Dry skin, back pain, or a widening waistline getting you down? Essential oils could be the answer you’ve been searching for! Here are three science-backed remedies to try.
Myrrh Oil for Dry Skin
Adding three drops of myrrh essential oil to your favorite lotion before applying provides true healing for dry, itchy skin. Research suggests the oil’s active ingredients increase moisture retention and cut skin inflammation.
One to try: Gya Labs Myrrh Essential Oil ($15.49, Amazon)
Bergamot Oil for Back Pain
Soaking for 20 minutes in a warm bath with 10 drops of bergamot oil can cut backaches by 50 percent, say Norwegian scientists. Combining bergamot’s volatile oils with warm water revs circulation and flushes away pain-triggering toxins.
One to try: Gya Labs Bergamot Essential Oil ($9.99, Amazon)
Rosemary Oil for Belly Fat
Japanese researchers say taking six slow, deep sniffs of rosemary oil once every hour slashes cortisol production, so liver and muscle cells can quickly metabolize stored fatty acids for fuel, melting belly fat 43 percent faster.
One to try: Florona Organic Rosemary Essential Oil ($17.99, Amazon)
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