Increasingly, people are looking to the natural world to improve their health, cure various ills and generally make themselves feel better. You may have heard people talking about essential oils and wondered what it is all about. An alternative form of medicine that uses essential oils is aromatherapy. It is a way of providing the mind and body with a range of health benefits. It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and when ministered and used correctly, there are no harmful side effects. If you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them keep reading.
What are Essential Oils?
They are a highly concentrated solution of the natural oils contained in plants. To get the oils, the plants must undergo a process called distillation. The process uses steam or water and different parts of the plant may be used, including the stem, leaves, flowers, bark or root. When the process has been completed, the end result is a concentrated essential oil. The properties this oil will contain includes fragrance, healing properties and other characteristics.
Most Popular Essential Oils
• Lavender – used on bruises and stretch marks. Also good for alleviating stress, depression, panic attacks, anxiety and to help people sleep.
• Peppermint – good for headaches, vertigo, exhaustion and nausea.
• Tea Tree – a good disinfectant and for acne and other skin blemishes.
• Frankincense – helps with coughing, bronchitis and asthma. Also used to stimulate the immune system.
This is a small selection of the essential oils that have been found to be beneficial. There are many more to choose from.
Essential Oils are Beneficial in Many Ways
Essential oils can affect people in different ways. It is therefore very important to try them out first, especially when applied topically. However, keeping just a few of the most common essential oils in your medicine cabinet will mean you can treat several ills. For example:
• Healing certain skin conditions
• Pain relief
• Balancing hormones
• Fighting the symptoms of colds and flu
• Relaxation and for soothing sore muscles
• Reduction of wrinkles
• Counteracting problems with digestion
How Essential Oils Can be Applied
They can be applied in a few different ways, although there are four that are most commonly used. They can be applied topically, for example, in massage oils, facial creams and lotions. It is also possible to add a few drops to your bath water. Steam inhalation is another good way for oils such as lemon eucalyptus, thyme and tea tree. It is possible to ingest certain oils, but only one or two drops are required, mixed with water. Another option is to use the essential oils in a vape pen. Vape Club provides a range of different e-juices to which you can add essential oils. It is recommended you seek expert advice to ensure the essential oils you use are safe for vaping.
Using essential oils is not a new idea. We have been taking advantage of the natural world for centuries. They can benefit your health as well as lift your spirits. It is possible for essential oils to ease pain and aid in a good night’s sleep. The benefits are many, and the side effects are few.