Essential Oils, each drop of it contains a piece of soul from the plant they are derivated.
They are highly concentrated and very rich in smell. Mainly used in Aromatherapy. But did you know they are also a natural remedy for many issues?
The usage of essential oils dates from an ancient Egypt to the modern days. So years don’t lie!
Therefore, you should check out these two essential oils and find out how they can contribute to your health, beauty and mind!
These essential oils are found two best because there is almost no a problem that these two cannot solve!
Peppermint and Lavender – Essential Oils with great powers
1. Peppermint Essential Oil
First, let me introduce you to peppermint plant.
It is a hybrid plant, a cross between spearmint and watermint. Originally cultivated in Europe and the Middle East, and today it is spread all over the world.
Peppermints most active ingredients are menthol and menthone. The essential oil is derivated by steam from peppermints fresh aerial flowers.
Now let’s talk about benefits of peppermint essential oil.
There is almost no issue that peppermint oil can not help you with.
It has a cooling and relaxing effect on your body. It is a great pain reliever for many problems like a headache, muscle pain, stomach ache.
Peppermint oils also soothe digestive problems, reduces nausea and improves a digestive system in general.
It is also good for mental health. It improves concentration and mental focus.
Peppermint essential oils also have many benefits for a respiratory system, because of its menthol smell.
And the list goes on and on…
How to use it?
You can use it topically by applying it on your skin directly, inhale it or drink it mixed with other beverage.
But you should be careful; Essential oils are highly concentrated and some are not recommended to use in a ‘neat’ form.
You can use peppermint oil in the ‘neat’ form for massage, but it is also good to mix it with some other oil, coconut oil for example. When you mix it, then you get the benefits of both oils.
You can also add a few drops in your bath if you want to relax and sooth some pains.
Inhalation is good for the respiratory system and mental focus.
For digestive problems, you can drink it by adding a few drops in your beverage, water or tea.
2. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavandula, commonly known as Lavender is a group of 39 flowering plants. Mostly known for its color and smell, this plant has been used through history in all ancient cultures like Egypt and Rome.
Essential oil is also derivated by steam distillation from lavender flowers. This Essential Oil has a sweet overtone which is why it is used as an addition to perfumes and other beauty products.
Lavender Essential Oil is the world’s most favorite essential oil.
But Lavender is much more that just nice smelling plant. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties and much more properties that are beneficial for your health.
First, this essential oil is great for mental health because it reduces anxiety and reliefs from stress. It is also useful for sleep disorders, it improves a quality of sleep and reduces insomnia.
Second, it is great for skin. It restores the skin, reduces acne and eczema and helps that burns and cuts heal faster.
Third, research shows that Lavender is an excellent cure for diabetes because it normalize the blood sugar levels.
It also provides antioxidant protection. Lavender essential oil will make your body produce the most powerful antioxidants.
This Oil is also a natural cure for migraines and headaches. And the list goes on.
How to use it?
You can use Lavender Essential Oils as the Peppermint one. You can apply it topically on our skin or inhale it.
For sleep, you can just put in the diffuser and breathe it in during the night, and during the day for the better mood.
For skin benefits, you can apply it directly onto your skin. You can also mix it with other essential oils for better income if you prefer.
You can add it to your bath, diffuse it in the air, use it on your skin; it doesn’t matter the outcome is the same. Lavender essential oil is excellent and will give significant benefits to your health!
But note again, not all essential oils are compatible to be applied directly to the skin!