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5 Beneficial Properties of Essential Oils

by Kevin Smith Author

For thousands of years, essential oils have been used by cultures the world over for their health and spiritual benefits. Organically distilled from nature, essential oils can be made from flowers, roots, seeds, bark, and are highly concentrated, usually resulting in powerful aromas. While it's not uncommon for some companies to use artificial means of extraction - such as the introduction of unhealthy chemicals - in the process of creating essential oils, the oils are best when produced through natural means of distillation. Companies that produce the healthiest essential oils, like Young Living in The Woodlands, TX, practice only the most honest means of production, from the seeds, through the cultivation on the farms,  and, ultimately, the distillation. But if you've ever wondered what benefits essential oils might have for you, here are 5 we deem may be the most important.

Healthy Beauty Products

The beauty industry is one of the largest industries in America. Sadly, much of it is made up of companies using artificial and dangerous chemicals that are tested on animals - not what you want to think of when you think of "beauty". Essential oils are a perfect, natural alternative, that offers several treatments. For instance, melaleuca and geranium combat acne. Frankincense is good for age spots, and rosemary and sage have been known to thicken hair.

Natural Bug Repellents

Another instance, where hazardous chemicals are introduced into our daily life is bug spray. Essential oils that keep bugs away naturally are eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass, clove, and catnip.

First Aid Kit

A few drops of essential oils applied topically can work wonders for minor injuries. Lavender is good for burns, rashes and stings. Peppermint helps with sore muscles and joints. Frankincense is an effective anti-inflammatory, while Melaleuca has anti-bacterial properties, and should be applied to cuts to prevent infection.

A Diet Aid

If your intent is to lose weight, nothing is more harmful than ingesting the dirty chemicals common in frozen weight loss meals and supposed diet pills. Some essential oils proven effective in assisting with weight loss include grapefruit oil, known to improve metabolic enzyme levels; peppermint oil fights cravings and aids in digestion; cinnamon bark oil, assists in the balancing of blood sugar; and ginger oil, which can help with boosting metabolism.

And Much Much More

There are too many essential oils with too many benefits to list them all (That's why we stopped with five!), but other properties of essential oils include improving circulation, brain function, relaxation, reducing infections, enhancing hormone balance, and improving focus.

For more information on these and other benefits, check with a purveyor of essential oils like Young Living in The Woodlands, TX, and they'll point you in the right direction to meet your needs.


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