Hello everyone and welcome to the 5 Must Have Essential Oils! What are essential oils? I know a lot of people are just discovering the wonderful world of essential oils. My first exposure to the wonderful world of essential oils was in massage school. I graduated as a massage therapist in 2005. Essential oils come from liquids distilled from plants, seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers, etc. They are extracted in two ways: steam distillation or expression. Steam distillation is the most common way to extract essential oils and expression is best for extracting essential oils from citrus fruits. There is much to learn with essential oils. Come take a journey with me to the 5 must have essential oils.
The Holy Frankincense
Frankincense is known as one of the gifts baby Jesus received in the manger. It is a holy and universal oil. I know for a fact, it is great for cancer! It is also used for: Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Injury, Depression, Inflammation, Parkinson’s Disease, Prevention of Scarring, Warts, etc. You can use it topical, aromatic or internal. Just a few drops is needed of this rich, sweet and warm oil. Frankincense has several noteworthy properties: Anticatarrhal, anticancer, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antitumor, expectorant, immune stimulant, and a sedative. Let’s continue our learning with some more essential oils.
Leave It To Lavender
Lavender is a calming oil that balances the body. It is used to reduce stress and promote restful sleep. Have you ever used Lavender? I love to put a few drops on my sheets at night to relax me. It is also used for: Allergies, Anxiety, Burns, Calming, Diabetic Sores, Fever, Grief/Sorrow, Herpes Simplex, Itching, Mental Stress, Mood Swings, Mosquito Repellent, Poison Ivy/Oak, Physical Stress, Postpartum Depression, Sedative, Sleep, Stress, Stretch Marks, Teething Pain, Thrush, Vertigo, Worms, Wounds, etc. You can use it topical, aromatic, or internal just like Frankincense. Lavender also has some great properties: Analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-histamine, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, antitumor, cardiotonic, regenerative, and a sedative.
Lemon Is A Ray Of Sunshine
Lemon makes you happy and can detox your body. I know when I smell it, It automatically makes me smile. I have personally used Lemon oil when I am depressed to pick me up. It is also used for: Air Pollution, Brain Injury, Cold Sores, Common Colds, Depression, Disinfectant, Dry Throat, Energizing, Exhaustion, Fever, Flu, Gum/Grease Removal, Heartburn, Intestinal Parasites, Kidney Stones, Lymphatic Cleansing, MRSA, Postpartum Depression, Relaxation, Stress, Throat Infection, Tonsillitis, Varicose Veins, Water Purification, etc. You can also use Lemon topical, aromatic or internal depending on your needs. Here are the properties of Lemon: Anticancer, antidepressant, antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent, invigorating, refreshing, and a tonic.
Time For Tea Tree
Tree Tea also called Melaleuca is known as the First Aid Oil. It is great for cuts and scrapes. I use this oil for my fever blisters and pimples on my face. Tea Tree has a medicinal woody scent, which some people like and others can not stand. I personally love the fragrance. It is also used for: Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Boils, Canker Sores, Coughs, Ear Infections, Eczema, Earache, Flu, Gum Disease, Herpes Simplex, Hives, Infected Wounds, Jock Itch, Lice, MRSA, Nail Infection, Pink Eye, Ringworm, Shock, Thrush, Vaginal Infection, Varicose Ulcer, Viral Infections, Warts, Wounds, etc. The properties of Tea Tree are very long, so I will list just a few: A strong antiseptic, stimulant, expectorant, decongestant, immune stimulant, insecticidal, tissue regenerative, etc. This was my first oil I ever bought in a store.
Let’s Cheer For Peppermint
Peppermint is a strong minty oil. It does not take much to get the work done. You have to be careful with Peppermint oil because it can burn your eyes and other parts of your body. I love to use Peppermint with Lavender to help with my headaches. I use a carrier oil with the two oils and apply to my temple. It is also used for: Alertness, Antioxidant, Bell’s Palsy, Cold Sores, Congestion, Diarrhea, Endurance, Fainting, Flu, Gastritis, Headaches, Heartburn, Hernia, Herpes Simplex, Hives, Hot Flashes, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Itching, Jet Lag, Lactation, Memory, Migraines, Motion Sickness, MRSA, Muscle Fatigue, Nausea, Olfactory Loss, Osteoporosis, Paralysis, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Shock, Tennis Elbow, Throat Infection, Ulcer, Varicose Veins, Vomiting, etc. The properties of Peppermint are: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, and invigorating.
I hope you have learned something new about these 5 essential oils. If you have any questions, please leave your comment or comments in the comment section of this post. After reading about each oil, you can see they do have some same uses and properties. All 5 of the oils can be used topical, aromatic and internal depending on the issue. When you get into essential oils, it is fun to discover all the many ways to use the oils.
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Thank you for Reading and God Bless!
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