Learn about everything essential oils can do for your health just by smelling them!

Due to the properties of natural essential oils, they are used in different therapeutic branches, from aromatherapy to regenerative cosmetics, through their implementation as antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics.

Essential oils are liquid extracts from plants. They are called "essential" because they have the essence of the plant. They are also called essential because they are nutritionally required by the body. Essential oils are also generally used as aromatherapy and as natural medicine.

Properties of aromatic essences

Main benefits of essential oils

Each essential oil stands out for its particular properties, but some share most of them. Among these properties of pure essential oils, we could highlight that many of them have antibiotic principles, such as tea tree and lavender, cell regenerators, antivirals and antiseptics.

Lavender oil is generally used as an anxiolytic or tranquilizer medicine. It acts as a sedative, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, and analgesic.

Several syrups and cough drops have eucalyptus oil. They can also cure pharyngitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Thanks to its immune effects that influence the body's ability to eliminate bacteria.

Several of the essential oils have been used for several years as remedies for minor burns. Among these, we find eucalyptus oil, which can heal wounds and burns; in addition to healing properties.

The best essential oils for healing wounds are myrrh, which disinfects wounds and stops bleeding. The tea tree, which reduces infection and bacteria in it, in addition to relieving pain.

Peppermint essential oil reduces stomach spasms and also calms the pain that they cause. Others that also have antispasmodic properties are ginger, lavender, and chamomile.

How to use essential oils

Being concentrated, these essential oils can be applied directly to the skin previously diluted in vegetable oil, such as grape, sesame, or almond seeds. Some of them are contraindicated for pregnant women and children. The ideal is to choose products of good origin and follow the instructions for their use.

These essential oil mixtures can be applied in many ways, but the most effective is to use diffusers in which through smell we inhale the aroma of these essential oils.

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