Essential Oils, Essential for Life Posted on 29 Oct 13:09 , 0 comments
There's an essential oil for any occasion.
Essential oils are a great alternative to certain over the counter medications and creams. Instead of ingesting unnecessary chemicals and fillers, that may not really help heal your ailments, take a more natural approach. There are essential oils to help relieve almost anything - from headaches to bug bites. Below, you’ll find a handful of essential oils and the uses that pair the best.
So many oils, which one do I choose?
Peppermint – Peppermint itself is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe, but can now be found all over the world. It has a long history of medicinal uses for a number of health benefits. It also used as a natural flavoring for cooking. Here are a few other uses for peppermint oil:
- Nausea: Eliminate that nauseous feeling by simply inhaling the peppermint oil – how simple!
- Headaches: Apply a small amount of diluted oil directly to the forehead.
- Hair Care: When applied to the scalp, the oil will create a cool, calming. It can even be used to help fight lice and remove dandruff.
Lavender – Not only does lavender oil come equipped with a wonderful smell but it can help with a number of issues.
- Canker Sores: By applying a few drops to the affected area, 2-3 times a day, can improve the healing process.
- Hair Loss: Some evidence shows that by applying lavender with a combination of other oils (rosemary or thyme), can improve hair growth after an extended period of use.
- Sleep: It has been said that lavender oil induces sleep simply by placing a few drops on to your pillow. Even if it doesn’t help much, hey, at least your pillow will smell wonderful!
Jasmine – Jasmine oil is extracted from the Jasmine flower (Organicfacts) and has been said to have antidepressant, antiseptic and even aphrodisiac properties.
- Antidepressant: The aroma from jasmine oil gives an uplifting, romantic, pleasing scent which puts you in a happy place. This is caused by the release of the hormone serotonin.
- Antiseptic: Jasmine oil can be applied externally to prevent infection in minor cuts and scrapes. If inhaled (with proper direction), jasmine oil has been said to help relieve respiratory issues.
- Aphrodisiac: This is where the romantics feeling of jasmine comes into play. Apply a little jasmine oil to the “sweet spots”, such as the neck and insides of your wrist to help increase sex drive and that romantic feeling.
Now it’s Your Turn to Experiment
Of course, there are more than three essential oils in existence but give these a try to see how you feel about them. And if you like them enough, maybe you can start exchanging over the counter creams and medications for essential oils. This is yet another step towards breaking free from chemicals and living a natural lifestyle, along with your Herbal Face Foods Serum of course!