This video looks at the Top 10 Essential Oils, their benefits and how to use them properly combined with your current products or carrier oils. Simple and practical information that helps you make the most of your current products and essential oils.
Essential oils are prowerful plan-based compounds that can act as natural remedies and therapies. You can use essential oils in a number of ways: smell them from the bottle, use them with a diffuser, topically for beauty purposes, and sometimes for cooking to enhance the food flavor (peppermint, ginger, cinammon, turmeric, orange essential oils).
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. It is the most used essential oil in North America. The most popular and widely used essential oil, lavender is the perfect relaxing scent to have in your aromatherapy kit. It is the perfect calming oil – if you have a burn, sunburn or cut, put lavender oil on it immediately. It’s also good to diffuse it to sleep well at night, to reduce stress, improve mood, reduce anxiety. At work, massage a few drops of lavender oil on your face and rub it into your skin to reduce stress and tension. Use it in your wardrobe to scent your clothes or spritz a few drops on you pillow to sleep well at night.
Lemon essential oil has a clean and refreshing scent that is effective at energizing and boosting mood. It is also good for house cleaning, or applied topically on your skin with a carrier oil. It kills harmful viruses and bacteria, reduces inflammation, offers nausea and cold symptom relief.
Turmeric essential oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory oil used to fight joint inflammation, support the brain function, has anti-aging properties. Used in aromatherapy, turmeric essential oils supports and strengthens the immune function, soothes the mind and uplifts the mood.
Basil essential oil is known in Ayurveda as an adaptogen that helps lower the stress levels. The best way to use it is through diffusion, to create a calm, relaxed environment. You can also use a few drops to add a little extra flavor while cooking.
Peppermint essential oil is good for digestion, energy, helps reduce nausea and migraines, it’s good for flavoring food. Put 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil in your favorite smoothie in the morning, for energy and its mint taste. It gives off such a clean and refreshing taste, so you can also use it for cleaning the house or rinsing the clothes. Some people also use it to create a spray or diffuse it to help repel insects.
Frankincense essential oil is good for everyday use, it help reduce inflammation, can be use while meditating and and encourage easy breathing. It also boosts mood, reduces stress and anxiety, while improving concentration and memory. It’s good for oral health, typically used in mouth water and toothpaste, good for house cleaning, and managing the arthritis symtoms.
Rosemary essential oil is good for hair thickening, and supporting memory and brain. It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties if used topically for sore muscles, painful joints, rheumatism or arthritis.
Ginger essential oil is good is you have a cold, flu or digestive issue. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps reduce the feelings of nausea, and clears the respiratory system. It can be diffused, applied topically on skin, or be used for cooking.
Cinnamon essential oil has a warm woody uplifting scent, so it can be great to diffuse in your house alone or in blends including citrus (orange, bergamot, lemon, grapefruit) or other spicy oils (ginger, nutmeg, peppermint). You can also use cinnaom oil topically on your skin, dilluted with a carrier oils such as coconut, jojoba, olive or other vegetable oil. It can also help support healthy weight loss.
Clary sage essential oil helps support hormonal balance in women. It is also used for its soothing and calming effects when applied topically on the skin, and can help promote healthy-looking hair and scalp. It promotes feelings of relaxation when diffused before going to sleep, or while meditating.
What are your favorite essential oils and how do you use them? Please share in the comments below!