You may have heard of a friend raving about their essential oil collection, with names like lavender, tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary getting thrown around. Maybe you're curious about seeing what all the fuss about but you don't know where to start. Below, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope gives a little more information to our patients and readership about essential oils.
Essential oils are extracted from seeds and plants and have been used since ancient times. Essential oils have been shown to improve focus, reduce congestion, improve memory loss, help reduce pain, reduce inflammation, improve nausea symptoms, relieve headaches, not to mention stave off bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Essential oils have also been shown to give your immune system a boost.
Lavender is one of the most common oil found in many collections, producing a calm, peaceful, and tranquil effect. You can diffuse lavender essential oil in your bedroom before you go to sleep to promote a peaceful night of rest.
Tea tree oil used as a topical can help with things like blemishes and other skin problems.
Peppermint has a revitalizing effect on the skin and can also improve memory and focus when sniffed through an aromatic device.
If you have any questions about essential oils or would like to tell us about which ones you love, leave a comment for us! If you're in need of any of our wellness and chiropractic services, please contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule your consultation.