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5 Essential Oils and Their Amazing Health Benefits

  |  Updated: February 22, 2017 17:46 IST

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5 Essential Oils and Their Amazing Health Benefits
Highlights
  • Lavender oil can be used as a home remedy for insomnia
  • Jojoba oil is also a great anti-ageing ingredient
  • Chamomile oil is a great cure for acne
Natural beauty is the new buzzword and essential oils fit perfectly in your daily routine. They are the best beauty ingredients to pamper your skin with and at the same time reap all the benefits. The trend may be new, but essential oils are age-old secrets for beautiful and glowing hair and skin. Known for their sweet aroma, essential oils are obtained naturally by distillation using steam from a plant of herb. This lends them the characteristic fragrance that belongs to the particular herb or plant. The name ‘essential oil’ is derived from the fact that these volatile compounds contain the ‘essence’ of the plant, seed or spice from which they are extracted. Essential oils are popular for their amazing beauty benefits and are often used in cosmetics like soaps and perfumes but it is best to use them in their natural form. Here are five fabulous essential oils and their benefits for skin, body and mind.

1. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil can be used as one of the best home remedies for insomnia. It has a very soothing aroma and can help calm tired senses. Adding a few drops of the oil in bathwater is said to boost blood circulation and improve mental well-being. 
 
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2. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is extracted from the Jojoba seeds and it is closest to the natural oil produced by human skin called ‘sebum’. It moistures the skin and keeps it smooth and supple. Jojoba oil is also a great anti-ageing ingredient and is known to work on fine lines and wrinkles.
 
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3. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile oil is a great cure for acne. Just dab it on your skin and watch the magic. It improves your digestion and also treats stomach disorders, diarrhea and constipation.
 
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4. Lemon Essential Oil
It is one of the best mood enhancers – just inhale some and you’ll feel the difference instantly. It can soften your skin and make your hair shiny and strong. Lemon essential oil also contains anti-bacterial properties that help in treating insect bites.
 
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5. Calendula Oil
This herbal oil has many healing properties. Calendula oil acts as a natural moisturizing agent and treats chapped lips or dry skin.
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