AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Click above to Bookmark this page for yourself and/or share it with your friends

Home

Click on the links below for "The Best" in:

Article Directory

Home & Herbal Remedies

Beating & Avoiding Cancer

Diets & Weight Loss

Healthy Recipes

Natural Living

Anti-Aging
& Longevity

Pets and Animals

Humor

Inspiration

The TBYIL Complete Supplement & Health Catalog

Links

Contact Us

The Best Years in Life Recommends:

Available Now!
Click on the image for more information

The plant you need to make your own home remedy for cancer, hepatitis-C & more may be growing in your back yard!  Read all about this proven  remedy plus much more on how to naturally beat illness and live a longer, healthier and happier life.

The Best Colloidal Silver on the Planet

If you would like to donate to help us keep this web site active and growing, click on the button above.   Much thanks! - Tony & Luella

Make the rest of your years

The Best Years in Life

Share

Enjoy the many health benefits of essential oils

 

by Luella May

(The Best Years in Life) Mankind has used essential oils for healing and health for thousands of years, including extensive use by the ancient Egyptians. Today, essential oils are widely used in topical lotions, soothing baths, aromatherapy and in a great variety of herbal remedies.

Essential oils are derived from the distillation of leaves, stems, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. They can affect the body’s physiological system directly or indirectly. For example, a couple of drops of peppermint oil taken orally can ease digestion, while inhaling lavender oil will have a calming effect.

Some essential oils can be administered orally to help stimulate digestion, and many essential oils can be applied topically to ease inflammation and alleviate pain. Essential oils with antiseptic and antifungal properties are also used to disinfect and heal cuts, abrasions and other wounds and skin conditions.

One of the most popular uses of essential oils is in the field of aromatherapy. Their use in aromatherapy has been shown to be effective in treating physical, psychological, and aesthetic conditions. See for example:

Taking Time to Smell the Roses Really CAN Ease Stress
http://www.tbyil.com/roses.htm

The sedating as well as stimulating effects on the nervous system by some essential oils can indirectly aid in lowering or raising blood pressure as well as normalizing hormonal secretion.

Steam inhalation of essential oils is also effective in treating respiratory conditions such as a cold or flu. Oils effective for inhalation include angelica, eucalyptus, sage, myrtle, cypress, lemon, lemon grass, mountain pine, ocean pine, juniper, chamomile, tea tree, thyme, hyssop, niaouli, and cedar. Please note that steam inhalation is generally not recommended for asthmatics.

Lymphatic massage using essential oils is a classic aromatherapy treatment that triggers the body’s healing process by stimulating blood flow and lymph fluid. Careful Note should be taken though that almost all essential oils should be diluted before direct application to the skin, as direct application can cause severe irritation. Dilution usually consists of 15 drops of essential oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil. Carrier oil is a vegetable oil that is pressed from the fatty portions of seeds, nuts or kernels. Examples are almond, hazelnut, jojoba, wheat germ, coconut, olive oil and aloe vera oil.

Oils that soothe tight muscles and increase circulation include rosemary, lemon, lemon verbena, lemon grass, lavender, juniper, cinnamon, birch, and swiss pine. Calming oils are bergamot, Roman chamomile, petitgrain, rose, mimosa, lavender, balm, geranium, neroli, cedar, sandalwood, rosewood, orange, tangerine, and honey. Body and facial oils used on a daily basis nourish the skin. Sensuous body massage oils include jasmine, rose, cinnamon, orange, sandalwood, iris, and ylang-ylang.

Essential oils dropped in a bath will induce relaxation and lift spirits. Put 5 to 10 drops of the oil of your choice in the bath water. However, for sensitive skin, the oil can be diluted in the base oil. Make sure and wipe the tub after the bath, as essential oils can mark some tubs.

There is nothing quite like a relaxing foot bath using essential oils. Four drops of peppermint, rosemary and thyme added to a large basin of water will bring those tired feet back to life. For an added relaxation bonus, after soaking, rub lavender on your feet.

Essential oils are also effective for treating insomnia or inducing a peaceful night’s sleep. Just scent the pillow with 2 or 3 drops of the oil of choice.

Lastly, handkerchiefs are a most convenient way to use essential oils. Inhaling a scented handkerchief with your favorite oil will ease the stress that accumulates throughout the day. Just 2 or 3 drops will do the trick.

See also:

Help Restore the Immune System with Lavender

Sources:

http://www.ultimate-cosmetics.com/aromatherapy/essential-oils-uses.htm
http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/whatare.asp
http://www.naturesgift.com/methods.htm
http://www.aromaweb.com/articles/whatcarr.asp
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Many-Health-Benefits-of-Essential-Oils

About the author:

Luella May is a natural health advocate and author helping people to heal naturally.  Her articles appear in several online venues, including Natural News, AlignLife and CureZone.  Luella is in the midst of editing her eBook, "The 8 Invisible Stains of Our Souls" which will be available in the next few months. She partners with Tony Isaacs, who authors books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy". Luella a partner and contributor of The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Luella co-moderates the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and hosts her own yahoo group focusing on the natural wellbeing of pets.  You can listen to Luella and her partner Tony Isaacs every Wednesday evening on The Best Years in Life Radio Show.

 

    

Your website hosts Tony Isaacs and Luella May

Click here to visit our CureZone Health Forum: Ask Tony Isaacs: Featuring Luella May – Natural Health, Cancer, Longevity and Home & Herbal Remedies.

  

Misty & My Buddy the "found dogs" - Official Mascots of The Best Years in Life


Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health & Harmony Com

Life Extension Highest Quality Vitamins

For the best in health information, subscribe to The Best Years in Life Newsletter featuring articles by Tony M. Isaacs

Subscribe to The Best Years in Lifeand The Oleandersoup Forum - Free Subscription
Powered by health.groups.yahoo.com
The Best Years in Life* P O Box 121 * Cooper * TX * 75432
Phone: 903-886-2436Fax: 801-926-4273

Disclaimer: The information on this page and on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.  We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease - instead, we try to help people learn how to do so themselves.  Anyone who believes they have a serious medical condition or health issue should seek diagnoses from a qualified medical professional before making any decisions on how to best address their health. We do not sell or advocate drugs, nor do we make any claims that anything advocated or sold on this website is a drug.  Furthermore, anyone contemplating using any products or information on this website must accept such use as experimental and voluntary.  No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of the products or information on this website and all products featured or sold on this website must be considered nutritional supplements only.