Essential oils have remarkable properties including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. When used properly they can cure a number ailments. They should always be diluted with a base/carrier oil when used on children because their skin ca be very sensitive.
Essential oils are typically divided into three categories:
Phenylpropanoids: Found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint (25%). Most importantly, phenylpropanoids clean the receptor sites on the cells which will help support a healthy body.
Monoterpenes: They are found in most essential oils. While offering a variety of health supporting properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can support cellular memory.
Sesquiterpenes: Found in Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), and Ginger (59%), Frankincense (8%), these molecules deliver oxygen to your tissues. Sesquiterpenes can also Support cellular health.
Please research and ensure that your essential oils are organic if possible. It's wonderful to use essential oils but if fouled with chemicals those healing properties are significantly diminished.