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Essential Oils for Spring

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The first signs of spring inspire us to get outside in the sunshine, get more exercise, eat healthier and start spring cleaning.  Essential Oils support all of that!   Essential oils are one of nature’s most powerful healing tools — mankind’s first medicine!

To a plant, an essential oil is like the blood in our bodies, and serves similar functions.   It is the very essence of a plant giving flowers, leaves, roots and trees their fragrance.  Our bodies recognize these oils as natural substances that fit with our chemistry.  They can be inhaled, rubbed on the skin, or taken internally.

Essential oils support a healthy immune system; soothe minor aches and pains; promote restful sleep; enhance meditation; reduce stress; aid respiratory problems; support normal digestion, and much more. They help bring our bodies into balance and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  

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Much of our experience of essential oils goes right to the brain through our sense of smell.  When spring arrives, we can’t wait to smell the fragrance of blossoms and flowers.  Opening a bottle of essential oils offers you that sensation right away. Within seconds the benefits are in your bloodstream and are carried to every cell of your body.  Put a drop into your hands, rub them together and cup them over your nose and inhale deeply.

Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Orange, Basil, Lemongrass, Jasmine, and Bergamot are very fragrant oils for spring.  Add a few drops of your desired oil to a diffuser with water and turn it on.  Your room will be filled with the fragrance of the oil.  Each oil comes with its own therapeutic benefits.  For instance, Lavender is a stress reliever while Peppermint is a natural energy booster.   Diffusers are inexpensive and easy to use and are great for ushering in the new season.  They help clean out the stuffiness of winter, create a feeling of positivity, and establish a peaceful environment.  

These are some blends that I recommend for spring from a trusted brand, Young Living.  One is “Citrus Fresh”, a blend of orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, and spearmint.  Add a drop or two to water for a refreshing drink that will support your immune system and help balance you emotionally.   “Purification” is especially effective in a diffuser; this blend will purify the air in your home and remove any odors.  A personal favorite is “Joy”, a blend of oils that elevates one’s mood.  I love the fragrance and use it as my non-chemical perfume.

Essential Oils are highly concentrated.  It takes 75 lemons to make one 15 ml bottle.  One drop of Lemon in water in the morning is an excellent internal cleanse.  

A word about most of the essential oils on the market:  If the label warns you against taking it internally, then don’t buy it.  It has either been chemically extracted or diluted with another substance.  Sometimes the label will even say 100% pure, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t adulterated.  You want only 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil.  Find a reputable brand like Young Living, a company that grows, distills and bottles their own oils.

For more information, contact Marsha Jewczyn at or 914-844-6169.

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