7 Essential Oils to Revive Your Body and Mind

The following 7 oils are suggested to help you revive the body and the senses.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes.  Essential oils can be used in different ways, including aromatherapy, skin massage, adding them to bathwater, using them in a compress,  burning them in a diffuser, and taking them internally or topically.

Below you will find common uses for some popular oils.

 

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a popular choice for massage due to its refreshing aroma and soothing properties.  

It's a pro at helping you revive tired muscles, a tired body and overwhelmed mind!

Just make sure to dilute it with fractionated coconut oil so as not to irritate by putting directly on the skin.  A little drop in a palmful of a carrier oil can go a LONGGG way!

You can also diffuse Lemongrass oil when you want to conquer feelings of nervousness, or banish mental fatigue.  

 

Melissa

Melissa oil, also known as lemon balm, can be used to promote a feeling of peace and warmth.

A member of the mint family, it's sweet citrusy and soothing scent is delivered along with undertones of rose and lavender making it so very unique.

Melissa oil is a master at helping us fight feelings of self-doubt, anxious feelings or sadness!

Diffuse or apply melissa essential oil topically to the wrists, back of the neck and ears.

It is also used naturally to treat certain skin conditions, such as dry or irritated skin.

To use, combine five drops per ounce of carrier oil, especially for use on the face.  

You can also use Melissa as a natural remedy for unwanted bacteria or pathogens, by applying two to three diluted drops of melissa topically to the affected area.

 

Cinnamon Bark

The pleasant aroma of cinnamon oil makes it very effective as a room freshener. It is often added to potpourris.  

This oil blends well with various essential oils, so it is added to many aromatherapy preparations. It enhances the effectiveness of other herbs and essential oils, thus speeding up the treatment of various herbal remedies.

Cinnamon oil is a great mosquito repellent, but use caution as it is strong in nature and can have adverse effects on the skin if used topically in concentrated form.

 

Cassia

Cassia is a heart-healthy essential oil when used internally.  

Additionally, Cassia has various benefits on the digestive system and being an anti-diarrhea agent is one of them.  

When applied topically, Cassia oil has the ability to help soothe the body and its aroma can help to uplift the senses and is especially effective in the winter months.  

 

Clove

This oil is used for treating a variety of health issues including skin issues, toothache, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress, and blood impurities.

The most important and common use of clove oil is in dental care.

Various kinds of toothpaste, mouthwashes, and oral care medications contain this oil as an important ingredient.

Due to its purifying, germ-destroying and cleansing properties, clove oil is useful for wound, cuts, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat, and other types of injuries.

It can also be used for treating insect bites and stings.

***It is very strong and hot in nature and should always be used in a diluted form.

 

Oregano

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Oregano essential oil can act as an expectorant, which loosens up or helps eliminate the uncomfortable buildups of mucus and phlegm in the respiratory tracts and sinuses.  This oil is good for soothing many types of irritation, internal or external, caused by a variety of reasons.

When it is applied topically, it can reduce redness and irritation onto the applied area and also relieve discomfort, aches or soreness associated with joint or muscle discomfort.

When consumed, it has much of the same effect, although it is spread throughout the body, so will not necessarily relieve discomfort as quickly.  Oregano essential oil provides protection against unwanted bacteria or pathogens. This means that it supports your immunity against a runny nose, cough, night sweats or seasonal or environmental threats.  

 

Thyme

Topical application of thyme oil is very popular on the skin, as it can mend wounds and skin imperfections, prevent inflammatory pain, moisturize the skin, and even minimize the appearance of acne.  

Thyme essential oil also tones up the circulatory system, heart, digestive system, nervous system, muscles, and skin while fortifying them and boosting immunity.

Thyme can also help to fight infections that cause a cough and drains congestion, thereby giving relief.

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