Have you ever wondered what the powerful affects of essential oils do? Do you ask your friends, family or practitioner what or how essential oils can benefit you? When was the last time you asked yourself what am I putting in or on my body and where do these products comes from? This blog gives you an honest TRUcolor brand advice and recommendation on why it is important to use products that do not add to the toxicity levels in your blood but to enhance the process of detoxification instead. Our products are not only made consciously but also have specific uses to assist the body in its intelligence. We use 100 percent pure, organic, therapeutic grade and indigenously sourced products.
Here are some of our favorite oils to have in your medicine cabinet and their benefits:
Oregano oil is top on our list as it has many benefits it would take a lifetime to talk about this wonderful plant. Oregano oil properties are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, it is a natural antibiotic, a powerful antioxidant, it may have cancer fighting properties and help reduces cholesterol levels. This herb is known for it natural antibiotic affects since the Greek, Roman, Egyptians and many other cultural times.
Other potential benefits:
May Help Yeast Infections.
May Improve Gut Health.
Could Help Relieve Pain.
Did you know Rosemary contains a compound called cineole these compounds may help to break up mucus in the respiratory system and reduce inflammation. Another essential oil that contains this compound is Eucalyptus.
Rosemary medical uses:
Respiratory conditions such as colds, infections, cough, flu, asthma, sore throat
,and cough with phlegm. Other uses-improves memory, anxiety, depression, supports immune system, heartburn, gout, kidney disease, IBS, toothache, and headache.
There are so many uses for essential oils! Below is a recipe to make nasal spray. With these oils one can improve a sore throat and other cough-related symptoms.
Examples of oils to use: rosemary, peppermint, oregano and eucalyptus extracts which may help with cough, hoarseness and sore throat. Here is a website we found that has an entire recipe which might be helpful. http://www.mygreenerliving.com/2017/02/natural-nasal-decongestant-recipe/
Remember this does not mean we are treating or diagnosing a disease. Always refer to your primary care.
Speaking of peppermint this is our next favorite oil to have in our medicine cabinet. Peppermint can help to improve joint and muscle pain. It also can help headaches, stomach aches, bronchitis, clears sinus issues and helps to decrease fever.
Tea Tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Most people know this oil can help heal wounds, acne and fungus on nails, it can also be used to prevent and reduce infections. We love to diffuse this oil in our home and office to help clean the air of pathogens and other allergens.
Lavender is one of the most used scents used all over the world. Some people use it to relax in a bath setting and some spray some onto their pillow to help relax the mind and get soundless sleep. Not only is this oil relaxing it also helps to heal burns, cuts, sting of any insects, rashes or skin conditions, lastly it helps to reduce anxiety.
Sweet Orange not only smells amazing but has antimicrobial, anticancer and antioxidant properties. This oil helps with detoxifing the body so one can loss weight faster. It also helps with energy as it contains vitamin C. Sweet orange oil can be used for anxiety and depression as well.
Eucalyptus essential oil is used world wide, when you buy an over the counter vapor or chest rub used to suppress cough, usually these products contain Eucalyptus oil.
Eucalyptus oil is antimicrobial and can be diffused or inhaled to help with bacteria reduction in ones home or body.
Frankincense another wonderful and very ancient essential oil mentioned in the bible to help with many illnesses. This oil helps to reduce inflammation, it is antibacterial, heals bruising, reduces scars and boosts immunity. During the winter months we recommend our clients use frankincense to help with colds, cough, bronchitis and asthma.
Dry cracked skin
If the essential oils you are using are 100% oil always dilute these oils with carrier oil, lotion or water to use on skin. Popular carrier oils include jojoba oil, coconut oil almond oil, and olive oil. Use of 100% essential oil directly on the skin may cause:
*With most products one should always consult their healthcare provider and perform a skin patch test before use.