5 Home Remedies Using Essential Oils


With natural remedies being more popular than ever, essential oils are a welcomed addition to any home. Derived from plants, these pure oils pack a powerful punch. With only a few drops, they can effectively destroy germs, clean the air, calm the mind, alleviate conditions like rashes and allergies, and so much more. In addition, practicing aromatherapy with essential oils can improve your overall emotional well being.

Calm Your Nerves

A popular choice among essential oils is lavender oil. This lovely smelling oil is great at calming stress and helping you relax for a better sleep. The Makeup Dummy says its one of the best essential oils for your skin, soothing irritated and sensitive skin issues.

How to use it?

Massage 1-2 undiluted drops into your temples and/or behind your ears to relieve tension and get a better night’s sleep

 

Breathe Easier

There’s a good reason why eucalyptus is commonly associated with cold medicines. Its natural antimicrobial properties help clear up respiratory issues like the common cold. It also makes a great ingredient in all-natural home cleaners and, as Chicago Eco House notes it works as an organic insect repellent.

How to use it?

Add around 5 drops to a hot bowl of water, drape a towel over your head, and spend a good 10-20 minutes (or longer if you like) inhaling this oil to clear up a stuffy nose and head.

 

Get Rid of Germs

Tea tree oil is essential to every medicine cabinet. Behind its strong scent is stronger germ-killing properties. This makes it a great aid in healing cuts, relieving infections and rashes, and clearing up blemishes.

How to use it?

Add one undiluted drop to cuts to quickly clean the wound and to rashes to relieve the itching.

 

Ease Queasiness

Peppermint oil is as good as it sounds (just don’t get it too close to your eyes). It works wonders in helping relief nausea and headaches.

How to use it?

Mix 1 drop with a carrier oil (like almond oil) and rub into your temples or forehead to relieve a headache. Or breath it in directly from the bottle if you are feeling nauseous.

 

Make It Smell Good

Did you know that bergamot oil is a key ingredient in many beauty products? You’ll likely recognize its fresh lively scent, which is in everything from perfumes to Earl Grey tea. This citrus oil not only makes everything smell better, it is also anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, can improve circulation, and is a natural mood uplifter. As with all citrus oils, never apply undiluted directly to the skin as it can increase your sensitivity to the sun.

How to use it?

Add three drops to a carrier oil or an all-natural unscented lotion and apply to your body to feel fresh and exhilarated (and smell good) all day long.

And, remember, always read what precautions are needed for each essential oil you use.

 

About The Author:

Trysh Sutton is a wife, mother, attorney, interior decorator, strategic leader and owner of Pure Path Essential Oils. She has an eye for business, innovation and perfection – and a desire to help her family, her friends and herself live a healthy and happy life.

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