10 Most Popular Essential Oils and Their Benefits

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10 Most Popular Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Most people are unaware of the fact that essential oils often have a healing effect physically, emotionally and mentally, which make them important for one’s overall well-being. With the following information on the most popular essential oils, you will learn how to use these amazing natural products to improve your health and balance your life.

  1. Lavender

Lavender is among the most popular and most versatile oils. It has a calming, relaxing effect and is a popular bedtime oil. It also works to quickly heal cuts, bruises, and skin irritations as well.The lavender scent can reduce the level of stress hormones in your blood helping you relax during the night.

  1. Oregano

When you use this strong-tasting oil, it has natural antibacterial qualities to assist you in fighting colds, flu, and other common illnesses as well. Oregano oil works best if used topically or if a few drops are placed under the tongue. The benefits far outweigh the bitter taste!

  1. Tea Tree

Tea tree oil that is distilled from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia plant, is great for treating skin conditions such as fungus, acne, and blemishes. Tea tree oil, like Oregano, is used topically and can be found in many natural skin care products.

  1. Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil often has properties that are similar to lemon oil, given they are both in the citrus family. Grapefruit is a perfect choice for individuals experiencing general fatigue or jet lag. Since it has natural antiseptic properties, you can include grapefruit oil in homemade household cleaners, keeping both you and your home both safe, healthy, and clean.

  1. Calendula

Also known as the marigold, calendula oil is perfect for sensitive skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of acne scars. Suffering from psoriasis? Put a few drops of calendula oil in your warm bathwater to help sooth the irritation.

  1. Lemon

Lemon oil is great for detoxing your body and is excellent for clearing up acne as well. You can use lemon oil to detox your body or treat acne on your skin. Lemon essential oil has been known for increasing concentration and focus and is also used to help keep fleas away when you use it on your household pets.

  1. Chamomile

Everyone has heard of or has even consumed chamomile tea at some point in their lives. Little did you know the amazing effects that chamomile has on your health. Granny probably told you to have a cup of chamomile tea before bed because of its ability to initiate relaxation. You can also add a few drops to your pillow and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep.

  1. Frankincense

Frankincense is not just something you hear about when people discuss the Three Wise Men. Frankincense is an incredible essential oil that can be used all over your home for relaxation purposes, the healing of minor cuts or insect bites. In addition, you can use it for depression, immunity, inflammation, and even increase personal spiritual awareness.

  1. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is best known as the primary food source for pandas. We think they may be onto something! Eucalyptus is an essential oil that can assist in reducing frequent colds or allergies. In addition, it can cure skin fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint can purify and stimulate your mind while increasing mental alertness. Many teachers give peppermints to their students before testing due to its ability to enhance alertness and stimulate thought.You can also add just a few drops of this amazing oil to your water to help with indigestion.

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