Essential oils are said to be the soul of the plant because they contain the purest and best ingredients from the plant. The value of essential oils as well as the power of aromatherapy are priceless, and we have just started to discover the benefits they provide. Although essential oils can’t replace medications or standard medical care, they are a great addition to conventional treatments in many conditions.
Other than in diffusers, essential oils can be applied directly to the skin, but diluted in carrier oil to avoid possible irritation of the skin. Due to its often use in aromatherapy, it is important to highlight almond oil. It is quickly absorbed and nourishes the skin, and is suitable for skin prone to irritation and itchiness.
Essential oils are often used in natural cosmetics for production of creams, gels, balsams, deodorants and serums. A few drops of essential oil added to your favourite product will improve its effect, with the inevitable relaxing effect which will surely make you feel better.
We bring you 12 powerful essential oils with numerous effects and a pleasant scent which will surely enchant you. We hope you will listen to our advice and beautify your life with these aromatic drops of nature. 😊
Ravintsara essential oil is obtained by distillation of the leaves. It has a fresh, clean eucalyptus – like scent with mild peppery notes. It contains aromatic substances which give it antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic and anti-inflammatory action. Ravintsara essential oil strenghtens immunity, has antimicrobial, antialergic and antiseptic action. It has antirheumatic, anstispasmodic, mucolytic and stimulant therapeutic properties. It is expetorant, decongestand and anti-catarrhal, which means that it helps with angina, bronchitis and sinusitits. It cleanses the skin and soothes inflammation and helps with skin problems such as eczema and rashes. It can be used directly on the skin diluted in carrier oil and mixed with other oils, such as lavender and immortelle. Thanks to its powerful action, ravinsara essential oil has earned the title of the queen of the antiviral oils.
Tea tree essential oil is obtained by distillation of the leaves. It is a natural space cleaner, and thanks to its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic action it is popularly called „bottle medicine“. It is used in the case of increased hair loss because it stimulates blood circulation to the scalp and strengthens the health of hair follicles. It opens skin pores and encourages sweating. Relieves cough and helps treat respiratory problems. At the beginning of the 20th century it was discovered that tea tree essential oil has 12 times stronger antiseptic action than the medications of that time, so it was an indispensable part of the first aid. Tea tree essential oil is used for treating respiratory system infections, chronic fatigue, infectious inflammation of the intestines, purulent inflammation, skin injuries and infections, acne, vaginal and fungal infections.
Ancient Greek and Romans used lavender essential oil as a perfume, but also to treat laryngitis, headache and digestive problems. Use of lavender in cosmetics was continued through the middle age, and lavender was an obligatory ingredient in preparations against migraines, infections and the spread of infections. The value of lavender essential oil was discovered when French chemist and perfumer Gattefoss immersed his hands in a container of lavender essential oil after an explosion in his laboratory. He felt relieved immediately, and the burns healed surprisingly quickly. Lavender essential oil has extremely relaxing and anti-stress action. A few drops of this oil on the pillowcase ensures peaceful and relaxing sleep. Accelerates the recovery of skin cells damaged from scars and burns. It has anti-inflammatory action, relieves pain and soothes skin irritation. Maintains the skin healthy and prevents development of bacteria and fungi. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action it is excellent for oily skin and skin with irregularities.
Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained by distillation of leaves and branches. Combined with tea tree essential oil it helps in treating fungal infections of the nail and nail bed. Eucalyptus essential oil is suitable for people who are acutely exhausted and constantly exposed to stress, as well as for those who suffer from depression and anxiety. Stimulates the mind, improves concentration, removes mental lethargy and exhaustion. It has expectorantic action and opens stuffed nostrils. It is a great cleaning agens and rejuvenates cracked skin of hands and feet. It is effective in fighting caries, dental plaque, gingivitis and other infections of the oral cavity thanks to its ability to destroy microbes. For that particular reason eucalyptus is often found in toothpastes, breath freshners and other dental hygiene products. In addition to filling the room with a pleasant refreshing scent, it will serve as protection against harmful microorganisms.
Immortelle essential oil is regenerative, and is one of the best remedies against hematomas. If you apply a drop of immortelle essential oil to the site of impact, it is very likely that the bruising won’t even occur. It is also mucolytic, antispasmodic, has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticoagulant action. It is great for nutrition of mature and tired skin because it revitalizes the skin and reduces wrinkles. It is used to heal scars and stretch marks, and for eczema and lichen. Immortelle has always been associated with longevity, which justifies its French name immortelle or immortal.
Rosemary essential oil is obtained by distillation of branches and flower tops. It stimulates circulation and helps reduce cellulite. Strengthens immunity and is used in flu prevention. Stimulates hair growth and gives it a healthy look and shine. Normalizes excessive sebum production and helps with dandruff and seborrhea. In addition to antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antistress effects, it is also an analgesic, expectorant and mucolytic. Stimulates digestion and relieves nausea. Aromatic molecules of rosemary essential oil reduce the level of cortizol, or stress hormone. Add a few drops of this precious oil in the diffuser and you will soon feel much more relaxed. Before important events, such as an exam or a job interview, rosemary can help you regain a sense of serenity and a clear mind.
Frankincence essential oil is a meditative oil with deep scent which is used to soothe cough and respiratory problems. The cleansing properties of frankincense have long been known, so it is still used today in churches and temples. In cosmetics, it is used for nutrition of mature skin prone to wrinkles. Thanks to its mucolitic and ecpectorant action it is an excellent choice for all types of respiratory infections, and is especially good for children respiratory infections, bronchitis, ashtma and similar conditions. It is also used for wound healing, arthritis, strengthening the female hormonal system and protection against pathogenic microorganisms. Frankincense essential oil improves circulation and blood flow through blood vessels damaged with inflammation, which additionaly helps joints affected by arthrytis. In aromatherapy it is used to relieve stress, tension, hysteria and depression.
Peppermint essential oil is obtained by distillation of the aboveground parts of the herb. It offers refreshing, toning and vitalizing properties. In cosmetics, it is used in face creams, shower gels, soaps, deodorants and toothpastes. It acts as a powerful analgesic and helps with migraines, headaches and painful periods. Strong analgesic action helps with back and muscle pain, and thanks to its cooling sensation it is often found in antirheumatic gels and ointments. Reduces bloating, nausea and stomach pain, stimulates digestive system. Eliminates microbes from the oral cavity, prevents bad breath and contributes to the health of teeth and gums. It has antibacterial, antiviral and anesthetic action.
Sweet orange essential oil is obtained by cold expression. It relaxes and lifts up the mood, so it is not surprising that it is being found in many air freshners and candles as a fragrant component. In addition to its pleasant scent, this essential oil has a sedative and calming action and helps with anxiety, nervousness and feeling of restness so it is often called „the smiling oil“. By using this essential oil in a diffuser before bedtime, you will definetely sleep better and improve your sleep quality. It also acts as an antiseptic, digestive and helps in lowering blood pressure. This essential oil is phototoxic so its application should be avoided before sun exposure.
Geranium essential oil is obtained by distillation of leaves and branches. Besides perfume production, it is also used in production of cosmetics for mature skin. In folk medicine, geranium was used to treat conditions such as: dysentery, hemorrhoids, inflammation and heavy menstruation. It is used for acne, dilated capillaries, small wounds and bleeding, seborrheic dermatitis and for nutrition of skin prone to wrinkles. It has antibacterial and antifungal effect, as well as toning and adstrigent action. Improves circulation and helps in hormone regulation and menstrual cycle regulation.
Sage essential oil is obtained by distillation of leaves. In aromatherapy it is mainly used for inbalance of female sex hormones. It is also known for its effective action on oral problems such as canker sores and gingivitis. It is a common ingredient in deodorants. Even in the middle age she was called the „sage savior“ due to its many positive effects. It is believed to stimulate circulation and is used for varicose veins.
Lemon essential oil is obtained by cold expression. It is an essential oil with a pleasant scent suitable for many purposes. Besides therapeutically, this oil can be used in cosmetics, perfumes, air freshners, cleaning products and in food production. It stops bleeding and acts as an antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and laxative. Lemon essential oil relieves depression and anxiety, strengthens concentration, increases vitality, heals small wounds and improves immunity. Reduces sweating, relieves sore throat and relieves bronchitis. It is also believed that it helps in weight loss, soothes asthma and treats stomach diseases.
We hope this article has inspired you to introduce, if you haven’t already, essential oils into your routine. For a complete experience, we recommend that you drip a few drops of your favourite essential oil into the difusser in the afternoon or evening, dim the lights and enjoy relaxing. Let these little powerful drops of nature restore your good mood and prepare you for the challenges that await you. 😊
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