Therapeutic essential oils are oils that have been extracted form several medicinal herbs and plants and are used in conjunction with other commodities to assuage many a problems like anxiety, stress, and depression and skin related problems.
Essential oils are generally taken from the shrubs, roots, flowers, bushes and seeds of various plants. They are extremely potent and only a few drops are required in order to see the desired results. Besides smelling good and being used for aromatherapy, they have several health benefits, which are enumerated below.
Various Benefits Of Essential Oils
Peppermint oil has carved a niche for itself and is widely used to relieve feelings of nausea and vomiting. It is not only used to freshen your breath but is also used in conjunction with eucalyptus oil to open clogged nasal passages during a cold. Its active ingredient being menthol can be used to relieve sore and aching muscles. Ointments made of peppermint oil give tremendous relief from achy joints and muscles.
Lavender oil is popularly used in warm baths to give the senses a relaxed and calm feeling. Rub some lavender oil on your temples to get instant relief from tension headaches.
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Lavender oil is also used in creams, lotions and potions to cleanse and purify the skin because of its anti bacterial properties. It can combat joint pain and help to tackle insomnia. The refreshing smell of lavender helps to soothe and calm one’s nerves.
Sesame oil is largely used’ in Chinese cooking for its anti bacterial properties and its cancer fighting properties. It has essential fatty acids that help to improve the quality and texture of one’s hair. It has moisturizing properties, which make it a special ingredient in hair and skin treatments.
While this oil does not have any notable health benefits, it is largely used in aromatherapy and is one of the chief constituents in perfumes. It is called the ultimate woman’s oil as it helps to tackle problems of insomnia in the bedroom, helps to improve mood especially during PMS and reduces menstrual bloating commonly seen in women.
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Geranium oil is being popularly used as an astringent especially for cleansing the surface of the skin. It can help to combat acne and increases blood circulation. The oil can reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes and hyper pigmentation on the skin’s surface.
The active ingredient of clove oil makes it popular in treating headaches. Clove oil is used in tiger balm, which gives relief from headaches. Clove oil when used in gargles gives relief from toothache and cavities.
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Since it is a popular antiseptic, it can also give relief from pain and infections caused due to cuts, scrapes, burns and wounds as it promotes fast and rapid healing.These are some of the essential oils along with their benefits. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural and help to rejuvenate the body without any side effects. People all over the world are popularly using them.
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