There are a large of number of natural products such asherbs, roots and essential oils which can be used for various different typesof purposes such as the production of environmentally safe cleaning products,preparation of perfumes, skin care, food flavoring and the treatment of varioussorts of medical conditions. What is even more important that the mostbeneficial types of herbs can be grown at home.
Essential oils may be among the most beneficial types ofnatural remedies, even though one must make sure that the ones used for varioustherapeutic purposes need to be the purest ones. One can easily be fooled bythinking that certain pure oil is a genuine one, when it is only a blend ofseveral different types of oils. Blended oils can be used safely for fragrancesbut should be avoided when it comes to medicinal purposes. The purity of oilcan be easily determined by its price tag. The purer the oil, the moreexpensive it usually gets. Lavender and geranium essential oils commonly comefrom the category of cheaper oils, while carnation of frankincense oils arecommonly much more expensive. Pure oils cannot be used topically on the skin becausethey need to be mixed in with certain types of base oils first. This is becausepure oils are very strong and may cause certain damage. The most commonly usedbase oils include wheat germ oil and almond oil or other oils derived fromvegetables, nuts or seeds.
Lavender is one of the most beneficial types of oils and itis very efficient when it comes to relaxation and dealing with problems such asinsomnia, burns, bruises and cuts. Eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils maycome in very handy for all those who suffer from various different types ofrespiratory ailments, coughs, colds and similar medical conditions. They arealso known for their potent antiseptic properties so they may be appliedtopically in cases of stings, bites and cuts. Geranium oil is another powerfulantiseptic as well. Peppermint oil can be used very effectively for thefreshening of the breath and the treatment of numerous ailments associated withthe digestive system. Patchouli, ylang-ylang, orange and cinnamon oil can be usedfor their perfume qualities and the treatment of viral infections, warts,nervous tension, depression, high blood pressure, palpitations, stress,dandruff and eczema. Other useful herbs include thyme, rosemary, lemon,citronella and garlic.