Essential Oils Offer Health Benefits and Mood Boosts

Anthony ClavienThe use of essential oils is sprinkled throughout history, even rumored to reach back as far as 7000 B.C. Not to be confused with fragrance oils, essential oils offer many benefits. From preventing disease to healing illness, treating skin issues to improving your mood – there’s an oil for everyone. With so many toxins and chemicals in our daily environment these days, we’re always looking for natural ways to improve life. Here are common essential oils and potential uses for them:

Peppermint – This vivid scent is well known to most (think gum and breath mints), but it has so much more to offer. Extremely helpful in soothing nausea, it is equally as useful in breaking up congestion. It’s also known to help with a headache and aid digestion. Sprinkle a few drops in a hot shower and let the clearing begin!

Lavender – Branded the cure-all for almost any situation, lavender’s uses are almost endless. The antibacterial properties present allow for its use in a wide range of products, ranging from household cleaners to skin care products. It is also said to help tame that pesky headache. Did we mention it also can help treat insomnia, provide pain relief for muscles and joints, fight urinary issues, aid respiratory disorders, get rid of lice, improve circulation… you get the idea. There’s more, the psychological benefits of lavender are just as great. It provides relief from stress and anxiety, and can even improve short-term memory. This is one of the few oils that is safe to use undiluted.

Rose – Ladies, this one is for you! Don’t worry guys, there’s still something in it for you too. This beautiful oil can improve hormone balance and help treat PMS. If you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, rose essential oil is also considered an aphrodisiac. It is also known for it’s mood-boosting properties and may even act as an antidepressant.

Anthony Clavien

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