Healthy Living |
Posted on Categories Healthy Living

8 Must Have Essential Oils

If we keep the treatments aside, ever wondered why we like going to a spa so much. Even their waiting rooms help us relax.

Well, the credit goes to the waft of fragrance in the air there!

These essential oils used through infusers are derived from nature’s best ingredients and hold lot of benefits. And if you haven’t made them a part of your daily life yet, reading about these 8 super-power essential oils will coax you to invest in them right-away.

LEMONGRASS OIL

LEMONGRASS OIL

Cooking/baking: a favorite ingredient in Asian cooking, lemongrass is paired with meat and vegetables alike, and even added to tea.

Health: helps reduce pain and inflammation. Extremely beneficial for hair loss and to strengthen hair follicles. Facilitates and boosts the functioning of the digestive system, eliminates toxins, and helps bring down high fever.

EUCALYPTUS OIL

Cooking/baking: used for making medicines mostly.

Health: eases pain & inflammation in the respiratory tract, bringing relief from cough, asthma, bronchitis, and many respiratory infections. Easily absorbed by the skin, it is a natural sunscreen. Exhibits antibacterial activity against tooth decay symptoms. Also rejuvenates when inhaled after a tiring day.

CINNAMON OIL

Cooking/baking: enhances flavors in seasonings, and teas.

Health: mix it with sugar and orange juice for an antiseptic scrub. Enhances soaps, foot soaks, and shampoos. Brings relief from soreness, aches, stress, rheumatism, and even arthritis. Effective for destroying germs in the abdomen. Reduces drowsiness and boosts energy too.

LAVENDER OIL

LAVENDER OIL

Cooking/baking: you cannot go wrong with it for making lavender cookies and using it in frostings.

Health: with anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, it is detoxifying, relieves aches, reduces stress & anxiety, improves the skin when diluted in creams & oils and massaged, is great for hair health, and abdominal well-being. Restores hormonal balance and cramps caused during menstrual cycles.

PEPPERMINT OIL

Cooking/baking: adds the right kind of freshness in tea, mocktails, desserts, and baking.

Health: perfect remedy for stomach problems, headaches, it improves memory, reduces spasms, improves irritable bowel syndrome’s symptoms, decreases calcium blocking in the gut, clears the respiratory tract, and helps keep the body cooler.

TEA TREE OIL

Cooking/baking: used for making medicines mostly.

Health: valued for its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Helps keep wounds clean and prevents infections. Is the perfect remedy for acne, and symptoms of cold.

GINGER OIL

Cooking/baking: an easy substitute for when you do not have fresh ginger, or want to infuse ginger flavor in cakes and cookies.

Health: relieves pain and motion sickness, it is ideal for all digestive ailments. It promotes blood circulation, and brings relief from cold and sore throat. An excellent remedy for spasms, it also reduces the risk of blood clots.

THYME OIL

THYME OIL

Cooking/baking: we all know how well thyme enhances baked goods, be it bread or homemade fresh pasta or cookies.

Health: helpful in stimulating circulation, digestion, hormonal secretion, and stimulating the whole metabolism. It is highly effective to improve skin’s health. It relaxes the heart, and removes toxins from the body, while boosting immunity.

You can enhance liquid soaps, facial mist, moisturizers, face washes, and shampoos by adding a few drops of these oils (depending on the result you want). Or can dilute them with soap to make an all-purpose cleaner, or eliminate mold, repel spiders and other insects, or simply freshen the air.