The earth is full of elements that are just waiting to be used. Before modern-day medicine existed, humans used natural medicines that were derived from Mother Nature herself. Oils taken from the heart of nature’s gifts provided many cures to everyday ailments.
If I was to go over every single one, however, this list would be pages and pages long.
So, here are 5 of the most popular essential oils that can be used for practically anything.
This essential oil is derived from a perennial plant call Salvia sclarea. It is used most frequently for balancing hormones in women which helps with things like easing cramps from menstruation, reducing heavy bleeding, and hot flashes. This is especially useful for women who don’t like to take medication.
On top of providing relief from period woes, clary sage also does the following:
- Eases asthma/coughing
- Soothes sore throats
- Lessens anxiety and fear
- Prevents fatigue and exhaustion
This essential oil that contains a homey earthy scent is perfect for creating peace within the soul. Frankincense, also known as Boswellia carterii, has been used throughout history as a way to calm your thoughts and become grounded again. It’s primary use in the medical world is in skincare. Smoothing the oil onto your face will encourage radiant skin.
Other uses for frankincense essential oil are:
- Fading scars/stretch marks
- Promoting happiness and peace
- Soothing bronchitis/coughing
- Lessens fear, grief, and loneliness
Categorized as a female seed cone that is produced by several types of juniper bushes, this essential oil is great for the digestive tract. If, for example, you are trying to lose weight, then you can add a couple drops of this oil to a glass of water to improve digestion.
Other great functions juniper berry essential oil performs are:
- Urinary system health
- Cures cellulite
- Flushes toxins from the body
- Soothes agitation
Part of the mint family, lavender is also known as Lavandula. It is a common purple flower that is well-known by everyone, but what may not be known is how many amazing health benefits it possesses. The major benefit that lavender provides for people is as a sleep aid.
Other benefits of lavender essential oil are:
- Improves healing time of bruises, burns, and cuts
- Prevents acne
- Natural insect repellant
- Relieves panic attacks and stress
This herb is a mix between spearmint and watermint. Not only do we love this oil in our foods, including peppermint ice cream and chewing gum, but we also use it frequently for our health. Infused into teas and ointments, peppermint oil is great for helping soothe upset stomachs and ease common cold symptoms.
Other lesser-known benefits of peppermint essential oil are:
- Cooling fevers
- Easing headaches
- Boosting energy
- Improving memory and concentration
While I only listed five essential oils, there are dozens more that are used in the art of aromatherapy. Each oil has a particular job that truly works wonders for the body. Essential oils are such a benefit to mankind because they work as natural cure-alls and you don’t have to worry about what harmful chemicals you might be putting in or on your body.