I am huge fan of using fresh rosemary when I cook. I typically will use it when grilling or roasting meats. In the article above, Dr. Z goes into great detail on the uses for rosemary essential oil. I have some rosemary oil on hand that I use for a body lotion. I combine rosemary with peppermint and orange essential oils. I am going to try incorporating rosemary essential oil into an upcoming recipe. I’m thinking at a minimum, I could put a few drops on roasted sweet potatoes along with olive oil, or on some meat I plan to grill or roast. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing like fresh rosemary, but I don’t always have it on hand. It would be great to know I could go to my essential oil in a pinch.
Here’s a link to Dr. Z’s great book, The Healing Power of Essential Oils. There are all kinds of simple tips, tricks, recipes, etc. on how you can use essential oils for just about everything around your house and for your health.
I get most of my book recommendations by reading books that recommend other books and also from the many podcasts I listen to. Last fall, I was in Scottsdale at a customer convention. I had some time in between the daily sessions and dinner, so I went for a walk on the golf course.
I had just received the recommendation to listen to the Lifestyle Locker Radio podcast from my chiropractor. I had already listened to a couple and I liked the weekly conversations. The next one in queue was about essential oils. The guest on the podcast was Eric Zielinski, author of The Healing Power of Essential Oils.
Up until this point, my knowledge on essential oils was pretty limited. After listening to this podcast, I was blown away, so much so that I ordered the book that day. If essential oils interest you and you are trying to remove toxic things from your life, I highly recommend this book. The author has all kinds of great tips and recipes that you can easily work into your daily routine.
A small example of something I did was with body lotion. Rather than use store bought lotions with ingredients I cannot pronounce, I used the recipe from the book. It’s pretty straight forward, fractionated coconut oil with three essential oils; orange, peppermint and rosemary. The author does not endorse any essential oil company. I did my research and landed on Rocky Mountain Oils. So far I have been very happy with their products, customer service and free shipping on all orders!
Another example of something I am going to try is with cologne. I have worn cologne every day of my life up until this past year. After learning more and more about how things put on our skin is so quickly and easily absorbed into our bodies, I have been much more cautious about what I am using. I recently received the following recipes for both cologne and perfume. It’s a great way to use something you know is not some synthetic fragrance with serious effects on the body (especially the brain) and have been linked to Alzheimer’s, dementia, auto-immunity and even cancer.