Monday, January 20, 2014

essential oils

Over the last few months, I've been slowly learning about essential oils really casually. I used to use them for aromatherapy. Nothing serious, never really paying attention to the quality of said oils other than if they smelled good or not.

To be frank, I was pretty much the same with anything scent based for a long time.

But then a woman in one of my mom's groups started up an offshoot group for essential oils because she had a relative who used oils for health. I'd never really heard of using essential oils to prevent illness before so I was super intrigued.

At first I was a bit skeptical. While I am pretty crunchy, I'm not sure that I would rely solely on oils for healing, you know? But the more I investigate, the more I find the science behind oil use to be fascinating. That said, learning all the oils can be pretty overwhelming but I'm trying to take the time to learn about them slowly but thoroughly.

I thought I'd share what I discover here, as I have time to do so. I'm actually looking forward to creating a book on herbs and oils that heal as part of my practice. I'm trying to read up about the oils in relation to their traditional uses and their magical uses. It's interesting to see some of the overlaps between science and magic in some of them. Any of you using essential oils?


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