From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, there’s not a bad place on the body to use essential oils.
There are, however, some extremely effective at-home remedies that require just a couple drops applied strategically on the body. Check out these key places to apply essential oils and start healing your body the natural way.
The best oils to use topically are: Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Juniper Berry, Sweet Orange, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram, Clove, Palmarosa, Clary Sage, Ginger, Peppermint, Neroli, Frankincense, and Jasmine
Clove, Tea Tree
Tea Tree, Juniper Berry
Apply just a few drops of Lavender or Lemongrass oil to the back of your neck or the sides of temple and smile as the pain fades away.
Breathing in the scent fromlavenderessential oilcan help acute management of migraine attacks all while making you feel more relaxed as a bonus.
A compound in lemongrasscalled eugenol has similar abilities to aspirin.
Clove oilis an effective remedy for nasty ear-aches. Take a warm mixture of 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and 3-4 drops of pure clove oil and slowly apply this mixture inside your ears. Leave it for sometime. The mixture will ease the pain and you will feel relaxed.
Tea tree oil, due to its anti-inflammatory effects, helps reduce swelling in the outer part of the ear. Soak a cotton ball in essential oil and place the cotton ball on the opening to the ear and let the oil slowly seep into the ear. Just make sure not to place the cotton ball inside the ear.
Place a few drops oftea tree oilin small saucepan of boiling water. Remove from heat and wring a towel out with the mixture and lay over your head. Breathe in for 10-15 minutes. This inhalation will loosen phlegm when you're congested.
Due to its mild antiseptic properties, the vapor inhaled after putting a few drops ofjuniper berry in hot water, can help nasal and bronchial infections, or the congestion following infections such as flu.
Sweet orange, Rosemary
Clary Sage, Ginger
Sweet Marjoram, Palmarosa
Apply just a few drops of sweet orange to the back of your neck to help muscle spasms.
The antispasmodic properties of sweet orange essential oil help reduce spasms.
Rosemary oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic properties stimulate blood circulation, which eases pain.
Not only isGinger Oilknown to enhance the appetite but its expectorant property works to eliminate mucus from the respiratory tract and to effectively reduce symptoms of respiratory ailments, including breathlessness, asthma, cough, cold, flu, and bronchitis.
Clary Sage is another great oil to rub on your chest and help with coughing, wheezing, congestion, and tightness.
Just mix 1 - 2 drops of either oil to your favorite carrier oil and rub on your chest to reap the benefits.
Sweet Marjoram oilis effective for digestive problems, intestinal cramps and irritable bowel syndrome. If you suffer with cramps during menstruation, try a hot compress with a few drops of sweet marjoram for quick relief.
*Remember to massage the oil in a clockwise motion when dealing with digestive issues as this followstheworkings oftheintestine.
Palmarosa oilpromotes the production of stomach acid which aids in nutrient absorption, making the digestion process smoother and more efficient.
Lavender, Tea Tree
Because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps thanks to the menthol.
Neroli oil provides an aromatherapy benefit that helps in alleviating pain. The herbal components of the oil go into the tissues in the lungs and nose to reach the limbic system, the network of brain nerves controlling emotions and instincts.
These components can change your perception of pain into something more positive, lightening your feeling of pain. We think that's pretty awesome!
A component found in frankincense oil− boswellic acid − makes it an effective anti-inflammatory oil. It can be applied topically to soothe sore muscles and joints.
Jasmine oil reduces conditions involving muscle tension and spasms so it’s perfect for a massage with tense or hypertonic muscles. It is also great to help with restless legs.
Massaging essential oil into the bottoms of your feet is so effective because your soles are home to the some of the largest pores in your body making them key absorption points.
There are many oils that you can use to benefit from this and two very good oils to try are lavender oil and tea tree.
Lavender helps calm and relax you while tea tree, thanks to its anti-bacterial properties can reduce the itching, scaling, swelling, and burning of athlete'sfoo
Before we let you off to the races to try out all these new ways to use your oils, it's important we cover some quick essential oil safety.
Essential oils are very potent, so you have to be cautious when you use them. Remember, a little goes a long way!
Less is more! You can always add another drop, so start slow, whether you’re using your oils topically, or aromatically.
Due to potency, some oils may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Vegetable Oil Complexor pure vegetable oil to the affected area to dilute.
Always read label directions for each individual oil before use.
Do not put essential oils in eyes, ears, nose, or other areas with sensitive skin.
That's it for today!
From your first bottle of Lavender essential oil to a seven-oil combination in your diffuser, learning how to use essential oils is a process. We’re happy to help you every step of the way!
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