Various Uses And Benefits Of Essential Oil

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uses of essential oilsUse of essential oils dates back to the ancient ages and has been a part of beauty treatment since then. Kings and queens used to indulge in different exotic oil massages to rejuvenate themselves.

This trend has been carried out and has been inculcated by countries according to their demography and culture. In the modern era with the development of science and technology countries have been able to imbibe each other’s wellness and holistic measures. The spa concept and aromatherapy are very common everywhere. Beauty is no more limited to women; men too have come out to show their brilliance in maintaining a good skin and holistic life.

Essential oils are extracted from plants and they are volatile in nature. Certain aroma composite of plants are present in such oils which makes them a niche beauty and therapeutic product. Use of these kinds of oils has proved to be very beneficial across the world and more and more people are taking much interest in using these products to hold on to their beauty for a longer time.

Types Of Essential Oils

Numerous varieties of essential oils are available in the market. It is the aroma present in these oils that make them so special. There are a few all-time favorites like:

Anise star, Basil, Chocolate, Coffee, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood, Tea tree, Vanilla and Ylang.

Aromatherapy And Essential Oils

When it comes to aromatherapy essential oils play an indelible role. It is the essence and aroma of the oils that has a lasting impression on the body, mind and soul. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to distress your body and mind.

The incessant fragrance of these special types of oil lingers to rejuvenate the body and spirit of a soul which is otherwise crammed by worldly and materialistic search.  Spas use the aromatherapy treatment to help their customers get relief from physical and psychological stress as well.

Essential Oils And Beauty

Tea tree oil extract is known to enhance the glow of skin. Thus these kinds of oils are used by both men and women to keep their skin radiant and glowing. Other types of essential oils like calendula, rosemary, sandalwood, etc are known to blend with the skin and give that look you always craved for.

Treating Skin Problems With Essential Oils

It has been proved that using essential oils like sandalwood, tea tree; oil from cranberry seed and calendula oil, has been very helpful in treating psoriasis, a skin disease. Other problems like skin sensitiveness can be reduced by using chamomile, raised, jasmine oils.  Even skin scars are minimized when you use lavender or carrot seed essence oil.

Skin inflammation is another common problem and it can be treated by using essential oils like carrot seed, cistus, myrrh, etc.  Many of us suffer from itchy skin and going to the doctor and taking costly medicines are of no use at times. Use of essential oils like lavender and peppermint has given permanent cure to some and minimized the problem in others.

For acne prone skin it is best to avoid any kind of synthetic cosmetic product. Organic essential oils like lavender, rose geranium,  spike lavender, tea tree, thyme linalool, sandalwood, grapefruit, basil, mints, cedar wood, chamomile, thyme, niaouli, rosewood, yarrow hydrosol are found to be very effective for acne prone skin.

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Essential Oils Used As An Anti-Ageing Tool

With age comes maturity of both mind and body. Your skin tends to sag and there are wrinkles that start appearing on your face. This is an alarm that you are standing somewhere in the middle of your life cycle. It can be a bit upsetting as one feels that he or she will lose their youth forever.

The fading skin brings with it a lot of mental pressure though this always does not happen due to age. The presence of dirt and pollution can also lead to wrinkles and sagging skin at a very early stage in life. We need to be a bit more conscious about our skin and take necessary steps to stop this. Visiting a beauty parlor or salon will not be of much use as the harsh treatment given in such places only aggravates your problems.

The best way to keeps your skin glowing and wrinkle free is using essential oils like carrot seed, galbanum, fennel, elemi, myrrh, cistus, patchouli, cypress, geranium, rose, sages, rosewood, fennel, rose hip, neroli, lavender, extract. These oils are organic and synthetic free so they help your skin breathe and rejuvenate and repair itself. A daily massage using any of these oils will give you a sparkling skin for sure.

Essential Oils For Men

The metro sexual man knows exactly what he should do to take care of his beauty and charisma. Though the aroma of certain essential oils is not liked by men they have found the ones appropriate for them. The scent of the cedar wood is invigorating and a massage with this oil leaves men stress free and calm.

A bath with lavender or sandalwood essence oil helps men in reducing their anxiety and also gives them a sound sleep after a tiring day. Other essential oils used and liked by men are patchouli and cypress and rosemary.  Men are also known to like the smell of vanilla as well.

Essential Oils Used In Treating Viral, Fungal And Bacterial Infections

Much research and tests are still to be done to know the scientific value of certain essential oils yet the use of such oils have been there from time immemorial. A lot of these oils are used based on anecdotes and they have proven to give best results.

It is seen that tea tree oil, manuka, myrrh, cinnamon leaf oil, cassia, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus, oregano, etc helps in reducing viral infections.
Lemon eucalyptus, myrhh, cedar wood oils are known to have anti-fungal qualities and reduces the growth of fungi in the body.

Sage, ravensara, patchouli, pine, Palma Rosa, lavender, lemon oil extracts are very good for curing bacterial disease.