Holistic healing has become increasingly more popular and mainstream even though it has been around for centuries. Essential oils are one of those holistic healing practices that has been used for hundreds of years and now seen everywhere. Essential oils can be very beneficial and used many different ways. Find out what the benefits are and how they can help you and your family.
Essential oils have been used for over 5,000 years from many different cultures and can be used for physical, mental and emotional health. Pure essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, tree, etc. and one drop can have a powerful health benefit.
There are very many different essential oils with many different uses. They can be used in a variety of ways which include: diffusing, topically and ingesting. Before using essential oils be sure to do your research and using them correctly. They can be very powerful in good, but possibly harmful ways if not used correctly.
Each essential oil has compounds with unique healing and therapeutic benefits. Below are some of the most popular essential oils and how they can be used.
Clove: Antibacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant protection. Can be used to make vapor rub, homemade cleaning product and more.
Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, helps with rashes and minor cuts, lifts confidence and heal broken bones.
Eucalyptus: Improves respiratory issues like allergies, bronchitis and others. Also purifies the body and can be used for homemade lotion and cleaning products.
Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation and helps with healing scars and age spots. Also supports brain and may help fight cancer and detoxifies the air when diffused. Great to diffuse when yourself or someone in your household is sick.
Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Great oil to diffuse before or while working out to support your mood. You can make your own cellulite reduction rub by mixing grapefruit oil with coconut oil and rub on your skin. This oil can also be ingested, if it is pure and food grade.
Lavender: Helps with relaxation and great to include in your sleep routine. You can mix a few drops with water and spray on your pillow before bed. You can also diffuse lavender when you want to relax. It also helps heals burns and cuts.
Lemon: This citrus oil is perfect for homemade cleaning products and will leave your home smelling very fresh and clean. It has antibacterial properties to help disinfect surfaces.
Peppermint: Supports digestion, and boots energy- great oil to start your day with. Also is a fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.
Rose: Great for reducing skin inflammation and good for getting glowing skin. A few drops added to your moisturizer could help your skin become even toned, but is known to be one of the most expensive essential oils. It takes over 65 pounds of rose petals to make one 15ml bottle and could cost up to $1000.
Tea Tree Oil: natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system.
Essential oils can be used in many different ways with different solutions. They have been known to be great for pregnant women who are sensitive to smells. Many of them that poses healing powers can be very beneficial for physical and mental health. Visit your local natural store and find which essential oils may be best for you and your family.