6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

The world around us can often feel like it is growing more and more hectic by the day, and this can lead us to look in all kinds of directions to find both spiritual and physical healing opportunities to help to improve our lives and our outlook toward them. 

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

One of the most popular methods towards this end is the use of essential oils. Essential oils are made by extracting the scents from plants, and then concentrating them down into liquid form through distillation, which leaves the ‘Essence’ of the planet behind!

These oils not only smell incredible, but they have also been noted to help reduce stress, treat infections, and even help you to sleep. 

However, some essential oils are slightly stronger than others, and if you’re interested in trying these oils yourself, then you’ll want to know what the strongest ones are. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place!

Today, I have compiled this list of the very strongest essential oils, and how they can aid you! 

1. Frankincense

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

Frankincense is actually highly revered within the world of aromatherapy and essential oils, and the reason for this is that it is considered to be one of the most powerful on Earth! 

Frankincense oil originates from Africa, India, and the Middle East, where it is created by tapping into Boswellia trees. Tapping into these trees causes gum resins to be released. Through the careful distillation process, frankincense oil is then extracted! 

Frankincense oil is actually noted to help boost the immune system! It does this by stimulating it to work a little more efficiently, and by helping it to identify germs that it can then fight back against to prevent infection. 

Frankincense oil is also used thanks to its ability to improve memory, and to help you to sleep, thanks to the soothing and pleasant aroma that it has. The aroma of the oil has very earthy and sweet notes that make it incredibly pleasant to smell within a space.

I love using it through a reed diffuser, to help the smell to reach all across an interior space, or even by mixing it in with skin creams to take advantage of its physical benefits! 

Part of the reason why Frankincense oil is so highly revered, aside from its wonderful aroma and observable benefits, is its links to cancer treatment!

In 2011, a study found that frankincense oil was able to help with brain swelling, which naturally occurs as a result of radiotherapy for brain tumours.

2. Lemon Oil

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

Oftentimes, when we think of essential oils, we find ourselves picturing exotic and oft-unknown plants and fruits, which is what makes lemon essential oil such a surprise for so many people! 

Of course, one of the best benefits of using lemon essential oil is that it naturally has a very sweet and pleasant aroma that you are likely already familiar with, so you can easily use it with confidence throughout the home.

The fragrance of lemon essential oil is known to stimulate the body directly, to assist with digestion, and prevent things such as nausea. I like combining this oil with skin creams, as I can then apply it directly to the skin to reduce acne and help to treat skin issues.

In fact, because lemon naturally has a strong pH value, its oil can actually be used to disinfect surfaces! If you want to disinfect, say, your kitchen counters, then you could use it with a homemade astringent to create a safe wiping solution! 

3. Peppermint Oil

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

Peppermint oil is not only incredibly potent, but also incredibly versatile. Peppermint oil can be used to create a wonderful aroma, but as well as this it is also totally safe for consumption!

This means you can add just a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your food, to not only create a refreshing minty flavour, but also to access its numerous benefits!

Peppermint can easily freshen your breath, but not only that, it can also be used to relieve headaches, improve performance and endurance, as well as helping to relieve the symptoms of IBS.

These effects can be used by diffusing the oil to create a pleasant scent in a specific space, or by consuming a few drops in some food! 

Peppermint oil is also safe to use on the skin, so you can easily mix it with your favourite moisturiser so that you can evenly distribute it wherever you need it.

Because peppermint oil contains plenty of menthol, it is naturally very cooling, which makes the oil great for treating inflammation, and it even has some light benefits for protecting you from the sun! 

4. Tea Tree Oil

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

While tea tree oil should not be used internally, and ingested in any way, it can still offer some very potent benefits when it comes to healing and soothing pain.

Tea tree oil is naturally very potent and can be used directly for fighting infection, as well as also boasting a number of anti-inflammatory benefits that make it great as a form of pain relief. 

Spreading tea tree oil across the skin, through the use of a medium can be a great way to help improve the condition of your skin, or to treat painful or sore areas.

In fact, many people love to make use of tea tree oil as an additional treatment for acne and other similar skin conditions.

Tea tree oil is also noted for its healing benefits, as it can help to stimulate the body to allow it to heal itself quickly after suffering specific injuries. This is also thanks to the fact that it is antibacterial, which makes it very safe to use.

The antibacterial nature also makes it great to use for disinfecting surfaces across the home.

And if you simply want a pleasant-smelling oil that can bring some delightful earthy notes to a space, then tea tree oil is a great option for you!

5. Lavender

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

Lavender oil is perhaps one of the best-known essential oils on the market precisely because of the amazing benefits it is able to offer. The most important of which is its ability to help you to sleep!

Lavender oil has a very pleasant floral aroma that is able to bring a sense of calm to the mind, which of course helps to aid the mind in heading to sleep.

Lavender oil has also been used to help treat conditions like depression and anxiety because it is noted to help relieve symptoms of emotional distress. 

However, lavender oil is not only great for helping to heal the mind, but it can also be used to help fight bacteria and infection on the surface of the skin.

By carefully spreading lavender oil over the skin, alongside some tea tree oil, you can enjoy accelerated healing and plenty of anti-inflammation benefits. 

I love to use lavender oil in my reed diffuser, especially in the bedroom, as it easily helps me to ease into a comfortable slumber. You can even simply scatter a few drops of lavender oil onto your pillows before you head to bed to ease you even more! 

6. Lemongrass Oil 

6 Most Powerful Essential Oils And Their Healing Benefits

Lemongrass Oil has a very powerful aroma that is very citrusy but cannot be simply compared to the smell of lemon oil. Lemongrass oil, instead, has a much more floral and earthy aroma to combine with the citrus smell to create a wonderful delight for the senses! 

Lemongrass oil doesn’t just smell good, however, as it is also noted for its healing benefits. I very often make use of lemongrass oil to help heal wounds, as it accelerates the healing process, and also carefully soothes inflammation.

As well as this, lemongrass oil is also great for wounds because it can be used to kill bacteria.

Provided you mix the oil with a carrying oil before applying it to your skin, lemongrass oil can be great for applying to wounds that are causing a lot of pain. Lemongrass oil can also be used across the body as a way to fight off fungal infections.

In fact, Lemongrass oil has been linked to reductions in athlete’s foot, ringworm, and even conditions like jock itch! 

To Wrap Up 

There you have it! Though there are countless unique essential oils that can be found across the world, all offering their own physical and mental benefits, these are easily some of the most effective, while also being easy to get your hands on! 

Why not try grabbing one of these essential oils for yourself today?

Clare McAfee
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