With the health care system breaking into pieces, it’s more important than ever to make sure we’re taking all the necessary steps to live more naturally and use mother nature’s resources. Worldwide, we’re spending about $6.5 billion dollars on health care, but chronic diseases are on the rise. It’s nothing new to find popular pharmaceutical drugs to be recalled and side effects causing further damages to our bodies.
It’s becoming more common to hear about people starting to research ways to overcome some illnesses with natural resources, such as essential oils. If you’re new to essential oils, it can be very overwhelming to figure out which oils to start out with. Below we have listed 4 essential oils that are excellent to have in your medicine cabinet.
Lavender is a beneficial for healing and soothing the skin. Lavender is also great for promoting sleep, relaxation and battling allergies and sinus problems. Lavender has been used in place of the following medications:
- Advil Sinus
- Zyrtec/Claritin D
- Calamine Lotion
Peppermint is another great oil that offers assistance with healing. Many people use peppermint to help with digestive issues such as heartburn and diarrhea. A couple other great uses for peppermint are for cramps, aches and headaches. Peppermint has been used in place of following medications:
- Imodium A-D
Tea Tree Oil
For a natural yet powerful substitute for many over the counter medications, tea tree oil is a great antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic oil. It works like wonders to treat insect bites, warts, infections and even helps loosen chest congestions with used in a vaporizer. Tea tree oil is also commonly used as all purposes cleaner for around the house.
Lemon essential oils are great for a variety of benefits including cleansing, oral health, digestion, thirst quencher, cough relief and an abdominal colic pain. Lemon has been used in place of following over the counter medications:
- Children’s Tylenol
- Children’s Motrin
- Acne medication
- Azo Cranberry
- Imodium AD