Essentials Oils, natural concentrated goodness, but sometimes you may have a slight reaction from the essential oils. This is why we have created this guide on the pros and cons of essential oils.
What Are Essential Oils
Essential oils are liquid extracts of various potentially beneficial plants. Manufacturing processes can extract the useful compounds from these plants.
Essential oils often have a much stronger smell than the plants they come from and contain higher levels of active ingredients. This has to do with the amount of plant matter required to make essential oil.
Are Essential Oils Safe
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Pros and Cons Of Essential Oils
Pros: Relaxing, Helps with migraines, relieve nervous tension and emotional stress, relieves muscle and joint pain, helps with sleep, increases cognitive function
Cons: Skin irritation, Nausea,Vomiting, Headaches,Pain in joints, Stomach issues
Pros: Helps with depression, reduces muscle and joint pain, aids with digestion, may help with acne, anti inflammatory, anxiety relief
Cons: Some people may be allergic to chamomile oil, difficulty breathing, swollen throat, coughing and wheezing, rash, vomiting
Tea Tree Oil
Pros: Anti fungal properties, anti inflammatory,
Cons: Irritation of skin, Itching of skin, Burning sensation, Redness of the skin, Scaling of the skin
pros: Helps fight depression, promotes positivity and positive energy, increase the release of serotonin hormone, helping to relieve nervousness, reduce stress and help to relax, also said to be an aphrodisiac, helps fight fungi, helps promote healthy sleep
Cons: Skin irritation, redness of skin,
Sweet Orange Oil
Pros: Relaxing, helps with anxiety-stress and depression, helps healthy sleep, relives inflammation and eases joint pain, it can help with mild rheumatoid arthritis, mild aphrodisiac, anti fungal properties
Cons: may irritate sensitive skin
Pros: alleviate stress and anxiety, relieve muscle pain, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, positive effects on your cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory systems(i), boosts skin health, natural deodorant.
Cons: skin irritation, may increase skin sensitivity to the sun
Ylang Ylang oil
Pros: Mood enhancer, helps reduce anxiety, promotes healthy skin, energising, mild aphrodisiac,
Cons: may cause skin irritation
Pros: helps relive joint and muscle pain, expectorant, helping to open your airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion, boosts energy levels, helps ease headaches, natural bug replant, reduces nausea, natural colic remedy. boosts skin health
Cons: skin irritation
Pros: Promotes an even skin tone, relaxing, anti inflammatory, mood enhancing, mild aphrodisiac
Cons: skin irritation
Pros: relive nausea, nourish damaged skin and hydrates the skin, antibacterial properties,
Cons: Skin irritation,
Many people think that because essential oils are natural products, they will not cause side effects. This is not true. The potential side effects of essential oils include:
- Irritation and burning: Always dilute oils with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin. Apply a small amount to a small area of skin first to test for any reactions.
- Asthma attacks: While essential oils may be safe for most people to inhale, some people with asthma may react to breathing in the fumes.
- Headaches: Inhaling essential oils may help some people with their headaches, but inhaling too much may lead to a headache in others.