5 must-have essential oils
From naturally relieving ailments to creating a soothing atmosphere in your home, aromatherapy has many benefits. Here are five recommended must-have essential oils.
Lavender essential oil is known for its calming properties during stressful situations and for promoting relaxation and sleep thanks to its nervine and sedative properties. It is also effective against certain skin conditions due to its healing and regenerative properties.
In addition to cleaning the air thanks to its antibacterial, antiseptic and deodorizing properties, eucalyptus essential oil is ideal in the case of fatigue thanks to its energizing properties. It also treats respiratory infections thanks to its antitussive, expectorant and decongestant properties.
Peppermint essential oil is ideal to fight digestive disorders (bloating, IBS, etc.) thanks to its anti-inflammatory, carminative and spasmolytic properties, as well as ENT disorders (colds, sinusitis, etc.) thanks to its anti-inflammatory, mucolytic and refreshing properties. It also relieves physical (joint, muscular, etc.) and neurological (headaches, migraines, etc.) pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
A true antiseptic and oral pain reliever, clove bud essential oil also helps to treat viral and bacterial infections (respiratory tract, bowels and skin) thanks to its anti-infectious properties. Its stimulating and toning effects are also effective against physical, intellectual or sexual fatigue.
Ravintsara essential oil is recognized for its antiviral, immunomodulatory and disinfecting properties, which help prevent and relieve viral and bacterial infections such as respiratory diseases and winter epidemics. Its energizing properties also provide support during physical fatigue or convalescence.
Caution: for external use only. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 2 years of age should consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
- La Bible Larousse des huiles essentielles: le guide pour tout connaître des 140 huiles essentielles, apprendre à les utiliser seules ou en mélange pour soulager les maladies, Thierry Folliard