by Lynette Walczak
Top 10 Essential Oils
The following list of Essential Oils that I personally own just happen to be among the most popular Essential Oils that are used in aromatherapy these days.
I tend to keep aromatherapy oils on hand at all times because they are the ones I use most frequently in my home:
Why it’s great:
■Reduces anxiety through its relaxation properties and helps end depression, stress, nervous tension, tearfulness, and insomnia.
■Helps relieve coughing, nasal mucus, and a number of respiratory ailments, thanks to its antiseptic, antibacterial, expectorant qualities.
■As an anti-inflammatory antispasmodic, and analgesic, Sandalwood is good for treating arthritis and lower back pain, as well as muscle cramps and varicose veins.
■Its aphrodisiac qualities help to increase libido, and it’s good when you are having difficulty concentrating.
■Useful with a number of skin conditions, including dry skin as well as oily skin and acne.
■Eases night sweats due to menopause and encourages peaceful sleep.
My favorite use for Sandalwood:
To end hiccups, place a drop of Sandalwood in a brown paper bag and breathe in and out a few times
Why it’s great:
■It refreshes and balances the emotions and is especially useful in times of anxiety and when dealing with depression.
■Good for bacterial or viral infections of the mouth, including nasal mucus
■Useful in stimulating poor circulation, while relaxing and calming the nervous system. Bergamot has anti-inflammatory and slightly diuretic properties, which also makes it useful in treating varicose veins.
■Bergamot’s general tonifying properties are good for allergy-related conditions. It helps relieve the pain, itch and swelling from insect bites and stings, while repelling insects as well.
■A powerful antiseptic, Bergamot is useful in the first aid treatment of minor cuts and wounds. It also helps prevent scar tissue.
■Good for oily skin conditions and is especially good at healing acne and infected pores.
■It’s an anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory, making it good for relaxing muscle cramps and lower back pain.
My favorite use for Bergamot:
Add equal amounts of Bergamot oil and Lavender oil to some unscented vitamin E cream for the best dry skin hand lotion ever!
Why it’s great:
■Helps to regulate and balance your emotions. It’s often used to clear the mind, de-stress, and treat insomnia thanks to its relaxing and soothing characteristics. Clary Sage is useful in lifting depression and de-stressing.
■Clary Sage is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, and deodorant.
■It can ease night sweats due to menopause and encourage peaceful sleep.
■Useful in counteracting hairloss and a number of skin conditions, including dry skin as well as oily skin and acne.
■Helps to combat gum disease.
■Decreases swelling and is helpful with varicose veins, bursitis, boils, and infected pores.
■Clary Sage stimulates the production of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers),which is why it’s an excellent oil in time of labor.
■Stimulates the memory, and its aphrodisiac qualities help to increase libido.
My favorite use for Clary Sage:
I put a few drops of Clary Sage oil on a tissue and carry it around with me. Whenever I feel stressed to the max, a brief whiff is beneficial, as Clary Sage helps with hypertension.