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Essential Oils and You!

Updated on January 2, 2018

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils, in short, are concentrated versions of the natural oils found in plants. This process of condensing the small amounts of oils, is known as distillation, the end product of this process is a very concentrated liquid. This liquid will retain the fragrance and aspects of the plant from which is was produced. Including but not limited to the smell, the taste and the healing properties of the plant.

How can Essential Oils benefit me?

From helping with stress and anxiety, to boosting your immune system, there is an oil for everyone.

Essential oils for allergies

1.Peppermint Oil

Inhaling diffused peppermint oil, can have the potential to immediately reduce sinus inflammation, offer relief to a bothersome throat, and alleviate phlegm buildup- a leading cause of allergies.

2. Basil Oil

Basil Oil, whether its consumed internally or infused, can reduce the inflammatory response of allergens. This oil, as well as providing allergen relief, promotes healthy function of the adrenal glands which produce 50 plus hormones that control nearly every bodily function. This oil can detoxify the vessel of germs, and pathogens, while fighting pain and fatigue.

3. Eucalyptus Oil

This Oil helps open the lungs and airways of the body, combating bronchitis and common allergens while promoting better sleep. While preforming these tasks, Eucalyptus can also detox the body.

4. Lemon Oil

This oil supports the lymphatic system elevation and drainage, Which helps with powering through and overcoming respiratory conditions.

5. Tea Tree Oil

This Oil will be seen many different times on this list, as it is one of the most universal oils out there. This powerful oil can eliminate airborne pathogens, acts as an antiseptic agent, on top of having anti-inflammatory properties.

Essential oils for sleep

1. Lavender

Lavender is well known for its relaxing and calming effects it typically has on individuals. This oil is safe for all ages, big and small, making it one of the most popular oils on the market.

2. Cedarwood

This oil while being cheap, works wonders. This oil supports the pineal glad, responsible for releasing melatonin , the bodies natural sleeping pill. This oil has a deep wood scent, which is not for everyone.

3. Roman chamomile

While being on the lesser known and expensive side, Romans have been utilizing this oil for hundreds of years. This oil is perfect for restlessness and anxious feelings while giving a sense of inner peace.

Essential oils for colds

When battling a cold, and you would rather take a natural non pharmaceutical remedie, Essential oils might be the place to turn.

Thieves oil

This oil is a blend of eucalyptus, clove, cinnamon, and lemon. This is one of the most popular choice among oil connoisseurs. This oil works best for eliminating chest congestion, inflammation in the nose, sore throats, and aiding in reducing fevers.

Oregano Oil

This Oil is also quite popular for colds and the flu, which is thought by some to be as effective as antibiotics. This oil is a powerful aintiviral, and antibacterial agent, that can act fast, and is of course all natural.

Essential oils for anxiety

Laying awake again tonight? unable to sleep because your mind will not halter its thoughts on a particular subject. Not to fear, essential oils for anxiety is here.

1. Grape Fruit Essential oil

This oil is fantastic at eliminating mental fatigue, depression, and stress induced headaches. A quick smell can give you an uplifting and ready for the day feeling, or when you want to unwind at night, the aroma can leave you feeling relax and unwound from the day of work at hand.

2. Rose oil

A small drop is all you need to feel refreshed, peace of mind, tranquility and a feeling of well-being. On top of this it also helps boost confidence, and leaves the user with feelings of hope and joy.

3. Orange Oil

This oil is great for an instant lift up, as well as boosting energy and improving concentration.

Essential oils for acne

Acne is never pleasant, often leaving teenagers with a lack of confidence, and low Morales. With many pharmaceuticals on the market, maybe its time for a natural approach to things, here are the best essential oils for ance.

1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree is one of the most universal oils, which works wonders on everything so to speak. This oil has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory, however this only combats acne if it is applied to the skin or face that needs to be treated.

2. Lavender... again

Lavender has been found to have astonishing benefits when used on the skin due to its anti-microbial and antioxidant properties . Which can help fight acne, relieve dry skin, slowly helping scars fade, and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

3. Juniper berry

This oil, like the other two on this list also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial abilities, making it a popular remedy for fighting skin irritation and infections. Its a home remedy for acne and supports lush and vibrant skin. On top of all these benefits, its also good for detoxing and relieving stress and anxiety.

Essential oils for depression

Depression is not something anyone is fond of, even the mention of the word can make people feel uncomfortable. Thankfully there are natural ways to treat this condition, here are the best essential oils for depression

1. Bergamot oil

This oil is a great depression reliever due to being very uplifting and stimulating by improving the circulation of your blood. This can create feelings of joy, wonder, energy, and relief.

2. Ylang Ylang oil

Ylang meaning flower, this oils true name is flower flower oil. This particular Essential enhances your mood, causes self-love, and boosts your confidence.

3, Lavender

While already making an appearance on this page, lavender has been shown to relieve stress, improve sleep, and improving your over-all mood.

Essential Oil diffuser

The best way to intake most of these oils, rather than ingesting them, would be to get a diffuser to go along with the oil you are purchasing. These diffusers are like small humidifiers that pump the air full of the essential oil of your choosing. Allowing for the aroma to fill your home, and the power of the oil to be felt by everyone. These are all the best way to make your expensive oil last, as you only need 2-3 drops a day. A diffuser is relatively in-expensive and the best diffusers can often be found on Amazon or another online site.

© 2018 Devon Gertner

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