When we think of the holidays we think of family, great food and during the Christmas season, gifts. What to buy? Who needs what? Will it make them happy or resonate with them? These are all questions we ask ourselves but rarely do we consider giving them something that could help with those ailments they suffer with all year or those stressful work days that will pick back up when the blissful season is over. A gift card or sweater may be nice but a natural stress and body reliever may just be they answer to their prayers. You may be thinking oh jeez, this is going to be one expensive spa trip I’m paying for but the good news is that this gift can be done in the privacy of their own home and it even includes an instruction manual.
This year, I received an essential oils massage kit. I was a bit of a skeptic, how can a couple of oils help my back pain, headaches, stress levels and even my immune system. The kit contained coconut oil (for absorption), 7 oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, and several others) and an instructional DVD on how to use each one for different purposes and ailments.
I started with a few for pain and aches, because they seemed to have the best reviews on their site, and instantly felt relief from my neck pains due to chronic headaches. Me being a mom of a two year old really took interest in the stress relief oils (lavender, Melaleuca) and although they work more effectively at night before bed, they worked! I even started applying them to the bottoms of my sons feet before bed and it worked wonders in soothing his restless mind. Basically, this kit has so many uses for every age, ache or minor discomfort. It made me into a true believer that holistic medicine can really work and it makes the perfect gift because most people haven’t even heard of Essential oils. I promise their eyes and mind will pop when they realize that bottle of over the counter medicine is no match to a Natural gift that’s been on this earth since the beginning of time.
Now lets go over some of the benefits of each specific Essential oils to you can see if this is something that may really help you or a loved one.
Breakdown of Oils in the AromaTouch Technique Kit:
Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities but most do not know its been used for thousands of years to treat restlessness, insomnia, nervousness, and depression. It is also used for a variety of digestive issues including loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, and upset stomach. Some people use lavender for painful conditions including migraine headaches, toothaches, sprains, nerve pain, sores, and joint pain.
Peppermint is a soothing oil that has been used to treat sinus congestion and even stomach ailments for years but topically its has been know to cure Headaches, Muscle pain, Nerve pain, Toothache, Joint inflammation and the list goes on. Peppermint is one of those wonder oils that I could write about all day but we will stick closely to how it can benefit you when applied topically.
Melaleuca (Tea tree):
Melaleuca, Tea Tree Oil, is a soothing oil. Most people have used tea tree oil to treat acne, hair loss, skin or nail infections but it also has a calming and tantalizing effect on your skin that is usually not widely talked about because of its amazing medicinal purposes. It allows your muscles to loosen and your pores to absorb the therapeutic and cleansing properties of this oil and the other oils used in this kit.
Wild orange has been used by people suffering with depression or anxiety for many years. Its aromatic soothing nature helps lift the spirit and reduce negative feelings. The benefits of Wild Orange essential oil will help with calming and uplifting the body and mind. It can also help to soothe infants with colic. The amazing benefits of using Wild Orange Essential oil topically is that it can help decrease stress and instill peaceful feelings while improving your energy levels during the day.
As a whole, these oils bring together a relaxing evening in the comforts of your home. Imagine that pain in your neck before bed, the tension from a long days work or simply the whole body ache from your daily duties, all gone. The beautiful thing about essential oils is the diverse ways you can use them. Many have probably heard of using them topically *, but you can also use them with a diffuser, some taken internally and even mixed with soaps or a cleaning agent to add an extra umph! This kit will have an instructional video and pamphlet so don’t fear not knowing where and how to apply them to you or your loved ones body although the best gauge may be to try them out on different areas and see how you like them.
There’s no better gift than something that will make someone feel amazing inside and out. In my case its become my go to with any ache or pain but with you or your loved one it will be a new experience that will definitely leave a memorable impression.
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