By: Jessica Davis-Thompson
Whether it’s for the common cold or the common household mess, these 5 essential oils will take care of all your needs!
1. Cinnamon: One of the oldest spices known, cinnamon has been used for medicine and spice throughout the ages. It’s warming and vibrant quality make it useful for mental and physical rejuvenation. And because cinnamon leaf oil contains 80 percent phenols (mainly eugenol), it is widely used for its anesthetic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. it’s low content of cinnamaldehyde also make it great as an insect repellent!
2. Clove Bud: This popular and effective essential oil is derived from the clove tree, a tree native to Southeast Asia. It has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Due to its high content of eugenol (60 – 90%) it’s also popular in dentistry to help treat infection and pain due to it’s anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. However, it’s benefits don’t end there! Not only does it have an incredibly high amount of eugenol, but it has the highest ORAC value of all superfoods, making it one of the most potent antioxidant oils! Because of it’s amazing properties, this oil is used to address a wide variety of issues: respiratory problems, infections, fungus, acne, digestive issues, and even the flu!
3. Eucalyptus Oil: There are over 700 different types of Eucalyptus species in the world, and many different uses for each type of oil derived. The two most common types are eucalyptus globulus and eucalyptus radiata, also known as blue gum oil and black peppermint oil. These fresh and clearing oils are known popularly for their ability to help address mental fatigue and help stimulate the mind, as well as for their ability to help support respiratory issues such as asthma, congestion, or colds. Their high content of the compound Eucalyptol (also known as 1,8 cineole), has been shown to have antifungal, antibacterial, and anesthetic properties. In dentistry, it’s antibacterial properties are often used against tooth decaying bacteria!
4. Lemon: This essential oil is one of the most widely used essential oils for cleaning and disinfecting, and can be found in most household cleaners. But what most don’t know is that because lemons are so nutrient dense, it’s uses are widespread! It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help inhibit inflammation, and its antibacterial properties make it excellent to fight against respiratory infections such as bronchitis, sore throats, and strep throat. It’s known as a strong detoxifier, and can help rid the body of unwanted toxins!
5. Rosemary: Once considered sacred, and used to fight off evil spirits and disease, Rosemary is one of the most widely used oils across the ages. It’s clear, refreshing scent makes it popular for use in aromatherapy, as a means to provide clarity. However, it’s properties are expansive: it’s known to have analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, and expectorant properties. It’s no wonder that Rosemary is so popular! From fighting bronchial infections, helping to ease pain, and reducing anxiety, this essential oil is a must have!
These naturally powerful tools to optimize our health and households can be found in Essential Oxygen’s Organic Brushing Rinse. They play an important role in why the Brushing Rinse has been proven to be an highly effective and clean way to brush our teeth!