It’s no mystery we love natural products. In fact, the more natural the better! Mother nature has a way of providing us with the most healthy ingredients for our bodies and natural oils are some of the most beneficial products we can utilize. Whether you’re struggling with acne, dry skin, hormonal imbalance, joint pain, or insomnia, there’s a natural oil that can help relieve your symptoms.
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Black Cumin Seed Oil
Black cumin seed oil does not get the widespread recognition it deserves, but it’s one of the most beneficial oils you can consume. It has been used for centuries since ancient Egypt to relieve a myriad of ailments including acne, arthritis, headaches, digestion problems, and even cancer! It can be taken internally or applied externally to the skin. Here’s a compelling report from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health on the anti-cancer benefits of black cumin seed oil. It also has antibacterial and reparative properties, so it’s excellent for acne and clogged pores. Other conditions it’s used to treat are digestive tract ailments including gas, diarrhea, constipation, and hemorrhoids. It can also be used for relieving joint pain, arthritis, and respiratory problems including flu, allergies, congestion and bronchitis.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is an essential fatty acid oil that has long been used to treat various internal and external ailments. Internally, it’s most commonly used to treat hormonal imbalances in women including PMS, hot flashes, and breast pain. It’s also used to treat skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, and eczema. Other uses include treating asthma, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, amongst others. It can be applied externally or taken in pill form. Evening primrose works by decreasing inflammation and compensating for fatty acid deficiency. It’s especially effective in women who experience hormone related pain due to low fatty acid levels.
Nature’s Way Evening Primrose Oil, $10
Lavender oil not only smells divine, it has a wide range of beneficial uses! This is one of our favorite essential oils. Lavender is widely used for relaxation and as a sleep aid. It can be used externally on the wrists or in spray form for relaxation and insomnia. Or add it to a candle or oil burner as an aromatic sleep inducer. Its soothing antibacterial properties also make it an excellent treatment for relieving burns, insect bites, and cuts. You can even use it in your recipes and beverages. Add a couple drops of lavender oil to your tea or water for a delicious soothing beverage. Or give your recipes a delicious boost by adding it to your baked goods, chocolate, and salad dressings.
Coconut oil has been in the spotlight for the past couple years for good reason. This incredible oil can literally be used from head to toe. From healing rough dried skin to lowering cholesterol to cooking your favorite recipes -coconut oil is one of the most versatile products you can have in your home. So, what makes coconut oil so special? Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides -essential fatty acids that are metabolized differently in the body. Due to its ability to go directly from the digestive tract to the liver, coconut oil is used as energy instead of stored as fat. This difference in the digestive process makes it an aid in lowering bad cholesterol, preventing heart disease, and obesity. It also turns into “ketone bodies” providing therapeutic benefits in relieving brain conditions such as dementia, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties, so it’s excellent for treating fungal infections, rashes, insect bites, and yeast overgrowth.
Moringa oil is derived from the moringa plant -a leafy, nutrient-rich tree native to the Middle East. Moringa oil is fairly new to the mainstream, but has been used for centuries in Middle Eastern cultures to stave off a host of conditions including bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, arthritis, constipation, intestinal conditions, anemia, and cancer. Moringa is so high in vital nutrients it’s widely used in India and Africa to fight malnutrition and starvation. It’s high in protein, calcium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, magnesium, vital B-complex vitamins such as folates, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Applied topically moringa oil is used to treat acne, rashes, insect bites, arthritis and fungal infections. It’s also excellent as a anti-aging moisturizer and facial cleanser.