Get to Know Carrier Oils

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Carrier oils, or base oils, are plant based oils used to dilute essential oils for topical use. They can also be used to make body scrubs, face masks and used for hydration and massage in general. There are soooo many to choose from, so how do you know which will work best for your needs? here ya go! This is a great place to start in learning about carrier oils. A wonderful resource for naming the main constituents, vitamins, thickness and useage for popular plant based carrier oils. My favorites are still coconut for body and rosehip, tamanu, grapeseed, jojoba and avocado for face!

 

http://www.sproutinghealthyhabits.com/carrier-oils/

Vita Flex Points for Aromatherapy

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“Vita Flex Technique means “vitality through the reflexes.” With Vita Flex, the oils are applied on the contact points of the body. Very similar in theory to reflexology, the essential oils are absorbed into the skin at these reflex / vitaflex points and taken to corresponding areas in the body. The oils stimulate an electrical charge that follows the pathways of the nervous system to where there is a break in the electrical circuit which will be directly related to an energy block caused by toxins, damaged tissues, or loss of oxygen. The reflex system of controls encompasses the entire body and mind, releasing all kinds of tension, congestion and imbalances. This technique was believed to have originated in Tibet many thousands of years ago, long before acupuncture was ever discovered. With Vita Flex, the weakened or injured areas are corrected on the electrical reflex points, thus preventing further injury and resulting in less stress, which allows for quicker and more efficient healing.

From Dr. Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oils: “When using the Vita Flex Technique with essential oils, it is best to start on the bottom of the feet. The foot charts that I have created may seem a little different from the standard reflexology charts. I found that while testing the electrical currents with the frequency monitor that the contact points were a little different than those shown on standard foot charts. The Vita Flex charts are based on electrical frequency tracing, which is more accurate.

When in doubt, cover the entire sole of your feet with the oil or oil blend and put on socks to ensure the oils are absorbed into the skin and not on your floors. This is a wonderful practice to incorporate at the end of each day, depending on your needs at the time. I love applying soothing and calming oils to my feet after my evening shower. I’ve gotten into the habit of doing this for my toddler after her bath as well, and found that her sleep patterns are much healthier when I do.

Examples:

For Rest and Calming: Valor or Cedarwood and Lavender on the bottom of the toes (especially big toe)

For Aiding a healthy Immune System: Lemon and Thieves along the bottom interior side of the feet (for the spine area)

For Aiding a Healthy Digestive System: Peppermint, Ginger or Digize from the middle to the heel of feet.

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