As we all know, aromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and herbal extracts to treat various health problems. We have already written about more popular types of oils and now we want to present less popular, but still equally beneficial essential oils.
1. Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil)
Extremely aromatic plant, rosemary is used to make an essential oil that has a very wide application in aromatherapy. This oil stimulates hair follicles and scalp microcirculation and it is often used in shampoos for hair growth and for preventing hair fall. Added to your cream, it alleviates the problems with eczema and dermatitis. It also suppresses the excessive secretion of fat and prevents the formation of acne. If you chose to use it in the form of inhalation, rosemary might help you to lower stress hormone. This way, it alleviates headaches and pain in the muscles and joints. A few drops of rosemary essential oil added to an aroma lamp improves concentration and memory.
2. Vetiver Oil (Vetiveria Zizanoides)
This is a perennial plant, grass of deadless leaves and very fragrant roots. It originates from southern India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Vetiver essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of dry and chopped roots and the island of Java is one of the largest producers. The oil calms the nervous system and is called the “oil of peace” due to its soothing effect. It is used against stress and exhaustion, oily skin, acne, for the prevention of wrinkles, stria and scars. It also stimulates the venous circulation. The Vetiver oil is very often used in the production of perfumes, its intense scent is a combination of woody, sweet, grassy and earthy notes.
3. Ginger Oil (Zingiber Officinale)
Smoothly sweet fragrance, essential oil of ginger is yellow colored and is obtained by distilling fresh rhizomes. Ginger is a proven solution to many health problems and its oil massage can be great to relieve pain in the joints and muscles. It has the ability to heat and stimulate, it is ideal for cold weather, against colds and nausea. This oil acts analgesic, sedative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic (it stimulates urination, removes excess water from the body). It is used in respiratory organs infections, removes nausea (especially for pregnant women in the first months of pregnancy, as well as in the driving disorder), improves digestion, helps with menstrual problems. Strengthens immunity and improves circulation, cleanses the body, helps with blood vessel blocking (in combination with white onions), relieves rheumatic pains in the muscles and joints, successfully works against colds, flu, fever, sinus inflammation (inhalation). Improves mood, memory, and energy. Ginger oil is a mild aphrodisiac and it is also used in the treatment of alcoholism. It helps with loss of appetite and poor digestion.
4. Cypress Oil (Cupressus Sempervirens)
This uncommon essential oil has lots of beneficial health properties and which are best shown in cases when we need to substitute medicaments with natural products. It originates from the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. Cypress trees are low and evergreen with smaller, rounded and woody stacks. The flowers are also small with scaly leaves. Cypress oil is obtained from young twigs and needles of the plant, which are then distilled to produce essential oil of fresh, pure and refreshing scent.
This rare essential oil has some amazing properties, most of them related to medical problems healing.
It has antiseptic and antibacterial activity.Inhalation with cypress oil reduces respiratory infections. Diluted in water and scattered throughout the body it acts as a natural deodorant, which prevents the formation of unpleasant odors and raises mood and energy. A few drops of cypress oil in the softener will give you a pleasant smell and will destroy the bacteria. A few drops on a handkerchief next to the pillow will reduce the nervousness, anxiety and symptoms of insomnia.
5. Red Mandarin Oil (Citrus reticulata)
The essential oil of mandarin is also called “oil of children’s joy” because of its calming effect and characteristic and for its cheerful smell. It contains small amounts of N-methyl anthranilate showing strong soothing properties, thus it reduces restlessness, especially in hyperactive children. It is very helpful in nervousness, stress, depression, and insomnia, when it can be applied dermally (in oily blends and pure drops on the wrist or solar plexus).
This oil is very mild so it can be applied to infants and babies in a diffuser (in a sleeping room for better sleep) or in oil-based mixtures for body care (of course, at the appropriate concentration). It is also a mild spasmolytic and a digestive tonic, and it is also used in the symptomatic treatment of rhinitis, asthma or allergies.
Red mandarine oil is a great addition to blend sterilizers during pregnancy. It is less known, but it also benefits oily skin because it regulates sebum secretion and revitalizes the skin with enlarged and clogged pores.
As you can see, all of these amazing uncommon essential oils can do so much for our health. We hope you will decide to use some of them in order to help yourself by using natural products. But, be careful and inform yourself about the eventual side effects of each one of these amazing products.