The Healing Power of Essential Oil
The healing power of Essential oils can be deployed in treating several illnesses such as arthritis, depression, digestive problems, Infections, stress, cardiovascular diseases, in message therapy for bone issues, strain muscular cramp, hair loss etc. Its is also very useful in household cleaning and skin beauty.
Essential oil is very powerful herbal oil that is distilled from different parts of herbal plant, including the leaves, bark, roots , peels and the flowers. They can be used to treat, heal and cure all manners of ailment and it is the primary source of healing Aromas in Aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the use of Aromas for the physical, mental and emotional healing Gottlieb (2008.)
Types of Essential Oil.
They are over 100 types of essential oil; each has its unique characteristic odour of the plant or another source from which it is extracted. In this page, we will focus attention more on the most common and easily available ones.
Like wine essential oil varies in cost depending on the process of distilling it and also availability. Below is my list of Top essential oils necessary to have at home.
They are many others. The one you like or use at home might not be in this list. Hey, don’t worry. As I focus on the above I will also review some others that are not in the list from time to time until I cover as many as possible. Great! Is that okay? .)
What are the benefits of essential oil?
Essential Oil was said earlier has enormous healing power and this is acknowledged by two great books, the Bible and the Koran. Yes going spiritual you may say.
It can be used to treat all manners of ailment, be it digestive problems, skin problems including scares and burns, Infections like fungi, rashes, hair loss, body odor, cancer, obstructed menses, respiratory problems, stress, depression and other emotional problems, boost immune system, muscle and pain messaging and others, these are accomplished due to the antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, ant rheumatic and anti-spasmodic properties of the oil
You can use it in the house for the following: Carpet cleaning, burnt pots and pan, clean fridges, washing cloth, clean toilets and general freshen of the house to make it smell sweet and cool.
In beauty and spa, it can be used for foot spa, massaging, reduce wrinkles, teeth whitener, remove stretch marks, get rid of dandruff, Acne treatment, shampoo and deodorant making, body spray, toothpaste ,perfume and many other uses.
We will explore the benefits of each of every essential oil type. Look out for it.
How is Essential Oil use for Healing?
You Inhale It.
Essential oils are highly volatile like fuel. This means that its molecules can quickly evaporate into the air and circulate within the environment. As it circulates, it is inhaled by anybody
When you inhale it, the essential oil molecular components react with your olfactory membranes of your nose which are directly connected with the hypothalamus of the brain and the limbic system.
These two essential human systems are crucial and important for regulating your mind, your emotions and your body. The essential oil inhaled will trigger a response to the different organs of the body that needs healing.
Apply directing to the skin.
You can also apply some essential oil directly to the skin and this work in two ways. As you apply it, you inhale it as well as it absorbs directly into your blood stream. However, care must be taken to ensure adequate precaution is taken. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label.
Add 3- 4 drops in bowl of warm water by a radiator, or in a diffuser or aromatic oil burner and this will change the surrounding environment.
Is it safe to use Essential Oil?
Essential Oil is very potent and sometimes much more than dried herbs. It is very safe if used appropriately and all the safety measures were taken.
Essentially oil is inhaled and applied topically to the skin with few exceptions. However they are not to be taken internally ( don’t drink it ) Most essential oil are diluted before use with an exception of a few common ones like Lavender, Tea tree, Sandalwood, Rose and lemon that can be used undulated.
Dilution is done through a carrier base, which can be an oil, like (almond oil, shea butter), a cream or gel before applying to the skin. I mean you mixed it with another substance before applying to the skin.
Most essential oil reacts to sensitive skins and this is why it is good to do a patch test first before use, In the patch test, drop a few essential oil, mixed with a carrier and rob on the back of your wrist, leave for 45 minutes or more. If you experience any irritation or redness of your skin, wash off with water and avoid its use.
Essential oil is not approved for use by pregnant women especially at the early stages of pregnancy because it contains a substance that can abort the pregnancy and also children in most cases.
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always keep in dark bottles and avoid direct contact to light and heat.
Finally, we will post detail benefits and safety use of the 20 essential oils mentioned above.
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