What are essential oils?
Essential oils are great soothers and alleviators. They are great comfort in problematic times or on stressful days. Some are great pick-me-uppers that help boost your energy and lift your mood. While others are good for skin conditions such as dry skin or eczema.
How can I use essential oils?
You can use them for aromatherapy and dissipate them in the room’s air. You can also use them for your skin, by rubbing some on your wrist, neck or other body parts. Otherwise, add a few drops in a readymade hot bath.
Essential oils have been used since back in the early days. The philosopher, Aristotle believed that plants had their own psyche, while the Egyptians believed that deities were present in the smoke and incense of the plants and aromatic oils. They also believed that the oils helped others clear their soul and help with meditation.
How are essential oils made?
Essential oils are made from plant extracts, and it’s quite easy to make them. One can make them in a few simple steps.
First, you will need to squeeze out the plant’s “essence” – which is why we refer to them as essential oils. The resulting extract holds in the plant’s scent. Once you extract the plant’s essence, it then gets distilled or cold pressed. Finally, it will be mixed with oil. That’s basically how we get ready-to-buy essential oils.
Essential oils for women
Essential oils can be used to treat different health issues. From stress, headaches, skin irritations, and insomnia – they are great helpers. For men and women! However, in this article, we are going to have a look at how women, especially can benefit from using essentials oils.
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Now, let’s have a look at 10 best essential oils for a woman’s health
Lavender’s scent is most helpful to soothe the mind. That’s why lavender oil is a great asset to have when you’re trying to calm yourself during a stressful time. It’s also a great helper for women suffering from insomnia. Besides helping with stress and sleep, lavender oil can be good for skin irritation as it brings balance to your soft skin.
The vivacious scent of the lemon brings a feeling of brightness, zestiness, and cleanliness. It creates a fresh citric ambiance in your home, or on your skin. Use it when you want to feel livened up, energized and overall in an active good mood, as it has antidepressant qualities. Lemon oil also has skin-repairing properties which helps skin circulation, wrinkles, and toning.
Orange oil similar to lemon oil has a very zesty scent. However, oranges are much sweeter, and their scent as well. Orange oil is a great alleviator for bad moods. According to researchers, citric essential oils have positive effects for treating anxiety and depression. If you’ve been having a hard time lately, orange oil can help lift your mood and make you feel better.
The Neroli essential oil is one of our favorites. The Neroli oil, how it’s also commonly called is an excellent helper when you’re experiencing feelings of grief and despair. It is a great relaxer. It’s also commonly used to improve symptoms of Menopause, which makes it a great essential oil for women.
Frankincense oil brings an earthier aroma. This makes it a great alleviator for stress and depression, as it helps bring a sense of groundedness. It’s also known for curing hormone imbalances, as it improves your thyroid’s T3 and T4 hormones. Frankincense also has autoimmune properties, which are a tremendous help in fighting sickness.
The eucalyptus essential oil has amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a great aid in treating skin problems such as acne, or skin inflammation after skin treatments. It’s also quite good for skin cleaning, as it will rejuvenate and invigorate your skin. On top of that, eucalyptus oil can help with hair care and treating hair loss and an irritated scalp.
7. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang has a beautiful and powerful sweet scent. The flowers speak of beauty and femininity. Ylang Ylang essential oil can be diffused to give a sweet perfume-like aroma in the room. When it comes to the body – the oil fights skin blemishes, improves blood circulation and can strengthen your hair.
8. Clary sage
The clary sage herb is a light and warmly scented plant. The essential oil made from it, has soothing properties as it’s a great female hormone balancer. This makes it helpful in dealing with stress, anxiety or depression. It’s also widely used to help with PMS and menstrual cramps.
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9. Tea Tree
Tea Tree, or Melaleuca as it’s also known, is a great cleanser. Use it without reservation when you want to bring a cleansing aroma to your home. Use it as well in a hot bath, or when doing skin treatments, as it will help cleanse your skin while leaving on it, its light tea like scent.
The rose essential oil isn’t only used due to its beautiful rosy scent. Rose oil is often used by women, because it helps with skin dehydration, acne, and signs of aging. As you may expect, it is quite good at treating skin irritations. On top of this, rose oil is a great alleviator of PMS and menopausal symptoms – similar to the clary sage essential oil. It will also help you relieve migraines and more mild headaches.
These are our 10 best essential oils for women. Hope you’ve learned more about the benefits that they can have on women’s health. Make sure to always have a variety of essential oils in your home.
Bring their different powers into your life, and let them work their healing wonders on you. You can find out even more about the powers of different essential oils in “The Healing Power of Essential Oils”. A great book by Eric Zielinski, who is also the host of the Essential Oils Revolution summits.