Just The Essentials…
Essential oils have a long history in various cultures, with uses ranging from medicinal to mood enhancement. Because they are considered naturally effective, they still have a strong utility in our modern society with uses in aromatherapy preparations, personal beauty care, as well as household cleaning and even natural medicinal treatments.
The “essentials” in essential oils come from distilling the different parts of plants – flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels – extracting the concentrated compounds and oils within them. By separating the water and oil based compounds of various plants, the most powerful and healing compounds that exist within each can be concentrated into a unique and therapeutic essential oil.
Essentially What You Need
Here are some of the most popular essential oils we’ve found and some of their unique properties:
Bergamot » This oil is believed to be emotionally uplifting and calming. With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot can dissipate anxious feelings while simultaneously cleansing and purifying the skin.
Clove » This is often used as an anti-bacterial, and has antioxidant protection. It is also a stimulating and energizing oil that produces a warm, woody aroma.
Cypress » Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence and can help healing and recovery.
Eucalyptus » Improves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies. Also invigorating and purifies the body as a whole.
Grapefruit » Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Grapefruit also helps with mood elevation, with an its uplifting and energizing aroma.
Lavender » Used as an aid for relaxation, Lavender also helps uplift mood and can help improve recovery and healing.
Lemongrass » This has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.
Melissa » Melissa is often used to help reduce tense feelings and promote relaxation. With the ability to positively affect mood, it is also helpful with calming nervousness and anxiety
Peppermint » Peppermint is great to help improve focus, boost energy, and help relieve headache and general muscle pains.
Sandalwood » Smooth and woody, Sandalwood produces a calming effect, as it soothes and promotes emotional well-being by dissipating tense feelings.
Ylang Ylang » Ylang Ylang is derived from unique star-shaped flowers and is often used to help support healthy skin and hair. It can also provide a calming effect and help promot positive outlook and mood.