Restoring My Complexion

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Home Apothecary: Curing Common Medical Issues With Essential Oils

by Dylan Owens

Many people have a medicine cabinet full of fever reducers, pain relievers, and other over the counter medicines that they may need if a situation arises. However, if you want to go the natural route, essential oils have healing properties for a wide variety of ailments. If you want to stock up essential oils for a variety of medical issues, here are some common medical problems essential oils can help with.


If you have seasonal allergies, you probably spend much of the year full of antihistamines. Some people experience side effects such as drowsiness from antihistamines, which makes it difficult to go about their daily tasks after taking their medicine. Whether your allergies are seasonal or you are experiencing an allergic reaction to something specific, essential oils can help.

Lavender oil, peppermint oil, and lemon oil are all natural antihistamines. While some people can get by on just one oil to reduce symptoms, some may prefer to mix two, or all three together.

To take your essential oil antihistamine, you'll need a small glass or shot glass full of juice or water. Put 2-4 drops of each oil in the glass and drink.


Several types of essential oils work well to relieve headaches. These include

  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Eucalyptus
  • Clove
  • Lavender

If you have a headache, peppermint oil is the most diverse and powerful oil for headaches. It can relieve regular headaches, migraines, and tension headaches. All you have to do is massage a couple drops of oil onto your skin at the site of the headache. Use a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.


If you have an upset stomach for any reason, essential oils can help you feel better. When you use essential oils for stomach issues, rub a few drops of oil on your stomach and your feet. The best oils for gastro issues are:

  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Nutmeg
  • Wintergreen
  • Spearmint


If you have a virus such as the flu, you can use essential oils with natural anti-viral properties to help fight your virus more quickly. Creating a mixture of oils with different types of monoterpene alcohols is the most effective way to fight the virus. One effective mixture is lavender, geranium, and tea tree. Another mixture to try is coriander, marjoram, and peppermint.

Using these oils before you get sick can help kill the viruses around you before they infect you and get you sick. If you aren't sick yet, use in a diffuser to spread it in the air around you. If you are, rub a few drops on your lymph nodes.


If you have eczema or just dry skin, sometimes you need more than lotion to help. You can use essential oils to help. Lavender is a great oil to start with. Take some coconut oil and put it in a small container or shot glass. Put it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to soften the oil. Add about 5-6 drops of lavender oil. The coconut oil will harden if it is too liquid and turn into a soft cream. If the mixture isn't strong enough to relieve your dry skin, try adding a few drops of thyme, frankincense, and helichrysum.


Essential oils can help your mind as well as your body. If you are suffering from depression and/or anxiety, they can be a huge help. The best way to use essential oils for depression and anxiety is with a diffuser.

To relax and calm your nerves, diffuse lavender, spruce, or patchouli. If you just need to brighten your spirits, diffusing wild orange is a great way to boost your mood.

If you don't want to take too many medications and worry about side effects, or you just like going the natural route, essential oils can help with just about any problem that you may have. However, if these home remedies fail to cure your symptoms, then consider visiting to learn about other forms of treatment.


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Restoring My Complexion

A few years ago, I began experiencing red, itchy patches on my eyelids and forehead. I began applying moisturizer to my face at this time. Unfortunately, it didn’t help my condition. My trusted physician informed me I might be suffering from the skin disorder psoriasis. This caring individual prescribed a medicated cream for me. Thankfully, the cream soothed my itchy, inflamed skin. If you have an unexplained, skin condition that isn’t responding to home remedies, make visiting your doctor soon a priority. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common types of skin conditions people seek professional treatment for. Enjoy!