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:
We start off with Lavender (Lavandula) as this herb is one of the most popular and versatile oils used in aromatherapy.
Can assist with: relaxation, anxiety, allergies, depression, eczema, insomnia, menstrual cramps and nausea.
Frankincense (Olibanum) is the king of essential oils having loads of exciting beneficial properties of the skin, immune system as well as therapeutic benefits.
- 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 (Salvia Sclarea), in topicals, can be used for both oily and dry skin types, as it regulates the production of natural oils and sebum.
- Regulating sebum
- Improves circulation
Can assist with: depression, menopause, menstrual cramps, stress, anxiety, mental functionality.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) is very beneficial for problematic skin.
Can assist with: acne, acne scars, redness, swelling.
Lemon (Citrus Limonum) is a great oil to cleanse and clean your skin.
- Reduces appearance of cellulite
- Skin tightening and toning astringent
- Reduces oil production in skin and hair
Calendula is often used for alternative treatment methods.
Can assist with: healing wounds, eczema, rashes.
Pepperming (Mentha Piperita) has a very wide variety of uses.
- Respiratory health
- Increases circulation
Can assist with: itching, muscle pain, muscle spasms, headaches, breathing