Why you should take essential oils
NOURISH got the chance to sit down with Tash from E Oil Alchemy and learn all about essential oils over a cup of Ayurvedic tea at Palma de Mallorca’s new brunch spot, Mama Carmen.
We wanted to find out how essential oils can improve wellness. We also wanted to learn how to use them safely and in addition, what to actually use them for.
Nourish picked Tash as our go to expert on this topic as she is a natural educator and is always learning and sharing her wisdom.
Five years ago her father was diagnosed with cancer. As a result, she began a journey into alternative wellbeing. This journey took different paths into nutrition, spiritual work, reflexology and essential oils. Her journey included a move to Mallorca three years ago with her 2 young daughters to join her husband who is a captain on yachts.
Tash is passionate about helping people by educating and empowering them with natural health products. She strongly advocates removing the chemicals from our environment. Since arriving on the island she has been providing one-on-one wellness consulting.
“Essential oils are one of the most simple, versatile ways to take charge of your own health. I love to help people learn about natural solutions and remedies to everyday problems.”
LEARNING ABOUT OILS
Tash hosts classes demonstrating non toxic cleaning options on yachts and in homes. During the classes, she teaches you how to enhance flavours in food using essential oils, improve emotional wellbeing and assist your body to heal with regards to any physical ailments you might have.
On top of that, she shows participants how they can use them to support pregnancy and how mothers can use them on their babies. Furthermore, she even teaches how you can add them into your spiritual practice, meditation and yoga classes.
Here we share our notes with you from our chat! We hope it answers any questions you may have about essential oils and why you should use them in your everyday life!
HOW TO TAKE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils can be used in 3 ways. You can apply topically to your skin with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or aromatically by means of a diffuser or breathing in and lastly by ingesting.
WHY WE SHOULD USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Oils can be used for everything from soothing a fussy baby, disinfecting a kitchen counter, beauty applications to supporting your body’s ability to heal itself.
Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and clove oil to your daily health regimen can:
- support seasonal immunity
- relax your body and soothe sore muscles
- promote skin health
- help healthy inflammation response
- boost healthy hormones
- support healthy digestive function
- cleanse your lymphatic system
- clean your home/yacht
- manage mood
- be used in homemade personal care products
“I have been fortunate enough to see first hand the true power of essential oils that have enhanced my family’s well being in more ways than I can imagine. I want to share my passion of essential oils with you and guide you on how they can enhance your life.”
WHERE DO ESSENTIAL OILS COME FROM?
Essentials oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree. Therefore, just one drop can have powerful health benefits. Essential oils are typically created through the process of distillation that separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming.
Did you know that essential oils are 50-70 % more powerful than herbs? So, just by adding 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is the equivalent of drinking 25 cups of peppermint tea!
WHICH OILS ARE THE BEST?
Tash recommends DoTERRA essential oils. “I have chosen DoTERRA because of their certified pure therapeutic grade oils. I love the outstanding lengths they go to to achieve this purity. This gives us the safest, most effective and highest quality essential oils.”
Doterra oils believe they are a step above organic. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province and in the US from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status. There is no one organics body that covers the whole world. Doterra externally audit the quality of their oils. They ensure that that the oils are 100 % free from pesticides, herbicides, extenders, solvents and heavy metals. If an oil fails the test, specifically pesticides there is no secondary process for removing the pesticides or foreign matter. The oil failing the test would simply be rejected.
If you would like to go on a journey to discover the amazing benefits of essential oils then get in touch with Tash. Whether you are yet to discover essential oils or have already begun your journey, she is there to help support and educate you on your new path to wellness.
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