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How Essential Oils Can Benefit Chronic Illness Sufferers

June 15, 2017

Essential oils (EOs) have been on the rise for years, benefiting people for many different reasons. They are natural and organic, extracted from the volatile aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. There are many different ways to use them, offering no right or wrong way. One of the most common is through aromatherapy, which includes having a diffuser in your home and/or carrying a personal diffuser with you. Some can be applied topically or ingested orally. Everyone is different and you can find the right fit for you.

Some popular uses for EOs include cleaning, reducing anxiety, improving sleep, relieving stress, detoxifying and purifying the air, exfoliating your skin, cleaning your hair, whitening your teeth, and relieving migraines, cold symptoms, and nausea. EOs are a great and natural way to ease many of the aliments that those living with chronic illnesses, including multiple sclerosis (MS), have to deal with on a regular basis.

Here are a few common oils to get you started:

Peppermint: can be used to help you focus, reduce nausea and fevers, and help alleviate muscle pain and headaches.

Chamomile: known for easing nervousness and anxiety. It can also help you sleep.

Lemon: great for cleaning and can reduce the appearance of acne. It can also add shine to your hair.