Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dr. Oz’s Essential Oil Guide

Olive Oil for Heart Health

Full of monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil may actually reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Read these tips to help choose the most beneficial type of olive oil.

Argan Oil to Moisturize

Argan oil has been a beauty remedy for centuries. This oil is the perfect multitasker: Use drops of 100% argan oil to add moisture and help smooth rough skin, dry hair and brittle nails. 

Rose Hip Oil for Your Skin

Rose hip oil is a powerful exfoliant. Full of vitamins E and A, this oil may help rejuvenate and brighten skin. Rose hip oil contains essential fatty acids, which may improve dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. 

Lavender for Stress Release

Smelling lavender can reduce the stress hormones in your blood. For help sleeping at night, put some on your pillow. The benefits don’t stop there – lavender oil can also be used to hydrate and improve dry or scaly skin.

Manuka Oil for Healing

Manuka oil has antifungal properties. When used on cuts and scrapes, it may promote healing of the skin.

Peppermint Oil to Ease Indigestion

Peppermint oil may ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. One of the few essential oils that can be ingested, small doses of peppermint oil can be mixed with water to help relieve indigestion.

Lemon Essential Oil to Relax

Lemons are full of stress-reducing benefits. Use a lemon essential oil spray to relax and unwind after a long day. Combine one lemon with cold-pressed olive oil to create your own essential oil. Get the full recipe.

Oil of Oregano to Fight Bacteria

Oil of oregano, which is distilled from the flowers and leaves of the oregano plant, could be one of nature's most powerful antibiotics. Studies have shown that oil of oregano is effective at killing bacteria and can help the immune system take action against viruses, fungi and parasites. Learn more about how to harness the bacteria-fighting power of oil of oregano.