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Tea Tree Oil Benefits

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree is native to Australia and its oil has been used and known among the original inhabitants of that continent as a cure-all medicine since ancient times. Since it’s made its way to us people are now starting to realize just how important it really is. The main substances in Tea Tree essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Alpha Phellandrene, Alpha Terpinene, Limonene, Cineole, Gamma Terpinene, Para Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Terpinenol and Alpha Terpineol.

Tea Tree oil is an excellent expectorant. People who are suffering from cough and cold, congestion, bronchitis and other troubles associated with colds, can often get relief using Tea Tree essential oil. It can be rubbed on the chest and inhaled while sleeping, or a drop can be placed on the pillow so it can do its work at night also, and you can wake up feeling much better in the morning. I myself have used Tea Tree oil in this way and have come to realize that it really does work to help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold.

Lastly, this essential oil has a stimulating effect on hormone secretions, blood circulation, and most importantly, on the immune system. It boosts your immunity and acts as a shield against different types of infections. It is also quite popular in aromatherapy, because it blends well with many other oils and can also provide you with internal benefits that would otherwise be impossible, since you are not allowed to ingest Tea Tree essential oil.

Tea Tree oil is not entirely benign. You have to be careful with it. Be sure to read and follow all the warnings.

Benefits of Sandalwood Oil

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For centuries, sandalwood has been highly respected and even worshiped, especially in the Hindu religion, where it is considered to be holy. In every step of life, it is considered indispensable, from birth to death. It is used to anoint babies on their birthdays, to decorate brides and grooms, and, mixed with flowers, it is used to embalm bodies. It is also used on the funeral pyre when cremating the dead.

Beyond its cultural uses, it is also a great antiseptic. The essential oil of sandalwood is safe for both internal and external applications. When ingested, it is said to help protect internal wounds and ulcers from infections. When applied to the skin, it protects wounds, sores, boils, and pimples from developing infections or from becoming septic.

Sandalwood paste and its essential oil is also an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It has a nice cooling effect and provides relief from all types of inflammations in the brain, and in the digestive, nervous, circulatory, and excretory systems. It can be used for infections, fevers, the side effects of antibiotics, poisoning, insect bites, or wounds. Sandalwood essential oil is also particularly beneficial in cases of nervous and circulatory inflammations.

I’d have to say that Sandalwood is my favorite oil because it has so much to offer.

Lavender Oil Benefits

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Studies have shown that Generation Y is more prone to stress and anxiety. The scent of essential oil of lavender has strong calming abilities which make it perfect for the nerves and anxiety issues. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress. It helps eliminate nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. One study showed when lavender oil was inhaled before taking a test or exam, more people were focused, and relaxed. Pass rates improved!

Lavender oil also helps induce sleep—a healthy alternative for insomnia. It has such a relaxing impact on people that it can often replace modern medicine for sleep issues. Studies on elderly patients have shown an increase in their sleep patterns when they replaced their normal sleep medication with lavender oil.

Surprisingly, lavender oil is also a great bug repellent. The scent of lavender essential oil is anathema for many types of bugs like mosquitoes, midges, and moths. Apply some lavender oil on exposed skin when outdoors. And if you do get bitten, lavender oil is an effective anti-inflammatory for irritated insect bites.