Essential oils are a large part of my life and my massage business. If you haven't used them, you should start right away. They can improve so many aspects of your life! Essential oils have been used for centuries to heal the sick. They come from plants and are distilled down to create the oil. Essential oils have some wonderful benefits that can improve so many aspects of your life. Many of the oils can be mixed with other oils to help with a variety of ailments. Here are some of the benefits you will find with popular essential oils.
Some of the benefits of popular essential oils:
Lavender – Good for relaxation, may alleviate headaches, good for skin and may help reduce age spots, may help with burns, it may help with sleep, it may also help with acne.
Peppermint - good for sore muscles, headaches, is energizing and may be good as an anti-itch treatment.
Wintergreen, and Spearmint – good for sore muscles, headaches, is energizing
Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Camphor – good for sinus problems and congestion
Lemongrass – good for ligaments and tendons
Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Lime, and Grapefruit – invigorating, energizing, good for skin tone and water retention.
Basil – good for ligaments and tendons, sore muscles, and headaches.
Tea Tree Oil – antifungal and antiseptic
Arnica – good for pain and bruising
Black Pepper – good for muscle cramps, sprains, strains, arthritis, improves
circulation, and good for detox.
Clove, Rosemary, and Ginger – good for inflammation
Patchouli - detox and improve sex drive
Clary Sage – good for calming, helping with rashes and skin inflammation, and good as an antibacterial.
Cypress – antispasmodic, antiseptic and diuretic.
Frankincense – anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic and astringent properties.
This combination may be good for conditions such as tendonitis – lemongrasss, basil, ginger, peppermint, and clove.
This combination may be good for headaches – spearmint, lavender, peppermint, and basil.
This combination may be good for muscle aches and pains – peppermint, arnica, clove, black pepper, spearmint, and ginger.
This combination may be good for energizing before a workout, in the morning or used as a mid-afternoon pick me up – orange, grapefruit, lemon, and peppermint.
This combination is good for relaxation and improving sex drive - geranium, peppermint, spearmint, lavender, tangerine, bergamot, and ylang ylang.