Essential Oils in Merrill WI

Chiropractic Merrill WI Essential Oils

According to the book Modern Essentials, “Essential oils are substances created inside aromatic plants that are both volatile (they evaporate) and oil soluble (they mix easily with oils and fats).” The substances are extracted from the stems, leaves, seeds, flowers, or bark of the plants and put through a distillation process to obtain the oils.

These substances in the plant help protect it from environmental threats. The oils work similarly in our bodies to help protect us from environmental threats and help enhance our body’s own healing capabilities, and for this reason The Chiropractic Wellness Center utilizes essential oils in Merrill WI.

Using Essential Oils in Merrill WI

There are three main ways to use essential oils: aromatically (in the air), topically (on your skin), and internally. When using the oils aromatically, you can put a couple of drops right in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and cup them, then inhale. You can also inhale straight from the bottle.

Option 1 - The most popular way to use the oils aromatically would be to diffuse them. A diffuser will distribute a fine mist of the oils into the air so that you can inhale them to reap the benefits. Not only do you get the health benefits when you diffuse, but most of the oils smell great as well!

Option 2 - The second way to use essential oils, is to apply them topically. Yes, you can put them right on your skin. (I will caution you, that there are some oils that you need to dilute with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, when applying topically. So do your research on the specific oil you would like to use.) The oils, when applied topically, have a systemic effect on the body as a whole and also a localized effect. These can even be used for pain reduction and skin irritations.

Option 3 - The third way to use oils would be to take them internally, or ingest them. A few added drops to your water can be beneficial, as well as placing the oils in a veggie cap if there is a particular oil that you want the benefits of, but has an unpleasant taste. Some oils you can take sublingually, so 1 or 2 drops under your tongue. You always, always want to make sure your oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade, safe to be consumed, and not synthetic. Many people use the oils internally for different health ailments, as well as for cooking! When using them in recipes, you also get the therapeutic benefits of the oils.

Common Oils and Uses

So, what are some common oils and what are they used for? Most people have heard of lavender, and if they’ve used any essential oils, this is one they most likely have used.

  • Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties.
  • Lemon oil is another popular oil. It is a citrus oil and therefore has energizing properties. Diffusing in the morning can help everyone in the house to wake up and be ready for the day. It’s also very purifying in the body and can help with eliminating bodily wastes. A couple of drops in your water can help with purifying your water and your body, and give your water a little flavor! You can also add lime, orange, or grapefruit oils as well.
  • Peppermint oil is great for alertness. It helps with focus and concentration. It is also very cooling in the body. We love to add it to a spray bottle with water and mist on the skin when it’s hot out or before sports or activities. It helps assist proper digestion, eases sore, achy muscles, and helps with headaches.

Many oils can be used for cleaning. Toxic chemicals in homes are being replaced with safe, natural oils for cleaning. Lemon Oil is a great household cleaner that is non-toxic for the whole family. There are also blends of oils that are great for cleaning and disinfecting.

There are other oils that have been shown to assist the body with viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Other health struggles they are helpful with are digestion and breathing difficulties, mood and depression, memory, concentration, and mental clarity, skin health, degenerative conditions, arthritis, and overall inflammation in the body (which inflammation sets us up for different chronic and autoimmune disorders).

In fact, some area hospitals are using essential oils to reduce hospital-related infections and improve the mood of patients. Oils are not just the next trend, but rather a way of life and a safer, more natural treatment for many health-related ailments. Many of the oils come without the toxic side effects that are rampant with many common medications.

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When first learning and using essential oils, always consult a natural, healthcare provider that is knowledgeable in the oils so that they can consult on any contraindications and inform on the safety of oils.


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The Chiropractic Wellness Center

109 S Center Ave
Merrill, WI 54452

(715) 539-9797