Grandma’s bathroom cabinet, watch out: Generations Y and Z are with you and after your collection of essential oils. Be it sleep, stress, or sex (yes, even sex), there are an oil or two that can help with many of the problems that stand in the way of perfect wellness – here are seven of the best essential oils to add to yours can Diffuser, humidifier or whatever you want to use your sweet smelling oils.
Best essential oils for sleep
Chamomile and lavender
If you’re struggling to switch off at night, lavender is for you. Research shows it can reduce anxiety – or just the inability to switch off – by up to 45 percent. Not only is this helpful for falling asleep, but also for falling asleep, as anyone who wakes up at 1am and is consumed with anxious thoughts will tell you. Ideally, you should look for a mix of lavender and chamomile, as chamomile is another natural soothing essential oil. Our choice is Oil Garden’s Sleep Assist.
Best essential oils for pain relief
Peppermint, lemon and lime
You may think you are alone in your struggles with pain, but in fact roughly one in five Australians suffers from chronic pain. So if it’s not you, it’s probably one of your best friends. The oil that comes to your aid is peppermint It has been shown to help reduce different types of pain, from objective to subjective. For best results, combine peppermint oil with anti-inflammatory oils like lemon and lime like this one from In Essence, or just add a few drops of peppermint and lemon oil from ECO to your diffuser.
Best Essential Oils for Immune Support
Eucalyptus, clove and rosemary
With COVID19 still lurking, not getting a single mistake or even a cold is high on our agenda for the whole of 2020 – and beyond. If you feel similar, your essential oils are clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus, all of which are antibacterial and antiviral and can help purify the air in your home or office. You could mix and match these Clove, eucalyptus and rosemary oils or make life easier and simply opt for ECOs immune support or Buckley and Phillips immunity. By infusing multiple immune boosting oils, you are protected from a wider variety of pathogens, which means you are less likely to get sick.
Best Essential Oils For Alertness
Lemongrass and cinnamon
This dreaded slump at 3 p.m. is common almost every day of the week. Whether you’re feeling stressed or unable to focus on a single table, you need some lemongrass in the air: The experts say it increases alertness, vigilance, and calmness, all you need to handle your boss’s late afternoon inquiries. Similarly, cinnamon can stabilize blood sugar levels, often the real reason you break down – especially if it was a dreaded day with a birthday cake in the kitchen. A mix of both is Lively Living’s Vitality, or you can grab both individually – cinnamon here and lemongrass here.
Best essential oils for glowing skin
Dull, lifeless and blemished skin is gone, glowing skin that has just returned from vacation is just an essential oil away. And the oil you need? Jojoba (buy it here), an antioxidant-rich, hypoallergenic carrier oil (read: reduces redness) that prevents acne. Because jojoba has a similar molecular structure to your skin, it basically tells your body that you don’t need to produce more oil – so you are less likely to break out or develop blackheads. Bonus, since it’s a carrier oil, you can rub it right into your skin – and even add a tiny drop of another essential oil that is usually too harsh on the body. We like to use frankincense, the astringent properties of which help minimize pores and wrinkles – we are vain of what can we say. A mix of the two is Fleurett’s Smooth and Soothe Facial Oil, or you can get frankincense to complement your jojoba here.
Best essential oils to set the mood
Sandalwood, ylang ylang and patchouli
And just when you thought essential oils were just for Grandma, you learned that they can spice up your sex life. Yes, aphrodisiac essential oils include sandalwood, ylang ylang, and patchouli. Turn on the diffuser and perk up. Ylang Ylang has been found to increase euphoria during sex (yes, that means your orgasms will get stronger), while sandalwood increases desire (which primarily helps you get in the mood) and patchouli can reduce inhibitions – and we all know what that means. This ECO Romance mix combines ylang ylang with patchouli or a mix of all three is the sensual synergy of Plant Therapy.
Best essential oils for stress
Bergamont, sweet orange and grapefruit
Citrus oils to the rescue – for whatever reason you’re stressed out, they are likely to help. If you have a classy mind Bergamont has been found to help you stop thinking about everything, while sweet orange oil helps you think more rationally (and less irrationally). Finally, the zesty scent of grapefruit has been shown to lift your spirits. A mood-enhancing mix with all three is ideal, such as B. Energy Boost from Oil Garden, or you can try the Sun Kissed blend from ECO.
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