Heal Yourself with Essential Oils

Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 09:29 pm

Did you know that some scents are capable of improving your health? Using essential oils can help you to sleep better, relax, and improve your digestion.

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Essential oils are not real oils because they do not have fatty acids – they are just highly concentrated components of plants.

According to natural healing websites such as Made with Oils, you should speak to your doctor about your health concerns before using essential oils.

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Oil diffuser; image source: truestressmanagement.com

Here are the best essential oils for your health.

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Lavender

Lavender oil is one of the most versatile essential oils that you will come across. More known for its calming and relaxing properties, the oil can also be used for skin irritation and bruises. The scent of lavender essential oil can reduce your stress levels, which makes it a good idea to use the oil in your bath before bed.

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Herbal oil and lavender flowers on wooden background; image source: pexels.com

If you do not have a diffuser at home, you should put a few drops of lavender oil into your hands, rub them together, and inhale the scent. You can also sprinkle a few drops on your pillow before sleeping.

Peppermint

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Peppermint; image source: pexels.com

This essential oil stimulates, purifies the mind, and increases mental awareness. According to studies done by Dr. William Denver, inhaling this oil will improve your mental accuracy by 28%.

Peppermint is one of the few essential oils that can be ingested, which is ideal because it helps with indigestion.

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is one of the oils that you can apply topically to your skin. This is good because it treats irritating skin problems such as blemishes and fungus. You can use a cotton ball to dab a few drops of the essential oil onto your skin.

If you suffer from athlete’s foot, you should apply tea tree oil to the affected areas of your foot. Tea tree essential oil is used in many skin care products.

Oregano

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Oregano; image source: pexels.com

If you do not already know this, oregano oil is great at fighting the flu. Oregano oil is strong-tasting oil that has antibacterial qualities, making it great for fighting illnesses. You can put a few drops of it on your tongue, although the taste is not great, it will work to keep the flu at bay.

Frankincense

This is a must-have essential oil for your home. You can use it for relaxation purposes and in treating minor bug bites and cuts. This essential oil has been used for thousands of years, which means that you can trust its benefits.

Frankincense has also been used to boost immunity, treat inflammation and depression, and heighten spiritual awareness. Frankincense oil also has great benefits for the skin.

Chamomile

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Chamomile; image source: pexels.com

You have probably heard of chamomile tea; the essential oil has the same benefits. Chamomile essential oil has relaxing effects, making it a great oil to use before bed.

If you pair chamomile tea with the essential oil, you will reap the maximum benefits. You just have to place a few drops of this essential oil on your pillowcase so that you can inhale it as you sleep.

Lemon

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Lemon; image source: pixabay.com

This essential oil helps in the elimination of acne and detoxification of the body.  If you want to remain alert, just mix one part of a carrier oil with one part of lemon oil and inhale it. Because of these uplifting properties, you can use lemon oil to increase your concentration and focus. As a bonus, you can use lemon oil on your pets to keep fleas at bay.

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Although the above essential oils have great benefits when used individually, you should consider buying all of them to experience the maximum benefits of using essential oils.

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This article was contributed to healthiack.com by a guest author.

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