10 Best Essential Oils

Updated: Aug 20, 2018


Written by: ulopapa


Essential oils have a variety of uses such as food processing, aromatherapy, manufacture of perfumes etc. There are several varieties of these oils in the current market. If you wish to buy essential oils for healing purposes, it is good to check and ensure that the essential oils are totally pure. Below is a list of the 10 best essential oils


Lavender

This oil can be used for several purposes, it is excellent for solving a wide variety of problems, for example, enhancing mental capability through aromatherapy, calming the skin, improve mood, sooth the skin etc. It also assists in balancing sebum production and promoting the growth of new cells. The oil has antibacterial properties that enable it to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation on the skin. Using a few drops of lavender oil in bath water assist in reducing the risk of disease outbreaks.


Lemon essential oil

This essential oil has a lot of benefits for treating conditions like acne, cracked heels and other skin diseases as it can remove toxins from the skin, it also acts fast by getting rid of the excess oil and sebum on the skin. Lemon essential oil helps to improve blood circulation thus quickening the healing process.


Mandarin

This essential oil is used to prevent the formation of stretch marks; mandarin oil can also be used in cleaning infected skin and for treating oily skin conditions such as blackheads.


Tea tree essential oil

Oil extracted from Tea tree is great for its medicinal value. It is a commonly used ingredient in lotions and foot scrubs as it contains antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic and antifungal properties required in these products. It is also suitable for cleaning, soothing and treating skin problems and cracked feet. Since this oil can be irritating to sensitive skin, it is important to dilute it before use.


Carrot seed oil

This essential oil is used for natural tanning, and removing the signs of aging for instance lines and wrinkles. It also assists in the treatment of rashes and

eczema.


Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint oil has a wide variety of uses in different parts of the world. The oil contains omega-three fatty acids that are important in skin nourishment is used as a skin cleaning agent in cosmetics because it removes sluggish skin cells. It also has some anti-inflammatory characteristics suitable for the treatment of oily skins, blackheads, and acne. Peppermint oil also contains menthol which is great in soothing irritated skins and you can also use this therapeutic grade oil for a massage which makes it an excellent choice in the treatment of nearly all skin diseases.


Clary Sage

Helps in reducing wrinkles and oiliness as well as combats acne, boils, and inflammations. However, you need to avoid alcohol during use and do not use if pregnant.


Macadamia oil

This oil can penetrate the skin easily to help recover the lost oils. The oil has some properties that enable it to prevent the skin from aging and formation of wrinkles.


Jojoba oil

Mostly used as a moisturizer to help rejuvenate and hydrate the skin as it can penetrate into the skin easily. Jojoba oil has the same makeup with the body’s natural sebum hence it does not cause any negative reaction to your skin. In addition, the oil assists in balancing the production of sebum according to the type of skin it is used on.


Eucalyptus oil

This essential oil has several properties that include; anti-parasitic, analgesic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. As a result, the oil is useful in the treatment of skin diseases and for treating asthma, coughs and colds, bronchitis, and clearing the air passage due to its antiviral properties. It can also be used to spray around the house, kitchen and cleaning pets beddings.


Avocado oil

This essential oil contains great moisturizing and healing properties. Avocado oil has a high concentration of sterolins that moisturizes the skin to keep it soft. It

also helps to keep the skin elastic and firm by increasing the amount of collagen.


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