An essential oil comes with many health benefits. I first heard about essential oil through a friend who loves using them for nature cure. I’ve tested many of them and have seen some excellent results such as better sleep and focus. The good thing about essential oils is that there usually aren’t any side effects or crashes like other “smart drugs” might come with.
Essential oil is a big part of alternative medicine and nutrition. In this post, I’m going to go over the top essential oils and their health benefits behind it.
Lavender oil has been gaining a lot of popularity lately and I consider it as an essential oil. This is the one that helped me sleep better and feel more relaxed. Lavender oil is known as “calming oil” which helps people calm down and relax.
The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.
Personally, this is the essential oil that helped me the most and I use it daily. A few drops and a quick rub is all I need.
The brand that I love the most is Now Foods’ Lavender oil, which you can get for a couple bucks and last quite a long time. The smell from it is pretty good as well. It has a natural scent which is a huge plus for me. Some of the features include:
- Soft and calming aroma
- Can be diffused for aromatherapy or added to a warm bath
- Clean light scent and texture make it one of the most versatile oils
- Its clean, light scent and texture make it one of the most versatile oils
- 100% pure and natural providing all of the active aromatherapy constituents
This is another one of my all time favorites. I actually like to combine this with lavender oil for the best results.
One of the biggest uses for rosemary oil is to aid with hair loss and hair loss recovery. I personally know a few friends who suffered from hair loss and hair thinning issues but was able to recover with rosemary oil by applying it to their scalps.
It not only helps with people who are suffering from male pattern baldness but also helps with alopecia cases.
Rosemary oils come from rosemary extract where it is steamed until it becomes an oily form.
Plus, it has potent antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve respiratory problems, reduce muscle pain, soothe digestive uses, fight vaginal infections, reduce headaches, treat coughs and so on.
This is one of the best essential oils for hair growth.
The brand that I recommend is Now Foods’ Rosemary oil because it’s the best price for the value. The friends that have recovered from hair loss uses this brand and have seen excellent results with it. Give it a try!
Tea tree oil, made from the leaves of a Melaleuca plant, has a fresh, camphor-like scent. Health experts refer to this essential oil as a ‘medicine cabinet in a bottle’, due to its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, expectorant, insecticide and stimulant properties.
Tea tree oil is mainly used to cure tropical infections. I’ve personally known people who got infections after traveling to tropical places and uses this essential oil to recover from it.
In addition to that, tea tree oil can also help with bug bites. When I was traveling to Asia, I applied tea tree oil to my skin daily and that helped me avoid a lot of bug bites.
It even helps fight vaginal infections, clear chest congestion, eliminates body odor and improves oral health. In addition, you can use it as an effective insect repellent.
A quick note is that you should never “drink” this type of oil. Just apply it to your skin for the best results.
The brand that I recommend is Tea Tree Therapy’s tea tree essential oil. This specific brand only cost a few bucks and it can last you well over a few months. You should pack up on these before you start traveling to any tropical area.
Next up is oregano oil. This is a well known essential oil as well as it comes with many health benefits. Oregano oil is extracted through steam distillation of fresh oregano leaves, the chief components of oregano oil include carvacrol, thymol, cymene, and terpinene.
Oregano, also known as Wild Marjoram, is a spicy, well known aromatic culinary herb that has a well known by traditional herbalists for thousands of years. More recent scientific studies suggest thatOregano Oil may help to maintain healthy intestinal flora balance.
A lot of people like to use this oil to cook as well. This is one of those oils that can give you a little spicy taste.
Oregano essential oil can act as an expectorant, which will loosen up or help eliminate the uncomfortable buildups of mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tracts and sinuses, but it is also a soothing balm for inflamed lungs and the throat, which often stimulate coughing fits.
Therefore, oregano essential both prevents and treats symptoms of respiratory ailments.
Oregano essential oil has been shown to help heal Psoriasis, Eczema, Athlete’s foot, flu and other infectious ailments. Furthermore, it can be used to treat bacterial infections like E. Coli, Giardiasis and food poisoning. It relieves congestion, and certain studies reveal that it is as powerful a painkiller as the most respected options on the market, with the added benefit that it works without the strong side effects.
My favorite version of oregano oil is actually a soft gel version. Usually, for my oils, I like to apply it to my skin or cook it, but for this one, I like to take it in as a soft gel similar to fish oil. The go to product for this one is Now’s Oregano softgel oil. I like to carry these around with me when I travel as well.
Most people never thought of peppermint as an oil, but it is considered as an essential oil for many health benefit reasons.
Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues.
I like to put peppermint in my tea and in my coffee, but it actually does really well with helping digestive issues. This oil is a must have and perfect for anyone that have a sensitive digestive system.
Some of the most common peppermint oil uses include:
- Helps with stomach aches
- Clears up the digestive system
- Makes your breath smell great
- Relieves headaches
- Antimicrobial properties
- Improves mental focus
- Clears respiratory tract
- Boosts energy
- Releases tight muscles
- Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs
Each time I’m feeling kind of wacky in the morning, I like to take some peppermint oil to help my digestive system get going.
The good thing about peppermint oil is that you can add it to almost anything. You can add it to juice to spice things up or add it to your protein shake for a post-workout drink. It works with food and salads as well.
My favorite brand of peppermint oil is Woolzies’ peppermint oil. I’m not saying other brands don’t work, but I’ve tried a few and this was the one where I saw immediate results after having a headache. It felt like an immediate cure. This brand is also quite affordable and is a cost-effective natural solution for pharmaceutical drugs.
To all my intermittent fasting fans, I’m sure you guys already know and love MCT oil. MCT oil is one of my essential oils and I use it for a lot of different purposes.
“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management.
One well-known version of MCT oil is coconut oil. Roughly 62–65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs.
Most people like to take MCT oil in the morning when practicing intermittent fasting because it is considered a fatty oil that can keep them full longer and provide them with the focus that they need. MCT oil’s health benefits include:
- Maintain a healthy weight — since they both make you feel full
- Specifically, reduce stored body fat — since they also raise your metabolic function
- Have more energy
- Focus better
- Doesn’t cause digestive problems can actually help aid this
- Balance hormone levels
- Improve your mood
- Fight bacterial infection and viruses
This is one of the oils that is actually used in some weight loss supplement pills.
My favorite of all time is of course The BulletProof Brain Octane MCT Oil. It is well known in the industry and trusted by many intermittent fasting users.
The best way to use this one is to take it in the morning along with your coffee to jumpstart your day.
This is probably the least known one out of this entire list, but it sure does come with a lot of health benefits. Eucalyptus oil actually comes with a sweet taste that other essential oils don’t have. In the ancient times, people used this type of oil to treat wounds.
Eucalyptus oil can help boost the immune system and relieve muscle aches. You can apply this oil topically to treat wounds, burns, sore muscles, bug bites and boils.
Another good use of eucalyptus oil is for removing odor smells.
Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. Using eucalyptus for asthma is a proven treatment that dilates the blood vessels and allows more oxygen into the lungs.
Some people like to use eucalyptus oil as a soap to clean and wash their body parts.
My most favorite brand and type of eucalyptus oil is the lemon flavored one by Now. I leave this in my bathroom and it does an excellent job filling up the bathroom with a good scent and removing leftover odor.
I also use it for laundry sometimes.
There you have it all, the top essential oils and their health benefits. There are also ways where you can make your own version of essential oils, but we’ll save that for another post. Hope you enjoyed this one and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter!
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