Essential oils have become relatively trendy and popular lately, yet they were used for thousands of years for medicinal and health purposes. I love alternative medicine, so I think essential oils and their benefits are so fascinating. I started my collection in December of 2015, with just a few basic oils. Currently, I still don’t have a huge collection, but I love finding new essential oils and unique blends. The benefits of essential oils depend on the type of oil you are using. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite essential oils and their benefits.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is derived from a native plant found in Australia called Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree is known for is it’s powerful antiseptic properties and it’s use in healing acne. Additionally, tea tree’s antimicrobial properties can aid in killing bacteria making it perfect for cleaning. Personally, I use tea tree oil to help clear up any acne, and it works like a dream. One of my favorite products in my skincare routine is the Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick, which has become my holy grail product for clearing acne overnight. The combination of tea tree oil and willowbark extract help combat and treat blemishes instantly.
Peppermint Essential Oil is a very versatile oil and just like tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties. Peppermint oil can be used for relieving sore muscles, because of it’s natural cooling sensation. Furthermore, using peppermint oil can also boost one’s energy and focuses the mind. I like using peppermint when I’m sick to put on my chest, the end of my nose, and on my temples. In addition, I also love mixing it with lavender for the perfect perfume.
I found the most incredible natural beauty store in Sedona, Arizona. They sell amazing natural skincare products and some of my favorite essential oil blends. The name of the store is Body Bliss, and if you have a chance to explore the city of Sedona, I highly recommend you stop by this shop. My favorite essential oil blend from Body Bliss is the Tree of Life Essential Oil Blend. The purpose of this blend is to increase immune support and help relieve stress. There is a variety of oils such as dwarf pine, frankincense, and bergamot found in this essential oil blend. This combination of oils makes you feel like you are breathing in the fresh forest air.
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most popular essential oils. The benefits range from reducing anxiety to improving quality of sleep. Lavender is my favorite essential oil; I love using lavender as perfume or diffusing the scent throughout my room for a calming effect.
WHY ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are a natural alternative to many medicines, cleaning products, perfumes, etc. They are used in many countries across the world for their medicinal and health purposes. I love incorporating essential oils into my daily life through my skincare routine and my nightly rituals. If I can personally reduce the chemicals I am putting into my body, I will. Essential oils can reduce your impact on the environment and on your health. I highly recommend you look into all the benefits that come with using essential oils. They are truly magnificent!