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Popular Essential Oils And Their Uses

Essential oils are named so because they contain the 'essence' of the healing botanical. At Love Your Health we are proud to sell brands who offer organic, cruelty free and 100% pure essential oils. The brands we have chosen are well known for their high quality oils and innovative blends. 

Please note that essential oils should not be ingested or used topically without mixing with a carrier oil or cream. Check specific brands websites for ideas on how to best use an essential oil for its desired purpose. Here we have included a snapshot detailing just a few of the known uses for 6 popular essential oils. 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a multi purpose oil. Commonly used as a stress reliever due to the calming mood it can help you to relax and promote sleep. However this versatile oil can also be used to treat fungal infections, allergies, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. Pop it into a diffuser to promote a calm mood and make your home smell divine. You could alsouse in your closet to deter moths. 

Peppermint - Top uses for peppermint essential oil are to relieve muscle and joint pain. provide sinus care and other respiratory benefits. It can also be handy on long drives to help keep your brain alert and wake up your nervous system. Its also an effective pest repellent. Place peppermint oil on cotton balls to create a barrier around your home to deter ants, spiders and mice.

Tea Tree Oil has potent anti-inflammatory benefits and so can be a great treatment for eczema and psoriasis. Handy to have available as a natural insect repellent and to relieve stings and bites. Many people use tea tree oil to repel head lice, it will also deodorize your bins. Add a few drops to your diffuser to disinfect and freshen the air.

Eucalyptus oil - Use it on your stove top, yes its great for cleaning stubborn stains and grime from stainless steel! This powerful oil can also be used to remove AND prevent mould and mildew around the home.  A versatile oil to include in your collection to disinfect wounds, relieve a cough and even soothe cold sores.

Lemon OilDiffuse lemon essential oil to clean and purify the air. The fresh, uplifting scent acts as a mental energiser and so can help to promote a vibrant and positive mood. Lemon is known to soothe sore throats and help strengthen immune systems. Its also a great remedy for insect bites. Apparently smelling lemon can help reduce nausea too.

Ylang Ylang - Is commonly used to stimulate self-esteem so add a few drops to your diffuser if you feel you need a confidence boost.  Use of ylang ylang is also related to promoting inner peace and is often used to assist with meditation. It can also be used to repel insects and as a folk remedy to increase sexual desire and reduce sexual anxiety.

 

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