I was on the fence over essential oils for a while until I tried them for my Lyme induced joint pain. I tried EVERTHING natural for joint pain, and even unnatural things, and it seemed like nothing would help! That was when a fellow wellness advocate really pushed me to try essential oils again. She is a doTERRA rep so naturally this is the brand I tried, and I’ve used others since that have been pretty successful, too. For joint pain and other pain caused by inflammation like muscle aches, I layer Peppermint, Marjoram, and Frankincense which is unfortunately not pictured here because I use it so much that I ran out. That combination really seems to numb the deep aching and helps me to better relax and even sleep! I also use Peppermint on my temples when I have a headache that won’t quit and it really helps! doTERRA has a great roll-on called PasTense which I also am out of, but it does wonders for headaches as well.
My favorite oils for relaxation are Serenity and Balance. Serenity really calms me. I like to put it on my wrists and chest with a carrier oil such as extra avocado oil or coconut oil at night time and take several deep breaths. Instantly calming! I also put Serenity in my diffuser at night while I’m reading in bed and falling asleep. The Balance oil smells amazing! I use it as perfume and everyone always tells me I smell good, haha! I thought I might smell like a hippy, but, apparently it doesn’t come across that way to other people’s noses which is great! My husband loves it.
I like to use OnGuard particularly when I travel! Airports and public bathrooms make me super nervous because when you have a weak immune system, you can pick up anything and have it ruin your vacation! I take 2-3 drops under the tongue and wash it down with water for an immune boost! If you’re in a jam for hand soap, you can also mix it with a carrier oil and you’re good to go! It can even be used for cleaning! What are your favorite essential oils to use? Drop a comment below and share! 🙂