9 Beneficial Essential Oils And How They Can Improve Health

3. Peppermint Essential Oil


What peppermint essential oil has is a powerful penetrating menthol aroma, with its familiar natural mint scent. It’s commonly used for flavoring toothpaste, tea, chewing gum, and ice cream. It’s also used in personal body care products, or as an air deodorizer.

What it can do is help relieve digestive issues such as heartburn, stomach aches, bad breath, headaches, and respiratory problems. This oil can help in reducing moodiness, anger, anxiety, and fatigue.

Rub a few drops directly on your forehead to alleviate headaches, or place a few drops on a cloth and inhale to boost your mood while reducing fatigue. Avoid excess use, as it can aggravate certain issues after extended use.

2. Rosemary Essential Oil


This essential aromatic oil is commonly used in cosmetic and housecleaning products. It’s also popular in aromatherapy, as it’s known to give a boost to memory, while treating mood disorders such as depression.

It also has potent antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve respiratory issues, reduces muscle pain, headaches, while treating coughs associated with colds.

This oil can be taken orally by adding a few drops in warm water, this to fight off bad breath, or to prevent dental issues. Avoid taking this, if taking other homeopathic medicines.

1. Tea Tree Essential Oil


Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca plant, is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle,” this because of it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, insecticide, and stimulant properties.

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This essential oil can be used to cure almost any topical infection or disease, such as dandruff, toenail fungus, boils, warts, head lice, insect bites, the list is lengthy.

This oil isn’t recommended to be taken internally, as it can cause side effects such as confusion, drowsiness, hallucinations, and general body weakness. It’s also not suitable for babies, or women who are pregnant.