How do Essential Oils work? Can they help your skin?
The therapeutic potential of essential oils, like other plants-derived remedies has yet to be fully realized. Although numerous medical herbs have been utilized since antiquity, many of which have been exploited to provide the biologically active compounds which form the basis for most of our modern drugs. There is still a great deal to be discovered about their precise pharmacology.
Modern research has largely confirmed the traditionally held beliefs regarding the therapeutic uses of particular plants. In order to gain a clearer understanding of the way essential oils work, and some of their particular areas of activity, we are going to talk about specific areas like the skin.
Skin problems are often the surface manifestation of a deeper condition, such as build-up of toxins in the blood, hormonal imbalance or nervous and emotional difficulties. Wow does this sound familiar?
Since essential oils are soluble in oil and alcohol and impart their scent to water, they provide the ideal ingredient for cosmetics and general skin care as well as for the treatment of specific diseases.
More Specific Benefits
Antiseptics for cuts, insect bites, spots, and more.
You can use essential oils such as thyme, sage, eucalyptus, tea tree, clove, lavender and lemon. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
Anti-inflammatory oils for eczema, infected wounds, bumps, bruises and more.
You can use essential oils such as chamomile, lavender and yarrow. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
Fungicidal oils for athletes foot, candida, ringworm and more.
You can use essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, myrrh, patchouli and sweet marjoram. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
Granulation stimulating or healing agents for burns, cuts, scars, stretch marks and more.
You can use essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, rose, neroli, frankincense and geranium. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
Deodorants for excessive perspiration, cleaning wounds and more.
You can use essential oils such as bergamot, lavender, thyme, juniper, cypress, Spanish sage and lemongrass. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
Insect repellents and parasiticides for lice, fleas, scabies, ticks, mosquitos, ants, moths and more.
You can use essential oils such as lavender, garlic, geranium, citronella, eucalyptus, clove, camphor and Atlas cedarwood. You can find easy helpful recipes here.
(Based on the “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils” by Julia Lawless)
Tomorrow we will talk about the benefits of using essential oils for Circulation – Muscles and Joints!
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