Essential oils are a very versatile part of our natural medicine cabinet owing to their medicinal and cosmetic value. They support our body in the process of healing and has the capabilities of taking over the counter drugs if used in the right way. Essential oils are very easily absorbed by our skin as they have a small molecular structure. The best part is only few drops of essential oil works wonder, so a small bottle will last you more than a year when used barely. Essential oils, unlike fragrance oils, are not synthetic and are perfectly fine for usage.
Here are 5 such essential oils which comes with medicinal powers
Peppermint oil is a cooling oil, it can cool you on a hot day or even when you have fever. Just a few drops of the essential oil when rubbed on your back or neck gives an instant cooling effect and the strong smell of peppermint provides you relief from morning sickness or motion sickness or nausea. A few drops of peppermint oil mixed with a few drops of lavender oil is applied on the temple to cure headaches and migraines. This amazing oil also acts as an insect repellent.
Lavender essential oil is well known among its counterparts for right reasons. It comes packed with antibacterial and antiviral properties which helps the body in combating against stings, bites and scrapes when applied on to the affected area. It also helps your body to relax and you fall asleep soon. A few drops when supplemented to your bath or sprayed on your bolster takes away all the tiredness.
Roman Chamomile essential oil comes with a soothing mild fragrance which will take away all your tiredness and you will fall asleep sooner. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is best for acne-prone or inflamed skin. Roman Chamomile is a very gentle oil and is thus preferred for sensitive skin. It can be added to an antibacterial carries oil like readily available coconut oil and applied to treat eczema and diaper rashes.
Eucalyptus Oil is filled with antibacterial, antiseptic and anti fungal oil and is best for treating coughs and cold. When a few drops is added to a bowl of steaming water and inhaled, the lungs and nasal passage is cleared and disinfected. If a handkerchief is sprayed with few drops of this amazing oil then inhaling it could save you from a bad cold and flu when the weather is harsh and cold.
Tea Tree Oil
It is a very powerful anti fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial oil. A few drops added to a carrier oil is enough to treat scrapes, insect bites, cuts, fungal infections, dandruff and even warts. When added to aloe vera gel or coconut oil it turns into a very powerful anti-acne agent. It also helps in de-congesting the chest when inhaled and also acts as a natural cleanser when 2 teaspoon is added to 2 cups water.
When you are familiar to these oils it becomes more fun, you can show your own creativity and cure yourself and your loved ones or just have an aromatherapy. Incorporating these essential oils in your life can help you get cured naturally and will save you from the side effects some counter drugs cause.