All About Essential Oils

Essential oils are made through a variety of different methods. They can be made by distilling the roots, stem, flowers, leaves and bark or plants with water or steam. The best part is that you can use the whole plant for your specific needs! These oils are very concentrated and can be used through inhaling, ingesting or applied to your skin through lotions, oils and creams - and that is where we come in!

If you have ever wondered what essential oil works for what ailments or problems, we have conducted a small list of the essential oils we use the most:

 

 Lavender

We start off with Lavender (Lavandula) as this herb is one of the most popular and versatile oils used in aromatherapy.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-fungal

Can assist with: relaxation, anxiety, allergies, depression, eczema, insomnia, menstrual cramps and nausea.

 

  Frankincense 

Frankincense (Olibanum) is the king of essential oils having loads of exciting beneficial properties of the skin, immune system as well as therapeutic benefits.

 

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections
  • Boosts skin health and repair (astringent)
  • Soothes skin

Can assist with: high blood pressure, relaxation, anxiety, depression, learning function.

 

 Clary Sage 

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea), in topicals, can be used for both oily and dry skin types, as it regulates the production of natural oils and sebum.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Regulating sebum
  • Cooling
  • Soothing
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves circulation

Can assist with: depression, menopause, menstrual cramps, stress, anxiety, mental functionality.

 

 Tea Tree

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) is very beneficial for problematic skin.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Soothing

Can assist with: acne, acne scars, redness, swelling.

 

  Lemon

Lemon (Citrus Limonum) is a great oil to cleanse and clean your skin.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Detoxifying
  • Anti-bacterial 
  • Nourishes
  • Reduces appearance of cellulite
  • Skin tightening and toning astringent
  • Reduces oil production in skin and hair

 

 

  Calendula

Calendula is often used for alternative treatment methods.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-septic

Can assist with: healing wounds, eczema, rashes.

 

 

  Peppermint

Pepperming (Mentha Piperita) has a very wide variety of uses.

Properties include (but are not limited to):
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-bacterial 
  • Cooling
  • Soothing
  • Respiratory health
  • Increases circulation

 Can assist with: itching, muscle pain, muscle spasms, headaches, breathing