Essential Oils and Their Therapeutic Value

By: Reggie Andersen

What is an essential oil? Basically, a purified liquid taken from the different parts of plants that are quite beneficial to health and well being. Believe it or not, they are not oily feeling. Essential oils typically take 20 minutes to be absorbed through the skin however once they are the effects last usually for 6 or 7 hours.

Most are so potent they need to be diluted. Lavender is one oil that has many uses. If you have trouble sleeping, put a few drops in a warm bath. The combination of the lavender water and the wonderful aroma will have you sleeping like a baby. Lavender in a cool bath will revitalize and refresh you. It is also used for treating acne, eczema, insect bites, and burns. It has also been know to help with depression. Lavender does not have to be diluted and the benefits of this essential oil are many.

Chamomile is a great oil that can be used for dry skin, rashes, acne, and allergies among others. It is a pain reliever and muscle relaxant. Certain properties in chamomile will give the immune system a boost and get rid of bacteria. Chamomile should be diluted with almond oil. Almond oil is a carrier oil. This means it carries other oils to the skin. Chamomile can also be added to your shampoo to give your hair a silky, healthier look.

Geranium oil is a mild pain reliever, helps sores to heal, is a great oil for balancing skin that is too oily, and is helpful for menstrual cramps. Geranium oil can stop bleeding, help rid the body of cellulite, and helps with bruises, burns, and bites. Geranium oil, like the above mentioned, should also be diluted.Jasmine Absolute is one of the most sought after and precious oils we use. It takes 8,000 hand picked blossoms to make one single gram of jasmine oil. This oil is sought after for it's capacity of promoting an optimistic outlook and the aroma is said to be a romance enhancer. 10 or 15 drops added to almond oil will make a great massage oil.

Tea Tree Oil has a multitude of uses. It does not have to be diluted and can help heal athlete's foot, rashes, burns, and warts. This oil is said to be good at killing and ridding the body of lice. Instead of the expensive treatments at your pharmacy, use this liquid to dissolve the bugs. It is also used as a natural insect repellent.

These are just a few of the essential oils that can have profound effects on you to rid you of unwanted ailments. If you believe that natural resources are the best at fixing whatever your problem is within limits, of course, then try essential oils. There are many more that will help you feel better, treat problems, rejuvenateArticle Submission, or relax you. Check into the wonderful properties of essential oils.

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