Lately we’ve been getting some questions about oils, aromatherapy and pain relief, so decided to talk about three of the most common oils—lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus, often found in aromatherapy products, soaps, pain relieving remedies and cleaning products.
Lavender Oil has been known to be used for its calming and soothing properties, especially good forrelieving muscle and joint pain, sometimes headaches and as an aid for stress. It was used in many forms in the Middle Ages and probably way before. Cleopatra is even claimed to have used it in ancient Egypt, more than 2500 years ago. Lavender was thought of as a cure-all, used for insomnia, aching backs, headaches, etc. Lavender in its non-oil form is often used in cooking and culinary dishes.
Next up is Tea Tree Oil, considered a natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal oil as well as an antiseptic. Alot of anti in there. For well over 100 years, and a whole lot longer in places like Australia, tea tree oil has been used for rashes, chicken pox, shingles and the herpes virus, the one that produces cold sores.
Eucalyptus Oil rounds out the three. It is distilled from a leaf of the Eucalyptus plant and used in pharma preparations to relieve symptoms of flu and colds. It is often used for decongesting and treating bronchitis and other respiratory infections. The oil is also anti-inflammatory when used topically as a liniment such as in Watkins White Liniment.
All in all, these three oils either individually or combined in products, can be effective remedies for relieving the symptoms of dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, bronchitis and dermatitis.
Watkins products have a number of items with these ingredients in them, from cleaners to hand soaps, bath salts, and liniments. Be sure and check them out.
Have a great week and Women’s History Month!
Sherry and staff at Natures’ Heritage
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