Mother nature has truly gifted us with many therapeutic uses of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote overall well-being and if you are not taking advantage of these gifts, you are missing out on a really great thing. If you are ready to venture into the wonderful world of essential oils that promote physical, emotional, and psychological benefits to your health, you need to ensure that the therapeutic oils you purchase are:
100% pure and derived from seed or plant varieties
They are free of fillers
Free from synthetic chemicals
Free from pesticides
Have recommendations for use, safety precautions, and carrier oils if necessary
8 Essential Oils Must-Haves
Also known as volatile oils, most essential oil extracts are plant-based and some of their derivatives may be irritable or toxic if used undiluted. If you are unfamiliar with the particular oil, a good rule of thumb is to dilute it before application. Additionally, depending on the essential oil, the dose and usage recommendation, for massage or local targeted, or internal the dilution rates can vary.
The most recommended cold-pressed carrier oils include coconut oil, olive oil, flax-seed oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil for its anti-aging and repair properties, avocado oil, miracle moringa oil, and castor oil. Always carry out a skin patch test before use to mitigate any allergic reactions.
1. Lavender Oil – To counter feelings of stress, promote relaxation, improve sleep quality, and promote better concentration.
2. Chamomile Oil – It has properties that help in relieving stress and boosting restful sleep. Its anti-inflammatory effects can help to balance gut flora, reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, acne, inflammation, and diaper irritation in babies.
3. Jasmine Oil – When applied topically, it can have a stimulating effect that increases vigor and alertness, consequently, promoting better mood and a sense of well-being.
4. Rosemary – Studies suggest that this oil encourages balanced blood pressure levels, thus making it ideal for circulatory health.
5. Lemon Balm Oil – It is said to aid occasional symptoms of menopause, disordered sleep patterns in particular. The eugenol compound in it can help with mental and cognitive health and even improve memory.
6. Frankincense Oil – It is one of the most popular ingredients found in many topical and cosmetic skin care products because it is said to promote a youthful appearance and healthy skin, thanks to its unique chemical composition.
7. Tea Tree Oil – This native to Australia oil provides the most effective results in reducing candida build up in the body. It also is said to reduce dandruff and soothe itchy scalps.
8. Eucalyptus Oil – Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties can help to boost immunity, and when used vaporized, it can clear nasal and chest congestion and eases inflammation of the sinuses.
There are hundreds of these wonderful oils. I encourage you to read up and try some of these out yourself to see the amazing benefits.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.
**The information in this post does not claim to treat or cure any condition. Always consult your doctor before the use of any herbs or oil etc.