Medicinal properties of essential oils

Marriage Dr —
Hello there everyone, there is so much that can be said about essential oils, that we will never exhaust it all.

I can only keep things within beauty and body care, but I would encourage you to do your research on essential oils, there are amazing uses for the home. Today I give you some uses for the body in line with out topic of beauty,.

Not only are essential oils well, essential oils used to beautify you, they also have external medicinal properties.

They Soothe Swollen Lymph Nodes. You can do this by diluting lavender essential oil in a carrier such as olive or coconut oil and massage over swollen lymph glands to ease discomfort and reduce inflammation.

They can Relieve Nausea. You can do this by breathing in peppermint oil to relieve nausea; you can put it into a diffuser or apply a few drops to a cotton ball and inhale. Ginger and lavender can also be helpful.

So many people have problems after their ears are pierced. So to Clean & Soothe Ear Piercings, Use a drop of tea tree oil diluted in a small amount of coconut or other carrier oil to cleanse and soothe inflammation around piercings.

For bruises, mix five drops of each lavender and frankincense oil to ½ cup hot water. Soak a wash-cloth in water and apply the compress to bruises for pain relief and faster healing.
Essential oils are amazing for the relief of Menstrual Cramps.

All women understand the pain of uncomfortable cramps.  Combine one part clary sage, basil, or rosemary oil with four parts carrier oil.

Massage into your abdomen and cover with a warm compress for fifteen minutes. Repeat as needed. Also, some dark chocolate never hurts kikiki!

To soother a Headache, mix two drops each of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Lavender oil per six drops of carrier oil. Massage into temples, behind ears, on the back of your neck, across your forehead, and under the nose for quick relief.

To Heal Cracked Feed, Add three drops of lavender oil to two tablespoons of coconut oil. Slather liberally on your feet at night and sleep in socks.

To Open Your Airways, inhaling the vapour of Eucalyptus and Lavender oils can help clear congestion and allow you to breathe easier. Mix a few drops of these oils with a carrier oil.
Rub onto chest before bed for a better night’s sleep.

Detoxify Your Body Indulge yourself by soaking in a warm Epsom salt bath infused with rosemary and juniper oils.

The smell will calm you down and cleanse your body of toxins. If you are like me, Bee stings are potent, so this treatment is more than just a treatment, it could save life.

If you have a bee sting or are allergic to bee stings, simply pour a few drops of lavender oil to your painful bee sting to bring down pain and swelling.

To Relieve Tension, massage a few drops of lavender oil under the ear just behind the jaw, into temples, and over stiff neck muscles.

This will provide your muscles with instant relief and help you de-stress.  You can also put one drop of lavender oil on your hands, rub them together and cup your hands to your nose to breathe in the scent, causing you to feel your flood of worries melt away.

Can’t sleep, do not fret, sprinkle chamomile and lavender oils onto your pillow right before bed. Add several drops of both oils to a cotton ball and keep near your head while resting.
You can also put these oils in a diffuser to breathe in while you sleep.

To Calm Nerves, Lavender oil or lavender-infused water can help to calm nerves and cure anxiety. Rub or spray on temples, forehead, and back of jaw to relieve stress or use as a preventative before entering a stressful environment.

Somebody asked me about Warts, well yes you can deal with them using essential oils. Place a few drops of oregano essential oil on a cotton ball and hold in place with a band-aid over your wart. Keep up this practice until the wart disappears.

I found this one amusing, but it works.  To Curb Food Cravings, Inhale peppermint and cinnamon oil whenever you crave sugary or unhealthy foods.

For and Anti-Fungal Treatment, Soak feet in lavender-infused water to ease irritation and help heal fungal infections. To get rid of Fungi place a few drops of Tea Tree oil on the wound or fungi.,

To Protect Skin from Sunburn, mix one part myrrh oil, one part carrot oil, and two parts jojoba oil. Apply liberally all over your body for sun protection equivalent to SPF 30.

If your Skin is Irritated, peppermint oil can be used to calm and soothe skin affected by burns, rashes, or dryness. Use a dilution of no more than 15 drops peppermint oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil to avoid damaging already irritated skin.

Then massage the diluted oil into your skin to refresh, moisturise, and soothe pain. If you get burnt, mix a few drops of lavender oil with aloe vera gel to speed the healing of minor burns.

For serious burns please seek medical attention. For Head lice, Mix three drops of each thyme, lavender, and eucalyptus oil with ¼ cup melted coconut oil and apply to scalp focusing on the roots. Cover head with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes, wash out thoroughly.

I cannot confirm this one, but I am told to relieve Arthritis, mix two drops of each wintergreen, cypress, and lemongrass into a bottle of unscented lotion. Rub into any affected areas daily, or as needed.

Well that’s it from me on essential oils, I hope I have exhausted all your questions. Until next week, God Bless.

Marriage Dr can be contacted at “The Wedding Planner” or messaged (not called) on 0772 933 845.