25 Essential Oils and Their Uses

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Essential oils are often more powerful and safer than chemical products. You can use them as medicines, perfumes, cleaning products, and treatments for depression or anxiety. There are dozens of different essential oils, each with different properties.

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Since so much chronic disease is caused by inflammation or by oxidative stress, grapefruit oil can treat many diseases. Grapefruit oil can strengthen your immune system and help you with depression, weight loss, fluid retention, and more. If you are using it while trying to lose weight or improve your health, it reduces sugar cravings.

Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang Ylang oil is an antiseptic, antidepressant, and sedative. You can use the oil on your skin to treat depression and inhale it to treat stress and anxiety. The herb can calm your heartbeat, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation.

Vetiver Oil

Vetiver oil is another great stress and anxiety reliever. It contains terpenes, specifically sesquiterpenes, which calm you down and ground your emotions. It can also help you sleep or work to soothe your muscles if you use it as a massage oil.

Lavender Oil

Lavender is another ancient herb that has been used medicinally for at least 2500 years. Lavender oil has both calming and antimicrobial properties. Lavender oil is used cosmetically as a perfume as well as medicinally.

Roman Chamomile Oil

Roman Chamomile oil is primarily a digestive aid. It may treat irritable bowel syndrome, gas, constipation, and heartburn. It can also calm you down and is a gentle herb that is usually safe for children. It can make you less sensitive to allergies.

Rose Oil

Rose oil heals and hydrates your skin. You can treat dry skin and reduce the signs of aging with rose oil. Acne and scarring will reduce if you use it topically. It also smells great and works very well in a diffuser.

Orange Oil

Orange oil is a natural antibiotic that is proven to fight bacteria. It might also help you exercise by increasing your lung capacity. Many people believe that inhaling orange oil before running or another exercise can open up your lungs and improve your athletic abilities. You can also use orange oil as a natural antidepressant. If you put orange oil in a diffuser or add it to household cleaners, you can keep the whole house smelling fresh. Most air fresheners contain unhealthy chemicals, so orange oil is a better choice.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is thousands of years old and used to be expensive and precious. It is much cheaper and easier to get today, and it is still just as powerful. Frankincense can help wounds heal faster. It also treats ulcers, colds, and indigestion. It has a calming effect and can work very well for anxiety.

Hyssop Oil

Hyssop oil has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It contains tannins, flavonoids, bitters, and volatile oils that have medicinal properties. You can use it to treat the common cold and other common infections.

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood can help your hair grow thicker, whether you are losing your hair or not. It will also prevent dandruff and prevent acne. It works very well if you combine it with other hair and skin treatments.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint will prevent nausea and other gut issues. Studies show that it works very well to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Even if you do not have this disease, it works well for other stomach pain and discomfort.

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil helps you detoxify. It can stimulate lymphatic drainage, which helps clear toxins out of your system. It can also give you energy, clear your skin, and kill bacteria and fungi.

Lemon oil has countless purposes. It works as a natural teeth whitener, household cleaner, laundry freshener, and mood booster. Some people use it to treat nausea and digestive problems.

Basil Oil

Basil is not only used in cooking. It has medicinal properties and has been used as a medicine for centuries. Basil oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and diuretic properties.

Tea Tree Oil

Anyone who has tried sufficiently diluted tea tree oil for acne and other skin conditions knows how powerful it is. It also kills bacteria, fungi, and parasites, treating athletes’ feet, nail fungus, and dandruff.

Spearmint Oil

Spearmint oil has a warming and calming effect, treating stress and anxiety. It can raise levels of female hormones and may work to treat ovarian cysts.

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil can lower your blood sugar, decrease bad cholesterol, fight infections, combat oxidative stress and stimulate your immune system. Its blood sugar lowering power may make it work as a treatment for diabetes, and anything that controls your blood sugar can prevent diabetes.

Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil works as an aphrodisiac, plus makes you more alert, stress-free, and full of energy. You can use it to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, menopausal symptoms, and more.

Arborvitae Oil

Arborvitae oil is primarily used for its aromatic properties. It has a fresh, outdoorsy smell that you can use to make natural cologne or natural household cleaning products. It also fights germs, so it might be the best essential oil to use as a cleaning product.

Spikenard Oil

Spikenard oil is also primarily aromatic. You can use it in perfumes and baths; it has also been used at funerals and in religious ceremonies. The oil can also treat inflammation and infections.

Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum oil is a less well-known, underrated essential oil that works wonders for allergies. It is anti-inflammatory, so it also works for muscle cramps, joint pain, skin inflammation, and digestive problems. In particular, it works well for an allergic reaction resulting from an allergen coming into contact with your skin.

Cardamom Oil

Cardamom oil can treat digestive problems, including when traveling. Take it with you when you travel anywhere far away, especially if you eat unfamiliar food or drink the local water. It is also great for your hair.

Clove Bud Oil

Clove bud oil works best as a natural dental treatment. It prevents erosion and cavities. You might use it regularly if you want an alternative to fluoride. It also works as a topical pain reliever and works for insect bites.

Oregano Oil

Both human studies and animal studies prove that oregano oil can lower cholesterol. It is also a natural antioxidant, so it may have many other healing properties.

Cassia Oil

Cassia oil is a very multi-purpose natural health treatment. It can treat diarrhea, circulation problems, menstrual problems, and arthritis. People also use it for depression. It also works as an astringent, which can treat sore throats and ulcers.

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