OILS, OILS, AND PURE OILS…
Essential oils are basically plant extracts. They’re made by steaming or pressing various parts of a plant (flowers, bark, leaves, or fruit) to capture the compounds that produce fragrance. It can take several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil. In addition to creating a scent, essential oils perform other functions in plants, too. You can inhale them, When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain. This practice is known as “Aromatherapy”. Essential oils can also be absorbed by the skin.
What Are Essential Oils Good For?
Essential oils have many benefits depending on the oils you choose. Some oils and their benefits are as follows:
Bergamot: Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Bergamot oil is an effective spot treatment for acne in people who do not have sensitive skin. Its analgesic qualities may also make it effective against painful cysts and pimples
- Chamomile: helps to fight with cold, fevers also helpful in treating digestive issues such as indigestion, nausea, and gas, Chamomile essential oil helps in wound healing including ulcers and sore also helps to release stress and promote sleep.
- Clove: it can be used to maintain dental hygiene and also act as a pain reliever for conditions such as toothache and muscle pain, also beneficial to relieve respiratory conditions like cough and asthma.
- Eucalyptus: it acts as a topical pain-reliever and decongestant by silencing your cough, it disinfects wounds and also soothes cold sores. Clear breath passageways and breath easy and fresh.
- Frankincense: act as a mood-enhancer and stress-reducer, May reduce arthritis by reducing joint inflammation. It can help to improve overall gut health and may fight certain cancers.
- Lavender: act as a calming and sleep-inducing essential oil. The oil promotes relaxation and is believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.
- Lemon: Lemon essential oil reduces anxiety and depression and eases morning sickness during pregnancy. Help to improve your skin by removing dead cells from your skin and making your skin glow. Also, help to treat acne.
- Oregano: helps in skin-healing, it acts as a natural antibiotic that can help to treat yeast infections, may help to lower cholesterol, act as a powerful antioxidant, may have cancer-fighting properties and it could help relieve pain.
- Peppermint: This oil is helpful in cold and flu prevention and acts as an energy-booster. Improves overall problems related to stomachs such as nausea, stomach pain, and irritable bowel syndrome, and also gives relief from muscle pain.
- Rosemary: It helps to improve brain function and can ease stress, it reduces joint inflammation, may increase circulation, and also can stimulate hair growth.
How Should You Dilute your Oils?
There are three main ways you can use essential oils:
- Topically: Most oils need to be diluted (Mixing a small portion of essential oil in a carrier oil ) before applying directly onto your skin. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, and almond oil all make great carrier oils (Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy). With the exception of a few essential oils, be sure to always dilute.
- Breathing them in: Either take a whiff right from the container or drop a little on your hands (diluted in a carrier oil), rub your hands together and take a few deep inhales.
- Diffusing: Use as a diffuser in the home because a) it smells amazing and b) getting the benefits of essential oils without putting in any effort.
The healing medicinal properties of essential oils have been known to treat everything from minor colds to a severe migraines. Whatever your reason is for using and exploring essential oils, at Magicoils, we hope it is a lovely and enriching experience.