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Helichrysum essential oil
Anti-inflammatory, healing, antifungal and antimicrobial action, useful in case of acne, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, wound and blisters, beneficial properties for the airways, relaxing on body and mind, useful in case of mental exhaustion.
Through steam distillation of the flowers of helichrysum, scientific name Helichrysum italicum of the Asteraceae family, a really beneficial and precious essential oil is obtained. This essential oil is used to treat several skin disorders, ecchymosis but also problems affecting the respiratory tract and, from the emotional point of view, it helps counteract mental exhaustion and burnout. But let’s see better the uses. Helichrysum essential oil for the skin – In literature (Orchard et al, Evi...
Tea tree, the first aid always with you
Antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral, useful in case of acne, insect bites, wounds, cold sores, canker sores, gum diseases, fungus, dandruff, itching and dermatitis, also in dogs.
Melaleuca alternifolia, also known as tea tree, is a plant belonging to the Mirtaceae family native to Australia. From the distillation of its leaves and the final brunches of the plant an amazing essential oil is obtained, used and appreciated for more than 100 years in Australia but whose renown is growing worldwide. Instead, the tea tree leaves are an ancient remedy of Australian Aborigine tradition used before the essential oil. These leaves were applied indeed as a poultice on wounds or use...
Soap and exfoliating agent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, useful in case of acne, dark skin spots, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, itching of the scalp but also nail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Black soap, also known as African black soap, is a product originating in West Africa. On the basis of the country of origin, it may be obtained from black olives oil or coconut oil or shea butter and potash from the ash of some plants such as that belonging to the genus Platanus. The use of black soap is growing all over the world because it is considered an essential beauty cosmetic, a remedy against dark skin spots, dull skin, rashes, scars and acne. Properties – As often happens, also scie...
Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, useful to treat the cold sores but also fungal infections, candida, cystitis, sore throat, cough and aphthae, useful to disinfect the hands and to counteract acne and pimples, used as a preservative in the DIY cosmetics.
Grapefruit, scientific name citrus paradisi, is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family whose fruits are appreciated as a basis for juices or smoothies. However, today we aren’t speaking about the grapefruit pulp but about the seeds, that are contained inside the fruit. From these seeds an extract for external use with antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties is obtained, this extract is indeed able to act on the structure of the cell membrane of the pathogens and therefo...
Sesame oil, for external use
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, useful to make the skin tonic and elastic, anti-wrinkles, able to soothe skin redness, sunburns, eczema, useful against fungus infections, for glossy and healthy hair, acts against dandruff, able to strengthen the gums, protective action for the health of teeth, against bad breath because it is useful to remove toxins and bacteria inside the oral cavity when it is used to rinse the mouth.
Sesame oil is extracted from the seeds of sesame, scientific name Sesamum indicum, whose particular and sweet taste is preserved in the oil. This plant based oil is well known and appreciated in the Ayurveda for applications on skin, hair and teeth so much that, from the Indian word that indicates the massage made with sesame oil, champo, comes our word shampoo. Sesame oil is also rich in vitamins, such as A, E and group B, and is characterized by antioxidant properties that prevent the oil fro...
Turmeric essential oil
Antiseptic and antiviral action, useful to apply on irritated skin, skin with acne, but also to treat fungus of nails and feet, cold sores and warts, anti-wrinkle action, able to soothe joint pain, sciatica, back pain and muscle pain, against dandruff, tonic and revitalizing action.
Turmeric, scientific name Curcuma longa, is a spice of the Zinziberaceae family well known and appreciated thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, digestive properties and its ability to support the immune system. From steam distillation of the rhizome of the plant the turmeric essential oil is obtained, that has all the benefits of the spice. Let’s see how to use this essential oil, that is to avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in small children. Joint pain, muscle p...
Patchouli essential oil
Cicatrizing and soothing properties, antifungal, tonic and balancing action, useful in case of dull skin, acne, wrinkles, yeast infections, fungus and athlete’s foot, cellulite, water retention, remedy for greasy hair and dandruff, relaxing effect in case of stress, tensions, depression, guilt and low acceptance of the body, aphrodisiac action.
Patchouli, scientific name Pogostemon cablin, is a plant of the Lamiacee family, the same as lavender and mint, that are aromatic plants. From patchouli an essential oil with balancing, cicatrizing, antifungal, tonic and aphrodisiac properties is obtained. Don’t use during pregnancy and breastfeeding or in small children. Let’s see the main uses. Stress - In case of stress and tensions you can prepare a relaxing bath by adding to the water 10 drops of patchouli essential oil. This treatment ...
Antispasmodic properties, useful in case of insomnia, stress, palpitation, diuretic and detox properties, cicatrizing properties, remedy in case of wounds, ulcers, burns, acne, warts, wounds in the nose, varicose veins and phlebitis, antifungal action.
Calendula has antispasmodic properties, for this reason it can be used to treat palpitations, insomnia, and stress. In addition to this calendula has also diuretic, laxative and detox properties and protects the liver. This plant is also useful to regulate menstruation. For external use calendula has cicatrizing properties and can be applied in case of wounds, burns of the skin, skin irritations, acne, corn and calluses, wounds in the nose, it can also reduce varicose veins and phlebitis, ulcers...
Against parasites and insects, remedy in case of fungus, athlete’s foot), dermatitis and other skin irritations, able to treat sore throat.
Myrrh is a resin extracted from a tree that can be found especially in Africa. Myrrh is used as essential oil for external use only. You can diffuse the myrrh essential oil in a room, this essential oil keeps insects and parasites away and helps in case of cold or cough. If you suffer from fungal infections, dermatitis or other skin irritations myrrh essential oil can be a valid remedy: mix 6-7 drops of essential oil in 300 ml of distilled water, soak a gauze and apply it on the part. Thanks to...
Antioxidant, antiseptic and antifungal properties, calming action, useful in case of insomnia or tachycardia, useful in case of poor digestion, remedy in case of apthae, cough, cold or asthma, detox effect.
Oregano is not just a very tasty spice, but it has also antioxidant, antiseptic and antifungal properties. For this reason oregano is very helpful in case of skin infections or athlete’s foot. In addition to this properties, oregano gives also calm in case of stress, anxiety and tachycardia. The spice helps also stomach and intestine to perform their functions, heals apthae or mouth infections, has detox properties. If used as steam inhalation it is also a remedy to treat cold, asthma or cough...
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