Essential oils have been around for ages and have continued to increase in popularity due to its versatility and health benefits.
From inducing sleep and reducing anxiety to boosting energy levels and improving digestion, the use of essential oils can definitely improve one’s cognitive, psychological and physical well-being.
That being said, here are the 5 essential oils to always have at home:
1. Lavender Oil
If there’s one essential oil to always have handy, it’s Lavender Oil. This classic favorite is the most versatile out of all essential oils. Its calming and relaxing effect can help induce sleep, reduce anxiety and relieve headaches and migraines. It can also be used for minor burns, insect bites and muscle/joint pain.
Just like Lavender, Chamomile also has a calming effect that can help fight insomnia and reduce stress, anxiety, depression and irritability. This can also be used to treat skin irritations such as dryness, eczema, dermatitis, acne, cuts, boils and bee/wasp stings, as well as bruises.
I don’t know about you but Peppermint scent always reminds me of Christmas. Scientifically, the scent gives an instant “pick-me-up” which boosts energy levels and improves focus. Also, it can aid digestion, relieve muscle aches and reduce fever and headaches.
4. Eucalyptus Oil
This type of essential oil is said to be the best oil to use for massages – not only will it ease muscle pain, it also helps you to breathe easier when applied onto the back and chest. Eucalyptus can help with decongestion, cough, colds and other respiratory problems.
5. Tea Tree Oil
I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of personal care products that contain this ingredient. Well, that’s because of its have antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It’s a popular treatment for acne and can combat oily secretions, treat insect bites, nail fungus and Athlete’s foot.
But remember, each person reacts differently so make sure to always test it out before applying to sensitive areas of your skin.