Some essential oils are so widely recommended by naturopaths and other alternative health care practitioners that they are widely included in starter kits that people can buy before learning more extensive information and refining their uses of aromatherapy. A great deal of information on essential oils is available in materials from Life Science Publishing. Interested individuals can learn more about this particular company at its official website called Discover LSP.
This oil is derived from a tree that is native to South Africa. Copaiba essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain reduction properties. Used in aromatherapy, it can help ease the pain of headaches and arthritis. It has calming effects that improve mood and may even lower blood pressure to a certain extent. Applied topically, it kills fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
The oil that has been revered for centuries is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress, and to ease indigestion and decrease symptoms of the common cold and flu. It is thought to boost the immune system. Like copaiba, the scent of frankincense is an anti-inflammatory and pain relief agent. When used on the skin, it minimizes scars and signs of aging.
Lavender is one of the few oils that researchers have explored, realizing its potential in aromatherapy for helping patients with dementia. Its strong calming effects improve the mood of nursing home residents who become upset, agitated and even combative. Anyone who wants to relieve stress and enhance relaxation may put lavender oil in a diffuser or add a few drops to bath water.
This is a blend of essential oils often included in recommendations because the combination of scents is powerful for numerous purposes. The five ingredients are oils from cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary. The fragrance is believed to enhance immune system functioning and protect against infections, and also help reduce minor pain and discomfort from various causes.
Thieves oil is too strong to apply directly to skin, but it can be applied after mixing it with a carrier oil like sesame or jojoba. This type of mix is useful for reducing symptoms of eczema.