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Essential Oils and Their Uses (A Guide)

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Disclaimer – This article highlights essential oils and their possible uses. It is not medical advice and cannot be taken as such. If you have any health concerns, speak to your doctor or health care practitioner.  Blog News Weekly makes no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information on this website. Some of these oils are unsuitable for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

I have been using essential oils for some time now and I have to say, I am addicted! This is one addiction that is actually really healthy so lets talk about essential oils and their uses.

Lavender essential oil is one of my favourite essential oils. It has been used for centuries, dating back to ancient Egypt where they used it for embalming. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

It is well known for its calming and relaxing purposes and is often used as a sleep aid. It is also highly beneficial to people with anxiety and depression.

It can even be used to soothe headaches, migraines, tension and PMS.

It is a multifunctional and wonderfully scented essential oil – a brilliant choice to have in your collection of essential oils.

Chamomile essential oil – Chamomile has been used since as far back as the 1st century. It was commonly used for digestive problems.

It is most commonly used nowadays for its calming properties. It helps with mild to moderate anxiety and reduces stress.

It can also be used as a sleep aid and is anti-inflammatory.

Frankincense essential oilFrankincense is one of the most well known essential oils dating back 5,000 years or more. It was once considered to be worth more than gold before the fall of the Roman Empire. It was used for religious ceremonies, as in the Bible at the birth of Christ.

It is a healing oil that has many uses, most commonly –

Helping with asthma and anxiety.

Reducing pain and tension.

Digestive aid (ie. Chrohns and Colitis) and relieving stress.

Anti-inflammatory.

Can help with colic.

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Pure Frankincense

Eucalyptus essential oil – Dates back to the 1700’s. It was used for relieving cold symptoms, flu, chest infections and to help control meningitis. There are 300 species and 700 varieties of the Eucalyptus tree. They are the fastest growing tree and can grow up to 480 feet!

Can be used as –

A decongestant and air purifier

Natural insect repellent

Relieves aches and pains

Antibacterial. Can be used for shingles.

Concentration improved.

Lemon Verbena essential oil – originating from South Africa, it has been noted in Europe since the 17th century.

Boosts immunity

Mood enhancing

Relieves anxiety and depression

Invigorating and energising.

Orange essential oil – a well known essential oil commonly used in beauty products. Also known for its uplifting and mood boosting properties in aromatherapy.

Energising and invigorating

Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic

Eases digestion

Rosemary essential oil – since the 16th century, rosemary oil has been used in herbal medicine for it strengthening purposes.

Eases indigestion and improves digestive problems

Relaxing and soothing

Detoxifying

Improves clarity

Promotes hair and scalp health

Bergamot essential oil – used in black and Earl tea, it is known for its calming properties.

Tackles problem skin

Antiseptic

Aids the respiratory system

Relieves stress

Energising

Ylang Ylang essential oil – Ylang Ylang originates from Malaysia and Eastern Asia. It was commonly used to treat malaria and typhus. It is well known for its relaxing properties.

Helps calm a rapid heartbeat

Aids sleep and insomnia

Helps with anxiety and stress

Can help regulate blood pressure 

Eases tension

Essential oils can be ingested through vapour from a diffuser for best results. You can also use an oil burner to heat the oils in order to breathe in the therapeutic essential oils. 

If you wish to apply the oils directly to the skin, you may need to use a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, jojoba or similar. Always follow the instructions provided. 

Another great way to have essential oils on the go is by using essential oil jewellery. The porous lava rocks used in the jewellery hold the scent of the oils. This is ideal for people who suffer from anxiety. I love having mine for that little pick-me-up on the go. They come with a sample vial of an essential oil blend to try too.

Here is my gorgeous crystal and lava rock bracelet you can find online here at Crystal & Rock.

Essential oil jewellery bracelet  Crystal and lava rock essential oil infused bracelet

They can be custom made to order and come in a whole range including earrings and pendants!

Save this guide for future reference and let me know if you have a fave essential oil and what you use it for in the comments. 

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