Healing Power Of Essential Oils
Essential oils are aromatic oils extracted from plants & have many therapeutic benefits. Essential oils are used to soothe the skin. heal cuts, eliminate pimples, help you relax, relieve digestive problems & even cure colds & flu.
For therapeutic purposes. only the most pure oils will do. Unfortunately there are many companies out there selling low quality oils & you should only buy from a source that you can trust. Like with anything else, you get what you pay for, if an oils price seems to good to be true, it’s probably not a good quality oil for medicinal purposes.
When using essential oils, it’s important to remember that these oils are strong & should not be applied directly to the skin. Mix them with a base oil like sweet almond or coconut oil to reduce their potency.
Perhaps the most popular of the essential oils, Lavender has many uses. It is a great topical treatment which can help heal cuts, bruises & burns & is also a wonder aid to help you relax & can be a natural sleep inducer.
Peppermint essential oil is great for treating digestive complaints & may be used in preparations for freshening breath, also good for clearing the nose during a cold using a diffuser.
Tea Tree & Eucalyptus
These essential oils have long been used to treat a variety of respiratory ailments. These oils can be massaged into the chest or used in an oil burner & help relive congestion making them excellent oils to use for colds. tea tree essential oil is also a natural antiseptic & can be dabbed on cuts, bites & stings. It can be used to treat spots & pimples & can be used to gargle but should never be swallowed.
Geranium essential oil has been used for a lot of years as a pain reliever.
Rosemary & Thyme
Not only do these herbs taste good in food but they have wonderful antiseptic properties & can be good for healing problems you may have on the skin.
Citronella essential oil is a natural insect repellent so it’s no wonder they use it in the manufacture of oils & sprays as well as candles to repel insects. To protect your pet against fleas, try soaking there collar in citronella oil during the summer months. But be careful, some dogs do not like the smell of citronella & this trick would make them uncomfortable.
Garlic essential oil is another natural insect repellent & is vital in helping to keep your immune system healthy. It can be great way to help prevent colds & viruses naturally. It also has antibacterial & antifungal properties. It is also meant to keep vampires away ! don’t know how true that is ? lol & it tastes good too !
This fragrant essential oil smells wonderful when used in a oil burner or diffuser but it is also a great topical treatment for eczema & dandruff.
This is another fragrant essential oil that can be diffused or burned for it’s aroma, & is also reputed to relieve stress, palpitations & high blood pressure.
Orange essential oil can be used as an aroma therapy, it is reputed to help with depression & nervous tension.
This tasty herb is becoming popular for many treatments but it’s great when used as an aroma therapy. Mix it with orange essential oil & you’ll have a wonderful homey smell in your house. As a tropical essential oil, it is excellent for warts & viral infections.
These are only a few of the many essential oils available. Plus these are only a handful of the health benefits given by natural essential oils. Researchers are finding new treatments that essential oils help with nearly weekly ! I do believe that one day that an essential oil will be the cure for a illness that up to date has no cure. ( fingers crossed it’s cancer ).
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