Essential oils are used in aromatherapy and since they are highly volatile their smells reach our senses quickly and signal our nervous system causing a state of relaxation, reducing stress. Some essential oils have antiseptic and antibacterial properties so they are great to use in viral infection treatments.
Here’s how to pamper yourself with essential oils and the benefits of different essential oils.
Cedarwood essential oil
The oils are extracted from wood chips and sawdust through steam distillation. Cedar oils are highly recommended for skin problems like eczemas and rashes. Cedarwood oil helps relieve itching and acts as a antiseborrheic, antiseptic, astringent, sedative and diuretic. It has a calming effect over the mind and helps reduce tension in the body.
Chamomile essential oil
Chamomile essential oil is extracted from the chamomile flowers through steam distillation. These oils have antiseptic, analgesic and antibacterial properties. It is used to treat acne, digestive and skin problems. Chamomile oil has a calming effect and eliminates anxiety. The oil has a sweet and fruity scent.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is extracted through steam distillation from the flowers of the lavender plant. It has a sweet floral scent that calms and refreshes. It is used to cure insomnia, stress, skin conditions, burns, dandruff and respiratory problems.
Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree oils are obtained by steam distillation of the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree. The oil has a strong scent and it is used to relax the body. It strengthens the immune system and acts as an antibacterial . It is also used to control and sooth skin problems, cold sores, scrapes and insect bites.
Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary essential oil has a refreshing herbal scent. It has antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic and analgesic properties. It is used to stimulate and refresh the mind and to relieve burns, fatigue, rheumatism, colds, wounds and cellulite.
Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil has a subtle exotic smell. It has antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, diuretic, analgesic and toning properties. It is used to treat sore throats, infections, skin problems and eczemas. Sandalwood essential oil has a calming effect over the mind reducing tension, stress and anxiety.
These essential oils have an amazing effect over the mind and body, so if you haven’t tried aromatherapy yet, you should definitely try it. Use your favorite essential oils or combine them to get a new completely changed scent.