My Essential Oil Picks
All the Essential Oils I purchase are only what I use, and I must say I use a lot of them. They all have a purpose in my life and also in my organic skin care line at Urban Eco Beauty. I am going to share with you a few precious oils that many do not even know truly exist nor how to properly use. These oils are so powerful and unique that when you are building your own Essential Oil collection you will be thrilled to now be able to add these in too!
Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of Aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. Here are some of my ultimate favorite oils!
Copaiba Essential Oil:
For centuries, South Americans have used Copaiba resin (a tree resin) to promote the health of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Copaiba essential oil is calming, soothing, and supportive to the skin and nervous system.
Recent research on caryophyllene suggests a number of other means by which Copaiba essential oil can support overall health.
When taken internally: it can possess strong antioxidant properties; promote healthy cellular function; help support immune function while supporting overall circulatory health; help support the health of the gastrointestinal tract and colon; promote a healthy nervous system; help keep the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy looking.
Topically it can keep the skin clean and clear while helping to reduce the appearance of imperfections, support uterine health, protect against unwanted pathogens or bacteria, reduce puffiness, help with aches, soreness and discomfort, reduce liver tissue damage, protect against fungus and mold, and eases menstruation.
Turmeric Essential Oil:
Turmeric is a flowering herb related to ginger with fibrous roots and a savory flavor. Grown throughout Southeast Asia, turmeric is known worldwide as the spice that gives curry seasoning its color and distinctive flavor. The root is also used as a natural yellow dye. The rhizomes and tubers of this plant have been used in holistic Ayurveda health practices for their powerful benefits for nearly 4,000 years. Turmeric has also been used historically in China and Sri Lanka.
Recent scientific attention on curcumin, a chemical constituent of turmeric root, has rekindled interest in turmeric oil’s health benefits. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, and Turmeric essential oil has been shown to help increase curcumin potency and absorption. Turmeric also contains the chemical components ar-Turmerone and Turmerone. These chemical constituents are known for their nervous system benefits.
Turmeric is a powerful essential oil. When taken internally, it offers daily antioxidant support and helps support a healthy nervous system, cellular function, and immune response. It also helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism, and healthy circulation. When inhaled, Turmeric uplifts mood and emotions.
Frankincense Essential Oil:
Renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils known as the King Of Oils. Frankincense Essential Oil offers extraordinary health benefits. Its also one of the oldest recorded oils throughout all history.
Frankincense Essential Oil is known to help reduce stress, anxiety, and nerves. (Study)
Frankincense Oil has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and overall appearance. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and help heal wounds. It may also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
Research groups in China have found that Frankincense Oil has been shown to help fight cells of specific types of cancer. A 2012 study found that a chemical compound found in Frankincense called AKBA is successful at killing cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy, which may make it a potential natural cancer treatment. (Study)
Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the ability to eliminate cold and flu germs from the home and the body naturally, and it can be used in place of chemical household cleaners. A lab study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology found that the combination of frankincense oil and myrrh oil is particularly effective when used against pathogens. These two oils, which have been used in combination since biblical times, have synergistic and additive properties when exposed to microorganisms like Cryptococcus neoformans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (Study)
Frankincense Essential Oil is useful in lowering levels of anxiety or stress. It has a calming, grounding scent that can naturally help you to fall asleep at night. If used as a natural sleep aid, it may help open breathing passages, allowing your body to reach an ideal sleeping temperature and can even help eliminate pain that keeps you up. (Study)
Frankincense Essential Oil has shown to help reduce levels of painful inflammation, making it a natural treatment option for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons. (Study)
Melissa Essential Oil
With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa Essential Oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.
Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). As one of the rarest and most expensive oils, Melissa has a wide range of health benefits and uses.
Melissa Oil is used as a flavor in teas and nice-cream as well as with some fish dishes. Because of its positive effect on mood, Melissa has long been used to calm feelings of tension and nervousness. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment and promote emotional well-being. Melissa may also help to support a healthy immune system.
A few different health studies have been done on Melissa Oil and the Herpes Virus.
These results indicate that Melissa Oil affected the virus before adsorption, but not after penetration into the host cell, thus lemon balm oil is capable of exerting a direct antiviral effect on herpesviruses. (Study)
DISCLAIMER: These products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information is provided for educational purposes only.