does not mean they are not working. They are but in a different way. Read up on how over-usage is dangerous and can have life-threatening effects. Be open to trying different scents in essential oil form. I would tell you that if you don’t like a scent find a way to get to its original form. It may smell differently, and you may like it. Play around with it. That’s how you will learn your likes and dislikes. Then mix them up.
How do you know if it’s working?
This is one of the biggest questions that come up when using essential oils. How do you know if they are working? To start off with you need a benchmark. Examine and look at yourself first. Ask yourself at this moment in your life how do you feel? Do you have anything making you not feel your best? Go through a month of examing and figuring out what your benchmark is using a journal write down how you feel each day. What affects your day? Examine how you feel before, during, and after your menstrual time. This will all give you a starting point. When determining how to choose the best essential oils, you will want to choose the oils that will help you see the changes. In order to see changes, you must actively examine yourself. Below I outlined how to choose four oils and why. Remember, it will not happen overnight and you will not see the benefits if you do not become mindful of your body and actions.
Choose four scents.
Here are a few reasons why to choose four scents.
- It will allow you to research, learn, and grow with the scent. It will give you an opportunity to use them as a way to increase your overall well-being. You will have information overload by trying to learn too much about each oil at once, resulting in not enjoying the oils.
- You will see the changes it has on your lifestyle if you start off choosing too many scents. It will give you a difficult time choosing what to use and will also have a more difficult time feeling the benefits of the oil.
- It’s easier to manage a small number of oils than getting overloaded with too many. It will allow you to mix and play around with the scents.
Choosing oils based on their benefits?
How to choose the best essential oils depending on the benefits you want see. If you have headaches, diffusing or rubbing rosemary oils on your temples helps. Rosemary essential oils are known to help elevate headaches. If you are working all day from home and need a boost to help you stay focus diffusing blood orange will help with mental clarity. You can also look at the benefits of the oils to your needs.
Listen to your body.
Your body and mind will feel different depending on which essential oil you choose or you may feel a little off, and you won’t know why. How to choose the best essential oils means you are listening to your body. If you are diffusing and you are starting to feel sick. Then maybe that scent is not good for you or you put too much in your diffuser. Your body should always feel better when essential oils are around—if not, then discounting using it. It is vital to listen to your body. It will give you clues on how the oil is working. Remember to focus on the intention you have for using the oils, and learn to pinpoint what you want the oils to do. Keeping a journal will help you remember the oils you are using and what you are using them for. When it comes to how to choose the best essential oils, it all depends on you.