What Are the Best to Have Around
Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree, and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. They are typically created through the process of distillation, which separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming.
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. These therapeutic oils in plants protect the plant from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment and help them adapt to their surroundings. By taking essential oils, you are harnessing the protective and beneficial powers of a plant.
Essential oils are composed of very small molecules that can penetrate your cells, and some compounds in essential oils can even cross the blood-brain barrier. It is very important to use a carrier oil when using essential oils.
Here are some of our favorite ones that you want to keep around.
Clove: Antibacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant protection
Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence and can help heal broken bones
Eucalyptus: Improves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies. Also invigorating and purifies the body
Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports brain and may help fight cancer
Ginger: Reduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea
Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Mix with coconut oil and rub on areas of cellulite or take a few drops internally with water
Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heals burns and cuts
Lemmon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products as a natural antibacterial tool