Earth is full of elements that are just waiting to be used. Before modern day medicine was ever even thought of, humans used natural medicines that were derived from mother nature herself. Oils taken from the heart of nature’s gifts provides many cures to everyday ailments.
The list however, if I was to go over every single one, would be pages and pages long.
So, here are 5 of the most popular essential oils that can be used for practically anything.
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This essential oil is derived from a perennial plant call Salvia Sclarea. It is used most frequently for balancing hormones in women, such as: soothing cramps from menstrual pains, dealing with heavy bleeding, and hot flashes. This is extremely useful for women who don’t like to take medication for any type of ailment.
On top of providing relief from period woes, Clary Sage also does the following things:
- Soothes asthma/coughing
- Soothes sore throats
- Lessens anxiety and fear
- Prevents fatigue and exhaustion
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An essential oil that contains a homey, earth scent is perfect for creating peace within the soul. Frankincense, also known as Boswellia carterii, has been used throughout history as a way to calm your thoughts and become grounded once again. It’s primary use in the medical world is essentially through skin care. Smoothing the oil onto your face to encourage radiant skin (dilute this oil only if you have sensitive skin).
Other uses for this oil are:
- Helps to fade scars/stretch marks
- Promotes happiness and peace
- Soothes bronchitis/extreme coughing
- Lessens fear, grief, and loneliness
Categorized as a female seed cone that is produced by many types of Juniper bushes, this essential oil is great for digestive tract. An example would be that when you are trying to lose weight, a couple drops of the oil can be put into your water.
Other great functions this oil performs are:
- Health of the urinary system
- Cure Cellulite
- Clears out toxin buildup in the body
- Soothes agitation
Part of the mint genus family, Lavender is also known as Lavandula. It is a common purple flower that is well known by all, but what may not be known is how many amazing health benefits it possesses. The major benefit that Lavender provides for people is the ability to aid in sleep.
This is well known and has been a high quality of Lavender for years. But, sleep aid is not the only thing this beautiful purple plant does.
Other benefits are:
- Helps to heal injuries such as, bruises, burns, and cuts
- Prevents acne
- Can be used as insect repellant
- Soothes panic attacks and stress
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This herb is a hybrid, meaning that it is a mix between a Spearmint and Watermint. Not only do we love this oil in our foods, such as peppermint ice cream and gum, but we also use it frequently for our health. Infused into teas and ointments, Peppermint oil is great for helping soothe upset stomachs and ease the discomfort of the common cold.
Other, lesser known benefits, are:
- Cooling fever
- Helps ease headaches
- Lessens exhaustion
- Improves memory and concentration
While I listed only five essential oils, there are dozens and dozens more in the art of Aromatherapy. Each oil has a particular job that truly works wonders for the body. Essential oils are such a benefit to mankind because of their natural cure-alls.
There is no need for worry about what you are putting into your body, thanks to the fact that these natural elements were put here for us to use. They are the perfect cures that can even aid in something as simple as promoting happiness into our day. Sense of smell is a true gift, and through the practice of aromatherapy, life can become fulfilling and meaningful.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of essential oils for yourself, check out websites like DoTerra oils. Not only do they have descriptions for each of the oils and what they do, but there also lots of helpful tools, such as eBooks and brochures, that can provide more detailed information.