Essential oils have been used throughout the world for thousands of years. They benefit both the body and the mind. Remember that the next time you smell the fragrance of a Christmas tree or your grandmother’s peppermint growing in her garden. These are simple ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. Pure essential oils are undiluted oils from plants. Lucky for us, the benefits are more than simply a pleasant smell. These oils are typically used for massages, candles, baths, and in burners. Essential oils have never been approved to ingest or rub directly on your skin. It is best to discuss using essential oils with your doctor or aromatherapists to figure out which oils will help you the most.
If you have skin problems such as blemishes and fungus, try using tea tree oil. Use a cotton swab to dab the oil onto your skin. You can also use tea tree oil to treat athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. It is also a popular treatment to help with an itchy scalp.
Lavender is a very popular oil that is known for helping with depression because of its relaxing effects. If you need a good night sleep, you can put a few drops of lavender oil on your hands then rub them on your pillow. Lavender oil is also great for skin irritations, cuts, and bruises. It is used a lot in massage oils to help the recipient relax.
Peppermint oil is known to stimulate and purify the mind. It can help you increase your mental alertness. In fact, it has been shown that your mental accuracy is increased by 28% by inhaling pure peppermint oil. By diluting it with water, you can ingest peppermint oil to help with indigestion.
Eucalyptus oil is great for congestion, especially if you suffer from allergies or frequent colds. It is best used in a vaporizer to help loosen the congestion in your chest. They can also help to clear your sinuses and relieves sore muscles when used in massage lotions. Miami Limo is known to use eucalyptus oil in their vehicles to help stimulate the minds of the business people they transport.
Regardless of what you need for your health and mental well-being, there is likely and essential oil that can help you.
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