I have a passion for essential oils. In fact, it’s been part of my life for over two decades and I can’t imagine not using them. As the season is getting cooler, I crave an Earl Grey tea latte. You might ask what this has to do with essential oils. Earl Grey tea contains bergamot which is a variety of orange that is grown in France and Italy. Its oils are added to black tea to give us this amazing tea with a burst of flavor. The smell is amazing too and I love to add bergamot essential oil to my lotions and bath salts in the winter. It uplifts me and makes me happy.
Did you know that bergamot is known to combat depression and assist in boosting mood? I also recommend it for reducing stress and anxiety. In fact, bergamot with lavender and ylang ylang essential oils have been shown to reduce cortisol levels and assist with mental well-being. If that’s not enough, it’s rich in antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory. Internal inflammation can create disharmony in the body and set us up for disease.
About a decade ago, I remember reading about a study which included hospice cancer patients. Approximately 50% received a hand massage daily for one week. The massage oil contained bergamot, lavender and frankincense essential oils with a carrier oil for dilution. Those who received the 5-minute hand massage showed less depression and enjoyed the experience. Was it the essential oil or the human contact? Read more
Throughout the years I’ve used essential oils both personally and professionally and I’ve seen amazing results. These include less stress, better sleep, improved mood, less pain and being more present...just to name a few. There is more research to back this up and due to an overwhelming request from other health professionals, I created a course – Essential Oils for Well-Being. I’m so excited about the response so far and hope others can soon see and feel the benefits of essential oil use. #mindbodyyou #essentialoils #bergamot #ylangylang #lavender #frankincense #celestecooperpeel