10 Natural ways to heal yourself with essential oils

The 10 essential oil for wellness in Singapore below will help us assemble a natural first-aid kit for a variety of common minor ailments.

  1. Tea Tree: Distilled from the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifloria, tea tree is one of the oils that can be used topically — good news because it’s great for treating skin problems like fungus and blemishes. We can dab it on acne blemishes with a cotton swab to help clear our skin, or apply it to skin fungal infections like athlete’s foot. It’s also found in many skin care products.
  2. Lavender: “Lavender is one of the most versatile oils”. “It is more commonly known for its relaxing effects but works on bruises, cuts, and skin irritation too.” The scent of lavender can reduce the levels of stress hormones in our blood. That is a good reason to put a few drops in our bath in order to help us relax at night. We recommend putting a couple of drops of the oil on our hands, rubbing them together and inhaling, then sprinkle a few more on our pillow before we hop in bed.
  3. Calendula: Bright-orange calendula flowers are also known as marigold. Calendula can be used in a variety of forms, include as an essential oil. It is particularly good for sensitive skin and can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. We can also put a drop in our bath water to soothe psoriasis.
  4. Chamomile: We are probably familiar with chamomile used as a tea, but the essential oil has similar properties. It is particularly well known for its relaxing effects, which is why the tea is popular to drink before bed. Add to the effect with a few drops of the oil on our pillowcase.
  5. Peppermint: “Peppermint purifies and stimulates the mind. It also can increase mental alertness”. Peppermint oil is also one of just a handful of oils that can be taken internally, which is fortunate because it is a great recipe to help indigestion — just mix a few drops of water and drink.
  6. Frankincense: “Frankincense has been used for thousands of years”. “It can be used for depression, inflammation, immunity, and to increase spiritual awareness.”
  7. Oregano: We may have heard of oil of oregano as a flu fighter. This strong-tasting oil has naturally antibacterial qualities, which is why many think it can help to fight colds and other sicknesses. It is taken topically, often by putting a few drops on the tongue — the taste isn’t pleasant but many people swear by it during flu season.
  8. Lemon: “Lemon oil can be used not only to detox the body but it can also help with acne. If we want a healthy boost in alertness, a bit of lemon oil mixed 50:50 with a carrier is a great way to give our head a lift. Because of its uplifting properties, lemon essential oil is also good for increasing focus and concentration. As a bonus, it can help keep fleas away when used on our pets.
  9. Grapefruit: Citrus oil, grapefruit essential oil has properties similar to lemon oil. It is a great choice for people experiencing fatigue and it can help we deal with the effects of jet lag. It is also a natural antiseptic so we can add it to our homemade household cleaners to keep our home safe and clean.
  10. Eucalyptus: This is a great oil to have on hand if we get frequent colds or suffer from allergies that affect our breathing and make us congested. “Eucalyptus can be used to relieve sore muscles and help clear sinuses”. “It also has many antibacterial properties and has been known to stimulate the immune system.” Use it in a vaporizer to loosen up a congested chest or apply it diluted to the inside of our nose to relieve nasal congestion. But never ingest it or use it on our skin undiluted, as it can be irritating. To read more about essential oil online in Singapore click here.

 

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