10 Essential Oils And Their Uses That You Need To Know

 

We spend a lot of money on buying beauty products, new whitening creams, de-stressing tea and a whole range of products that promise us beauty, relaxation and spiritual healing. So why not get a little luxury while at it? Essential oils are the natural, chemical-free alternatives to everything from traditional cosmetics to potentially toxic fragrances. But they can do much more than make you smell good.

Here are 10 essential oils and their uses that you must familiarize yourself with.

Lemon essential oil:

Lemon essential oil can combat oily skin and scalp effectively

Lemon essential oil can combat oily skin and scalp effectively

I know! Using oil to stop oil production may sound counterproductive; but wait till you hear this. Just one drop of lemon essential oil rubbed on the problem area (skin or scalp) can reduce the oil production considerably.

Lavender essential oil:

Lavender essential oil is a good moisturizer

Lavender essential oil is a good moisturizer

This one’s a great moisturizer. Simply rub it on dry skin and watch that area stay moisturized all day. It’s also a great scar reducer; so that’s good news for women who have blemishes and stretch marks.

Peppermint essential oil:

Peppermint oil can effectively reduce stomach aches and clean the digestive system

Peppermint oil can effectively reduce stomach aches and clean the digestive system

Peppermint essential oil is best for people who are looking for a soothing and calming effect. Inhaling its scent will soothe your nerves and an upset stomach. A drop in your morning tea every day will cure all stomach problems and regulate easy digestion. Smelling peppermint oil also keeps hunger pangs at bay. So keep a tiny bottle in your purse always.

Rosemary essential oil:

Rosemary can cure any scalp related problems like dandruff and psoriasis

Rosemary can cure any scalp related problems like dandruff and psoriasis

If you have a dandruff problem this might just be your new best friend. Massaging a few drops of rosemary oil on your scalp 30 minutes before taking a shower can reduce the flakes. Add a few drops to a clarifying shampoo which is detergent and sulfate-free, and use it thrice a week for best results.

Rose otto essential oil:

Rose otto can relieve any symptoms of PMS, massage it on your stomach, neck and thighs

Rose otto can relieve any symptoms of PMS, massage it on your stomach, neck and thighs

If you’d try anything to get rid of PMS, then give this a shot. A few drops of Rose otto mixed with any carrier oil (like olive oil or coconut oil) make for a good massage-able to ease monthly pains.

Cedar wood essential oil:

If you're feeling fatigued, then cedar wood oil is a great remedy

If you’re feeling fatigued, then cedar wood oil is a great remedy

Cedar wood essential oil is known to be healing and soothing. Good for arthritis patients, it soothes sore muscles and eases musculoskeletal pains. A few drops in your bath water can also alleviate kidney problems and urinary tract infections.

Jasmine essential oil:

Jasmine essential oil is great to release fee-good hormones

Jasmine essential oil is great to release fee-good hormones

This oil is completely a feel-good one. Inhaling a few drops of lavender oil added to a diffuser will chase away depression and calm your nerves. For the naughty ones, inhaling the scent of jasmine is known to improve the libido of both men and women!

Tea tree oil:

Tea tree oil acts as a great dandruff remedy

Tea tree oil acts as a great dandruff remedy

Acne, dandruff, skin ailments… you name it, tea tree oil can cure it! Add a few drops to your normal moisturizer, or mix with any carrier oil and apply it to problem areas.

Geranium essential oil:

Geranium oil is good for people who want to get rid of cellulite

Geranium oil is good for people who want to get rid of cellulite

Cellulite be gone! Mix some geranium essential oil with a light carrier oil and massage it on your problem areas to reduce ugly cellulite.

Chamomile essential oil:

This one's for all you nocturnal creatures!

This one’s for all you nocturnal creatures!

It is well known that chamomile tea induces sleep, so it’s only natural that chamomile essential oil should do the same. Add a few drops to a warm bath to get rid of that insomnia.

Remember, most essential oils are a bit too concentrated; so it’s always safer to use them with carrier oils.

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