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Essential oils can help you relax and soothe what ails you.

Using essential oils is a timeless remedy for treating minor ailments from common colds to arthritis. These all-natural oils are highly concentrated molecules distilled from plants, flowers, and fruits. Many essential oils have more than one use, making them good for a variety of treatments. 

There are a few ways the oils can be administered: inhaled using a few drops of oil in a spritzer of water, using a vaporizer to infuse the air with the oil’s scent, or put in a ‘carrier’ oil like almond oil and applied topically. Essential oils can be used during massage, in the bath or shower, with hair and skin care, or inhaled in steam. The following are some common ailments for which essential oils can be beneficial. 

Digestion

Can be rubbed on the abdomen to improve digestion.

- Ginger 

- Chamomile

- Marjoram Mandarin

- Orange

Dementia 

Can help decrease agitation and improve sleep. 

- Lavender

- Lemon

- Peppermint 

- Bergamot 

- Rosemary 

- Ylang Ylang

Restless Sleep

- Lavender

- Chamomile 

- Ylang Ylang

- Bergamot 

- Sandalwood

- Marjoram

Arthritis

- Basil

- Tumeric

- Lavender

- Ginger

- Eucalyptus

- Rosemary

- Frankincense