When you think of essential oils what comes into your mind? I guess to many of us, it’s about that sweet aroma or scent that comes with various times of essential oils available in the market place. Well today we are going to like at some of the top most common essential oils , and also their uses. And here we go,
Lavender has been in use since ancient times, and continues to be a must have essential oil for many households. It’s well known for its powerful medicinal properties, and the oil is derived from Lavandula angustifolia.
Lavender Essential Oil Uses
- Treatment of burns and scalds
Imagine a scenario where you are in your lovely kitchen preparing that delicious meal for your family, and then you turn to glance at your TV and in a split second you accidentally touch and burn the back of your hand. Ouuch! That’s painful. In such situations, lavender oil becomes your best friend to treat the burn and any other burn not necessarily from kitchen.
By applying the affected area with lavender oil, the oil will effectively help soothe the area, prevent any infections as well as promote new tissue growth in the affected area.
- A natural antibiotic
Lavender oil has been proven as a perfect antibiotic. To enjoy its antibiotic properties, all you need to do is inhale lavender oil vapor and perhaps a good way to do this is by diffusing the oil.
Other uses of lavender oil include stimulate immune system, antiseptic, antidepressant and even acts as a detoxifier.
2. Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil is a wonderful and yet versatile oil that one ought to have at home as it serves a meaningful purpose like when it comes to colds. If you have had a chance to walk in Blue Gum tree plantation, then you are familiar with its familiar smell of eucalyptus, and at times the smell can be strong.
Eucalyptus which is native to Australia has tremendous benefits, and one common one is its effectiveness against coughs and colds.
Other uses include treatment of sunburn, diabetes, cystitis and candida.
Remember out of the 4 species of Eucalyptus i.e. Eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus radiate, eucalyptus polybractea and eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus globulus is known to be the most effective and widely use of them oil.
3. Tea tree oil
This oil has tremendous antiseptic properties with its distinct smell/scent. Tea tree oil is derived from tea tree leaves through steam distillation. Australia is known for this indigenous tree though many other countries grow tea tree.
The oil being versatile contains impressive antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties makes it a perfect for treating issues such as ringworms, toothache, acne , sunburn, athlete’s foot and many other issues.
4. Peppermint oil
Peppermint oil has been in use since ancient times, and since it is versatile it can be used for various purposes around the house. The most common and powerful species of peppermint is Mentha piperita, and widely grown in India.
So what are the top uses of peppermint oil, well due to its health promoting properties it can be used for;
5. Rosemary Oil
Do you want a perfect stimulant for both mental and physical well being? Guess what! Rosemary oil will fit the bill, and it’s wonderful when used in your bath and also great for your muscle after that long tiring day at work or home. Rosemary oil also has antiseptic properties which are great for headaches and migraines, flu, coughs, muscle sprains, depression, memory loss and many more.
6. Lemon oil
Lemon oil is another common essential oil and it has antiseptic as well as antibacterial oil. It works great for insect bites, verrucas as well as tension headaches.
7. Geranium oil
Geranium oil which may not be well known to many has great medicinal properties and works well emotional issues. It works wonderful when it comes to handling menopause issues, blood disorders, throat infections, diabetes as well as endometriosis. Also helps in cases of breast cancer and uterine issues.
8. Clove oil
Clove is a common household name especially when it comes to cooking spices. This oil which is derived from cloves has antibacterial, analgesic as well as antiseptic properties. It can also be used in cooking to add that aroma to your meals, and just a few drops of clove oil will do the magic.
It also helps with toothache, nausea, sinusitis, asthma as well as a sedative. When applying to your skin, make sure to dilute it as it can strong on your skin.
9. Thyme Oil
One of our other favorite essential oil is thyme which comes with antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral as well as diuretic properties.
Useful when treating various conditions such as rheumatism, fatigue, acne, whooping cough as well as warts. Thyme oil is also great in keeping insects and parasites from making grand invasion of your home.
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But just how beneficial is this essential oil, or is it just hype that it boasts numerous benefits in comparison to other essential oils?
Historically, lavender oil has been used across the world for over 2,000 years. For instance
t’s no doubt that frankincense oil is the king of all essential oils, and it’s renowned for its amazing healing and therapeutic properties.
The Boswellia trees mainly grown in the African and Arabian regions are the source of this glorious product.