It is a common misconception that in order to be healthy you need to ingest all manner of supplements, whether synthetic or natural. What is not well known is that your skin is as good, if not better, at introducing those helpful remedies than your stomach is. And, in the case of certain essential oils that you cannot ingest, it is one of two ways left to your disposal. Aromatic is another way to experience their health benefits. Three essential oils that afford plenty of benefits but are not considered safely ingestible are eucalyptus essential oil, anise essential oil, and lavender essential oil.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
You can use eucalyptus essential oil topically or aromatically. Topically it is useful for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic and insect repellent qualities. This makes it ideal for use as a deodorant as well as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, shingles, acne, and wound treatment, just to name a few. Aromatically it promotes a feeling of well-being while being purifying and healing.
Anise Essential Oil
Anise essential oil comes from a dainty, white-flowered annual. Its main chemical constituent is anethol which lends itself to use as an antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and diuretic. You can place it on an area of concern or apply to vita flex points on your feet. You can also diffuse it. It should be used in moderation because some people experience dermatitis with excessive use.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is a universal oil that seems to be useful for just about everything. That is probably why you see lavender listed in the ingredients of so many products on the market today. Its properties include analgesic, antidepressant, antifungal, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antitumor, and regenerative benefits. With both emotional balancing and hormone balancing effects, lavender is a popular choice for women. It is perfect for diffusing to lend a calming atmosphere, useful particularly at bedtime.
It can be a bit overwhelming to decide which essential oils to use for your specific needs, whether you need hormone balancing or any of a million other body system support benefits. Just as you shouldn’t take a bunch of ingested supplements without full knowledge of how they work and may affect one another, it is important to get advice from a professional before using essential oils. That is why at Lena Hunt Co., we offer free consultations with any order. We’ll help you choose the right essential oils and tell you how to use them effectively and safely.
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