Although essential oils have been around for thousands of years, it wasn’t up until recently that we had finally understood their importance and ability to boost health. These days, there are numerous different oils and blends available, which makes it hard for us as customers to choose which one to purchase. However, there are a couple of them which are highly beneficial and work on several levels to improve our overall health. Apart from helping solve various health issues, they help clean your home, scent the air, etc.
1. Lavender oil
Lavender oil was used since ancient times, mainly for cooking, as a perfume, for scenting the air, and for bathing. These days, lavender essential oil is known for its calming aroma which was found to help mental health, too.
It is widely used to treat neurological issues such as anxiety, stress, and migraines and many studies have found that inhaling this oil positively affects insomnia and depression as well.
Additional benefits include restoring skin complexion and reducing acne, healing burns and wounds, improving psoriasis and eczema, slowing down aging with potent antioxidants, improving mood, and many more.
2. Tea Tree Oil
More than 400 scientific studies point to its potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties which can be used to prevent and treat infections as well as to purify the air of allergens. It can be used to make homemade shampoos, face washes, and laundry detergents.
According to a study, tea tree oil is as effective in fighting acne as benzoyl peroxide, without the side effects like red, dry, and peeling skin.
Additional benefits include relieving pain, lowering blood pressure, reducing fevers and headaches, treating lice, helping with infections like cystitis and sinusitis, providing anti-viral and anti-candida properties, and treating skin issues like warts, acne, insect bites, chicken pox, cuts and scrapes, and dandruff.
3. Lemon Oil
Lemon essential oil is one of the best natural and non-toxic cleaners you can find, meaning that you can clean the house without worrying about toxicity.
It also promotes health and mood through an aromatherapy session while cleaning the home and it has been shown to prevent weight gain and treat various health issues, including nausea, cough, and nasal congestion.
To make disinfecting homemade cleaner, mix 40 drops of lemon oil and 20 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle filled with pure water and a bit of white vinegar. This is an effective and healthy way to clean counterparts and other surfaces in the home.
To treat cold or allergy, diffuse lemon essential oil or inhale it directly from the bottle. As for boosting immunity, mix a few drops of lemon oil with coconut oil and rub it onto the neck.
Additional health benefits include treating asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, stomach problems, fatigue, infections, fever, and stress. Most of its benefits are contributed to its potent sleep inducing, antifungal, anti-infection, detoxifying, antiseptic, stimulating, disinfectant, and calming properties.