Essential oils are all in these days. But, for someone who does not know well about these oils, many questions arise for example what effects they have on one’s health? Which oils should be used? Which oils are good for health and nutrition? Do not worry, all the answers are given below.
Essential oils are a good alternate for medicines and chemical products hence play an important role in boosting the health and nutrition of a person.
Some of the most used essential oils are:
Lavender: Lavender oil is known to have a calming effect on mental and physical health due to its fresh and floral aroma. It is used in aromatherapy also called essential oil therapy. Lavender is a multipurpose oil. It has anti-fungal, antibacterial properties and sedative, detoxifying effects. Concerning health, lavender oil has known to have a positive effect on people suffering from anxiety, insomnia, and stress. There are different ways to use lavender, it can be massaged into the skin, applied to the pillow, added to a bath, or add the oil to a diffuser to sense its aroma.
Chamomile oil is made from chamomile flowers. Like Lavender oil, chamomile oil has also a soothing effect on mental as well as physical health due to its aroma. It also helps in dealing with anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Chamomile oil is also used for treating skin-related problems like acne, dermatitis and so much more.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the leaves of eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus oil is especially useful when cold weather approaches. Because it is very helpful in treating cough, easy breathing, and flu. Not only this, eucalyptus oil is known to control sugar levels, disinfect wounds, freshen breath, and eases joint paint. Anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus can ease symptoms of herpes. It also speeds up the healing process. It should not be applied directly to the skin. It can be used in a warm bath or as an inhaler by adding a few drops of the oil in hot water and inhale the vapors for 5 to 10 minutes.
Bergamot oil comes from the peel of citrus fruit. Like lavender oil, it is also used in aromatherapy. Bergamot oil’s scent gives a calming effect to the mind and body. It is also known to treat anxiety, depression, and stress. Bergamot oil has also shown an effect in reducing cholesterol and bad LDL cholesterol. It can be used by adding a few drops to other products like shampoo, body wash, scrubs, etc. bergamot oil can also be used as a lotion by mixing it with any carrier oil.