Monday, 13 May 2013

All that you need to know about essential oils!

Market is flooded with plethora of essential oils. The list is endless so it becomes important for you to know about some of these oils that you can use in your daily routine to stay healthy. Spearmint and Tea Tree Oil are two such essential oils that can be used in daily life. While spearmint is widely used as seasoning for beverages as well as food, it is also known for its various healing properties. There are many people who choose spearmint over peppermint because of its less intense fragrance. Spearmint Oil is derived from the Mentha spicata plant that has bright leaves unlike the dark green leaves of peppermint. This oil has various health benefits. However, make sure that you take the guidance of expert herbal practitioner or aromatherapy expert before starting using it.

Usage of this particular oil helps in reducing problems that are related to respiratory system. Patients suffering from the problem of sinusitis and bronchitis are advised by doctors to make use of this oil. You can add a few drops of this oil with apricot and almond oil and massage it around your face and forehead. Make sure that it does not come in contact with your eyes. This will not only alleviate sinusitis but would also improve your condition.    You can also inhale it by adding a few drops of into hot water. This will decongest your blocked nose immediately.

There are several skin care products available in the market that comprise of spearmint. This oil is highly effective for healing problems related to skin such as acne and pimples. It has been found that this oil is very effective to combat problems related to skin eruptions.

Tea Tree Oil, officially known as Melaleuca, comprise of properties that make it natural antibacterial disinfectant.  It is only in the recent years that scientific studies have established that this particular ahs various medicinal benefits too.  It is light yellow in colour having fragrance similar to nutmeg. It is generated by steaming the leaves of tea tree plant. The oil is produced by squeezing these steamed leaves.

Thanks to its terrific properties that makes it the perfect natural agent for healing virus, bacteria and fungus. All the more important is the fact that it has properties that help in combating several infections that are resistant to antibiotics.  In a nutshell, it is an amazing natural remedy for treating several fungal as well as bacterial skin infections.

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