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Oils are the pale yellow liquid that are used to deep fry chips and other snacks. Oil is a type of food that our dietician have strictly prohibited from consuming. Oil is a category of food items that we love to consume but feel instantly guilty about. Sometimes oil is also used to massage the body. We know about these oils, but today we are not talking about these oils. Today we are talking about essential oils. So what are essential oils and why is everyone talking about it? Why are essential oils the new “in” thing? The essential oil is a natural oil obtained by distillation. Each essential oil has their own characteristic fragrance and color, that comes from the plant it is extracted from. Essential oils are of multiple usages. While different essential oils can be used for different issues, a single issue can be treated with different essential oils. All for one and one for all. Essential oils can also be used in multiple forms like putting a few drops in diffuser set, candles, or even a water bowl with flowers, you can also use most of the essential oils as massage oil just remember to mix it with a carrier oil instead of directly applying it to your body. Here are a few treatments you can get using various essential oils.
Lavender oil is an essential oil extracted from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender plant. It is very well known to reduce nervous tension, relieve pain, calm you down, burst the stress, enhance blood circulation and to treat respiratory problems. While the scent of lavender oil calms you down and relaxes you, it irritates bugs and mosquitoes. Apply it to the exposed area of your body after mixing it with a carrier oil or just add it to your diffuser set, feel relaxed after a hard long day and keep the bugs away. What better way to end the day, carefree. To know more about lavender oil, click here.
Eucalyptus oil is a distilled oil that comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. One of the biggest use of eucalyptus oil is to treat respiratory related problems. It opens choked nose and throat by clearing the mucus and phlegm. Just dropping a couple drops of eucalyptus oil on your pillow before sleeping at night will prevent you from a blocked nose when suffering from a cough and cold. It also treats wounds, relieves sore muscle, reduces lice in the hair, is a great remedy to treat a toothache. To know more about eucalyptus oil, click here.
Tea Tree oil again comes from the leaves. It is very beneficial to treat skin and hair problems like ringworm, small cuts and wounds, acne, warts, dandruff, psoriasis, insect bite itching or even chicken pox. It helps to soothe sunburns, skin rash or itchiness. Mixing tea tree oil with water and rinsing your mouth with it will help to fight bad breath. To know more about tea tree oil, click here.
Sandalwood oil is one of those rare oils that is extracted from its wood. Unlike other fragrant wood, sandalwood retains its fragrance for decades. Sandalwood is cool in nature and is used to treat a lot of facial skin problem and even as a cosmetic. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-bacterial in nature, this is the reason why it is used to treat many skin problems like open pores, scars and cuts, boils and prickly heat. Sandalwood oil enhances the skin complexing and even tones it. Sandalwood oil is a great memory booster, it cools and calms the body while relaxing it. To know more about sandalwood oil, click here.
Orange peel oil comes from the orange rind. The great fragrance of orange peel, when inhaled, helps to boost metabolism and aids digestion along with the good mood. Being a rich source of anti-oxidants, it helps to fight free radicles and skin cleansing. It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory in nature, thus is also useful to topically apply on skin related problems. To know more about orange peel oil, click here.
Now that you know a few ways in which you can use the unused essential oil, lying around idle in the house, make a good use of them and keep your family happy and healthy. Image Source: www.enabledkids.ca
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