Lately we have seen a surge of interest in getting back to the basics when it comes to health. This includes anything from natural herbs and supplements to essential oils. Here are 9 essential oils that can assist with acne, arthritis pain and digestive problems all the way to relieving PMS and menopause symptoms, along with everything in between.
First up is peppermint, which has been known to calm nausea, stop itching and soothe overworked muscles. You can also add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a bowl of warm water and breathe in the vapors to clear congestion. Next is lavender, which holds natural antibacterial agents, fighting off unwanted germs and relieving headache pain.
Sesame oil offers a wide array of benefits, from SPF protection and great moisturizing options for hair and skin to relaxation benefits.
A rose is a rose is a rose, or so ‘they’ say. But, rose oil, which is often distilled is very popular with aromatherapists, who recommend this essential oil for women. In particular, they suggest that it can help improve hormonal imbalances, PMS and menopause, all the while improving the overall health and appearance of your skin.
Geranium oil, like rose oil, is credited with having PMS-fighting ingredients. However, geranium essential oil is best known for its astringent qualities, freshening your skin and calming inflammation. Furthermore, geranium oil is great for treating acne and oily skin, boosting your blood’s circulation and decreasing bloating, not to mention reducing the appearance of blemishes and scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and eliminating body odor.
The next time you smell pine, you won’t be thinking of Christmas. Instead, you will be thinking of a great natural way to help with your psoriasis, pimples and eczema, as its needles have antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic qualities. Pine has also been associated with increasing metabolism, soothing arthritis and has been used as an antidote for food poisoning.
Clove essential oil has been known to be one of the best all-natural treatments for a hangover headache, but it can do much more, including soothe dental pains around your teeth and gums and has the ability to eliminate bad breath. Because of its antiseptic qualities, clove oil can heal bug bites, scrapes, cuts, earaches, nasal congestion and digestive issues, including stomachaches. Let us not forget, however, clove oil is a natural aphrodisiac, and as such, can help reduce stress.
Black pepper isn’t just for the kitchen table anymore. In fact, black pepper essential oil has natural healing powers, relieving digestive problems, cramps, muscles and joint aches and pains, arthritis pain as well as resolving bacterial infections.
Mom always said when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Maybe that’s because lemon balm oil promotes calmness.
These essential oils and many others are truly a wonderful, natural way to get your body back to a healthy place so that you have the energy, vitality, and strength needed to love to the fullest each and every day. There are also essential oil blends available for those that want to combine their therapeutic efforts into one easy-to-use oil formula.