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Four Must-Have Essential Oils for Everyday Use

April 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

For centuries we have harnessed the power of volatile oils for its healing properties. Today we continue with this tradition with the use of Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is often utilized as an alternative in conjunction with conventional medical therapies for a number of common ailments. Also known as Ethereal oils, these oils can be used to help treat headaches, stress and stress related symptoms, anxiety and insomnia just to name a few.

Essential oils are made from fruits, barks, berries and leaves of plants. It normally takes huge amounts of plant material just to make a small amount of essential oil via the process of distilling or through carbon dioxide extraction.

We've gathered a list of four oils we think everyone should have in their homes for curing and healing.

Oil of Lemon

Lemon is a versatile oil. A few drops of lemon ethereal oil diffused into a room will have a clean and revitalizing effect.

You can also use lemon essential oil as part of an all-natural cleaning spray for table tops, windows and countertops. Just add 10 drops of lemon oil to water and a cup of white vinegar.

Note: citrus oils like lemon may cause skin irritation so use rubber gloves when cleaning.

Oil of Lavender

The Lavender gets its name from the Latin word "lavare" because it was frequently used in ancient bath houses to assist in 'purifying the body and spirit'.

So for a relaxing bath after work, add four drops of lavender oil to warm bath water. Swish the water around so the oil disperses. Soak in the bath for 10-15 minutes and you will feel like new.

For a good night sleep, place two drops of lavender volatile oil on your pillow at night and it will help to calm racing thoughts and prepares you for a good night's sleep.

Oil of Peppermint

Researchers have found that breathing peppermint will help staying alert. For a little pick-me-up, or if you suffer from nausea, sprinkle two to three drops of oil of peppermint on a tissue. Place the tissue close to your nose and inhale the scent as needed.

Alternatively buy a diffuser and peppermint-scented essential oil to help you stay alert at work. There are also diffusers that work in cars to help you stay alert during long drives.

Oil of Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus oil can be used to help eliminate bedbugs. Add two tablespoons of Eucalyptus oil to organic liquid soap, or regular detergent when washing clothes and linen.

Eucalyptus also has great healing powers. Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which makes it a good ingredient for medicines treating respiratory problems.

Note: You should never consume Eucalyptus oil in large quantities because it can be toxic.

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