What you put on or in your body is important, which is why more and more people are making the switch to natural products. Alternative medicine allows you to naturally and holistically treat and prevent ailments and symptoms. We have the therapeutic essential oils in St. Petersburg that can solve your health problems.
Popular Therapeutic Essential Oils and Common Benefits
Essential oils are extracted or distilled from flowers, bark, peels, leaves, fruits, stalks, roots, and resins to then be used for topical application, ingestion, or inhalation. Many people have introduced diffusers into their home, taking full advantage of the signals that essential oils can send in your body. Oils can stimulate the release of chemicals like serotonin and endorphins, achieving different emotional and mental states, including feeling calm, refreshed, or energized. Below are some common essential oils and their uses and benefits.
Lavender is likely the most well-known oil for its use in aromatherapy, aiding in mental alertness, the suppression of aggression and anxiety, and calming sleeplessness. Due to compounds within the oil, the skin easily absorbs lavender oil, making it an effective topical treatment. Lavender oil is also known to be antifungal and antimicrobial.
This essential oil has vastly different uses, including the regulation of various systems within the body such as the nervous and immune systems. From throat infections to headaches to the flu, eucalyptus can help the body combat several unwanted ailments. Skin problems like wounds, cuts, burns, lice, and insect bites can all be treated with the use of eucalyptus oil, providing a much more natural alternative to pharmaceutical medication.
Drawn from a perennial herb of the same name, clary sage is known to have multiple healing properties, especially for women. The tonic made from the essential oils can be used for womb and uterus associated problems, easing tension and muscle cramps.
Skin benefits can also be seen with the use of clary sage, which controls cellulite, acne, and wrinkles. Physical effects aren’t the only result of clary sage. The antimicrobial properties of the oil have been seen to control levels of cortisol in women as well.
Lemon essential oils are effective in controlling nausea and vomiting, elevating moods, and boosting the immune system. These oils also have antiseptic, astringent, and detoxifying properties that help with skin problems.
A well-known component of peppermint is menthol, which is the reason that peppermint oil has such strong pharmacological effects. Some of these effects include the relief of pain spasms and arthritic problems. Other uses include sunburn relief, insect repellent, and oral use to combat bad breath. As aromatherapy, peppermint oil also serves as a clarifying agent, helping to open up respiratory pathways.
There are countless essential oils and ways to include them in your daily routines. Beyond aromatherapy, our certified nutritionists can work with you to help you experience the benefits of essential oils in food preparation, beauty, and healthcare practices.
Under our personal wellness services, we can create a customized health plan for your body’s individual needs that incorporates the use of essential oils and integrative health practices.
Spotlight on CBD: The Cannabis Essential Oil
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a non-hallucinogenic oil derived from the cannabis sativa plant, which is then diluted with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD oil maintains the therapeutic properties of cannabis, including pain relief, reduced sleeplessness, and anxiety, as well as relief from some skin problems.
The compounds found within CBD oil are called terpenes. Terpenes work with cannabinoids to boost and moderate the effects of one another in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Terpenes can be effective in treatments for chronic and acute medical conditions, including pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, bacterial infections, epilepsy, and cancer. It’s also both interesting and helpful to know that almost all terpenes in cannabis are either anti-inflammatory or aid in the reduction of pain.
Harness the power of essential oils with the help of Simon Wellness Consulting. Many people are looking to therapeutic essential oils in St. Petersburg as they switch to more holistic ways of controlling their health. Be one of them! Contact us for a consultation for integrative and functional health care and nutrition by calling 727-239-9443 or contacting us online.