For hundreds of years, essential oils have been used as natural medicine for many ailments. They have now been scientifically proven to have a large number of benefits and are still being used widely as medicine, for a skincare routine, and for healing purposes. If you want to try natural cures for your ailments as well, here are some of the best essential oils you should always keep in your cupboard:
Ginger oil is revered for its anti-inflammatory properties above all. It is widely used to cure a sore throat. Using it on the skin also helps in reducing acne and redness on the skin. Ginger oil can also be used on wounds to prevent inflammation.
Frankincense oil is another anti-inflammatory agent that can help in reducing inflammation all over the body. This includes acne, a sore throat or even fever. Frankincense oil is also used to boost your immunity and help you fight a number of diseases. Some studies have even linked the use of frankincense oil with the prevention of cancer and destruction of cancer cells.
You have probably heard of this ‘miracle’ oil at some point in your life. Mostly used for skincare, tea tree oil has astringent, mattifying and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add it to a soothing mask for oily skin and use it to treat acne. It is also used to ward off unpleasant odors and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as well. These help in keeping wounds uninfected and in treating many skin diseases.
Lavender oil is widely used for aromatherapy. It’s extremely pleasant and soothing smell helps relax the mind and body and relieve stress. Lavender oil is also a widely known antiseptic and is known for its healing properties when used on cuts, bruises, and scars.
Chamomile oil is a very potent natural cure for stress and insomnia. Many types of research have linked chamomile oil to stress relief and many herbalists recommend this oil for insomniacs. It is also very good for the skin and removes acne, acne scars, blemishes and uneven discoloration. Chamomile oil is rapidly gaining popularity as a natural remedy for many ailments.
You must have heard of eucalyptus oil in many different healing products. It is an effective remedy for sinusitis, chest congestion, and other respiratory problems. It also has anti-bacterial properties that prevent chest and wound infections.
Peppermint oil is widely used for refreshing yourself and staying more alert. If you ever feel perpetually exhausted and sleepy, a few drops of this oil will wake you right up. It is also widely known for its digestive properties.
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