Beneficial Properties of Essential Oils

There are many benefits to the usage of essential oils in your everyday life which include maintaining wellness, skin care, anti-aging, natural home cleaning, garden care and pest elimination. Essential oils generally work much more quickly than most medicines. They’re easily penetrated through skin and cell walls, allowing the body to use them very quickly. The tiny molecular size allows them to easily enter the cellular structure of human tissue. Topically applied essential oils are mobilized and available to every cell of the body within about 20 minutes and then metabolized like other nutrients. They also carry the signature and imprint of the plant to the cells of the person using it.


Here are some amazing and beneficial properties you should know about when it comes to essential oils.

Air Purifier:  When diffused, essential oils purify the air by removing toxins and metallic particles, destroying odors from animals, cigarettes and mold, increasing atmospheric oxygen, increasing ozone and negative ions that inhibit bacterial growth.

Anti Bacterial: Destroys bacteria or suppresses their growth or their ability to reproduce.

Anti Carcinogenic: Reduces the occurrence of cancers, reduces the severity of cancers that occur, or acts against cancers that occur, based on in vitro studies, animal models, epidemiological studies and/or clinical studies. Preventative anticarcinogens act by enhancing an organism’s natural defenses against cancer, by deactivating carcinogens or by blocking the mechanisms by which carcinogens act. Anticarcinoma agents participate in the selective destruction of cancer cells, or inhibit the growth and proliferation of cancer cells.

Anti Depressant: Helps to alleviate depression.

Anti Fungal: Destroys, prevents or helps to reduce presence of fungi to normal levels in athlete’s foot, jock itch, fungal infections of the finger and toenails, etc.

Anti Inflammatory: Reduces inflammation by acting on body mechanisms. Provides relief in areas that are inflamed from overworked muscles, injuries etc.

Anti Irritant: Reduces certain signs of inflammation, such as swelling, tenderness, pain, itching, or redness.

Anti Oxidant: This property alone can take care of many of your problems. Oxidation is one of the biggest causes behind most of our health issues. It is directly and indirectly responsible for a number of diseases caused by organic malfunctions and infections. Oxidizers or free-radicals cause oxidation of the living cells and tissues and burn them to death. Gradually, this results in weakening of the immunity, loss of memory, nervous malfunctioning, loss of vision and hearing, mental instability, macular degeneration etc. and the body becomes prone to diseases. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and protect the body from wear and tear, infections and some forms of cancer. It also repairs the damages already done to the body.

Anti Septic: Inhibits the growth and development of micro organisms without necessarily killing them, reduces the chance of infection from bacterial agents on the skin, draws out infected matter from wounds and stops wounds from drying up.

Anti Viral: Stimulates cellular defense against viruses, reduces cell DNA synthesis, makes cells more resistant to viral genes and enhances cellular immune responses.

Aphrodisiac: A systematic administration of aphrodisiac oils to patients of impotency, erectile dysfunction, frigidity, loss of libido etc. can relieve them of their problems. This oil stimulates secretion of certain hormones like testosterone, estrogen etc. which help bring about normal sexual behavior and promotes arousal.

Astringent: A substance or preparation that draws together or constricts body tissues.

Disinfectant:  Destroys, neutralizes, or inhibits the growth of disease carrying micro organisms.

Febrifuge: Can effectively reduce fevers by fighting infections due to presence of components like Eugenol and Vanillin Hydroxybenzaldehyde in it.

Fragrance:  Aromatic essences extracted directly from plants such as flowers, fruits, leaves, barks, roots, herbs and spices.

Humectant: A substance that promotes retention of moisture.

Insect Repellant: Discourages insects from landing or climbing on a surface and helps prevent the outbreak of insect borne diseases.

Regeneration of Cells: Promotes cellular regeneration, assisting the body in regenerating previously damaged cells. The regenerative aspects assist the body in balancing and healing.

Relaxant: Relaxing and calming effects on the brain and the nerves and gives relief from anxiety, anger, restlessness etc.

Revitalize: Neutralizes oxygen radicals, refreshes and restores.

Sedative: Calming which induces the nervous system to calm. It sedates anxiety, stress, etc.

Tonic: An agent, that restores or increases body tone – Invigorating, refreshing, or restorative agent.

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