Essential Oil

December 22, 2018

Attain Health & Heal yourself with Essential Oils

The modern-day lifestyle is nothing short of an everyday marathon- one chore lined up after another, our minds continuously working on backward and forward scheduling of work to be finished! Household chores, professional life, and social commitments- they together take a toll on our bodies as well as a mind. One of the easy solutions to defeat the ravages of such a fast-paced lifestyle is – Essential Oils.

Essential Oils are plant extracts in a concentrated form that have the essence (natural fragrance or flavor) of the source plant owing to the presence of unique aromatic compounds. They are packed with a myriad of potent phytochemicals (natural and plant-based compounds) which can help in boosting your health. Moreover, these oils are also great as a room or home fresheners.

 

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In this article, let’s take a look at the top 3 essential oils and their uses.

Orange Essential Oil

    • Curbs cold and flu

Oranges are filled with Vitamin C, which can power-up your immune system. As a result, you can ward-off diseases such as cold and flu easily by using orange essential oil. So, put one or two drops of orange essential oil in your drinking water every day.

    • Heals mouth ulcers

Struggling with mouth ulcers? Your cure is here! Make sure to rub one drop of orange oil on the affected area. Rubbing this oil on ulcers might sting a bit, but your ulcers will go away in no time.

    • Disinfects wounds

Orange essential oil contains excellent anti-bacterial properties and can disinfect wounds well. To make your wounds free of infections, drip orange oil directly onto the wound after bleeding stops and then cover it with a bandage. This oil also ups the healing process as it has tissue regeneration properties.

    • Skin care

Orange essential oil promotes the production of collagen in your skin. This oil also increases blood circulation, detoxifies body and improves skin tone as well as texture. To decrease signs of aging on your skin, you should add a drop of orange oil to your moisturizer or toner.

Lavender Essential Oil

    • Relieves stress & promotes sleep

Lavender essential oil offers incredible calming effects and helps in deeper sleep. If you are feeling stressed out or can’t sleep well at night, then you should breathe in the aroma of lavender oil or should rub it on the sides of your neck. You can also put one or two drops of this oil into warm water before having a bath.

    • Stops insect bite burns & itching

Lavender oil also helps in relieving various insects’ bite burns and itching. To treat a bee sting and mosquito or other bug bites, you can put a drop of this essential oil on the affected area. You should do the same to stop itching or to reduce swelling.

    • Soothes burns and sunburns

If you have a minor burn, then put two or three drops of lavender essential oil on the wound. Make sure to apply it quickly afterburn as it relieves pain and also doesn’t let burn turn into a blister. To counter sunburns, you can dilute this oil with a little organic aloe vera gel and apply on the sunburnt skin to ease pain & expedite healing.

    • Boosts flavor

To make your brownie batter, cookie dough, chocolate icing, dessert recipes or salad even more delicious and aromatic, you can add a drop of lavender oil, which is suitable for consumption.

Tea Tree Oil

Relieves eczema & psoriasis

Tea tree essential oil offers potent anti-inflammatory benefits. Hence, you can find it easy to deal with eczema, psoriasis and many other inflammatory skin conditions using tea tree oil in a diluted form.

    • Powers up deodorants

Your deodorant may fail on an extra hot day. If you feel your deodorant may not work on a hot day, then apply it with one or two drops of tea tree oil to kill bacteria. Many researches have proved that tea tree essential oil is rich in antibacterial properties.

    • Aids pet health

You can boost your pet’s health and promote hygiene by using tea tree oil. Heavily dilute tea tree essential oil with coconut oil and you can clean accumulated gunk in your pet’s ears using a cotton swab. You should be careful not to drop essential oil into ear canal (whether pet or human).

We hope this write-up may have given you a perfect idea of the three finest essential oils’ benefits and their uses & you are ready to use them. However, before, trying any of these oils, consult your doctor or aromatherapist to learn if these essential oils are suitable for you.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors