Monday, May 4, 2009

Some Uses of 5 Essential Oils

Pure essential oils can boost your immune system by combating diseases and pollution.

Here is a quick run down of some of the things you can use particular essential oils for.
  • Help in sleeping
  • Relieves depression, migraines and nervous tension
  • Helps clear breathing e.g. in bronchitis
  • Useful for stomach ache
  • Helps skin conditions such as acne, eczema and many others
  • In infants helpful for colic and ear ache
  • Calming
  • Useful for insect bites. Rub a little directly on the sting.
Lemon Oil
  • Use it for cleaning. It is a very effective antiseptic.
  • Also is anti-bacterial. Use it as a disinfectant.
  • Diluted it helps reduce acne.
  • Use as a natural deodorant.
  • Deters insects
  • Enhances mood. Diffuse or spray into the air. Relaxing.
  • Mix with olive oil to clean wood.
  • Relieves headaches. Can use it in combination with lavender.
  • Relief from upset stomach.
  • Can help with sleeping.
  • Useful with dry coughs.
  • Repels insects such as mosquitoes, ants, flies etc.
  • Use for insect stings.
  • Helps remove bad breath
  • Helps to increase mental alertness.
  • Useful in skin care. Reduction of wrinkles.
  • Bronchitis. It causes the bronchii to dilate, deepening breathing. Also use with peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus.
  • Elevates mood in depression.
  • Aches and pains including joint pain.
Eucalyptus Oil
  • Also a great antibacterial. Diffuse or spray into the air to reduce airborne bacteria.
  • Relieves headache
  • Deodorant
  • Helps with coughs and colds.
  • Use for muscular pain.
  • Use in the bath to help relieve exhaustion.
Of course there are many other essential oils. Each one has its own list of useful benefits. These five oils are commonly used, and are probably fairly easy to find. There is much more to learn even about these five than is included here. This just gives a brief idea of their usefulness and, maybe a place to start in experimenting with these very beneficial gifts from nature.

Enjoy and have fun


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