Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and carry with them many, many health properties. These small little oils are so powerful and promote well-being with their amazing antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties.
Essential oils are extracted using distillation, usually steam distillation which separates the oil and the water-based components of the plant. These particles come from different parts of the plant like the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin, and peels. Once the extraction has taken place, what is left is a powerful high concentration of the single most healing compound of the plant all in one tiny drop of oil!
The health benefits of essential oils will vary, but each oil has proven to support health and well-being. Below is a list of common ailments that we see huge improvement from just by using essential oils:
- Hormonal Balance- from improving estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol levels, the oils that help the best with hormonal imbalances are clary sage, geranium, rose, and thyme.
- Immune Support - Enter Protection! Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, some of the immune boosting oils are lemon, clove, cinnamon, tea tree, eucalyptus, and oregano.
- Digestive Support - From indigestion to bloating, to irritable bowel, to abdominal pain, the oils that help support digestion are ginger, peppermint, fennel, and juniper berry.
- Increase Energy - Enter Revive! From boosting energy levels, concentration, and focus, these oils have stimulating effects that actually increase oxygen to the brain making you feel more alert and recharged! These oils are orange, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, and lemongrass.
- Brain Function - From improving memory, learning, and increased ability to focus, oils like rosemary, peppermint, and lavender will help the brain perform at it's best.
- Stress & Anxiety -from anxious feelings to depression, to high-stress levels, the essential oils that can combat all these emotions are lavender, frankincense, chamomile, bergamot, rose, and vetiver.
- Reduce Pain - from achy joints to sore muscles, to headaches and back pain, there is a myriad of oils that help dimish and reduce pain! These oils are frankincense, copaiba, lavender, turmeric, and marjoram. Enter Relief!
- Skin & Hair Health - acne, wrinkles, dull hair, tired looking skin, enter the world of essential oils and these will soon be a thing of the past! The oils that work best are lavender, frankincense, tea tree, geranium, myrrh, helichrysum and clary sage. Enter Dew Drops!
- Promote Detox - Yup! These powerful little oils can help the body detox, purging away toxins and helping you feel like you again! The oils that work best are grapefruit, lemon, parsley, lemongrass, peppermint, and ginger.
- Restful Sleep - Enter Midnight! Essential oils can help relax the body and prepare for restful sleep as well as promote deep sleep, help with insomnia and better quality of sleep. These oils are lavender, vanilla, frankincense, bergamot, chamomile, and marjoram.
There you have it! The magical powers of essential oils, all in one drop!
Start your journey today with essential oils and see how your health improves!