10 Amazing Essential Oils Benefits

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10 Amazing Essential Oils and How They Can Benefit You 

 

Ever wondered why essential oils are so “essential”?  

 

Okay, so they actually get their name because they contain the “essence” of a plant, meaning the taste or odor. But we don’t recon the double meaning is just a coincidence! Here are our top 10 essential oils and why you should probably have at least one of these in your bathroom cupboard… 

 

 

The Medicines 

 

Eucalyptus Oil: 

Extracted from the leaves eucalyptus tree, native to Australia, eucalyptus oil has powerful antibacterial properties. Inhale for colds, flus and respiratory problems or apply to wounds as a natural antiseptic! 

 

Tea Tree Oil: 

Tea tree oil is one of the only essential oils that doesn’t have to be diluted before topical application. Common applications include cold sores, chickenpox and acne. 

 

 

The Beauty Treatments 

 

Bergamot Oil: 

This citrus oil is most commonly known for its calming effects, including pre and post-natal applications. However, it has also been shown to encourage normal cholesterol levels and blood sugar, promoting a healthy body weight. 

 

Rose Oil: 

This floral scented oil is derived from the petals of several species of rose. It is often used in skincare products as it can make skin more permeable, allowing the absorption of nutrients. 

 

 

The Spa Scents 

 

Sandalwood Oil: 

Sandalwood oil is commonly known for its woody, sweet smell and used as a base for incense and perfumes. However, this essential oil doesn’t just have an amazing scent, it can also have an effect on overall wellbeing and mental health. 

 

Patchouli Oil: 

An herb from the labiate family (along with lavender, mint and sage), patchouli oil has a sweet, musky and spicy aroma. It is commonly used in men’s fragrances and masks odor naturally, making it a great natural home deodorizer. 

 

The Nightcaps  

 

Lavender Oil: 

Lavender is one of the most commonly used essential oils. Amongst its many benefits it has been found to reduce the effects of insomnia. Diffuse next to the bed or rub directly on to your neck, chest or temples for the best results. 

 

Chamomile Oil: 

Also one of the most ancient medicinal herbs, chamomile has the ability to calm the mind and fight anxiety and depression. Swap your bedtime tea for a whiff of the essential oil such as New Directions Aromatics Essential Oils version, as this has proven to be more effective. 

 

 

The Mood Boosters 

 

Jasmine Oil: 

Jasmine oil is derived from jasmine flowers and, unlike many essential oils, actually has a stimulating effect. It is most commonly used as an anti-depressant. Add a few drops to moisturizer or apply directly to the skin for a stress-busting pick-me-up!  

 

Peppermint Oil: 

Peppermint is possibly the most versatile essential oil in the world (along with lavender) and known for its natural energizing properties. Swap your morning coffee for a few whiffs of perky peppermint! 

 

 

Is one of these your all time favorite or do you think we’ve missed an “essential” oil? Let us know in the comments box below! 

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