Health practitioners and experts swear by essential oils in treating acne, respiratory problems, and even memory problems.
Essential oils are natural oils usually extracted by distillation with steam.
The oil carries the benefits of the plant or flower that it comes from.
Discover the unique benefits and uses of essential oils:
Cedar wood essential oil:
It is an oil extracted from pieces of the cedar wood tree. It is often used in deep tissue massage to break down cellulite, and is also great for liver and hair health.
Eucalyptus essential oil:
It is a strong smelling oil that comes from eucalyptus trees. Simply add a few drops to boiling water and inhale the steam vapors to help relieve respiratory problems caused by colds and flu.
Lavender essential oil:
The oil from lavender has potent antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it great for treating cuts, burns, cold sores, and skin problems like eczema. For sleep problems, sprinkle a few drops onto your pillow to help induce sleep.
Lemon essential oil:
The antibacterial acids in lemon oil make it a great mouthwash. Simply add 3 or 4 drops to a glass of water and gargle as you would with a normal mouthwash.
Peppermint essential oil:
It is used in beauty products because of menthol, which creates a cooling effect and reduces inflammation. Smelling it can also relieve stress. Add a few drops to boiling water and inhale the steam to help with respiratory problems.
Rose essential oil:
It is used often in skin care products to moisturize skin, preventing wrinkles, and promotes regeneration of skin cells. A study published in a journal called Chemical Senses showed that inhaling rose oil may help reduce stress.
Rosemary essential oil:
A study from the British Psychological Society shows that smelling rosemary essential oil may help you remember to do things.
Sweet orange essential oil:
This oil often used in aromatherapy to treat depression. It is also used in cleaning products and wood protecting products.
When applied to the skin, it is known to help relieve inflammation. It also has antibiotic properties, which makes it effective for killing bacterial infection on the skin. A University of Michigan study reported that staph infections can be relieved or even prevented using a 5% tea tree oil body wash.
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