Natural Essential Oils

Natural essential oils are the oils which are extracted from the plants, seeds, and fruits. They contain the essence of the plant from which they are obtained. These oils are natural products and have a minimum number of unwanted side effects.

They are mostly extracted using steam distillation or the mechanical expression of plant materials. The essential oils used in aromatherapy treatments of common diseases fall in the category of natural oils.

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These healing natural oils are used for massage purposes and are often the key ingredients of many medicines.

When used in aromatherapy massage, all natural oils are used in combination with vegetable-based carrier oils such as olive, almond, hazelnut and grape seed. This is because essential oils are highly concentrated oils and massaging them directly on the skin may cause allergic side effects.

Uses of natural oils. All natural skin oils are considered to be nature’s gift. They are very useful as each of them has a unique role in the treatment of different diseases. There are numerous healing natural oils which have therapeutic powers. They are used during the healing processes, i.e. a massage with these natural oils helps in healing broken muscle tissues.

Some other uses of natural oils are:

  • They are used in the treatment of digestive problems.
  • They are used in the treatment of warts, genital warts and herpes.
  • They are used to treat Candida (yeast infection, thrush) and Psoriasis.

  • They are utilized in medicines used for treating constipation.
  • They are used for treating rashes.
  • Natural oils are also used for the treatment of cancer.
  • They are used for the treatment of eczema.
  • They are used to treat many skin diseases including acne, skin allergy, wrinkles, sun burn, stretch marks, and scars.
  • When natural oils are massaged onto the body and absorbed by the skin, they help to balance natural skin oils and reduce dry skin problems.
  • Aromatic essential oils are used in perfumes.
  • Some of the natural oils are edible and are used as food additives.
  • Due their antiseptic properties, some natural oils are used as home remedies.
  • Tea tree oil and lavender essential oils are used for the treatment of estrogenic and antiandrogenic problems.
  • Natural oils are also used for the treatment of gynecomastia, a condition in which the breast tissues grow abnormally large, especially in prepubescent boys.
  • These natural oils are used in the production of body lotions and skin care products.
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