Let’s admit. We all love to spray perfumes and scents to smell good before stepping out. Yes? But, did you know that certain scents can be healthy and can improve your overall health as well? We are here talking about essential oils which can help you relax, enhance your sleep and boost your mood.
Essential oils are typically extracted from different parts of plants including flowers, resin, leaves and the likes. They are all-natural, organic and do not have any side effects. But, this is not just about them. They have a wide range of benefits to offer, and this is perhaps why they have been used in various cultures for thousands of years.
Without wasting any time further, let’s have a quick look at a few benefits of essential oils.
Benefits of essential oils Uplift your mood with Lavender and Jasmine
Both lavender and jasmine essential oils are known to be an anti-depressant and promote relaxation. When you inhale Lavender, it interacts with the amygdala and the hippocampus which are the two centers associated with the emotional states in the brain. Lavender acts as a sedative for both these centers and relieves stress.
Further, Jasmine is a powerful aphrodisiac and serves as a relaxant. Use an essential oil diffuser to harness the goodness of both jasmine and lavender oils. However, care should be taken while using jasmine oil as it has a strong fragrance which might be overpowering for some and may even induce a headache.
Cure anxiety with Frankincense
Frankincense essential oil is great for curing anxiety, all thanks to its tranquil energy which soothes the mind. You could use it as a bath soak, or add a few drops of it in your oil diffuser or vaporizer to relax. It's comforting fragrance can also help you in deep meditation and further helps you in establishing a spiritual connection.
Beat exhaustion with Rosemary
Rosemary essential oil can help you fight fatigue as it has a high concentration of 1.8 cineole. It works by increasing the cerebral blood flow and helps you fight tiredness. In order to use this oil, all you need to do is add a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and inhale once through your nostrils. You can also use it with the help of an essential oil diffuser.
Say goodbye to acne, warts, and burns with Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree essential oil is highly effective against a majority of skin conditions like acne, burns, and the likes. In order to fetch benefits from the tea tree oil, all you need to do is add a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. However, we would highly recommend you to mix it with carrier oil especially if you have sensitive skin.
Clear sinus with Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is found to effective against sinus and helps you by clearing your nasal congestion. It works very similar to menthol and can help you cure a sore throat, cold, flu, and the likes. You can use this oil in two different ways:
All you need to do is fill a bowl with hot water and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Hang a towel over your head such that the steam doesn’t escape. Inhale the vapor through your nostrils by keeping your mouth closed.
You can also apply the oil directly
Relieve your headache with Peppermint Oil
Peppermint essential oil is highly helpful in treating migraines and relieving headaches due to its calming and numbing properties. You can directly apply the peppermint oil on the temples and the forehead. However, restrict its usage on children and pregnant women just to stay safe.
Enhance your beauty with Lemon Oil
Lemon oil acts as a natural body cleanser. Just add a few drops of lemon Essential oil in your water while taking shower. It is also found to be effective as a hair refresher and helps you in getting strong and shiny hair. It can also help you in fighting dandruff.
We’re sure, by now, you must have been convinced about the usefulness of essential oils. What are your views on this? How do you use essential oils? Do share your experiences with us in the comments.
If you are a novice looking to try a few essential oils, or are a daily user and looking to enhance your collection, visit our Essential Oil section!