Since the essential oils have been very powerful in the world, and since they are in fact an ancient medicine, there is now a wealth of them. The net is a real goldmine for finding both good and bad essential oils, so be sure to check out the choice of source and the choice of online store through reviews and table of contents on the packaging etc.

It is possible to find essential oils on the health food shelves, in health food stores as well as in some stores that specialize in beauty care and natural products. Prices can vary widely and one tip is not to buy the cheapest oils as they are unfortunately synonymous with synthetic additives and poorer quality. Consult the store staff if you are unsure, the first time you purchase essential oils it may be good to do so in a physical store in conversation with a seller who knows what can be recommended. There are also a lot of books that talk about which oils are good for what and whom they are suitable for.

Common properties

The properties of the essential oils are multifaceted and here is a brief list of the most important:

  • Aphrodisiac
  • Better digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Stimulating and stimulating
  • De-stressing
  • Bactericidal

Some known essential oils

The range of essential oils is so large that it can seem like looking for a needle in a haystack when you want to search for the optimal oil that fits all senses. Here comes a small mini-guide to some of the great essential oils that most know and praise.

Tea Tree oil is an oil that is perfect if you suffer from dry or problem skin. The oil appears as it is, undiluted as well as in shampoos and beauty products to relieve conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The oil is extracted from the tea oil bush, which is best known for growing in Australia.

Rosewood oil is extracted by steam distillation from Aniba Roseadora and is considered good from a wound healing perspective and to provide a relaxing effect and a relief against depression. Perfect for bathing or breathing.

The peppermint oil is excellent both as a flavoring and to infect the skin. It has a very strong scent that some do not appreciate but which is still very fresh. Suitable for pastries or salad dressings and to breathe in colds. Pour a few drops into hot water and hold a towel over your head for 15 minutes and feel how the airways are liberated and your whole body becomes more vibrant.

Eucalyptus oil is also a strong flavoring that many people like to have in sweets or pastries. However, it is excellent for relieving influences and colds with the breathable scent that can be inhaled and it is also used fresh in the health care. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, which grows in Portugal, among other things. The extraction is done by distillation with water vapor.

Geranium Pelargonium graveolens is extracted from the Bourbon geranium herb by distillation with water vapor. The oil is good for pain and light burns, so if you have been in the sun for a long time this oil is a saving hand. It is also very good at mood swings by stabilizing a stressful pillow.

Bergamott comes from the citrus fruit and this one got its name from the Italian city of the same name. The oil is extracted by cold pressing the shells on the fruit and then used extensively in teas and other industries. However, it must be known that it is light sensitive and should not be combined with lazy sun days on the beach in glowing sunshine.

Essential oils are mainly used in the skincare industry and aromatherapy, but there are also many oils that get a given place in the healthcare and industry. It is important to try out and also read on which oil is good for what, but basically it is mainly about what one likes best. However, some oils should not be used for different conditions or in special situations while others can be used anywhere and anytime.

Be careful when consuming essential oils as some may actually interfere with digestion rather than promote it. There are also new essential oils at regular intervals and for those who are interested there is a lot of essential information to study and absorb.

The most common way of making the oil is by distillation, but cold pressing also occurs. Whatever oil you use, it is of the utmost importance that it is organic, right from cultivation to production, to give it as many positive effects on the body as possible.