The benefits of essential oils go well beyond their pleasant aroma—–they can help you sleep, improve your skin, and aid digestion. Certain oils can also have mental, physical, and emotional healing effects. You can use essential oils by rubbing them on your skin, inhaling, or using a diffuser.
A top 5 list of essential oils:
The most versatile of essential oils. It’s known for its calming effects and works on cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. A popular way to use Lavender is to mix a few drops with epsom salts and put it in your bath to relax at night.
Throughout history, Peppermint has been used to cure bad breath, soothe tummy troubles, and relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn, and indigestion.
Lemon helps detox the body and is known for its uplifting properties. It’s also great for acne and promotes clarity of thought. Lemon is often diffused in the morning with Peppermint.
Easily one of the most popular of the essential oils, Thieves is known for its cleansing abilities, as well as supporting the immune system and overall health.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree oil)
Tea tree oil has been used many years to fight germs. It’s also used to treat cuts, minor burns, dandruff, lice, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.
Young Living brand essential oils are recommended because of their high quality. They’re pure, medicinal, and steam distilled.
Written by Jill Reini