Are you using essential oils correctly? Here are the properties and benefits of essential oils.
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, an alternative form of medicine that uses plant extracts to support health and well-being.
Essential oils are compounds obtained from plants. Oils take the smell and taste or essence of the plant.
Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence. Those are obtained by distillation or mechanical methods such as cold pressing.
Once the aromatic chemicals are extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a ready-to-use product.
The way the oils are made is important because essential oils obtained by chemical processes are not considered real.
These oils are mostly used during aromatherapy applied by various methods. Essential oils are not intended to be swallowed.
The chemicals in these oils can interact with your body. Some methods are thought to increase absorption, such as with heat or applying to different parts of the body.
Smelling aromas from essential oils can stimulate your limbic system, a part of your brain that is active in emotions, behavior, sense of smell, and long-term memory.
Interestingly, the limbic system is involved in the formation of memories. This may partially explain why familiar smells can trigger memories or emotions.
What Are The Properties And Benefits Of Essential Oils?
Lavender Essential Oil
Drop 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil on a burn or injury and apply an ice compress on it for a while to aid the healing process.
You can also use lavender oil for insomnia. Drip 3-4 drops on your pillow before going to sleep.
You can prevent bruising with lavender oil. You can drip 1-2 drops on the affected area before the bruise forms.
Apart from these benefits, lavender oil acts as an antiseptic, antifungal, calming, relaxing, and also can relieve migraine pain.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil protects you from diseases with its refreshing, anti-virus and antiseptic properties and helps you heal faster when you are sick. It reduces the effect of viruses and prevents them from settling in the body. Especially in the winter months when diseases are circulating. It may even be enough to open the bottle and smell it.
Eucalyptus oil is used locally in the treatment of diseases such as cystitis and candida.
It also has fly repellent property. You can prevent being bitten by flies by applying it to your body.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
The tea tree is a species that has been used by Aborigines for centuries. It is a strong antiseptic used in fungal (candida) treatments.
You can drip 5-6 drops of lavender essential oil into your shampoo to get rid of dandruff.
By applying 1 drop to new acne, you can make it disappear before it grows. It is one of the most effective ingredients in natural cleansing.
Sesame oil is a very high base oil in terms of A and E vitamins. It has antioxidant properties. If you want to apply essential oils to your skin, you can drop them in sesame oil and use them. The general rule is to add 20-30 drops of essential oil to 100 ml of base oil. (You can adapt it if you will do more or less )
Protects against the sun’s harmful rays.
Before eating something in the morning, rinse your mouth with a tablespoon of cold-pressed sesame oil for 3-5 minutes and then spit it out. This allows you to do daily liver cleansing.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil
Considered an effective antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and soothing, ylang-ylang oil has been used for centuries for its ability to thicken hair strands and skin healing properties.
You can apply ylang-ylang oil to your skin to relax, kill bacteria and lower high blood pressure.
Ylang-ylang oil helps to reduce blood pressure while increasing circulation throughout the body by acting on the bloodstream. By reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system, it provides both mental and physical relief.
During the depression period, inhaling ylang ylang oil helps to get away from negative feelings and thoughts.
Ylang-ylang oil helps to eliminate and reduce bacteria or infection in the digestive system. It also contributes to the healing of wounds due to its strong antibacterial properties.
The symptoms many women experience during their menstrual periods can be extremely painful. Among the most common symptoms are cramping, bloating, mood swings, and headaches. Ylang-ylang oil is used to alleviate these problems.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
The most important point you should pay attention to when using grapefruit oil is the amount of use. Otherwise, various side effects may be observed.
Therefore, avoid products that do not have labels and instructions for use. Add 5-6 drops of grapefruit oil to 1 cup of water and consume once a day and you can apply it directly to your skin.
It is good for flu and cold and is a refreshing and energizing oil for you when you are on a diet.
It stimulates the lymph system and balances the amount of fluid in the body.
In case of mental distress, it provides relief and freshness and removes fatigue and weakness.
It prevents the formation of cellulite and tightens the skin. It is also good for oily skin and eliminates acne.