The world of essential oils is can be a little confusing. With so many options to choose from where do you start?
We all know essential oils smell amazing but did you know there is some exciting research linking these oils to real health benefits! Let’s check them out together.
Most popular essential oils and main features
Tea tree oil: It has disinfectant, antifungal and analgesic properties. On the skin you can use pure, a drop for example on insect bites, boils, blisters, abrasions, cuts. It can also be used in cases of herpes, sunburn, burns. Purifies the air and the environments.
Sage: It is suitable for mature skin, to regenerate and soften wrinkles. In massage oil reduces menstrual pain. Useful in relaxing baths. In a diffuser it has relaxing effects in the environment and calming.
Lavender: It is an analgesic, antiseptic, sedative, cardiotonic oil. Useful in cases of insect bites and mycoses. It helps fight insomnia, anxiety. It is diuretic, carminative and it can be added to all types of cosmetics. In a diffuser its main action is to give relief, to bring calm and balance. It is the only essential oil that can be used in purity.
Mint: It has a refreshing and soothing effect. Useful on swollen and tired legs, on the gums, on the hair with dandruff. It soothes soreness. It can be useful in cases of headache, depression, agitation.
Lemon: It is bactericidal and antiseptic. Useful in cases of hepatic, venous and digestive failure. Lemon essential oil is astringent and purifying. You can massage a few drops diluted in olive oil on the nails for an immediate lightening effect. Useful on warts, and acne. Improves blood and lymphatic circulation. It is soothing for rheumatic pains. It purifies the air and keeps ants and moths away, it strengthens the immune system and it soothes insect bites.
Eucalyptus: The essential oil of eucalyptus has analgesic and antibacterial properties. In case of cold and respiratory problems it contributes to the expulsion of the phlegm. It is considered beneficial for both skin care and respiratory tract. In general, its perfume gives wellbeing and draws positive feelings. A feature that makes its use in aromatherapy popular. The diffusion of essential oil of eucalyptus in the air allows to counteract the germs present in the home
Rosemary: It is an essential oil useful for depression disorders, but without exaggeration because it could reduce the concentration. It is mucolytic, stimulating. Useful for sinusitis, bronchitis. Stimulates appetite. It can help overcome the hangover. It can be used together with other cosmetic products to give vigor to the skin. In a bath it helps circulation. In a diffuser it helps concentration and memory.