Health benefits of Essential Oil and its uses
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Essential oil is no longer perceived as something only an all natural flower power hippie would wear. It is gradually creeping into bathroom cupboard of every household.
People are now beginning to understand the benefits of essential oils. Listed below are few of the benefits of Essential oil. By the time you finish reading this article, I am sure you will also be searching for a good essential oil. Without further ado, let’s get started!
4 health benefits of essential oils
Essential oils are doing wonders in reducing stress. Basically, essential oil is the oil extracted from plants. Therefore, the benefit would be similar as the one that the plant/herb would give. For relaxation, Lavender essential oil is widely used. However, you can also try Lemongrass, rose and cedar wood.
Essential oils like peppermint and rosemary play a role in soothing a bad cold. Adding a drop of peppermint oil in hot bath and taking a steam instantly gives you relief from blocked nose.
A recent research shows use of essential as mouth rinse can help in removing plaque and over dental health(1). Trash your store bought mouth wash and use Essential oil instead. Peppermint is a great option as it will keep your breath fresh at the same time.
Some essential oil is extremely popular for the skin. Tea tree oil is one of them. It is proven that it helps fight acne and is especially good for oily skin.
4 Ways to use Essential oil
Firstly, you can use essential oil directly on the skin by rubbing it on the pulse point. It works like an all natural perfume while keeping you relaxed all day. A word of caution, Essential Oil should not be used in its concentrated form, it should be diluted in a carrier oil like jojoba or grape seed oil. The choice of carrier oil can also help to improve the health of the individual and particularly their skin. Jojoba oil is a great option for every skin types.
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Secondly, you can try it as steam by adding a drop or two in a diffuser.
A diffuser is a device which has a heating component beneath. The oil on the container or plate above gets heated and evaporates in the air leaving a trail of scrumptious aroma.
You can add a drop of your favourite essential oil in a body lotion and massage it to your skin for an on the go aroma therapy.
You can add a few drops of frankincense oil in your bath to relax your muscles or orange oil to feel fresh. This is one of the best ways to use essential oil every day.
Essential Oil is natural so does not have any side effects. If you are new to it, you can start by collecting a few. Peppermint, tea tree and lavender are some of the most versatile oils. Go ahead and take advantage of this nature’s gift.
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