Old souls and youthful spirits know exactly how essential to our existence essential oils are. From ancient times to modern world, essential oils are being used as alternative medicines, making them famous home remedies. Nowadays, many are discovering the useful benefits of merely sniffing the alluring aroma of various essential oils. This makes candle burners and diffusers become the in thing once more.
Aromatherapy are believed to be advantageous to our well-being. In fact, most wellness spas use aromatherapy as a form of additional service to help clients de-stress better and rejuvenate more. The good news is, you don’t have to go to spas to get a taste of the various benefits of aromatic essential oils. You can have them with you anytime, anywhere. There’s a variety of options to choose from, and each has its own unique benefits.
Here are our top 5 pick of essential oils which you should always keep handy:
Having difficulty falling asleep at night? Lavender oil’s got you covered! Lavender’s exotic floral, herbaceous fragrance provides a calming effect to the brain, and this is often associated with relaxation and deep sleep.
Just put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow, or apply a very small amount on the space between your eyebrows before going to bed. You will find it a lot easier and faster to drift into dreamworld.
The medicinal properties of eucalyptus oil is getting more popular, especially when it comes to treating symptoms of common cold and flu. Its scent is believed to help reduce stuffy nose and headache, and it is also used for balms to treat muscle pains.
To treat symptoms of cold, simply mix a few drops with hot water, drape a towel over you head, and inhale the steam.
Need a pick-me-up? A sniff of lemon oil’s citrusy aroma will do the trick! The clean and refreshing scent of lemon is believed to stimulate and energize the brain, making you ready to face the world.
Lemon scent is believed be a natural happiness-booster and this is great for people who feel weak, exhausted, sleepy, and/or depressed. To start your day uplifted, just put a few drops on your palms, rub your hands together near your nose, and breathe in deeply.
Peppermint is another favorite for aromatherapy which are both calming and uplifting. The minty scent of peppermint helps alleviate stress and relieves headache. This can also help people with anxiety problems, and its aroma creates a fresh and relaxing atmosphere. You can use peppermint oils with a candle burner or diffuser, or simply dab a small amount on your temples.
Known for its brain-boosting properties, rosemary oil is used by those who need help in improving concentration, mental speed, accuracy, and memory. Its energizing aroma is the most sought-after when it comes to studying. This can be used with a burner or diffuser, or just rub a small amount between your hands and massage on your forehead.
Aside from sniffing their therapeutic aroma, these oils can be used for massage therapy or an as after-workout liniment. Just mix a few drops with carrier oil, such as VCO (virgin coconut oil). You may also opt to put in some menthol crystals for an added soothing effect.
Most of these oils are available in various stores, but be careful – finding pure, plant-based oils can be tricky, and it is really recommended that you go for the natural variety instead of the synthetic ones.
Which essential oils are your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below!