Beginners Guide to Holistic Health

This will probably sound familiar, you are scrolling through your twitter feed and your favorite beauty blogger has probably posted about “dry rubbing” her cellulite and toxins away. Even your roommate has probably posted a boomerang of Kombucha on her Instagram story. Welcome to the world of Holistic Health. Holistic health is the notion that the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of a person’s life must be viewed and integrated as a whole.

 

The concept of Holistic health has taken off in the past year, and I am in no way a holistic doctor or an aromatherapy expert, but I have tried many types of these and I wanted to share with you, the basic knowledge I do have.

 

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of flowers, you’ve experience the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of physical and emotional wellness applications.

 

Some of my favorites include lavender for sleep, On Guard when I can feel the beginning of a cold starting to creep in and peppermint for focus.

 

 

 

 

The most common way people “use” essential oils is in a diffuser. Diffusion works by distributing essential oil molecules through the air. My favorite is the petal diffuser by doTERRA, located here.

 

You can find cheaper versions of this on amazon, and even just by walking through your local TJ Maxx to name a few. I took the liberty upon myself to make it easy for you, here are a few cheaper options.

InnoGear diffuser here 

URPOWER diffuser here

 

You can also get the same benefits of essential oils on the go! Purchase a necklace that can hold essential oils here and here

 

Another great essential for a calming night is a Himilayan Salt Rock lamp. The claim is that the negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep and increase levels of serotonin in the brain.

 

 

Dry rubbing also has amazing health benefits. Not only does dry rubbing buff away dead skin, but it is also fantastic at boosting circulation. It also rids the body of toxins (and cellulite).

 

 

Jade rolling also falls into this category. In the realm of crystals, jade is associated with protecting against negative energy and balancing your chi. By moving the stone across your facial muscles, you can increase blood circulation and assist lymphatic drainage. Skincare gurus swear that the jade brightens complexion, chases away fine lines and even boosts your mood!

 

 

Hopefully, this was more of a help to your health rather than a dent in your bank account!