Essential oils and what they do

Essential oils are magic! Plus they come with a lot of benefits. Since there are a few DIY skin and haircare posts (and a lot more coming up), here is a list of some essential oils and their function.

Lavender

  • Extracted from the flower
  • Anti-fungal and antiseptic
  • Calms and relaxes
  • Treats eczema, skin inflammations, cuts, burns and fades scars

Peppermint

  • Gets rid of bad breath
  • Rubbing it on your chest cures congestion
  • Application helps relieve itching
  • Adding it to your shampoo will help fight dandruff
  • Apply on head to relieve from headache

Tea tree

  • Treats acne, ringworm, athlete’s foot
  • Treats fungal infections, cuts and abrasions
  • Gets rid of blemishes and scars

Rose

  • Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory
  • Lowers stress
  • Refines skin texture and tone

Almond

  • Softens skin
  • Prevents blackheads and dark circles
  • Treats eczema
  • Fights dandruff
  • Boosts hair growth

Lemongrass oil

  • Makes skin glow
  • Minimizes pores
  • Detoxes and regenerates skin
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