Essential oils can be used via inhalation, whether through a diffuser, hot water facial steams or hot compress. This is a great way to use the beneficial effects of various essential oils against colds, sinus issues, headaches and stress related problems.
Another popular usage is in a hot bath. All you have to do is prepare the bath, pour 8 drops of the chosen oil, in combination with carrier oils or bathing salts, to achieve better dispersion. This method is great for skin problems, circulation, respiratory issues, muscle pain and insomnia.
When buying essential oils, make sure they have a label “therapeutic grade.” You can also test it on white paper. Place a drop, let it dry and if there is an oily ring left behind, it is not pure. The only exceptions are dark oils like sandalwood or patchouli.
Always check the label that must include the plant’s Latin name. Make sure the package is not plastic, but dark glass since it helps protect the oil from ultraviolet light. Also, organic versions are much better than those containing pesticides, so, if possible, get an organic essential oil.
The most popular essential oils
In the case you don’t know what oil to choose, here is a list of the most popular ones.
Lavender is equally used for therapy as in beauty products, so you can’t go wrong with this choice.
Jasmine is a popular aphrodisiac and can help treat various sexual issues. It can also help conceal scars and dark spots.
Eucalyptus destroys respiratory issues and is an excellent choice for people who often get colds.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great against warts, fungi, acne, wounds etc. it works well combined with carrier oils, such as coconut oil or aloe vera gel.
This essential oil is refreshing, soothing for any type of stomach issues, nausea, gas and diarrhea. It will also sharpen your senses if you need better concentration.