In recent years more and more people have turned to natural remedies for their health concerns. The use of essential oils for common illnesses an daily use has become common practice. As someone who respects the medical community but hates the practice of treating symptoms instead of disease, natural remedies are definitely on my radar. If you have been hesitant about using essential oils yourself, this list of 5 Common Uses For Essential Oils is perfect to start with. Not only are they simple and easy, but they are also things that you will likely need on a regular basis. Having been a bit distrusting of the “cure” factor in essential oils, I can say that each of these oils and remedies have worked in my own life. While I don’t recommend replacing proper medical care with the use of essential oils, I do believe some common ailments can be handled easily with this natural method.
NAUSEA & STOMACH UPSET RELIEF: The inhalation or topical application of lemon, lemon grass, ginger, patchouli or peppermint essential oils is a great way to help relief nausea or stomach upset. Most commonly inhaled or topically applied to the stomach or feet for absorption into the system can both be very effective.
HEADACHE RELIEF: Peppermint and wintergreen inhaled or placed on the tongue are fantastic for relieving headaches of all kinds. Inhaled from a diffuser they can help calm and ease tension and prevent headaches from getting worse as well.
BUG BITE PREVENTION OR HEALING: There are great prevention sprays you can make using tea tree oil, lavender and oregano to prevent bug bites, but a little drop of lavender directly on a bite will help heal it in no time. Plus it smells great and relaxes you in the process.
ANTIBIOTIC & ANTI-FUNGAL: Thieves, Tea Tree Oil, and Oregano are excellent if applied topically or ingested to help with various bacteria’s and fungal infections. Depending on if it is an exterior wound or prevention you can use a topical solution, inhalation or with a carrier oil to apply as needed.
STRESS & ANXIETY RELIEF: Marjoram, Lavender and Frankincense are great for helping to calm you. Perfect for inhalation these are all great for general stress, anxiety attacks or even use with children that are hyperactive or have a difficult time relaxing and calming down.
If you are planing on using essential oils for your health, there are a few tips to the best ways to use them. Inhalation via a diffuser or simply placing a drop under the nose is great for many purposes. Topical application can be in the form of a drop directly on the skin or mixed with a carrier and applied topically to the skin. Ingestion is rare but is typically done with just a drop or two on the tongue. Always make sure to read safety guidelines prior to use and be aware of any allergies you may have that would be effected by topical applications.
While there are dozens of locations you can purchase essential oils, in he beginning starting with a well known brand from Walmart or Walgreen’s will suffice. Once you decide what oils you will need for daily use in your life, you can do more research on other brands and programs that may suit your individual needs better.
These 5 common uses for essential oils are a great place to start in your essential oil journey. Not only do they allow for the purchase of only a few oils to start with, but they are issues that are common enough you will likely have them happen within a reasonable amount of time. Check out essential oils for your health, and see immediate improvement of troublesome health issues.