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Best Essential Oils: The Top 10 Essential Oils
Essential oils contain high doses of concentrated plant extracts. They are used in the creation of perfumes, cosmetics, incense, food and drink as well as in aromatherapy. Certain oils affect the sinuses, which in turn may have healing effects on the body.
Stock up your bathroom cabinets with these top ten essential oils, each of which has its own healing properties:
Jasmine is a common garden plant that is generally white or yellow in color. The jasmine scent is warm and exotic and it has been shown to assist with depression as well as dry and sensitive skin.
Chamomile has a sweet, fruity and crisp fragrance that is commonly used in aromatherapy as a calming agent. It's great for helping you to deal with stress and aids in sleep.
Rosemary is a woody herb that produces white, pink, purple or blue flowers. In aromatherapy, rosemary is used to sooth muscles.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has a fresh, camphor type fragrance. Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic and is also used in the treatment of dandruff. Tea tree oil can be used to treat acne, insect bites, sunburn, bee stings and ear infections.
Sandalwood is a common essential oil that is used in the preparation of soaps, as it acts as a skin antiseptic.
Lavender is commonly used in the preparation of perfume. In aromatherapy, lavender oil is used to aid in relaxation. When breathed in as a vapor, lavender has been known to relieve tension headaches, coughs and respiratory infections.
Eucalyptus has a spicy, camphor type smell, which is often used in flavorings, cosmetics, mouthwashes and even cough syrups. Eucalyptus can be used to help with cold sores, colds, fever and flu.
Peppermint is fragrant and inviting and may be used to assist with mental fatigue, headaches and sinusitis. It's also been shown to assist with vertigo and asthma. It's often used to flavor food such as gym, confectionary, chewing gum and ice cream.
Cedarwood is a rich, woody scent that may be used in the treatment of acne, arthritis, coughing and stress.
PLEASE NOTE: Certain essential oils can be toxic when taken orally. Before attempting to use any of the oils mentioned, please ensure you have obtained information from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Author: Dimi Ingle
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