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Essential oils: Uses and benefits –

Essential oils have been real stars in the field of well-being for many years already. Indeed, their multiple general health benefits (and even for the maintenance of the house!) are more and more acclaimed. But first of all, it is important to explain what is an essential oil.

An essential oil is an aromatic liquid extracted by steam distillation or by cold pressing from flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and / or roots of trees, herbs, shrubs and shrubs .

Essential oils

Knowing that there are approximately 5000 essential oils and that each essential oil has a unique combination of components which gives it a different action on the body, we could write a whole book to list all the benefits of essential oils!

In general, essential oils are known to help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Slow down the aging process
  • Fight against discoloration of the complexion
  • Improve brain function
  • Rebalance hormones

and the list is still long!

With such a choice of essential oils, it can be difficult (and expensive) to know where to start. Here are four essential oils you can start with for better health:

Lavender :

Very famous for its soothing and calming properties. It is recommended for people subject to regular stress.

Jasmine:

Jasmine has a reputation for reducing symptoms of depression, increasing alertness, fighting fatigue, and even boosting libido.

Lemon:

Lemon has natural antibacterial, antiviral and antihistamine properties, making it an excellent natural cleanser. Lemon essential oil is great for making your own cleaning products because it helps kill bacteria. It is also recommended for oral hygiene.

Tea Tree:

Tea tree oil is very popular in the manufacture of acne treatment products. It also relieves itchy skin, cleans cuts and wounds and is also very effective as a natural deodorant.

It is strongly advised not to apply essential oils directly to the skin. Indeed, they are very concentrated and can cause irritation and burns. It is recommended to mix your essential oil with an oil suitable for personal care, such as almond oil or coconut oil.

You can also mix a few drops of essential oil with your body lotion, or for a moment of relaxation, with your massage oil or directly with bath water. For the number of drops to use, it is best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe use.

Another way to also enjoy the benefits of essential oils is through inhalation. For this type of use, it is advisable to opt for a Streamer which is a device designed for this use.