There are only a handful of edible essential oils that are actually considered “food” that may be consumed by humans as food. These include: peppermint, eucalyptus, marjoram, scented geranium, and thyme. While there have been documented cases of individuals consuming these oils for the purpose of healing, it’s important to note that the health risks and benefits of each of these oils are much different from one another. For example, marjoram should not be ingested, while peppermint is considered mildly therapeutic and may even be helpful in occasional relief of cold symptoms. And remember that just because you may occasionally use some edible essential oils on your skin, that doesn’t mean you should consume them therapeutically, which quite a bit of us do not.
Of course, it’s possible to treat minor ailments through the application of edible essential oils directly on the skin. But remember, they are very concentrated, so even a small amount can cause irritation if it’s not diluted properly. For this reason, it’s never a good idea to use these oils on major organs or areas of the body, such as the nose or mouth. Also, don’t attempt to remedy an allergic reaction or similar problem by absorbing these oils into your skin; you could end up causing more harm than good.
If you’re interested in consuming edible essential oils because of aromatherapy uses, there are a few things to keep in mind. The only approved way to consume peppermint oil is to boil it in water and mix it with a bit of honey. However, there is also another type of oil that can be consumed in this manner. That type is called peppermint tea oil, and it can also be used as a refreshing, cooling tea drink on hot days. Peppermint tea contains an essential oil that has been proven to have a relaxing effect, so it’s definitely worth a try!
Besides simply having a pleasant flavor, there are many health benefits to be found in edible essential oils. Lavender, for example, has a powerful aroma that is great for treating infections and headaches. Rosemary and lemon balm are great for soothing your upset stomach. Toasted or roasted sesame seeds are great for fighting off flu and other viruses. And numerous studies have shown that some of these oils are effective against chronic fatigue syndrome and other illnesses.
Of course, many people who are interested in using these oils have one question in common. Why would anyone want to put edible essential oils directly onto their scalp (where hair growth is primarily affected)? After all, there are hundreds of skincare products that can be purchased in stores each containing this type of oil. Surely, someone had to come up with an oil that had both the convenience of use and the health benefits for growing new hair.
In answer to this question, there is now a product on the market called the Lemon Head Organic Diffuser. This diffuser is made of natural ingredients like lavender, peppermint, Rosemary and lemon essential oil and works by delivering concentrated drops to the scalp where they can be absorbed by the hair. Just apply the diffuser on your hair and leave it on for up to five minutes. Then just rinse away the concentrate using warm water.
As you can see, this is an easy way to get the healing properties of these amazing natural oils directly onto your skin. You do not have to worry about ingesting them or putting them on your skin in any way – the benefits from using these products are instantaneous. This is great news for those who need fast relief from a sore head, scalp or sore from some sort of infection. You can literally apply it and see the difference within minutes.
For example, did you know that peppermint essential oil is used for treating a wide range of problems, from headaches and muscle pain to athlete’s foot? It also soothes muscle spasms and cramps as well as soothe cuts and dandruff. This oil is commonly found in soaps, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste and mouthwash. If you have ever used a product that has peppermint essential oil in it, then you know how wonderful that it is. To get a stronger version of the mint flavor, you could try adding a few drops to a cup of warm water before applying it topically. That would be a tasty treat!