One of the simple secrets to a happier caregiving life is essential oils. These 100% pure, natural oils have countless therapeutic effects on the mind and body.
Caregiving with Essential Oils
Often times, it’s hard to comfort someone with medical challenges. They might be in pain or have physical or mental restrictions that are difficult to cope with. Caregiving is the work of love. If you could offer them safe, painless relief, wouldn’t you like to help?
Try giving them a hand massage. Just rub an essential oil like Frankincense or Lavender in your palms. Gently stroke your loved one’s hands and arms, massaging the oil into their skin. Frankincense is renowned for its ability to relieve stress and rejuvenate your skin, making it a perfect choice for a relaxing hand massage. Not only will their tension ease, but it strengthens your bond with the person you care for.
This relief is not one-sided. One of the best things about the healing power of essential oils is that the caregiver benefits as much as the ailing loved one. You might find yourself looking forward to these moments as much as they do!
|“I’m a caregiver and seem to be on my feet all day long. I discovered how to give my tired feet love. By evening, my feet feel fatigued, warm, overheated and sore. I put several drops of Peppermint Oil on my feet and rub it in really good. It feels so good. My feet immediately cool off and the warm temperature goes to a normal level. They are no longer red and exhausted. Not only do my feet feel better…so do I!” – Heather|
Here’s another idea – use an oil diffuser to spread the effects. A room filled with the essence of lemon oil, for instance, heightens immunity and relieves depression. Essential oils from Young Living are of the finest quality, creating a positive atmosphere or “feel” in the room.
Caution: Adulterated or mislabeled essential oils present dangers for consumers. For best results, only use pure, therapeutic grade A essential oils from reputable companies. I only stand by Young Living’s essential oils. They are AFNOR certified and guaranteed. Find out more about the dangers of adulterated oils at my blog.
Take a soothing essential oil such as Lavender along when visiting a senior family member who can be rather grumpy. Gently stroke their cheek, hands or arms with the oil, and often times they calm before your eyes.
|“As a caregiver to a family member, I use Lavender for disinfecting rooms but I also noticed that the patient needs less medication. We use it for insomnia, hypertension, senility, inflammation, fungi and for better mood and cognitive functions.“– Jeff|
Benefits Beyond A Soothing Scent
You might be surprised what else essential oils can do for your health. These oils are perhaps the oldest form of medicine in history. With an understanding of quantum physics, we can now measure and explain the wonderful effects they have on the human body scientifically.
To learn more about the science of essential oils, check out my blog.
Here are a few of the conditions essential oils can treat:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic back pain
- Lack of motivation
That’s just the beginning! I’m not recommending this based on research alone. I’m sharing it because it has given me – a two-time caregiver – the chance to have a long, healthy life. At age 73, I have not had need for a doctor or medication in decades. When something feels out of whack, I apply the right kind of oil and I feel better.
Make Essential Oils Part Of Your Life And The Lives Of Those Around You
If you’ve never heard of essential oils before, I encourage you to give them a try. High quality essential organic oils such as Young Living oils are something that truly benefits YOU the caregiver, as well as the one you care for. The use of essential oils barely takes any time…yet can bring balance and harmony to your life and the lives of those you love.
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