Is It BENEFICIAL to Use Essential Oils EVERY DAY?


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Have you ever wondered if using essential oils every single day was beneficial to your health? There seem to be two separate camps on this matter. There are some things to consider before changing your aromatherapy essential oil routine.

There are definite benefits of using essential oils daily, including pain and stress relief, improved focus and attention, immune system support, and digestive system relief. Essential oils might be unsafe for a person with a contraindicated health condition, pregnant or nursing, or an infant.

It’s important to gain a broader understanding of aromatherapy essential oils and when and when they should not be used. If you are considering using essential oils in your self-care routine then it’s important that you are well-informed with the following information to ensure that you have a safe and effective routine that works for you.

Benefits of DAILY Essential Oil Use

There are many benefits to incorporating aromatherapy into your daily health routine. Those that have at least some experience using essential oils know the profound impact that using the right essential oil at the right time can have. Here I’ve compiled a list of the possible benefits of using essential oils every day:

  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Treats and Prevents Nausea
  • Reduces Headaches
  • Lowers Inflammation and Pain
  • Manages Fungal Infections
  • Prevents Insomnia
  • Increases Focus and Attention
  • Improves Low Mood and Irritability
  • Helps to Balance Hormones
  • Limits Oxidative Stress

Essential oils can be used to combat athlete’s foot, pimples, warts, and other skin fungal or parasite infections. In these cases, it would be advisable to administer the appropriate essential oil application on a daily basis until the problem is resolved.

Using different kinds of essential oils and essential oil blends every day can help you find relief from a variety of health problems and concerns.

Essential oils contain very powerful antioxidants that can help to minimize the damage of oxidative stress on the body, which we naturally encounter especially if we live in a polluted environment. Limiting oxidative stress can help prevent many diseases from forming. That makes essential oils worth their weight in GOLD!

Risks of Using Essential Oils EVERY DAY

Just as with everything in life, moderation is definitely key. If you have an autoimmune disorder such as asthma or allergies, it’s possible for you to develop an allergy to any substance you are repeatedly exposed to on a regular basis. This includes essential oils. It’s possible that you’ve already developed an allergy to substances like mint or chamomile (both considered weeds) and these in essential oil form are definitely off-limits for you.

“Variety is the Spice of Life”

William Cowper

Just as a limited and restricted diet or eating the same thing every day is problematic for health, restricting yourself to only using one plant essential oil is going to be problematic and over time you may become conditioned to the overused essential oil and not receive the full benefits, if not developing an allergy.

If you have a medical condition, have pets, are pregnant, or are an infant, using essential oils may not be safe every day. Individuals with disorders like G6PD deficiency should consult their medical professional before using essential oils on a daily basis.

There are essential oils that have been documented as causing hormonal imbalances in both women and men. These essential oils were being used regularly and when essential oil use stopped, so did the hormonal imbalance.

There’s also a danger in applying essential oils to the skin every day, even if diluted with carrier oil. Overuse of an essential oil could cause irritation or a rash. If this occurs, discontinue applying essential oils to the affected area.

Establishing a Safe and Effective Essential Oil Routine

Aromatherapy is a practice that is intended to be used judicially for prevention or to help speed the healing of an illness. Some illnesses are acute (sudden) and some are chronic (enduring). This is where the counsel of a Certified Aromatherapist can come in handy. Here is a website where you can search for a registered or certified aromatherapist in your area:

Find an Aromatherapist-NAHA.ORG

It’s also wise to consult the company’s website of the essential oil brand you have. Usually, they will have free resources about their essential oils and how to use them safely and effectively.

I recommend Guru Nanda Essential Oils (Walmart.com link). They are easily available online and at grocery stores like Walmart and are most importantly GCMS tested and third-party verified, ensuring that what you’re getting is what is on the label.

If you have pets or children, always be sure that when you do use essential oils you do so in a well-ventilated room and have a way for your pet to leave the room whenever they want because this can be their way of protecting themselves from an essential oil that is bothersome to them.

There are essential oils that are recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women to stay away from due to possible hormone changes such as Rosemary, Marjoram, Juniper, Hyssop, Fennel, Cypress, Clary Sage, Camphor, Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rose Otto, and Neroli. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING.

Choose your essential oils according to your needs for the day. Essential oil blends are going to be better for daily use since it’s easier to ensure that you’re not getting too much of any one essential oil daily. My suggestion is to change up your blends as well if you are making them yourself.

I have a collection of aromatherapy essential oil blends and single-note oils. I do not use the same single-note oil or blend every day. I also like to combine the blends that I have to fit my personal needs at the moment. If I’m lacking focus, I will use a blend that says “Rejuvenate” or “Alertness”. If I’m feeling anxious and bothered, I like to combine my Guru Nanda blends such as “Tranquility” and “Harmony”. Every night I use a relaxing blend to help me combat insomnia. I will use one blend for three weeks then switch to my other relaxing blend for three weeks, and just continue alternating them, then formulate a whole new relaxing blend to ensure I’m not developing an allergy to any one blend.

Diluting your essential oils in body oil or lotion or by a diffuser that uses water is not only a safer way to use essential oils but it’s also more effective. I love using this Aromatherapy Diffuser with Color Therapy from Amazon.com

The world of Aromatherapy has a lot of benefits to offer. If we use these super potent and powerful concentrated plant oils with intelligence, intuition, and respect, they can become a regular, even daily, contributor to better health.


MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The content in this article is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a trained qualified physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Galeano Massage nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, or supplements or those diagnosed with a medical illness should consult their physicians before implementing any of the self-care advice in this article.


Sarah

I've been practicing Massage Therapy since 2014. I'm a health and wellness enthusiast. I'm always learning and experimenting with different techniques, recipes, and healing modalities. I believe that we need to approach health and wellness from a WHOLE-listic point of view and understand that it will constantly be changing and is never stagnant. We are all unique and what works for one person will not necessarily work for another person. As I grow, change, and experiment I will share what I have learned as it may help someone else in need.

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