The benefits of using floral essential oils over other products are well-documented. Natural, gentle on the body and environment, and cost-effective, essential oils can be used in a variety of everyday tasks.
From healing to cleaning and everything in between, the list of essential oils with positive attributes are seemingly endless. With so many types of essential oils on the market today, finding the right essential oil for the task at hand can an exciting challenge.
Natural Healing with Floral Essential Oils
For thousands of years, essential oils have been known and used for their healing properties. A recent study published in Neuro Endocrinology Letters shows indications that floral essential oils including geranium and rose can affect a woman’s salivary estrogen concentration. For women with declining or naturally low levels of estrogen secretion, these essential oils can be used to boost estrogen production naturally.
Essential oils can also be used to boost your immune system and fight everyday germs and bacteria. With natural antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties, some essential oils can help fight infection. Eucalyptus, peppermint, cinnamon, myrrh, lemon, and ginger essential oils have all been shown to help the body fight everyday illnesses.
For healing bruises: Create a hot compress. Combine five drops each of lavender and frankincense essential oils for each four ounces of hot water. Soak a washcloth and apply to affected area.
Psoriasis/Eczema Cream: Add several drops of lavender essential oil to pure shea butter. Apply to red, dry, or cracked skin for relief and healing.
Healthy Cleaning with Natural Essential Oils
Cleaning products with heavily toxic chemicals may get your bathroom clean faster, but is it better for you and your family? Essential oils can be used in home care products and can vastly help reduce toxicity in your home and your body.
All-purpose cleaner with lemon and tea treat essential oils can be used to clean counters and other surfaces, while a baking soda, vinegar, and bergamot mixture can help you get your sink and bathtub sparkling clean.
Dishwasher Rinse Aid: Add several drops of lemon oil to your dishwasher fluid before hitting “Start” to get spot-free dishes.
Pest Killer: Add essential oils orange and clove together and spray to instantly be rid of insect pests.
Types of Essential Oils for Mental Health Care
Meditation, regular exercise, and a healthy diet are all attributed better mental health. Add in essential oils, and you’ve got a recipe for lowered emotional stress and anxiety. In a recent study, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, researchers found that floral essential oil aromatherapy significantly helped reduce depression and anxiety in postpartum women.
The study specifically used lavender and rose essential oils, but Roman chamomile, ylang ylang, frankincense, bergamot, and orange can all help reduce anxiety and stress when used in aromatherapy. So whether you’re looking to destress after a heavy-hitting day at the office or you simply want to recharge over the weekend, adding in a bit of essential oils to a warm bath or diffuser can make a big difference to your mental wellbeing.
Tension Relief: Put a single drop of lavender floral essential oil in your hands and rub together. Cup hands around nose and inhale deeply for several breaths.
Sleep Deeply: Sprinkle several drops of lavender on your pillow before going to bed to fall asleep faster and deeper.
Essential Oils for Personal Beauty Products
The fountain of youth could be found in floral essential oils. In fact, a recent review from Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found 90 essentials that have been recommended for dermatological use. Essential oils can be combined and added in natural and homemade personal beauty products to improve skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, and lupus. They also generally improve the appearance of skin and can help wounds heal.
In addition to improved skin, floral essential oils including Roman chamomile, tea tree, helichrysum, sage, rosemary, and geranium can be used to improve hair loss, reduce scalp itching, and promote healthy hair growth.
Sunscreen: Combine well: zinc oxide, shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils helichrysum and lavender in a squeeze bottle. Apply to skin liberally for a toxic-free essential oil sunscreen.
Skin Toner: Add two drops each of lavender, frankincense, and geranium to eight ounces of water in a spray bottle. Spritz face after cleansing then moisturize.
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