KoKo Aroma: Essential Oils Beginner's Guide

One of the important parts of a natural medicine cabinet is essential oils, which contain potent medicinal and cosmetic properties. When use correctly, these essential oils can work to support the body's own healing system and may be able to take place of conventional over-the-counter remedies. Essential oils' healing properties are easily absorbed by the skin since they have a very small molecular size. However, these essential oils should not be ingested. When using essential oil, only a few drops are needed at a time depending on their potency, which means a small bottle can last a few years when used sparingly.

Essential oils have a very small molecular size, which means that their healing properties are easily absorbed by the skin, but should not be ingested. The potency ensures that only a few drops are needed at a time, so a small bottle can last a few years when used sparingly. Most have a shelf life of five to 10 years with the exception of citrus oils, which lose their potency after about two years. When purchasing essential oil, individuals must make sure to choose the natural essential oils.

Below are the new beginner's guide with five essential oils that can be used for a variety of different ailments.

Lavender is the most well-known of the essential oils. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties, which can reduce the healing time for scrapes, bites and stings. It doesn't require carrier oil, and can be put directly onto the affected area. Lavender has floral and sweet scent that can keep a person calm when he smells it. It has also been shown to promote relaxation and sleep.

Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic essential oil. To help treat cuts, scrapes, fungal infections, insect bites, warts and even dandruff, just a few drops mixed with a carrier oil is all a person needs. When mixed with coconut oil or aloe Vera gel, it can also be used as a powerful acne treatment.  Adding a few drops to a diffuser will also help loosen chest congestion. Tea tree oil is really powerful that mixing two teaspoons of oil in two cups of water will give a safe, natural, all-purpose cleaner.

Roman chamomile has a beautiful, mild scent that is known for its ability to help unwind, but it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is the ideal choice for red, inflamed or sensitive, acne-prone skin. It is much gentler than tea tree oil, so this bactericide is a good choice for delicate skin and can even be used with antibacterial carrier oil such as coconut oil to help treat diaper rash and soothe eczema.

Peppermint is an ideal cooling oil that can help a person beat the heat of a hot season or even a fever. Just simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to carrier oil and rub it on one's back, neck and chest for an instant cooling effect. The smell of peppermint can also help fight the feelings of nausea. When combined with a few drops of lavender oil and applied to the temples, it can also decrease the intensity of headaches as well as migraines. As a bonus, peppermint can also help with insect invasion without the use of harsh chemicals; simply add a few drops of this oil to hot water and wipe the surfaces with a peppermint-infused cloth.

Eucalyptus has powerful antispasmodic, antiviral and antibacterial properties that are ideal for coughs and colds. By simply adding a few drops to a basin of steaming water and inhaling it can help disinfect and clear both the nasal passages and also the lungs. Putting some eucalyptus on a handkerchief is a handy way to inhale this powerful oil throughout the day. Regular use during cold season may help prevent a full cold.

Becoming familiar with these basic essential oils could lead to creating one's own combinations in a simple, fun, and beneficial way. They can easily be incorporated into one's daily life, whether it is as a home remedy or even just aromatherapy to boost moodaromatherapy to boost mood.