Essential Oil Skeptic????

Lets talk practical essential oil applications...for those skeptics out there ..... beside the numerous studies in scientific journals .
 
Need to remove the sticky residue left from labels on your glass ware ...Lemon Essential Oil removes that residue . Its smells amazing and much kinder to you and our environment.
 
According to the studies Published in "Australian Dental Journal: , "participants used tea tree essential oil and the results were the gingivitis index and gums bleeding reduced"
 
Tea tree is also an amazing treatment for warts.
 
Peppermint, there are so many scientifically verified uses for peppermint it needs its own blog series...so we will just talk on a few:
One clinical trial showed Peppermint oil is as effective as acetaminophen in treating tension headaches.
 
Mix peppermint, eucalyptus and coconut oil to make a home made vapor rub.
Lets start with its ability to help reduce stress. Grapefruit has an uplifting, focusing & calming scent.
It is known to relieve stress and induce relaxation as well as encourage peace.
 
There is research that suggests inhalation of grapefruit oil or use in aromatherapy can help ignite the relaxation response within your brain. All the while naturally lowering your blood pressure (Haze, et al ., 2002).
 
Grapefruit oil is naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals these reduce oxidative stress and disease causing inflammation. One of the main beneficial constituent is Limonene it makes up about 88% of 95% of the oil ( see Well Fed Wolf's previous post and blog on Limonene https://wellfedwolfllc.com/blogs/news/lifter-and-lemon-balm-have-high-terpene-levels-of-limonene )
 
Lemongrass has antifungal , insecticidal , antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosemary essential oil can help to relieve pain, inflammation, , stomach pains, anxiety and respiratory issues. Here are just a few of the beneficial compounds it contains: 

 camphor, cineole, a-pinene, borneol, rosmarinic acid, rosmanol, carnosol, & carnosic acid.

Lavender, and Eucalyptus both have anti inflammatory properties, Lavender also known for its soothing and calming properties lends to the over all relaxing effect. Peppermint  (which I grow in abundance as this essential oil has numerous properties, that I use almost on a daily basis) is a staple in aiding headaches, muscle aches and sore joints (NCCIH,2020).

 Essential Oils are amazing in aromatherapy and I use them in that manner in my candles , and diffusers daily.....however the benefits, to us on a level of healing, and living a life that is more sustainable and actually less harmful to our bodies and environment , warrants the discussion outside of the norm.

 
Stay tuned to video's and educational posts coming the next few weeks on different products you can make with essential oils. I have an amazing recipe for insect bites that I make yearly and is no joke!
 
 
References:
National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health. (2020). Peppermint                    Oil. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/peppermint-oil 
1. Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults.
Haze S, Sakai K, Gozu Y.
Jpn J Pharmacol. 2002 Nov;90(3):247-53. doi: 10.1254/jjp.90.247.P
 
Heggers JP, Cottingham J, Gusman J, Reagor L, McCoy L, Carino E, Cox R, Zhao JG. The effectiveness of processed grapefruit-seed extract as an antibacterial agent: II. Mechanism of action and in vitro toxicity. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Jun;8(3):333-40. doi: 10.1089/10755530260128023. Erratum in: J Altern Complement Med 2002 Aug;8(4):521. Reagor Lana [corrected to Reagor Lee]. PMID: 121651