Last night I had the pleasure of co-hosting another Essential Oils and Yoga workshop with the lovely Amy Jarosky, of Healthy Vices, at Athleta Flatiron. I know many of you could not make it to the event in person, so I wanted to share some of the information we discussed last night here.
Hold up, what are essential oils? Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They've been used throughout history for their medical and therapeutic benefits. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of roses or smelled fresh herbs, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Based on the oil, they can also be used topically or internally. (Note: we both use doTERRA oils as these are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial oils available today).
During our class last night, Amy and I shared the most popular doTERRA essential oils PLUS some of our favorites for lifting your spirit and feeling great through this cold, dark time of year.
Here are a few we talked about last night:
- Balance - Feeling a little unsteady or scattered? Rub a drop of Balance onto the bottoms of your feet before class to feel more grounded.
- Lavender - Make an aromatherapy spray to keep the calm of savasana with you throughout your day: mix 5 drops of lavender with 4 oz of water in a spray bottle. Or rub a drop onto the bottoms of your feet before bed to promote relaxation and rest.
- OnGuard - Your natural protective blend (goodbye colds and flu!)! Place a drop on your hands and breathe in, or add to hot water for sore throat relief.
- Wild Orange - A great oil to boost your mood. I love diffusing this in my home, or rubbing a drop between my hands for an instant lift in spirits.
I'm constantly discovering a new favorite oil, or a new favorite way to use an oil. If you are interested in learning more about the oils and uses, feel free to reach out to me, I'm more than happy to answer your questions!
Ready to try these yourself? Purchase doTERRA essential oils here (select "Shop").
THANK YOU to everyone who came out last night, and THANK YOU to our sponsors - Athleta and Lulitonix.