Thursday, January 18, 2018

Make Your Home Happy and Healthy With Essential Oils

Everyone wants to keep a happy and healthy home, but it’s not always easy. We come and go all day and bring with us all kinds of bacteria and germs. Add kids to the mix and there is no telling what they pick up throughout the day. We live in a fast paced world, so along with a variety of outside agents coming in and out of your home comes stress from work, fatigue, and other daily ailments and anxieties. Luckily there is a natural and healthy way to combat these daily afflictions: essential oils.



Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts taken from various plant parts, like roots, leaves, or petals, and have been used medicinally for centuries for physical and mental ailments. There’s an essential oil for just about everything, and that includes anti-stress, anti-anxiety, energy, focus, and cleanliness. All things that help keep a household healthy and happy.



Lavender
One of the most widely used and multi-purpose essential oils is lavender. Lavender is best known for helping to ease feelings of stress and anxiety. It also works to help remove bacteria and other microbes from surfaces. Along with lavender’s pleasant and soothing aroma, it has also been shown to calm the mind and nerves, helping with insomnia as well as stress. Studies have also shown that it may have the same effects as some antidepressants and anxiety medications. Lavender may also help to support the respiratory system.



Lemon
Lemon is a fresh and invigorating scent often associated with cleanliness. It helps to support a healthy mood, energy levels, and metabolism. It can even help to  detoxify your body. Lemon is also a popular choice as a household cleaner. It contains properties that help to remove bacteria and fungi. Lemon has also been said to help with weight loss and has a number of other perks that are worth checking out.
Peppermint
Peppermint is another great multi-purpose oil. It is commonly used to relieve headaches. It has a sharp and invigorating smell also great for physical activity, like chasing the kids or hitting the gym. It is a natural coolant and fever reducer as well. Peppermint oil is great for focus too. Dab a drop on the temples or wrists during homework time to increase productivity.



Frankincense
Frankincense, while pricy, is a worthwhile oil. It can be used for anxiety, inflammation, headaches, and burns. It may also help to support new skin growth around cuts and scrapes. Like lemon and lavender, its useful for cleaning surfaces in the home.  While these primary properties are most useful, it also carries a wide variety of other beneficial uses.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very potent and fresh. It is general purpose in several ways so it’s also good to have around the house, even alongside personal care and beauty product. Considering diluting it in with a carrier oil, honey, or other natural skin care base to help deal with skin blemishes and breakouts. Apply it topically to the skin after a wound has begun healing to help keep the area clean. Just be wary of putting on open wounds or broken skin as it will sting and is not safe to use directly. Similar to the above essential oils, it makes a great cleaner, especially in the kitchen and bathroom.

There are many other essential oils out there that carry household benefits, but these are some of the most tried and true. Essential oils have a way of being fluid in their benefits for each user, and these multi-purpose oils are no exception. Consider keeping these oils on hand as a healthy and natural alternative to create and maintain a happy, healthy, and energized environment in your home.

Natural Healthy Concepts is a leader in educating people to change their lives through wellness and natural health. They have been offering education on essential oils, collagen, turmeric, and more since 2004.
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