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6 Essential Oils to Benefit Your Health

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6 Essential Oils to Benefit Your Health
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Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. You may add them to vegetable oils, creams, or bath gels. Or you might smell them, rub them on your skin, or put them in your bath. 

Aromatherapy is a great way to create a soothing environment and help calm the mind. The easiest way to get started is with an essential oil diffuser

Some research shows that oils can be helpful if you know how to use them the right way. Always check the label and ask your doctor if you're not sure if they're OK for you to use. We have compiled a list of 6 essential oils to benefit your health.

1. Lavender

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing - physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up. Ways to incorporate lavender in your daily life, it's calming and can help with sleep. Use for bee stings, minor burns, cuts, dry or chapped skin. 

2. Lemon 

Lemon essential oil is a type of essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy.  Lemon essential oil is typically used to ease stress, fight fatigue and insomnia, and address conditions such as acne, athlete's foot, depression, warts, and varicose veins. Lemon essential oil help with anxiety, mood & weight loss. 

3. Tea Tree 

Tea tree oil is effective in promoting healthy skin by soothing and healing a wide range of skin issues. Tea tree oil can help soothe dry skin by reducing itching and irritation. The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil may contribute to its ability to combat oily skin. It soothes the skin and can also help heal infections that cause itchy skin. The anti-inflammatory effect of tea tree oil helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin. It may also help to reduce redness and swelling.

4. Eucalyptus 

The powerful health benefits of eucalyptus oil include cold and flu relief, hair care, relieving muscle pain, and preventing cavities. It also aids in boosting immunity and healing fungal infections as well as wounds. Eucalyptus essential oil has potent properties, which include being an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulant.

5. Peppermint 

Peppermint oil has a wide variety of uses. For example, it can be used to help reduce abdominal pain from GI tract issues. Different forms of peppermint oil or menthol may help treat pain from headaches and migraine attacks when applied to the skin. In tablet form, peppermint oil relieves discomfort for people who have trouble swallowing.

6. Rosemary

Used in aromatherapy, Rosemary Oil helps reduce stress levels and nervous tension, boost mental activity, encourage clarity and insight, relieve fatigue, and support respiratory function. It is used to improve alertness, eliminate negative moods, and increase the retention of information by enhancing concentration.

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