You may have heard your friends mention how they are using essential oils to help them with different ailments. What exactly are essential oils and how do they work?
Essential oils are a concentrate made from leaves, herbs, bark and rinds. Each oil has different benefits. The list below includes some examples of how they may be used*, according to wellandgood.com:
Lemon Oil – Helps diminish the effects of aging and wrinkles, promotes circulation and helps tone the skin.
Cinnamon Oil – Helps to clear up chest colds, and potentially could aid in fighting neurological disorders and heart disease.
Lemongrass Oil – Aids with gastrointestinal disorders and can also be used as a bug repellent.
Clary Sage Oil – Helps improve circulation and can help as an anti-depressant.
Lavender Oil – Has many benefits including being used as a sedative, antispasmodic, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antibacterial, anesthetic, immune-boosting, and antiviral.
Tea Tree Oil – Anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, soothes skin rashes and repels lice.
Eucalyptus Oil – Helps to freshen up a room when used in a diffuser. It can also help boost your immune system and is an anti-inflammatory.
Rosemary Oil – When inhaled it has been shown to boost your immune system.
Essential oils are used in very tiny amounts when applied to your affected area. They can also be inhaled directly from the bottle or used in a diffuser.
*Page Hardware & Appliance does not recommend that essential oils be used as a replacement for medical treatment under the care of a physician. Use essential oils with care, and always tell your doctor what essential oils you are using.