Essential Oils

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Has anyone here had any experience with essential oils to manage symptoms? I just started using a few for insomnia and anxiety, and it has had amazing effects already. I am using them with a cool air diffuser, and after just a few days I am hooked. I am going to try some for alertness and mental focus as well, and just bought another diffuser so I can have one for the relaxing oils and one for the alertness oils.
 
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I like Lemon oils, it's one the best cheap one, it makes the day better and more enjoyable.
Then the best to me is frankincense, if you buy only one by that one, Mine is "boswellia carteri", it's a bit like lemon oil but more like an aged lemon oil with more refinement, a more smooth version. I use one or the other when I feel down.
 
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no but I'm interested and now you've posted this, even more interested :)
 
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I forgot about pepper mint, this one a life saver if you have a runny nose, I can't live without it if I catch a cold. I also can't believe I lived without it during school, I would have avoided so much pain.
When I use pepper mint sometimes my family doesn't even notice I caught a cold unless it's a very strong one.
 
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I use a combination of lavender, ylang-ylang, and frankincense for sleep, and I'm trying eucalyptus and orange this afternoon to see if it might help lift this depression that I've fallen into, but the hum of the diffuser is driving me crazy right now.
 
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Please can I ask what a diffuser is and how it works with the oils?
It all sounds really helpful with different problems.
I would love to try it.

Any advice if there is something I should start with or just use some of those that
have been mentioned here for specific conditions.

Thanks in advance
 
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A diffuser is a little bit like a humidifier, only a lot smaller. You put cold water and a few drops of essential oils in the container, and the diffuser disperses the oil into the air in kind of a vapour. Here is a link to different kinds of diffusers.
essential oil diffusers

I would encourage you to google essential oils for different conditions you want help with, but don't take my advice or anyone else's without consulting your doctor. I still take medication for my specific diagnoses, and if you are on any medications don't just stop taking them and substitute with essential oils.
 
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Orange oil is a bit like lemon oil as it's a citrus one. Though I prefer lemon oil as it's more subtle, I tend to get an headache with orange oil.

Be careful with lavender if you are a male, I heard it can have some side effect on your testosterone. I don't like any lavender smell personally, especially the fake/chemical lavender contained in most male perfume. They use it a lot in male perfume because it's supposed to be attractive to most female.
The lavender essential oil I bought give me an headache
 
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I'm qualified in Aromatherapy and fascinated by essential oils. I much prefer using them to support emotional wellbeing rather than physical as the possibilities for blends are almost endless. I use them on my daughter (6yr old) for various things and notice a marked improvement in her symptoms at the time. In fact just last night I gave her a blend to inhale as she was becoming hyperactive and 'wired' and she asked if i'd given vetiver oil. Ive only ever used it once on her but she obviously remembered the very distinctive small despite me masking it!
Most EOs are considered safe for inhalation in the correct doses but some will affect pre-existing medical conditions. Also they are known to interact with homeopathy remedies so not a good idea to combine them if you already use homeopathy. If anyone needs any advice drop me a message, as I say I love aromatherapy for mind/emotion support :)
 
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I'm seeing my therapist/counsellor this afternoon.
I will ask her opinion as to whether she has used it or if she has any knowledge from others.

Thank you.
 
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I use coconut oil for moisturising and lavender oil for sleep. I also use tea tree for blemishes. Or mix them with the coconut oil for scented moisturiser.
 
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I just thought they smelled pretty :)

I checked out diffusers on ebay.

Meh, I think Id rather burn a candle. Diffusers sound noisy.
 
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Candles are nice for scents, but I've found that essential oils can help with my insomnia and anxiety, and I'm trying out some different combinations for energizing and lifting my mood.