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Discover Essential Oils – Geranium

Up to now I feel I have learnt a lot through my first steps on the Essential Oils journey. The very first oil I have used on this experiment, was DoTerra’s Wild Orange (mainly because I already had it as part of an introductory package).  Initially I wasn’t impressed with it in the diffuser, but after reading further information, I mixed it with Peppermint Oil and found it much more interesting.  I also drank a few drops of it in my glass of water, and it tasted good.

Aromatherapy

On reading through some more literature, it seems like the quickest way to absorb Essential Oils is by inhaling their aromas.  This has a direct effect on the brain. The simplest way to do this is by putting a few drops into the palm of the hand and rubbing your hands together. Then take a few deep inhales. The next best way is to massage into the skin, or in a bath or a cream. This way the Oils enter into the bloodstream allowing their healing properties to take effect. The Wild Orange was reported as being uplifting, detoxifying and calming.  Reports also suggest that it eases muscles and rejuvenates skin.  Time will tell.

Diffusers

I have numerous diffusers throughout the house. In my office is a Scentsy diffuser, as well as in the main office.  In the cottages are Soto Aroma Diffusers and in my bedroom is a Lumi Bodyclock Iris.

This week I am going to try Geranium Oil. I purchased it from my local health shop and the make of it is Amphora Aromatics. When opening the bottle the smell is familiar to me, one that I know… and love. I normally put around 10 – 15 drops into the diffuser as I like a fairly strong aroma to permeate throughout the house.  I turned it on and left it to start up.

Well, to be honest, I was a bit disappointed. The aroma wore off fairly quickly, and was not as pleasant as the last Geranium Oil I had used previously. And throughout the day I could not even smell it, although to be honest, a friend visiting me at the end of the day asked what the lovely smell was – so perhaps I don’t have a great sense of smell. I also think that I was influenced by the price, knowing that it was a lot less than what I paid before. I assumed, rightly or wrongly, that dictated the quality of the oil.

“Feeling” the Oil

Next I put some drops into my palm, rubbed my hands together and inhaled several deep lungfuls. That was better, that felt really good.  From now on I will make sure I always use the oils in this way as well as in the diffuser. I love the scent of it in my hands, and by breathing it in, I really did “feel” the oil.

Check out more of my Monday Motivation Blogs HERE. See what Essential Oils I have discovered, and what my favourites turned out to be.  What about you, what are your favourites and why?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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