Essential Oils and Their Benefits


Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Essential oils have long been used in various traditional medicinal methods. There is a number of essential oils available, all of which host a variety of health benefits including treatment for many illnesses and diseases as well as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antibiotic properties.Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Essential oils date all the way back to 4500 BC and are still commonly used today in many households. Here are our favorite essential oils and their benefits.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has a fresh and invigorating scent.  It is both calming and rejuvenating that may help reduce mental fatigue and muscle pain. Eucalyptus has powerful balancing, fortifying and soothing properties. It is commonly used in various products like vapor rubs, mouthwashes, etc.

  • Provides relief from sinus infections, stuffy nose, flu, colds, fever, muscle aches and pains, headaches, fatigue, mental exhaustion, rheumatism, insect bites and rashes, and other like respiratory ailments.
  • Antiseptic, expectorant, antibiotic, anti fungal, anti-infectious and anti-parasitic properties.
  • Improves dermis layer (the inner layer of the skin), increases respiratory metabolism of skin cells and oxygenates skin.
  • Asthma relief, has a positive effect on tissue, coughs, lung infections, colds, and flues. Improves immune health, increases the gamma and beta globulin’s.
  • Aids in hypoglycemia, raises blood sugar level.
  • Boosts concentration

Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil has a wonderful fresh, citrus aroma that has energizing properties and helps boost moods.

  • Apply to the effected area with swollen lymph nodes and cellulite.
  • Aids oily skin and hair, as well as acne. However, if you’re applying it to your skin, it is best to use at night, since you should stay out of the sun for at least 12-24 hours.
  • Massage the oil directly to the temples for headache and migraine relief.
  • Add a few drops of this essential oil for a natural at-home anti-bacterial cleaner/spray.
  • Add a couple drops around your dog’s bed to keep fleas away (keep away from cats).
  •  To avoid chemicals, add a few drops of this essential oil to a sock before drying a load for a fresh scent.

Lavender 

Lavender is very popular among essential oils and offers a soothing a refreshing aroma. Lavender essential oils is one of the very few oils that can be used to heal most areas of the mind and body. It is well-known for it’s calming effects, however it also boosts stamina and energy.

  • Relieves rheumatism, dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, headaches, migraine, insomnia, infections, arthritis, anxiety, tension, panic, hysteria, fatigue, rashes, nervous conditions, spasm and pain.
  • Improves minor skin conditions and acne. Also, effective in treating infected hair follicles.
  • Antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-infectious, antitoxin, anti-parasitic, restorative, antidepressant, calmative and sedative properties. Good for any skin type.
  • Good for all problems concerning splitting of dermis and epidermis, including burns, psoriasis, scars and spider veins.
  • Has cleansing and detoxifying properties. Helps improve dermatitis, eczema, sunburn, calmative, sedative, hot flashes and restorative.
  • Improves high blood pressure, blood thinner, increases capillary circulation, aids in lymphatic detoxification.
  • Improves digestion health and manages blood sugar. Offers a calmness in the birthing room and speeds delivery.
  • Improves brain health, Central Nervous System sedative, nervous tension, manic depression, and aids mood swings.
  • Great remedy for children.
  • Lavender reduces insomnia, offers pain relief, improves urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion and immune health.

Lemon 

Lemon is has a calming effect by nature. It’s refreshing and soothing scent offers antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antihistamine, antidepressant, detoxifying and astringent properties.

  • Offers relief to a sore throat and also improves bacterial and viral infections in the mouth. For bad breathe, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a glass of water and gargle.
  • Improves moods, helps fight anxiety and stress. For best results add a couple drops to your diffuser or bath water.
  • Works in treating headaches, insect bites and stings as well as skin and respiratory issues. As with grapefruit oil, stay out of the sun after applying.
  • For dandruff relief add a few drops to shampoo. This also works with hair loss as well.
  • Has been effective in treating morning sickness for pregnant women.
  • Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to water/vinegar for a natural anti-bacterial cleaner.

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is often referred to as the all-cure medicine. It has long been used to help treat many infections and diseases. It also has powerful anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, fungicide and insecticide properties.

  • Helps heal rashes, insect bites, nail fungus, dermatitis, ringworm, thrush, head lice, sore throats, boils, congestion, arthritis, cold sores, fatigue, useful for a wide spectrum of infections.
  • Strong anti-infectious, antibiotic, balsamic, ant-ifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, stimulates immune system, analgesic and antiseptic
  • Promotes the healing of diaper rash, acne, ringworm and many insect bites.
  • Reduces swelling and promotes the production of scar tissue.
  • Stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic circulation while also improving Asthma, coughs and throat infections.
  • Offers relief to muscle aches and pains.

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