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Essential oils are obtained from natural sources, usually plants. These are really not oils, though they share their poor water solubility with oils. They are volatile and liquid aroma compounds having medicinal and cosmetic properties. Throughout history many essential oils have been used in treating various problems ranging from digestion problems, acne, joint pains, hormonal imbalances, nasal congestion, skin issues, sleeplessness, to name a few. Large amounts of plants are needed to produce essential oils.


Majority of the essential oils are antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral. There are numerous essential oils, each with their own unique healing powers and health benefits. Listed below are some common essential oils and their benefits:

    • Lavender’s antibacterial properties help fight germs, its mild soft scent calms the nervous system, improving the quality of sleep. It also helps reduce inflammation, joint aches and helps fight urinary, respiratory and high blood pressure problems.
    • Rosemary increases concentration and focus. It enhances memory recall and also helps calm the mind.
    • Peppermint soothes stomach, helps stop itching other than freshening the breath and improving mental alertness.
    • Lemon Balm essential oil works as an antidepressant, it helps counter insomnia and fight ulcers and bacterial infections.
    • Sandalwood oil helps calm the senses, relieves tension and keeps the skin hydrated.
    • The sweet smelling Rose oil helps balance the hormones and improves skin health.
    • Tea Tree oil is immensely popular and effective in the treatment of skin conditions, cuts, burns, dandruff and rashes. It also helps boost the immune system.
      • A spicy essential oil, Clove oil is the first choice for dental problems. It is also effective in relief from nasal congestion, stomach and headaches. Its antiseptic properties make it useful in treating bug-bites and cuts.
Eucalyptus oil is an effective analgesic, effective in the treatment of respiratory problems, promotes good dental health and stimulates the immune system response. 


Essential oils should be stored in dark glass bottles and out of direct sunlight to help preserve their potency.


      • Add few drops to bath water to distress. Lavender, Jasmine, grapefruit essential oils are among the few recommended for their relaxation properties. Add few drops of essential oil to room humidifier. Spray on carpet and clothes to kill dust mites and for a refreshing odour. Diffuse in air to have natural air purification.
      • Peppermint oil can be used as massage oil, lotion, and mouthwash. Add a drop of peppermint oil to herbal tea to improve digestion. To fight cold or for sore muscles, add drops of peppermint oil to a bowl of hot water and breathe in the steam or rub diluted into the joints.
      • Apply few drops of sandalwood oil to body lotion to keep your skin hydrated.
      • Dab a few drops of tea tree oil on the skin to heal scars. For better scalp health, add a few drops to shampoo.
      • Inhale eucalyptus oil vapour to decongest and treat bronchitis.


Essential oils can be harmful if not used with care. Essential oils are flammable; keep them away from fire hazards. Essential oils should always be diluted with carrier oil before use on the skin. It is advisable to do a skin patch test while using any new oil for the first time. Do not consume any essential oils internally unless prescribed by a trained and qualified practitioner. Use the correct essential oil amounts as per the recommendations. If pregnant or nursing, it is advisable to avoid essential oils. For those with health conditions please check the safety precautions for each oil before use. In case of food allergies to a particular plant, keep away from the same essential oil. Keep away from children. Avoid contact with eyes.


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