Essential Oils

Essential Oils have been proven scientifically to have medicinal properties. Essential oils do not remain in the body like chemical drugs or other household cleaners and chemical fragrances.

Essential oils are extracted from certain species of flowers, fruits, leaves, grasses, and trees. Be sure you are using organic, therapeutic grade essential oils that are steam distilled, expressed, or macerated.

Consider using essential oils to freshen the air, clean your home, or treat common ailments. Each oil can be used for many purposes. Essential oils can prevent illness, alleviate symptoms on a cellular, physical, emotional and intellectual level without polluting our bodies or our homes.

PEPPERMINT OIL is an anti-inflammatory used to treat arthritis and it is also prescribed to treat digestive issues under the name “colperin.” When I’m feeling a bit stressed and my stomach feels nervous I drink a cup of peppermint tea.

LAVENDER OIL has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to burned skin it can prevent blistering and scarring. It can also be rubbed on the temples to relieve symptoms of a headache. Lavender can be applied to minor insect bites too. Lavender is known to help calm nerves and create a sense of relaxation. Add several drops to cotton balls or strips of cloth and hang in your closet to keep moths away. It can also be used to keep mosquitoes away.

TEA TREE OIL has anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea Tree Oil is known to treat athlete’s foot, sunburn, acne and other skin conditions. The antiseptic action of tea tree oil is believed to be 100x more powerful than carbolic acid but unlike carbolic acid tea tree oil is not harmful to the human body.

CHAMOMILE OIL be careful there are several types of chamomile oils out there. You want to be sure to use Chamomile German or Chamomile Roman. Chamomile has antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be added to a bath to soothe a restless baby. It has calming properties and drinking it in tea can help calm an overactive body down.

EUCALYPTUS OIL is known to relieve muscle and joint pain and is an ingredient in most OTC creams and ointments that treat arthritis. Eucalyptus is known to reduce pain and speed up the healing process when applied to a cold sore. Additionally, Eucalyptus vapors can help silence a cough and break up mucus in the chest. Remember when mom would apply some Vicks Vaporub?

GERANIUM or HERB ROBERT OIL  Please note that this does not come from the brightly colored geranium in your deck planters. It comes from Geranium Robertianum or Herb Robert. It can treat conditions from frostbite to infertility. It helps people cope with pain and enhance mood. It also stimulates healing from burns and can reduce inflammation.

Do NOT take it internally and be sure to use a carrier oil with it such as almond oil or avocado oil.

ROSEMARY OIL is considered both a physical and mental stimulant. It can be used to treat muscular sprains, fatigue, arthritis, headaches, colds and flu. It is best known for soothing pain and some say it can boost memory and focus.
Note: this information is for educational purposes. Consult your medical doctor before using any oils to treat your conditions.

THYME OIL has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it beneficial for oral health. It also is helpful in reducing bacteria on the skin that may cause acne. If you have an allergy to mint, you may also be allergic to thyme oil.

LEMON OIL has calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties. Lemon essential oil can be used to ease stress, elevate mood, stimulate the immune system, and promote weight loss. Additionally, it may address conditions such as acne and athlete’s foot. It adds a bright, uplifting scent to natural household cleaning products.

CLOVE OIL is known to have antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic properties and that is good for preventing infections. It is often used for toothaches and other tooth pains. Cloves are helpful in reducing the pain of dry socket, a common complication that occurs whenever a tooth is pulled.

Another use may be to spice up your love life. One drop of clove in your coffee some believe it’s a great natural way to increase your sex drive.

Clove bud oil is often used as the active ingredient in OTC creams to soothe the itching associated with poison oak or poison ivy.

Note: this information is for educational purposes. Consult your medical doctor before using any oils to treat your conditions.

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Posted by Kris Szabo

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  1. I have been using the Thieves oil from Young Living. It’s a blend of euchalyptus, clove…not sure what else. But good for breathing, antiviral, antibacterial.

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