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5 Healing Essential Oils

Essential oils are the tiny droplets contained in glands, glandular hairs, sacs or veins within various parts of a plant. These droplets are the essence or fragrant part of the plant, which are complex mixtures of naturally occurring chemicals that have a multi-faceted role within each plant. These oils can be used for physical and emotional healing via aromatherapy.

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Each essential oil contains a unique set of benefits which the body and mind respond to. Essential oils enter our bloodstream through inhalation or absorption through skin. They then circulate throughout the body until they’re eliminated as perspiration and other bodily waste.

Discover how these five essential oils can aid in the healing process. All of the oils mentioned here are easily accessible and reasonably priced.

Lavender (Lavandula angustilfolia)

Balancing | Antiseptic | Antianxiety

Lavender essential oil is distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant. In small amounts lavender can calm, open sinuses, lift mood and repel some insects.

Applications: bath, diffuser, inhaler, massage, room mist, steam inhalation

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Respiration | Antibacterial | Antiviral

The essential oil of eucalyptus is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree. Use eucalyptus to open breathing passages, boost energy, relieve pain, as a disinfectant and repel insects.

Applications: bath, diffuser, inhaler, massage, room mist, steam inhalation

Orange (Citrus cinensis)

Tranquility | Antiseptic | Antianxiety

Orange essential oils are pressed from the peels. It has a calming effect, improves alertness and relieves emotional tension.

Applications: bath, diffuser, inhaler, massage, room mist

Peppermint (Mentha peperita)

Digestion | Antibacterial | Antiviral

The essential oil of peppermint is distilled from the whole plant. Peppermint is known to relieve nausea, open airways, increase alertness, reduce inflammation and repel insects.

Applications: diffuser, inhaler, spray mist and steam inhalation

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Basic-Aid | Antifungal | Anti-inflammatory

Tea tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree. It is often used to open sinuses, relieve pain, as a disinfectant and for healing minor abrasions.

Applications: bath, diffuser, inhaler, massage, room mist, steam inhalation

Ready to add these essential oils to your natural health routine, but aren't sure where to start? Diffusers and spritzes are some of the easiest ways to add the benefits of aromatherapy oils to daily life. Try these simple combinations that are perfect for summertime.


Video from YouTube content creator TiffyQuake.

This information is for educational purposes only. Dilute essential oils. Do not use internally. Keep out of the reach of children.


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