essential oils

Benefits of Essential Oil

Essential oils have been used for ages because of its medicinal and health usages. Some of the benefits of essential oil are detoxifying, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, antiviral, stimulating, calming, anti-microbial, etc.

These days because of natural, safe and a cost-effective therapy of essential oils, people are getting attracted towards them. Therefore, essential oils are The essential popularity. It is a fact that the usage of essential oils are vast and ranges vary from aromatherapy to beauty care to household cleaning to natural medicinal treatments.

The essential oil is extracted from the distillation process of plant flowers or roots or stems or any other part. Thus, the main element of oil comes from the plant and even one drop of it is considered to be the natural remedy of the problem.

Distillation process separates powerful healing oil and water based compound by vaporizing. Hence, essential oils with strong volatile aroma because of its aromatic compound. 

Seven Benefits of Essential oil are :

1) Essential oil balances hormones.

Essential oil has an ability to manage progesterone, cortisol, thyroid, estrogen and testosterone levels.

For instance :

  Hormones Types of essential oilResults
Estrogen and Progesterone LevelClary Sage Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil and Thyme Essential OilCan improve : PMS, Menopause, fertility and PCOS.
Estrogen Level Geranium Essential and Rose Essential OilAbility to influence salivary concentration in women.
Cortisol Level Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil, Melissa Essential Oil, Lavender Essential OilCan reduce depression.
Testosterone LevelEucalyptus Essential Oil, Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil, Melissa Essential OilCan improve man’s libido.

2) Essential oil develops immunity system.

Essential Oils have various properties to enhance an immune system. Furthermore,they heal wounds. They have properties like : antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory. Generally essential oil has terpenes, esters, phenolics. ether and ketones. These chemicals help to fight against pathogens. Pathogens are unhealthy.

For instance : Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Oregano Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil enhances immune system.

These Essential Oils destroy various bacterial pathogens, viruses and fungal naturally and in safe method.

For instance : Oregano Essential Oil has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Therefore, it has powerful immune boosting ability.  Even Oregano Essential Oil has carvacrol and thymol compounds. These compounds have antimicrobial effects. And thus, it inhibits the growth of various bacteria.

3) Essential oil helps in digestion. 

Some Essential Oils have the power to aid and improve the digestive system. They help to relieve from indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, gastrointestinal conditions ( IBS ), Stomach spasm, etc. Hence, these Oils stimulate digestive enzymes, which breaks down and absorbs nutrients, fats, and protein.

Ginger essential oil stimulates gastric emptying with indigestion. As a result, it helps to promote digestive health by easing constipation, ulcers, and indigestion. Furthermore, it relieves from gas, abdominal pain, and nausea. 

Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Fennel Essential oil, Juniper Essential oil are some other oils which are beneficial for digestion. Few studies reveal that they provide relief from IBS symptoms rapidly.

4) Essential oil increases energy level.

Some essential oils increase oxygen level in brain because of stimulating effect. As a result oxygen level increases. That is focused and energized.

Studies reveal that peppermint essential oil has the ability to increase brain oxygen concentration. Therefore, it reduces exhaustion and improves exercise performance. Moreover, other essential oils to increase energy level are Lemon essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Lemongrass essential oil, etc.

5) Essential oil gives better hair health.

Essential oils are efficient in treating various hair related problems. Such as hair fall, lice, dry scalp. They help to grow healthier hair.

Hair Fall Treatment: Some Essential oils have antifungal property. Therefore, they remove all bacteria from the scalp and rebuild hair follicles. Hair follicles are needed for hair growth.

Hair Lice Treatment: Because of insect repellent quality, they treat lice. Apply few drops of eucalyptus essential oil with mustard oil or olive oil (whichever suits you ) on your scalp to get rid of lice.

Dandruff Problems: Some essential oils are antiseptic oil which moisturizes scalp and reduces itching and dandruff. They act as a catalyst which increases blood flow and gives shiny texture to hair.

Some of the best essential oils for hair health are Geranium essential oil,  Roman chamomile essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, Tea tree, Myrrh essential oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Clary sage essential oil, Rosemary essential oil.

6) Essential oil gives better skin health.

Essential oils treat various skin related issues such as wrinkles, acne and other inflammatory conditions. They heal wounds, cuts, sunburns because it forms scar tissues.

Treats Acne: According to cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and  melissa essential oil are considered to be the best oils to apply on skin :

  • to treat acne.
  • to lighten acne spot.

Some essential oils inherit anti-fungal, antimicrobial and detoxifying properties. Therefore, these properties regulate over excretion of sebum and reduce symptoms of scarring after healing of acne.

Treats Eczema: Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become rough and have blisters. Hence, it causes bleeding and itching. Apply Lavender essential oil or Eucalyptus essential oil by blending it with lotion. Chamomile is added with Lavender oil to treat eczema.

7) Essential oil treats Migraines and Headaches.

Essential Oils treat headaches and migraines naturally because they improve blood circulation. Thus, they reduce and relieve pain. Essential Oils address the problem rather than masking it like painkillers do.

Some of the best essential oils to treat migraines and headaches are lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint essential oil.

Cautions to use Essential oil

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Consult Doctor if you are allergic to anything.
  • Pregnant women should consult doctor before using.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, sensitive areas and inner part of ear.

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