Improve mental health with therapeutic grade essential oils
When we look at health it is impossible to separate the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual from one another. Essential oils help us on every one of these levels.
One of my favourite blends is Trauma Life, which was originally created for people volunteering in hospital trauma centres. It supports both humans and animals who have experienced trauma, abandonment, PTSD, abuse or neglect. It also helps with depression and anxiety. When you break down all the oils in this blend and what they do, it becomes clear why it is so helpful.
The following oils make up this blend:
When looking at the components of
essential oils and the impact they have on the pineal gland, limbic system
along with the anti-inflammatory effects, nerve support, immune system support,
it is easy to understand the positive effect essential oils have on mental
health. No matter the root cause of mental health challenges, the oils support
the system in combating disorders of any sort. By minimizing chronic pain for
example, a person is less likely to experience depression brought on by an
inability to complete activities of daily living. The grounding effects of oils
assist with manic phases and schizophrenia. By supporting the circulatory
system essential oils improve brain function.
For help with focus and concentration, diffusing Rosemary essential oil is amazing. If your child is struggling with ADHD or ADD, diffusing Vetiver can help them settle and focus. Both oils may also be applied topically.
Essential oils may be inhaled or diffused, applied topically or ingested. They are equally effective no matter the application type.The importance of using therapeutic grade essential oils cannot be stressed enough! Therapeutic grade essential oils are safe for everyone in your family, from your youngest child to your four legged and feathered family members. When applying oils topically on young children and pets it is important to dilute with a carrier oil such as V-6 vegetable oil, fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil as quality essential oils are powerful and there may be skin sensitivities.
I use young Living Essential Oils on all my clients, both 2 and 4 legged, as I have tried many others and found these to be the most consistently pure and effective. When purchasing an essential oil, it is important to do your research as the essential oil industry is not regulated. What is on the label is not necessarily in the bottle. Companies use fillers and chemicals so if purchasing cheaper oil, there are risks of doing actual harm. If you’re purchasing an oil to help with a health issue and end up using something with a harmful chemical additive on an already compromised system, the situation will only become worse. I always encourage people to do their homework. When I talk to people about oils, I hear far too many stories of harm done by people purchasing contaminated or synthetic oils. One of the worst is from a bodyworker who became extremely ill from using ‘certified organic’ essential oils daily in her massage practice. She lived a very clean lifestyle, so the oils were sent to a lab and found to contain unbelievable amounts of toxic chemicals that apparently had been used in the distillation process and as filler for the oils. I have used my Young Living oils on a daily basis for many years with all my clients with great success and confidence in their Seed to Seal guarantee.
Michelle began her journey to becoming an Integrated Modality Practitioner after a significant illness in 2009. She realized western medicine was only speeding up the deterioration of her health so decided it was time to explore other options. Through the support of her Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Reiki teacher, she began to heal. Now a practicing Integrated Modality Practitioner and Equine Assisted Therapy Facilitator, she enjoys assisting both humans and animals in attaining and maintaining optimum health through a variety of modalities including Reiki and Essential Oils. Essential oil training was with a western medicine MD. The oils augment the other modalities used for treatment beautifully, enabling her 2 and 4 legged clients to enjoy prolonged good health.