10 Most Common Use Essential Oils: A List of Health Benefits of Essential Oils Healing Properties

Here are the most common use essential oils and its health benefits of essential oils healing properties that will increase your overall health and wellbeing, mind, body, soul and spirit.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is based upon experience and reliable research sources. Please consult your doctor upon any new regimens.

10 Most Common Use Essential Oils: A List of Health Benefits of Essential Oils Healing Properties!

 

Essential oils, aromatherapy, and herbal remedies have been in use for ages in many cultures. The talk in medical science is always about studying the effects of medications with multiple ongoing long term blind studies to prove value. What better study is there than the evidence of thousands of years of use?

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.

Why doTERRA Essential Oils?

dōTERRA‘s quality standard for essential oils, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®, exceeds industry standards. Because organic certification varies from country to country, province to province, and in the US, from state to state, it is not currently possible to acquire all oils under certified organic status.

Essential Oils Are Now Used In Medical Hospitals

Aromatherapy has a variety of health benefits and can be used in various settings. It is a great non-invasive way to treat a variety of medical conditions and can be used safely in combination with many other therapies.

Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your natural medicine cabinet can:

Fight cold and flu symptoms, relax your body and soothe sore muscles, heal skin conditions, alleviate pain, balance hormones, improve digestion, reduce cellulite and wrinkles.

Below you will find some of the most common uses, remedies and health benefits of essential oils healing properties.

10 Most Common Use Essential Oils

Peppermint


doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil – 15ml
Besides freshening your breath, peppermint also helps to combat nausea and other stomach issues. It can help stop itching and relax overworked muscles. Put a few drops in a bowl of hot water to help fight congestion as you breathe in the vapor. As a natural alternative to Vapor Rub it can help fight headaches and sore throats. Plus, it can also help you focus.

Peppermint oil is a great natural remedy to relieve the pain associated with teething in infants. Peppermint oil boosts energy and it is a cost-effective natural solution to replace over the counter pharmaceutical drugs. I cannot honestly think of one reason why anyone on the planet would choose not to have peppermint oil in his or her medicine cabinet at home!

Frankincense


doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil – 15 mL
Frankincense is the dried sap of trees in the Boswellia sacra. These trees grow in Oman, Yemen and the Horn of Africa, including Somalia and Ethiopia. When dried, the sap is burned as incense and thought to have several medicinal properties.

Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits, including helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity, and even fighting cancer.

That being said, frankincense essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, since it acts as a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow and astringent. Frankincense Oil blends well with Lime, Lemon, Orange and other Citrus oils.

Myrrh


doTERRA Myrrh Essential Oil – 15 mL
Myrrh is a resin, or sap-like substance, that comes from a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa or the Middle East. Myrrh is botanically related to Frankincense, and is one of the most widely used essential oils in the world. Myrrh is applied directly to the mouth for soreness and swelling, inflamed gums (gingivitis), loose teeth, canker sores, bad breath, and chapped lips.

It is also used topically for hemorrhoids, bedsores, wounds, abrasions, and boils. In foods and beverages, myrrh is used as a flavoring component. Myrrh can also be used to support well-being and emotional balance.

Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and health aid. It was also employed in embalming and religious ceremonies.

Lavender


doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It’s simply great at fighting bacteria as a natural anti-bacterial rub on cuts, bruises and skin irritations. Research has revealed that the essential oil of lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. …

In addition to helping with digestive issues, lavender is used to help relieve pain from sprains, toothaches, and sores. Lavender is one of the few essential oils safe enough to use undiluted. Its aromatherapy uses include calming anxiety, easing headaches and aiding digestion. Make sure you keep this oil around at all times.

Basil 


doTERRA Basil Essential Oil 15 ml by doTERRA
Basil is one of the best natural oils for helping fight mental and physical fatigue. As its rich in beta-carotene it is also a healthy heart fighting oil providing powerful anti-oxidants, improving blood flow and cardiovascular health. You can treat your dry skin, acne or psoriasis with basil and be amazed at its effects.

Basil essential oil is effective in providing relief from colds, influenza and associated fevers. Due to its antispasmodic nature, it is frequently used to treat symptoms of whooping cough.

Basil essential oil is an medication that reduces or eliminates pain and provides relief from pain. That is why this essential oil is often used in the treatment of arthritis, wounds, injuries, burns, bruises, scars, sports injuries, surgical recovery, sprains, and headaches.

Tea Tree Oil 


doTERRA Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil – 15 mL
Melaleuca, or Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin and home surfaces, purifying the air, or promoting healthy immune function. Tea tree oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm.

Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

Rosemary


doTERRA Rosemary Essential Oil 15 ml
Rosemary has a woody, evergreen like scent and is part of the mint family. In recent research, it’s been shown to boost nerve growth factor and support the healing of neurological tissue and brain function. Rosemary Oil promotes hair growth. When applied over the scalp rosemary essential oil helps stimulate hair growth.

Many people also claim that it can prevent baldness, slows graying, and can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp. Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.

Lemon 


doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil – 15 mL
Lemon oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, Lemon is a good cleaner! It is used for cleansing the body, metal surfaces, dishes, and clothes. For a spiritual experience diffuse or add lemon oil to your water for spiritual awareness, the connection between spirit (consciousness) and soul, and for conflict in your thoughts and intellect.

Lemon oil is carminative, it works to support various stomach problems, including indigestion, acidity, upset stomach, and cramps.

Lemon oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. Diffuse in the office or while your children are doing homework to stay focused and on task. Good for energy and mind clarity. Lemon oil is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders.

Clove


doTERRA Clove Essential Oil – 15 mL
Clove is used as the main ingredients in Tiger Balm, which is used on sore muscles. It is also used in many dental issues for sore gums, tooth pain, fighting bad breath (although with clove breath). Other benefits include clearing up earaches, digestion issues, stomach and headaches and nasal congestion. Lastly it’s an aphrodisiac and therefore a stress reliever.

Clove bud oil is also used to help ease respiratory problems, such as cough, colds, sinusitis, asthma, and tuberculosis. In fact, chewing on a clove bud is said to help sore throats. Antiseptic – It is applied topically to assist in addressing fungal infections, wounds, and cuts.

Oregano


doTERRA Oregano Essential Oil – 15 mL
Oregano essential oil has made its way into cookbooks, cleaning cabinets, and supplement capsules. Oregano oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils. Due to its high concentration of carvacol and thymol, two phenol chemicals that possess cleansing properties, Oregano is commonly used as a household cleansing agent. Oregano oil can be taken internally to help support a healthy immune system and healthy digestion and respiratory function.

Oregano oil is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Other benefits of Oregano oil can be found when preparing and eating culinary dishes. Because of Oregano oil’s high phenol content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling—only one to two drops are needed. When applied topically, Oregano oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

The few oil mentions above are but a tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of oils with thousands of health benefits. The health benefits of essential oils are proven through thousands of years of use and the fact that many of their plants are used in commercial medicine prove their worth. Would you rather have a natural product or the chemically induced medicines provided by FDA, doctors and hospitals?

Do you have any others to add? Let us know in the comments.

Jamie Clay

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