Common and effective popular essential oils
Essential oils are created from plants, leaves, roots, peels and other plant sources. The particles are extracted from the plants by a process called distilling. Even a single small drop of essential oil will have powerful healing properties. In the distillation process the water and oil are separated by steaming the plant components. These oils have great fragrance and have different uses such as beauty care, cosmetics and for treating several medical conditions.
Below are few of the most popular essential oils with their benefits
Peppermint essential oil
This essential oil has a menthol like smell and it is mostly used in body care products and air fresheners. It is also used in chewing gum, toothpaste, ice-cream and tea as a flavoring agent.
It has emotional benefits and it helps treat depression, fights stress and anxiety, fatigue and reduces anger. It can eliminate headaches by just rubbing a drop on the forehead. Its smell improves your mood and overall emotional health.
Placing an oil-dipped piece of cotton can prevent cockroaches, ants and other insects from entering your home and work spaces. However its overuse can cause heartburn and headache.
Few of its other common treatments:
- Stomachache relive
- Improves digestion
- Eliminates heartburn
- Cures bad breath
- Cures headaches
- Treats respiratory problems
Tea Tree Essential oil
This oil is extracted from “Melaleuca alternifolia” plant and has a great scent. It has such strong healing properties that doctors call it a cabinet of medicine stored in a single bottle. It has antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and insecticide properties and therefore it best treats the following topical diseases:
- Toenail fungus
- Head lice
- Insect bites
Its application is as simple as dipping a cotton swap in some tea tree oil and placing it on the affected area. The other diseases that it treats are as follows:
- Chest congestion
- Oral health
- Body odour
Babies and pregnant women should avoid using this oil.
Rosemary Essential Oil
This oil has a strong smell and aroma and it is used in house cleaning and cosmetic products. Aromatherapy using this scent can swing your mood and improve other psychological problems.
This oil has other very strong properties and can be seen to help treat cancer, respiratory, muscle problems, coughs and headaches.
You can mix it with regular oil and massage your head for hair growth and strength. It can also act as a mouthwash by putting a single drop into water to improve breath, prevent cavities and remove plaque buildup.
Lavender Essential oil
This oil has a floral scent which is liked by majority of people. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidepressant and antiseptic properties which helps treating anxiety, minor burns, insect bites, stings, wounds, hair loss, acne and several health issues related to women.
It also repels mosquitos effectively. You can use it on your body to keep the mosquitos away. It also treats stuffy nose and chest congestion. Putting few drops on your pillow can promote good sleep and treats insomnia.