Essential oils are basically plant extracts. They are taken from various plants and made into an oil form for you to use as you please. Some people use essential oils in diffusers to improve the smell and ambiance in a room, but others will apply them to themselves for health benefits. There are loads of essential oils out there that can improve the health & well-being of many things. Here’s a look at three of the best for you to consider trying:
Tea Tree Oil
This is perhaps the most mainstream essential oil that most of us encounter from a very young age. No matter who you are, you instantly recognize tea tree oil by its smell. For most of you, this is because it’s synonymous with head lice – your parents would use tea tree oil on you if you had lice as a kid in school. It does much more than treating this problem thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can use tea tree oil to treat acne, care for cuts and scratches, and much more. It’s a wonderful oil to have as part of your skincare routine, and you can also find it blended into many different beauty products.
Hemp oil is rich in omega-3s and omega-6s, meaning it is fantastic at treating a full range of skin conditions. Both acne and eczema can be calmed down by applying this oil to the problem areas. Furthermore, hemp oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, meaning it contains cannabinoids – but without the psychoactive THC. In turn, it can be used to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions. But wait, it gets even better! As seen on the Pet-Ness website, you can use hemp oil products to help your pet get healthier as well. It is used to clean and soothe wounds, relieve aching muscles, and much more. So, you have an essential oil that won’t just take care of you, it’ll take care of your furry friends too.
Bergamot is a citrus fruit and the oil that’s extracted from it can have some incredible health benefits. Typically found in many lotions and massage oils, bergamot is known for its ability to reduce stress and tension. There are many compounds within this fruit – and therefore the oil – that can help to treat muscle soreness and pain. In essence, this oil can ease the muscles and get them to relax. Part of this is down to the anti-inflammatory properties of bergamot, which is another huge benefit of this oil. One word of warning, bergamot can make your skin more photosensitive as it is citrus-based. This just means taking greater care to cover up if you put it on before heading outside. For this reason, most people apply it at night before bed.
If you do your research, you will find plenty of other essential oils out there for you to try. However, if we had to pick three that are well worth trying and experiencing, these would be the ones to go for.
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