Want to know more about the powerful healing properties of essential oil? Here are 10 common health issues that you can manage with the use of essential oils:
- Helps to Relieve Stress & Calms Your Mind
Essential oils are a great stress reliever. Stress occurs due to over-thinking and incapacity to calm your mind. A lot of people find essential oils as a natural remedy to relieve stress and calm their mind.
Popular Essential Oils for Stress Relief include Bergamot, Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, and Clary Sage.
- Strengthens Your Immune System
A lot of essential oils have antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which act as a catalyst to heal wounds and different illnesses. You can diffuse these essential oils to clean your environment from bacteria and germs.
The following essential oils have healing properties, including Rosehip, Sandalwood, Oregano, Clove, Thyme, and Lavender. They are known for the quick healing of wounds. Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil are known for their antibacterial and antiseptic effect which is great for cleaning wounds.
I typically use tea tree witch hazel witch in my homemade toner, it’s been the best addition to my routine for my oily skin!
- Improves Your Sleep
Several essential oils have a sedative and calming nature which helps to fall asleep quickly. It improves sleeping patterns to give you a refreshed feeling in the morning. I often advise my patients with insomnia to utilize aromatherapy as a natural alternative and its potential to aid with regulating one’s Circadian rhythms.
So the next time, you face sleeping difficulty or are unable to calm your mind in bed, why not try out these essential oils: Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang, and Frankincense. They will not only help with sleep but will also help you to wake up with a refreshing feeling.
- Fights Anxiety and Depression
Essential Oils boosts your mood and spirit to fight against anxiety and depression. Aromatherapy is commonly used for combating negative feelings and a depressive mindset.
The key essential oils to use against anxiety and depression include Chamomile, Lemon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, and Lemon. They all have a calming and uplifting effect on your mind to reinstate confidence
- Strengthens Memory & Improves Lack of Concentration
Many essential oils are used for improving mental health issues such as memory loss and lack of concentration. According to studies, oils that are rich in sesquiterpenes such as sandalwood and frankincense pass through the blood-brain barrier and could potentially play a role in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Clove and Clary sage strengthen memory whereas Lavender helps with the brain’s cognitive ability. Peppermint and Lemon improve mental alertness and concentration. So essential oils are a good natural option if you wish to improve your cognition or keep it agile.
- Fights Against Low Energy
Many people suffer from low energy levels. Most of the time, feeling tired and sluggish throughout the day is due to an emotional or nervous system imbalance. Essential oils can help restore your balance in either case.
The scent of lemon, orange, and peppermint offers an instant boost in energy. You can also try rosemary or thyme when feeling mentally tired. Aromatherapy with Bergamot or Cinnamon works just great if you are physically fatigued.
- Helps with overall Relaxation
Often it can be hard to relax due to the nature of life or having a stressful or hectic job. Essential oils particularly used in a diffuser can help with relaxation. You can use it during meditation, combined with breathing exercises can do the trick in helping you unwind.
Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, and Roman Chamomile are all excellent for bringing a sense of calmness and tranquility. They help soothe your mind, calm the body, and relax your senses.
- Works Against Nausea
Nausea is mostly caused by pregnancy and motion sickness. Aromatherapy is a great therapy against feeling nauseous.
Diffuse lemon, peppermint, and ginger for morning sickness. Peppermint and Ginger are also perfect against motion sickness. Fennel, Rose, Peppermint, and Ginger are good alternatives.
- Improves Your Headaches
Headaches are one of the most common ailments. Luckily, there are several essential oils to use against migraine headaches, tension headaches, and general stress-related headaches.
Popular essential oils to combat headaches include Lavender, Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang.
- Works Against Nasal Congestion
Nasal congestion is caused due to increased mucus in the nasal passage and sinuses. This causes inflammation and breathing issues. Aromatherapy with essential oils is a great way to treat all such respiratory and congestion-related problems.
Just try some drops of juniper berry, eucalyptus, peppermint, or tea tree oil in your steam inhalation therapy to help clear that congestion. Marjoram, Eucalyptus, and Frankincense can also help break up mucus