Essential oils have become the new healing power for people with various medical issues. Whether they be used as scents to clear sinuses, lotions to moisturize skin, or be used simply as aromatherapies to improve relaxation, these plant-based oils have become impressively popular and seem to be working wonders. With all that said, not many people know the history of essential oils or what they actually even are. So let’s dive in and find out!
Before we get ahead of ourselves, by definition, essential oils are the organic compounds that are extracted from plants. Through the process of distillation, oil is separated from the water-based compounds of the plant by steaming. During this process you are actually separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil.
There is a plethora of different things that you may notice will improve if you add some essential oils to your medicine cabinet. They include: fighting cold and flu symptoms, improving digestion, reduction of wrinkles and strengthen skin, and even can be used to help clean your home. The totally awesome thing about essential oils is that they are completely natural! Whether they be used as medicines or cleaning products, no hazardous chemicals are added.
These oils have become so popular that medical hospitals are starting to adopt using them for numerous reasons. A study conducted in 2009 showed that patients who were given aromatherapy prior to entering the operating room, were significantly less anxious and found less patients suffering from anxiety before the surgery took place. Doctors also have used aromatherapy, along with conventional treatments, as treating for pain in hospitals. Essential oils are even used as an antibacterial to help treat cuts, burns, and scrapes. Basically, they have turned into a very versatile medicine that can help treat an incredible amount of conditions.
Now I can’t suggest a certain brand of essential oils, but my advice to you, is try out as many as you can. Everyone reacts to them differently so find YOUR niche. Personally, whenever I feel even slightly congested, I use eucalyptus spray on my pillow and night and wake up feeling like a new man! Essential oils aren’t the thing of the future anymore, they are the thing of the present and they are making advancements into the medical field.
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