What are the Uses and Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Power of Essential Oils

Essential oils are vital in a person’s natural relaxation routine. They are chemical-free alternatives that can help improve your wellbeing. They play a role in enhancing the emotional outlook on life. Below are the various oils and their uses and benefits.

Basil

Basil essential oil is used in aromatherapy for its carminative, analgesic, ophthalmic, anti-spasmodic, and antibacterial properties. It is known to be effective for indigestion, infections, stress disorders, respiratory problems, skin care, blood circulation issues, vomiting and pain. Basil essential oil is much powerful than leaves because of the potency. It is known as the oil of renewal and can help calm and strengthen the mind and heart.

Bergamot

Bergamot is one of the most used essential oils that extracted from the peel or rind of the citrus fruit. The aroma is sweet and citrusy. It is analgesic, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, uplifting, sedative, digestive, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. While it is often used for physical conditions, bergamot is beneficial for one’s emotional wellness. It is a powerful antidepressant that can uplift one’s spirit. It can help in the process of releasing fear, despair, shame and emotional pain.

Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil comes from a type of juniper called Juniperus Virginiana, whose common name is eastern red cedar. It has a balsamic woody aroma that provides a feeling of centeredness and inner strength. It is one of the ideal relaxation gifts for someone who is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety due to its grounding and calming effect.

Clove

Clove is a spice that is often used as an all-natural remedy to get rid of headaches. It is also used for dental issues such as gum and toothache, as well as bad breath. It is an antiseptic and can be diluted to treat cuts, scrapes, and bug bites. It is also used to treat digestion problems, nasal congestion, earaches, and stomachaches. It is also known as a stress reliever. Clove is also used to make a person feel empowered and stimulate one’s mind.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is one of the essential oils that have important qualities that include antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, antibacterial, decongestant, antiseptic, and stimulating. It is used to treat respiratory problems, muscle pains, mental exhaustion, wounds, dental care, diabetes, intestinal germs, skin care and fever. Eucalyptus oil can help an individual regain self-love and own will.

Lavender

Lavender is a wonderful essential oil that is useful for your wellbeing. It is one of the gentlest essential oils and yet one of the most powerful. That’s why a lot of people keep this oil in their homes due to its healing properties. It is analgesic, anticonvulsant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic, sedative, regenerative, antitumor, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antidepressant, and anticoagulant. It has a sweet floral smell with some woody undertone. It is one of the best gifts you can give a person. Not only does it have physical effects, it promotes the overall wellbeing of a person. It is the go-to essential oil for any situation. It is one of the few essential oils that can be used undiluted.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is often used to treat acne, digestion, athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, flatulence, muscle aches, insect repellent, oily skin, stress and scabies. It is also a good stress reliever. It is good for a person suffering from mental confusion and fatigue.

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil is colorless with strong, camphor aroma. There are some products that utilize the essential oil, such as colognes, perfumes, household sprays, soaps and disinfectants. When used in aromatherapy, it invigorates and clarifies the person.

Orange

Orange is another one of the aromatherapy gifts that are helpful to one’s health and wellness. It has been known to have anticancer, antiseptic, digestive, tonic, sedative, antispasmodic and antidepressant properties. It can uplift one’s mind and emotions that result in an increase in physical energy as well as elevating one’s mood.

Tea Tree

Tea tree is one of the most popular essential oils on the market today. It is also the most effective to use against infections and bolster the immune system. It has lots of healing benefits and can be used to treat cuts and burns, athlete’s foot, skin conditions, dandruff, and blemishes just to name a few. A drop of tea tree oil on the skin can help heal blemishes. Adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil to the shampoo can improve the health of the scalp.

Grapefruit

In some parts of the globe, grapefruit essential oil is used to fight infections, stimulate urination, decrease depression and uplift one’s mood and spirit. It is known to be a diuretic, stimulant, antiseptic, disinfectant, antidepressant, aperitif, tonic, and lymphatic. Some use grapefruit oil to protect wounds and remove the toxins.

Palma Rosa

Palma Rosa has antiseptic, antibacterial, digestive, and antiviral properties. It protects the individual from sepsis, limits bacterial and viral growth; bolsters the regeneration and growth of cells; decreases fever; and facilitates digestion.

Almond

Almond has been considered as one of the super foods. It is rich in vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6. It is also a good source of minerals, calcium, and healthy fats. Almond essential oils are used in aromatherapy massages. It promotes skin rejuvenation, keep the skin healthy, and produce collagen. Almond oil doesn’t clog pores. It helps prevent wrinkles and improve elasticity of the skin. It can also be used as a moisturizer for the hair. The vitamin E content repairs dry and damaged hair and bring back its original shine and luster.

Grapeseed

Grapeseed essential oil is extracted from the seeds of wine grapes. They are usually discarded during the production of wine. Grapeseed oil can help moisturize the skin and repair it due to its antiseptic and astringent properties.

Aside from just being fragrant oils, essential oils also have a wide range of healing properties. They can be used to treat several conditions. Some of its health benefits include stimulating cellular renewal, relieves pains and aches, and a lot more. That’s why essential oils make great relaxation gifts.

At Gifts Ready To Go, we offer a wide range of aromatherapy gifts and products such as natural soy candles, organic soaps and select bath & body care infused with the benefits of essential oils. Visit our store to shop for unique gift ideas.

This article is solely for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician and qualified aromatherapist before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

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