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Essential oils are oils found in herbs and flowers that give them their characteristic odor. Essential oils are time consuming to make because they take a lot of herbs and flowers to produce small quantities of them. They are also very concentrated and should be used in small quantities. Essential oils have many uses and are popular for treating skin disease, sinus, the cold and flu, immune disorders, sore muscle and chronic diseases. They are also used in perfumes, cosmetics, massage therapy and fragrance. When buying essential oils, buy the ones that are 100 percent pure and have organic ingredients. The essential oils that are not 100 percent pure usually contain harmful synthetic chemicals.
5 Natural Essential Oils (please use them in small quantities):
- Sage Oil (salvia officinalis): Helps relax muscles, relieves sinus, sore throats and heat flashes. It is also used for healing wounds, enhancing mental clarity, and the immune system because of its healing properties. Sage oil works well in a bath and with massages.
- Peppermint Oil (mentha piperita): Great for reducing joint and muscle stiffness, headaches, fever, respiratory and digestive problems. Peppermint oil works well with massages.
- Basil Oil (ocimum basilicum): Popular for reducing headaches, migraines, allergies and indigestion. It is also used for skin and respiratory problems, and hair loss.
- Lavender Oil (lavendula officinalis): Popular for relieving headaches, burns, earaches, hair loss, allergies, cold sores and bee stings. It is also used for stress, nervousness, wounds and joint pain.
- Eucalyptus Oil (citriodora): Known for reducing coughs, fevers, muscle spasms, and relieving respiratory problems. People has been known to used it as a dish detergent, air freshener and mosquito repellent.
An essential oil I recommend using is made by Edens Garden.
Category: Natural Medicines and Remedies