Essential oils come from natural oils in plants, which have gone through a process called distillation by water or steam. These natural oils were obtained from plant stems, leaves, flowers, bark, and roots. After the process of distillation, the result is a highly concentrated version of the oils from plants with the properties and fragrance of the plant from which it was extracted. One distinct characteristic of essential oils is the healing or therapeutic aroma they posses. This is where aromatherapy became famous, which is the use of aromatic essential oils or plant extracts particularly in baths and massages.
A lot of essential oils are believed to produce an uplifting effect on a person’s mood and at the same time can beautify your home. They are also believed to have antiseptic quality, which can help in reducing possible infections when applied to human skin.
Here are some of the most popular essential oils that people use because of their therapeutic effects and help in uplifting their moods. At the same time, the oils create a relaxing and soothing atmosphere in a home through essential oil diffusers.
One of the most popular and common essential oil, lavender, helps in alleviating depression, mental fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, and stress. It also helps in removing stretch marks and bruises. There are many ways to use this oil, you can use it in your bathtub, in a tea, and even as a supplement.
Another famous oil, Bergamot, is from the Citrus Bergamia tree. This oil is popularly used in colognes and perfumes. It is used to treat anorexia, depression, anxiety, stress, and even helps in skin infections such as eczema and psoriasis. It can be used to stimulate the digestive system, spleen, and liver. Bergamot can also help people suffering from a common illness.
Chamomile is generally famous for its soothing attribute, especially in tea. It comes in 2 varieties, the Roman and German chamomile oil. However, their healing effects slightly differ. Generally, chamomile oil is used as antibiotic, antidepressant, antiseptic, and complete mood lifter. The Roman chamomile variety can be used in mouthwash while the German oil is best used to combat digestive and urinary tract inflammation. Both varieties can help in eliminating acne problems. However, do not use during pregnancy.
Probably the most famous among all essential oils, lemon oil is an excellent fragrance for your home with its fresh scent. It has several therapeutic properties as it helps in almost everything, from skin irritation, to circulation, to digestion problems. It is a natural immune system booster and helps in alleviating fever, headaches, and can assist in reducing cellulites. If you want enhanced energy, simply apply a few drops of lemon essential oil to a diffuser or vaporizer.
Jasmine is a sweet-smelling and expensive oil that contains powerful healing elements. It helps in alleviating various problems such as depression, respiratory problems, tension, stress, addiction issues, and childbirth because of its relaxing effects. Also, it can improve libido. However, this is not advisable during pregnancy as it can cause allergic reactions.
Rosemary oil is an amazing mental stimulant. If you want a memory booster and natural lift, simply add a few drops to a humidifier or in your bath water and feel its energy. It has an antidepressant property and is useful in problems like headaches, migraines, cramping muscles, and aches. Do not use on pregnant women or if diagnosed with high blood pressure or epilepsy.
Discover the different healing properties of these essential oils to enhance your moods and keep your home smelling fresh for a more comfortable and relaxing ambiance.