Aromatherapy has become more and more popular in recent years. Renowned for being natural, this natural treatment technique makes it possible to free oneself from so-called traditional medicine. Be careful, however, to turn to essential oils that are 100% natural, 100% pure, and if possible labeled Ecocert. In addition to a guarantee of quality, this helps to remove all traces of potential pesticides. ” This is why it is strongly advised to use oils produced by pharmaceutical laboratories and purchased in pharmacies. It is important to take advice from your pharmacist », reveals Health Magazine.
It is all the more essential to know that it must systematically use a support to absorb the essential oils: sugar cube, spoonful of honey or edible vegetable oil, or better: neutral tablet” (see Puressentiel). In her book, Pauline Neyrolles Natural (but not too much!)* insists on the contraindications and warns: “ Essential oils are strongly discouraged for children under three years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with neurological disorders such as epilepsy. “. To be sure to make the right choice among all those that exist, here are X essential oils that you absolutely must have at home, according to Pauline Neyrolles:
Tea tree essential oil
Essential, tea tree essential oil is one of the most versatile oils according to Pauline. Indeed, it is antibacterial, antifungal (effective against fungal infections) and protects the skin. ” It is used to boost the immune defenses, against oral diseases (aphthas, gingivitis), against skin imperfections (acne), against sore throats or to decongest the venous system “, reveals the author. Tea tree is found in a large number of lotions and skin care products, otherwise it is possible to consume it orally. Simply add 2 drops to a neutral tablet or in a spoon of honey, 2 to 3 times a day but for a maximum duration of 5 days.
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Fine lavender essential oil
” I use it to soothe situations of stress, anxiety or anxiety. It is very effective on nervous disorders reveals Pauline. For good reason, it has great soothing, hypotensive but also balancing properties. Its very specific smell soothes the nerves as well as the aggressions of the skin. Fine lavender essential oil purifies and treats skin and scarring conditions, but also rheumatism and muscle-related pain. To take advantage of its benefits, Pauline recommends adding 2 drops, 2 to 3 times a day to a neutral tablet or in honey. For external use, you can dilute ” 3 drops in a teaspoon of jojoba oil in massage on the solar plexus for stress and sleep, or on skin problems “. Its relaxing benefits, it is possible to use it in diffusion for 20 minutes 3 times a day.
Eucalyptus essential oil
Renowned for its effective antiviral actions against “ respiratory and ENT disorders: bronchitis, laryngitis, otitis, sinusitis, nasopharyngitis », the essential oil of eucalyptus disbarred proves useful in overcoming and relieving oily coughs. In addition, it helps to boost energy when a state of fatigue is felt. In her book, Pauline advises to consume it by adding two drops to a neutral tablet or combined with a spoonful of honey. However, it is possible to diffuse it with a diffuser for 20 minutes, 3 times a day.
Peppermint essential oil
It is one of the most useful for combating winter ailments. From the small migraine to the increase in concentration, peppermint essential oil is the best ally. It supports the digestive system and strengthens it against nausea, liver fatigue and bloating “. Pauline recommends it in particular for its antibacterial and antiviral actions, especially if you suffer from gastroenteritis. ” It is decongestant of the ENT routes (it is the friend of stuffy noses!) “, she says. To take advantage of its benefits, tap a little on the temples when you suffer from headaches. Otherwise, ” dilute 3 drops in a teaspoon of jojoba oil in massage on the stomach or pure on small surfaces “.
Mandarin essential oil
With its sweet and tangy smell at the same time, mandarin essential oil is particularly effective in stressful situations. Comforting, sedative, calming and relaxing, it soothes ” states of anxiety and excitement as well as sleep disorders reveals Pauline. Moreover, it also has antifungal as well as firming actions and proves useful “ for anti-cellulite massages “. For internal use, you can use it on a neutral tablet in the amount of two drops and 2-3 times a day, or on a spoon of honey. ” Externally: dilute 3 drops in a teaspoon of jojoba oil in massage on the solar plexus for stress and sleep and on the wrists adds Pauline.
Palmarosa essential oil
Originally from India and Indochina, palmarosa is a green plant renowned for a large number of benefits. Indeed, it is effective against many skin problems: acne, eczema, mycosis, wounds, because it is regenerating “. In addition, palmarosa essential oil is anti-infectious, antiviral and antifungal (ENT disorders, cystitis). Unlike the previous essential oils, that of palmarosa should only be used externally. ” Dilute 3 drops in a teaspoon of jojoba oil in massage in the neck for ENT conditions or on the stomach and lower abdomen for intestinal and urinary conditions “says Pauline. In your skincare routine, you can add a few drops to your day cream or other face gel. Your skin will be firmed and purified!
* Natural (but not too much!) by Pauline Neyrolles, to be found at Talent Editions.
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