Nearly every essential oil is antiseptic to some degree. Oils such as lemon, tea tree, thyme, eucalyptus, pine, lavender, sandalwood, and eucalyptus are known to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. Using these scents on your body can actually boost your health as opposed to causing skin irritation as which may arise when wearing synthetic fragrances.
There are a number of oils that can be used to ease inflammation. Tissue that is red and swollen can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Oils that have anti-inflammatory action include rose, chamomile, lavender, myrrh, and sandalwood.
The regeneration of cells and the restoration of tissue function can occur if a compound has a cytophylactic property. Certain essential oils are known to have such an ability. For example basil, pine, and rosemary can help restore function to one’s adrenal glands, whereas jasmine, ylang ylang, and cypress can give a boost to the endocrine glands, and chamomile and lavender are believed to help regenerate the skin cells.
There are certain oils that have a sedative effect on the nervous system, ideal when suffering from muscle spasms and associated pain. Plant extracts with such potency include lavender, rose, neroli, ylang ylang, and geranium. These oils can have a far reaching impact even when used sparingly.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to help promote health and well being. Though today we have a tendency to rely on modern approaches to treat ailments and sickness, the value of using this natural approach should not be overlooked. The healing power of plant fragrances is very real.
When next buying a perfume, consider opting for an all natural product. Apart from the great smell you can give your health a real boost. Why waste money on chemical scents when there are so many potent and attractive natural fragrance oils that can be used. Research this subject in detail and you will be amazed at the power of these compounds.