Moms say that These are the best therapeutic essential oils

A Mom’s Three Best Therapeutic Essential Oils

Gone are the days when moms mindlessly carted sniffling children to crowded doctor’s waiting rooms where other sniffling children flopped miserably against sympathetic shoulders. Thanks to the incredible power of internet shopping and social media advertising, an age-old remedy has made a comeback: therapeutic essential oils.

The best therapeutic essential oils have been lauded as effective remedies since the days of the Bible, when the Good Samaritan poured oil on the wounds of the man left for dead. Essentially every culture under the sun has its favored plants whose oils have been prized enough to serve as currency for millennia.

Today, whether you’re a fan of Young Living, DoTerra, Twig+Petal, Now Brand, or any other essential oil company, you probably know that essential oils are a smart mom’s secret weapon against germs, bacteria, and even headaches. Here are some of the best therapeutic essential oils:

Frankincense

Along with being one of the three most famous Christmas gifts ever given, as part of the wise men’s offering to the Christ child, frankincense is a powerful oil that’s been highly valued for ages.

Properties of frankincense include:

  • Antiseptic—reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction
  • Disinfectant—destroys microorganisms on objects
  • Astringent—shrinks or constricts body tissues
  • Carminative—combats flatulence
  • Cicatrisant—repairs lesions of tissues or organs
  • Cytophylactic—stimulates generation of new cells for healthy skin
  • Digestive—what it sounds like
  • Diuretic—promotes increased production of urine;
  • Emmenagogue—stimulates blood flow in the pelvic region and uterus
  • Expectorant—brings up mucus from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea
  • Sedative—induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement
  • Tonic—restores or improves health and well-being
  • Uterine—tone muscles of the uterus
  • Vulnerary—promote the healing of wounds, cuts, and abrasions

Lavender

Besides being the lovely favorite in many an English garden, lavender is excellent for a broad spectrum of ailments, particularly those located externally.

Properties of lavender include:

  • Antiseptic—reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction
  • Analgesic—relieves pain
  • Anti-convulsant—treats epileptic seizures;
  • Anti-depressant—treats anxiety and depression
  • Anti-rheumatic—alleviating or preventing rheumatism
  • Anti-spasmodic—suppresses muscle spasms
  • Anti-inflammatory—reduces inflammation or swelling
  • Anti-viral—treats viral infections
  • Bacteriacide—kills bacteria
  • Carminative—combats flatulence
  • Cholagogue—promotes discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward
  • Cicatrisant—repairs lesions of tissues or organs
  • Cordial—invigorates and stimulates the body
  • Cytophylactic—stimulates generation of new cells for healthy skin
  • Decongestant—relieves nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract
  • Deodorant—diminishes odor
  • Diuretic—promotes increased production of urine
  • Emmenogogue—stimulates blood flow in the pelvic region and uterus
  • Hypotensive—causing diminished pressure or tension
  • Nervine—acts therapeutically upon the nerves
  • Rubefacient—produces redness of skin when applied topically
  • Sedative—induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement
  • Sudorific—causing or increasing sweat
  • Vulnerary—promote the healing of wounds, cuts, and abrasions

Peppermint

Peppermint’s a favorite, both for its refreshing flavor and for its invigorating effects.

Properties of peppermint include:

  • Analgesic—relieves pain
  • Anesthetic—prevents pain in surgery
  • Antiseptic—reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction
  • Antigalactagogue—reduces milk supply or lessens engorgement
  • Antiphlogistic—reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Antispasmodic—suppresses muscle spasms
  • Astringent—shrinks or constricts body tissues
  • Carminative—combats flatulence
  • Cephalic—helpful in weak memory
  • Cholagogue—promotes discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward
  • Cordial—invigorates and stimulates the body
  • Decongestant—relieves nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract
  • Emmenagogue—stimulates blood flow in the pelvic region and uterus
  • Expectorant—brings up mucus from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea
  • Febrifuge—reduces fever
  • Hepatic—supports the liver
  • Nervine—acts therapeutically upon the nerves
  • Stimulant—temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological activity
  • Stomachic—tones the stomach, improving its function and increasing appetite
  • Sudorific—causing or increasing sweat
  • Vasoconstrictor—narrows the blood vessels
  • Vermifuge—expels intestinal worms

Peppermint is also excellent for repelling pests like mice and spiders, so make sure to get plenty!

Hope this piques your interest enough to delve deeper into this exciting realm of organic therapeutic grade essential oils. One experience showing you how beneficial creation’s oils can be without the side effects of pharmaceuticals on your children, and you’ll be hooked – on healing!

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