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A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Photo Of An Essential Oils Bottle - BlogAppeal.comThough not a new concept, essential oils have seen a tremendous increase in popularity in the last six months alone. As consumers look for all-natural solutions to common aches and pains, they’re finding that essential oils can offer relief. They treat a number of conditions and issues and are completely natural. Learn more about these five popular essential oils.

Clary Sage
Clary sage is especially popular with women who are seeking comfort from monthly pain that results from their menstrual cycle. It’s also regarded as an excellent massage oil that has mood-enhancing properties.

This aromatic spice is also available as an essential oil. Like the dried version most cooks keep in the kitchen, it can be used in food. However, it can also be applied topically or used for aromatic purposes. It is regarded as a powerful antioxidant by natural health care providers.

This oil is extracted from the seed of the coriander plant, which boasts a very high linalool content. It reportedly promotes a healthy insulin response and digestive system. It can be used aromatically, consumed, and applied to the skin.

Lavender has long been regarded as a very calming fragrance and is particularly popular for use in massages and medication. As a dietary supplement it complements chocolate desserts like mousse.

Tea Tree Oil
This fragrant essential oil has very strong antibacterial properties, making it a favorite for natural hand soaps and other health and beauty and cleaning products. It also makes a great spot acne treatment.

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