Essential Oils...The Benefits And Uses Of Essential Oils
I really love essential oils, and cannot get enough of them. You might ask what is it about essential oils that makes them so special? There are over 100 types of essential oils, some of them producing the most intoxicating scents. Essential oils are wonderful because they have the ability to heal, to calm, and to relax.
Essential oils seem like magic in a bottle, but the process for extracting oils is quite simple. Essential oils are created by extracting the oils from plants through steam distillation. The plants are suspended over boiling water, and the steam pulls the oils from the plants. The oil is captured in a tube, and preserved our use. Besides smelling great, what else can they do? There are many uses for essential oils. Here are the benefits and uses of my favorite essential oils.
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus essential oil works to treat respiratory problem, heal wounds, improves mental alertness, relieve muscle pain, and eliminate lice. Eucalyptus can also be used to manage diabetes, treat skin infections, treat tuberculosis and pneumonia, and aromatherapy. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Orange - Orange essential oil works as an anti-depressant, improves mood, controls acne, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Orange is also known to be an aphrodisiac, diuretic, antiseptic, and sedative. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Bergamot - Bergamot essential oil works to prevent infection, improve circulation, reduce pain, and aid in digestion. Bergamot can also be used for skin care, relaxation, fever reducer, spasm reliever, and odor eliminator. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Lavender - Lavender essential oil aids in sleep, relieves stress and anxiety, relieves pain, and treats acne. Lavender also treat respiratory issues, improves blood circulation, boosts immunity, and treats eczema. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Tea Tree - Tea tree essential oil is for topical use. Tea tree oil work to treat bacterial infections, acne, psoriasis, insect bites, and cold sores. Tea tree oil can also treat chicken pox, earaches, congestion and respiration infections, dry cuticles, and fungal infections.
Frankincense - Frankincense essential oil aids in pain relief, heals skin, aids in digestions, reduces inflammation, and prevents signs of aging. Frankincense also reduces stress, boosts immune system, works as astringent, and balances hormone levels. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Jasmine - Jasmine essential oil works to fight depression, decrease anxiety, reduce stress, balance hormones, and improve sleep. Jasmine also acts to improves mood, alertness, and acts as an aphrodisiac. This oil can be used topical, inhaled, or with a diffuser.
Essential oils are natural, holistic, and have so many uses. All of the oils can also be used for massages, which will especially come in handy with jasmine and orange, as they are known aphrodisiacs. I recommend adding essential oils to your medicine cabinet, and keep this blog as a reference for their uses.
I use eucalyptus and lavender essential oils almost daily. I use most of the others essentials oils about once a month, if not on myself, then on someone in my household.
Do you use essential oils? If so, which ones, and what for? Please share your essential oil story.