Since ancient times, essential oils have been incorporated in the healing arts. Practitioners consider essential oils to be the “life blood of a plant.” Effects and benefits of essential oils are tremendous.
It is difficult for people steeped in the knowledge and practice of using essential oils to imagine not using them as part of everyday living.
Essential oils are quick and easy to use. They can be worn during the day or evening or diffused in the home and at work. They can be carried in a small bottle and inhaled to reduce stress or clear a mental fog. Essential oils are often used in massage and as a way to enhance meditation and concentration. They also are incorporated into many skin care and beauty products.
Many healing and calming properties are attributed to essential oils. Consider some of these important effects and benefits of essential oils:
- Stimulation of cellular renewal to heal and improve the complexion of your skin.
- Balancing emotions.
- Fighting bacteria, fungi, and other infections.
- Mental clarity.
- Restful sleep.
- Reducing pain, nausea, discomfort.
- Uplifting the spirits.
- Creating a special ambience in a room.
- Air purification.
Some essential oils heal or ease by topical application to the body. Others produce their greatest effects by being inhaled or ingested. Still others provide antibacterial and cleaning benefits by being sprayed onto or wiped across surfaces.
Essential oils provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to many toxiccleaning chemicals. When appropriately used, they also can be an alternative or complementary therapy to traditional pharmaceuticals.
It was helpful when you explained that essential oils can be used to help balance your emotions. My wife and I just recently found out that she is pregnant with our first son. She struggles with anxiety but can’t take medications now that she is pregnant. It seems like essential oils would be able to help her deal with her anxiety without hurting the baby.