Throughout life there is no escaping the occasional health mishap, injury or illness. Usually it is a sign that we need to slow down, take more care or it is the body’s way of whispering that something is not quite right. For many stress is the number one reason followed closely by (and maybe even caused by) a lack of sleep. Whatever illness or injury we incur it gives great comfort to know there are many amazing, natural remedies that we can easily reach for to help restore ourselves and our families back to optimal health and wellbeing.
Aromatherapy has been documented for well over 4000 years and throughout history it has been known to support people to wellness and even on to greatness. Plants and herbs have been the foundation of medicine for centuries and it is no wonder essential oils – potent plant extracts – are loaded with many therapeutic compounds that the body responds powerfully to.
Through topical application by adding a few drops of essential oil to a high grade carrier oil like sweet almond, jojoba or coconut you can apply a specialised blend onto the body with great effect. You can take a bath with them, use them in a spritzer, a vaporiser and even look at the good old fashioned inhalation method to help restore your health.
So the question then is which are the best essential oils for health and healing and what are the go-to’s for most ailments and conditions?
Here is my top 6 pick!
Eucalyptus is highly antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral. Ideal for all bronchial conditions and is an excellent muscle reliever, insect repellent and immunity booster.
Geranium has anti-inflammatory and astringent qualities making it ideal for skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis and is the best oil for hormone balance, headaches and anxiety.
Lavender is like having your first aid kit and dream mum in a bottle, it is highly antiseptic and cell regenerating making it ideal for skin conditions and is the perfect oil for calming and relieving stress, headaches and anxiety.
Lemon has major antimicrobial properties very useful in treating colds and flu’s, is a fantastic immunity booster and helpful in treating acne and boils, warts and problematic skin.
Peppermint is known for its ability to heal upset tummies, reduce temperatures as well as being excellent for muscle aches and pains and relieving mental fatigue and migraines.
Tea Tree is the most antiseptic of all oils and is excellent in healing burns, bites, stings, acne, blisters and athletes foot along with catarrh, sinusitis and catarrh and is a great immune booster.
For a more in depth understanding of how these 6 oils work you can download this preview (below) from the eBook – First Aid Essential Oils For Mothers & Children where all 6 oils are discussed in more detail. And if you would like to make this a priority for your family there is a special First Aid Essential Oil 6 Pack available which included a free copy of the eBook!