We recently held a poll within our Facebook community, and it turned out that most people like citrus fragrance the most. In addition to these, however, there are a number of essential oils that also have a beneficial effect on our body. We will highlight the beneficial effects of the most popular ones.
Lemon balm essential oil
The oil itself is extracted from lemon balm that is native to India. This plant is mostly used to flavour Thai and Indian dishes, but it is now found worldwide and has found a place in the gastronomy of a number of countries. In medicine lemon balm oil is used primarily because of its fungicidal effect, but it has anti-cancer properties as well. A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu found that lemon balm oil triggers programmed cell death in cancer strains, therefore, it can kill cancer cells.
Additionally, it can relieve cramps caused by nervousness, as well as stomach pain, and it has a calming effect. It is able to detoxify the liver, bladder, kidneys and pancreas. It is used externally to relieve joint and muscle pain.
Lavender essential oil
It is the greatest supporter of calm and restful sleep: it helps to fall asleep and results in a soothing sleep, chasing away insomnia. Its neurological benefits do not end with its ability to treat depression: its feature of greatly supporting brain function is attributed by researchers to its antioxidant properties. This essential oil is also used in the beauty industry, especially in hair care: it is effective in treating hair loss, promotes hair growth, and can reduce dandruff. If you rub it on our fingers and inhale, it relieves the symptoms of hay fever.
Clove essential oil
Clove is one of the oldest and most widespread spices. Due to its special aroma and healing properties it was considered valuable already in ancient times.
Nowadays, the use of clove essential oil, which is extremely rich in eugenol and can be extracted from buds or leaves, is very versatile due to its many beneficial effects: in oral surgery, in cosmetics, as an essence for making perfume and in the treatment of various infections: respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and skin infections.
It is antibacterial, fungicidal, antiseptic, antiparasitic and antiviral. It is used for treatment of respiratory diseases and colds.
Peppermint essential oil
It is mostly used in oral hygiene, but it has beneficial effects in other areas as well. It is known as one of the main ingredients in mouthwashes, toothpastes, chewing gums, but it also has a beneficial effect on the skin: it is very effective in treating pimples due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This herb can also come in handy when taking an exam, as it can eliminate sickness, nausea and discomfort caused by a headache, including migraine. In addition, it has a beneficial effect on respiration, due to its antibacterial properties it can help reduce the unpleasant symptoms caused by respiratory diseases.
The range of essential oils is almost endless, and we like them too as they contribute to our health in many ways. Currently, our nasal salt inhaler is available with a peppermint aroma stick, but we are constantly innovating to make it possible for you to experience the benefits of as many essential oils as possible. If you have any questions on the subject, or want to suggest another oil, feel free to contact us!