Benefits Of Essential Oils
- Dec 04, 2017 -
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years, from cultures as far-reaching as Ancient Egypt and India. These oils have been used for a variety of purposes, from spiritual to medicinal, and there are a significant number of modern scientific studiesthat support the theory that essential oils can be beneficial in a number of very real and quantifiable ways.
The following are just a few examples of the types of benefits that essential oils can provide:
Eucalyptus has been used across many cultures and is often used in over-the-counter medications. When placed near the sinuses or on the chest it helps with congestion and sore muscles. Eucalyptus is particularly useful for diffusers like the ones we are testing — especially when used for congestion.
Lavender is typically used for bruises, cuts, and skin irritation. Studies also show that the scent can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Application on the skin has its uses, however lavender is popular for diffusers because it can create a soothing, relaxing scent in a room.
Used in many OTC remedies, peppermint can also be used as an essential oil in tea or other beverages, and also as a way to soothe the stomach. Studies show that peppermint increases oxygen levels in the blood, and can help a person be more aware.
Tea tree oil is commonly used directly on the skin, and can be used for everything from acne to fungal infections.
LOTS OF OTHERS
There are literally hundreds of essential oils to choose from, some more useful than others. We recommend you do some research to find a few essential oils that will work best for you.Proper use and selection are required to maintain safety and to properly enjoy the benefits of these oils.