Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various civilizations for medicinal and health purposes. In ancient Israelite, Egyptian and Persian civilization – essential oils were used as a natural medicine to improve the overall health.
Nowadays, essential oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects, and being used widely from aromatherapy to household cleaning products, personal beauty care, and natural medicinal treatments.
The following is a list of 10 best essential oils uses and benefits for your body, skin, and hair:
10. Acne Face Wash
One of the most common uses of Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is in skin care products and is considered to be an effective treatment for acne. To get rid of acne, make a homemade face wash by mixing tea tree oil (melaleuca) with raw honey and rub on your face. Then rinse off with water.
9. Age Spot Reducer
Put on Frankincense essential oil three times daily directly on the skin to improve sun spots and age spots. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Frankincense essential oil has a number of other interesting uses as it helps in reducing inflammation, boosts immunity, fights infections, and heals skin.
It is also an effective mood booster that helps cope with anxiety and stress naturally.
8. Foot Blisters Skin Healer
Tea tree oil (melaleuca) can be effective for treating the foot blisters. Mix two drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca) with two drops of pure unscented oil and apply to the blistered area for up to four to five times per day. The tea-tree oil in this remedy will help kill bacteria and prevent an infection.
7. Body Lotion (body butter)
Lavender essential oil is known as anti-depressant and relaxer that offers amazing benefits for the skin. It has analgesic, antibacterial and antiseptic properties among others that help prevent acne, pimples, acne scarring, blemishes, stretch marks and more. It is also useful against the excessively oily skin.
To make best essential oil body butter: mix coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and Lavender essential oils for moisturizing body lotion. Lavender oil mix so harmoniously with shea butter giving you a scrumptious-smelling butter to apply all over your skin or hair.
6. Natural Body Spray
To make your natural body spray, add four ounces of distilled water and 3 tablespoons of unscented alcohol in the spray bottle. Choose your favorite aromatic essential oils, and add 20 to 25 drops of essential oils in the spray bottle.
You can choose any essential oil of your liking, some of the most famous include cedar, rosemary, eucalyptus or sandalwood essential oils. Shake the spray bottle gently to combine the ingredients. Once oils are diluted, use it on your skin as a fragrant body spray.
5. Breath Freshener
Use a drop of peppermint essential oil for a natural way to freshen breath. To do this, place 3–5 drops of essential oil into your spray bottle, fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water and shake well to combine and spritz in the mouth for a refreshing burst of flavor. You can also use Spearmint and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.
4. Bruise Healer
Use essential oils to treat bruises or other wounds. Add five drops of Lavender essential oil and five drops of frankincense oil to four ounces of hot water and soak. Apply to the affected area by lightly massage it into the bruise.
Lavender and/or tea tree essential oils are great for reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process and these essential oil based treatments work well for bruises.
3. Mosquito Bite Soother
Lavender oil is great for soothing bites and preventing them. It’s especially unique for treating mosquito bites because lavender is known to stop bleeding while being an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent.
2. Burn healer
Mix lavender essential oil with aloe vera to treat burns. Lavender oil has pain-relieving properties, the ability to reduce inflammation, and antimicrobial activity. A 2012 study showed that lavender essential oil helped speed wound recovery. It also reduced inflammation in women undergoing surgery during childbirth.
Also, frankincense oil can reduce scarring and tea tree oil reduces the risk of infections. For pain associated with burns use peppermint oil.
1. Dandruff Remover
More and more people are turning to safe & effective home remedies to get rid of dandruff. Although essential oils won’t remove dandruff overnight, using them in your hair care routine will definitely help treat dandruff.
Mix five drops of rosemary and lavender essential oils with three tablespoons of an unscented carrier oil such as jojoba oil. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse with water (without using shampoo). You can also use, thyme, peppermint, patchouli, and Chamomile essential oil.
Wash your hair at least every other day, with essential oils disinfect, calm & soothe your scalp as well as take the itch away.