Here at Plantlife, one of the main ingredients that we use to create our products is 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Essential oils are liquids obtained from plants which have their characteristic properties and aromas with a wide range of therapeutic benefits.
These oils are literally 1000 times more concentrated than their leafy counterparts and are ideal for use in healing body and mind.
Nowadays when we don’t feel well, the solution tends to be over the counter medicine. We are so used to the instant gratification of OTC pain relievers, decongestants, and anti-inflammatory creams, we forget there is a natural way of building and sustaining our health.
For many, as soon as we feel the first annoying symptoms of a coming cold, we grab our Vitamin C, decongestants, fluids, and aspirin and repeat the mantra “I am not getting sick”.
This year, why not add some essential oils to the mix!
For instance, the purifying qualities of Eucalyptus Essential oil can help ease coughing and stuffy noses! Simply diffuse a few drops in an essential oil diffuser or humidifier or add to a warm bath for the benefit.
Essential oils are not just useful aids for our physical ailments, but for those things which affect us mentally as well.
We already know Lavender helps promote sleep, but did you know diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil can help stimulate the mind and keep you focused?
From inhalation to therapeutic massage, home cleaning to skin care, there are many varied ways to include essential oils in your standard daily regime.
The truth is, the more we maintain a natural way of life, the healthier we will be both physically and emotionally.
We have compiled a list of 12 Essential Oils for you which are useful for a wide variety of purposes!
Bergamot is best known to prevent oily skin and acne. It is also used for tension, wounds, coughs, stress, and as an antidepressant.
Cinnamon is a highly aromatic, spicy oil that’s used for flu, rheumatism, warts, coughs, colds and viral infections.
Clary Sage is best known for reducing emotional stress, depression, and pre-menstrual tension. It is great for treating sore throat, use as a sedative, aches, and pains.
One of the most popular essential oil, eucalyptus is best known for treating sore throats, coughs, sinusitis, skin infections, aches, and pains, as well as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory solution.
Geranium can be beneficial for menstrual, menopausal, and infertility problems. This uplifting oil has a great all-over balancing effect. Use for skin care to assist with eczema, psoriasis, and shingles
The most popular essential oil, lavender is suitable for all skin types and is used for burns, inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, dermatitis, fainting, headaches, insomnia, migraine, nausea, nervous tension, inflections, bacterial conditions, sores, acne, and sores.
Patchouli helps heal infections and insect bites and lessens stress-related problems and addictions. It is great for balancing acne-prone, inflamed, cracked, or mature skin. Patchouli also aids in the treatment of oily skin, hair, scalp disorders, eczema, and wrinkles.
Peppermint is excellent for mental fatigue and depression, soothing an upset stomach, aiding in digestion, and reducing aches and pains.
Rosemary is good for treating skin infections, muscular aches and pains, sprains, dandruff, and is effective in aromatherapy for clearing the mind, mental awareness, and fatigue.
Sandalwood helps soothe chapped, irritated skin. It balances the mind and spirit, aids in meditation, and calms the nervous system.
Sweet Orange can be used effectively on the immune system -as well as for colds and flu - to eliminate toxins in the body. It is also helpful in balancing water retention. Refreshing and relaxing, this oil is ideal for aromatherapy.
Tea Tree can be used to heal abscesses, acne, burns, athlete's foot, cold sores, blemishes, warts, dandruff, and infected wounds. It wards off bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Keep In Mind
As with all new products, remember to use caution when handling any essential oil. Keep away from eyes and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
When using a new essential oil for topical applications, we always recommend testing the oil for a reaction first. To do so, mix 1 drop of essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice and dab on your skin (crook of the elbow is best). Allow the oils to sit for at least 1 hour to ensure no reaction occurs.
Next week, we’ll discuss the different application methods of essential oils for the maximum health and wellness benefits.