Note; This article is in no way intended to act as a substitute for the advice of a licensed Medical Physician.
We have known about the health benefits of Essential Oils for many years. The earliest evidence can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians where many essential Oil containers have been found in tombs during explorations.
But recent studies show these oils may be more beneficial than we thought. Herbalists say that particular essential oils, as well as a combination of oils, may help;
*Fight cold and flu symptoms *Relax your body and soothe sore muscles *Heal skin conditions *Alleviate pain *Balance Hormones *Improve digestion *Reduce cellulite and wrinkles *Clean your Home
First, let’s explore what essential oils are:
Essential Oils are the highly concentrated oils derived from plants, trees, and flowers. These include but not limited to, Roses, peppermint, lavender, and so-on. The oils in plants and trees differ from the oils found in vegetables as these are known as “fatty oils” that are too thick to penetrate cells, while the oils from plants, trees, and flowers have smaller molecules and can penetrate cells. https://draxe.com/essential-oils-guide/
There are hundreds of Essential Oils on the market today and many more combinations. In this article, we are going to explore five.
Lavender– Derived from fresh Lavender flowers. It is probably one of the most well known. It appears to have a relaxing, calming effect.
It can help with insomnia, promote concentration and help relieve anxiety. It has also been reported by users to even help regrow hair.
Eucalyptus– Derived from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, is a powerful biocide. Its antimicrobial
and insecticidal properties can kill fleas, ticks and many bacterial strains and viruses.
Peppermint– Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of peppermint plants. This oil is not only good for recipes, but it has also been shown to help alleviate; headaches, nausea, gas and bloating, help digestive activity and relieve anxiety. Although research is needed, it has been reported by users, to help relieve symptoms of herpes simplex.
Tea Tree– Tea Tree Oil is derived from the “paperbark’ tree. It too has strong antimicrobial and antiseptic
properties. It has been reported by users to reduce infection in cuts when applied. It also inhibits the growth of fungus and yeast.
Jojoba Oil- Jojoba Oil is derived from the seeds of the wild Jojoba scrub, found in the more arid states. Jojoba Oil has been reported by users, to help accelerate skin closure in wounds. It has also been reported by users to help relieve, and in some cases eliminate acne.
There are several ways to use Essential Oils, some can be applied topically, while most users say they prefer using and “Essential Oil Diffuser”, The choices are up to you and what fits your need.
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of Essential Oils, word of mouth and personal experiences shared by people on social media has sparked an upsurge in the usage of Essential Oils.
Some may argue; it is the “Placebo Effect” while other people readily share their stories of how Essential Oils Have Changed their lives.
There is sure to be much more research done in the future on the topic, but one thing is certain, Essential Oils are becoming much more popular.
I can personally attest to the fact that I have smelled certain fragrances of Essential Oils that just had that “relaxing effect’ to it, as well as I remember my Grandmother giving me Peppermint candy for a sore throat or a stomach ache and it helped.
“It definitely makes you think”