The 9 essential oils to have at home
An essential oil is composed, among others, of acids (anti-inflammatory),; alcohols (monoterpenols, diterpenols, sesquiterpenols, anti-infective); aldehydes (volatile, antibacterial odorous molecules); ketones (regenerating and healing); coumarins (calming and antiparasitic); phenols (antivirals and toners); terpenes (which regulate the immune system). Here are the ten essences to have in your closet to overcome the little worries of everyday life.
1 / Peppermint
It is depurative, tonic, hypertensive, analgesic, expectorant, carminative (it eliminates gas).
Good for: fight against general fatigue, nausea, motion sickness, digestive problems …
2 / Rosemary
It is diuretic, antispasmodic, analgesic and healing.
Good for : calm coughs, improve memory, treat rashes, abdominal pain and rheumatism.
3 / Fine lavender
It is antispasmodic, hypotensive, antimycotic, anti infectious.
Good for: all skin problems, urinary tract infections, skin yeast infections, treat ear infections.
4 / basil
It is decongestant (venous and hepatic), antispasmodic, hypotensive.
Good for : problems of digestion, aerophagia, dyspepsia; it relieves painful periods.
5 / lemon essence
It is sedative and antispasmodic, tones the digestive system, helps to thin the blood, stimulates the activity of the liver and the gall bladder.
Good for : nervousness, insomnia, palpitations, swollen legs, hemorrhoids …
6 / lemon balm
It is sedative, anti inflammatory, antifungal.
Good for: calm digestive and intestinal spasms, stomach cramps, fight against stress and depressive states, rebalance sleep.
7 / The noble laurel
It is anti infectious, anti-inflammatory and invigorating.
Good for : infections and inflammations of the mouth, skin infections, mycoses …
8 / The clove tree
It is anti infectious, anti bacterial, anesthetic and invigorating;
Good for : fight against dental pain, fatigue, stimulate the immune system.
9/ Le niaouli
It is anti infectious, antiseptic, antiparasitic; febrifuge and decongestant.
Good for : fight against viral hepatitis, genital herpes, shingles, sinusitis, bronchitis.
Also read: How to use essential oils on the skin?