Essential oils are not only used for aromatherapy, but also in the food and perfume industry and as such there are different grades of oils. When buying essential oil to use in healing you should only buy 100% pure essential oils.
It is also recommended that pregnant women should not use essential oils and those suffering from epilepsy should be careful with the oils they use.
Although the care and understanding of most of the essential oils are safe to use the list below will detail those are the best essential oils for beginners.
Lavender essential oil Botanical name Lavandula angustifolia; probably the most widely known and can be used for so many evils. Lavender may be used as analgesic, antidepressant, antiviral and, an antispasmodic, a deodorant, a sedative, a diuretic, also used for arthritis, rheumatism and decongestant; to name a few.
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Lavender is well known for its sedative properties and helps in the treatment of conditions such as depression, insomnia, hysteria and stress. It is also useful in the treatment of headaches and migraines, cough and colds, treatment of bites and small wounds and is undoubtedly a necessary element for the treatment of superficial burns and sunburn.
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy author wrote that because of the effectiveness of lavender with the healing of burns, it is used in the burn unit of European hospitals.