Essential oils have been used therapeutically for thousand and thousand of year, they are known for their infinite benefits from medical, health, skin and hair care and over all mood enhancement.
Fun fact: Cleopatra is known to soak the sails of her ships in Neroli oil when she embarked on long voyages to the Roman empire
Essential oils are extracted from the different parts of plants, including the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, and roots. Therefore these oils contain the most powerful healing compounds of a plant.
The following 9 benefits of essential oils have been proven scientifically:
Clary sage, Lavender, Geranium and Peppermint are the top essential oils known to alleviate the struggles of PMS, provide relief of hormonal symptoms for women and even helping hormones balance over time.
* Consult a physician before using essential oils if pregnant or nursing
Essential oils may aid in healing skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and lupus, as well as improving overall skin appearance by clearing sun spots, aging spots and redness, evening out skin tone, reduces acne blemish, large pores, wrinkles and brightens under eyes.
Some of the most recommended oils for skin care are: Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Chamomile,Rose, Ylang Ylang and many many mothers!
As for hair benefits essential oils can fight dandruff, remove dead cells, unblock hair follicles for a healthier scalp as well as stimulate hair growth, prevent hair loss, cleanse and moisturize hair locks, control oily hair and darkening gray hairs.
Some of the most recommended oils for hair care are: Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Thyme, Clary sage, and Tea tree.
Improve Brain Function
Being rich in antioxidants, essential oils can naturally improve brain function and health such as boosting focus and concentration, aid in memory retention, dementia and brain fog.
Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon, Ginger and Ylang Ylang essential oil have been proven to help soothe patients with dementia and/or depression.
Enhances Energy Levels
Essential oils such as peppermint, bergamot, and grapefruit are proven to increase brain oxygen concentration, improve performance and energy levels, and make you feel revitalized.
Strengthens Immunity and Fights Infection
Adding essential oils to your daily regimen can help fortify your immune system. Essential oils such as Lavender, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea tree and Rosemary have many anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties and also aid in fighting off a wide range of pathogens, weakening certain viruses all while stimulating the immune system.
Relieve Aches and Pains
As mentioned above essential oils posses numerous antibacterial and antimicrobial properties as well as soothing characteristics perfect for wound care and healing mosquito bites. Some essential oils work as natural antihistamine and possess strong anti-inflammatory properties that will treat most allergic reactions.
Reduce Emotional Stress and Anxiety
Aromatherapy is often used as a natural remedy to relieve anxiety and stress. Having various scents and chemical composition, essential oils are known for their calming effect. A 2015 research suggests that aromatherapy with Neroli oil has a calming effect and can help treat insomnia.
Promote Restful Sleep
Sleep-promoting essential oils are best natural alternatives that help relax your body and mind. Lavender, Jasmine and Chamomile essential oils are the most known to help induce a sense of drowsiness and ultimate relaxation.
Essential oils provide comfort, support and aid but should not be used as medicine.