Your Cheat Sheet to Eight of the Most Popular Essential Oils
Essential oils are highly concentrated natural extracts from the leaves, flowers, and stems of plants. They provide a variety of health benefits, from promoting relaxation and good sleep to alleviating stress and anxiety. The most common way to use essential oils is to inhale them, either directly out of the bottle or by using a diffuser or humidifier.
Below is a quick reference guide of eight of the more common essential oils and their specific healing abilities.
Essential Oil: Sweet Orange
Scent: Citrusy and sweet with an aroma similar to the smell of orange peels.
Benefits: Relieves anxiety, improves mood, boosts energy, reduces symptoms of depression, and makes a great natural cleaning product and air freshener.
Essential Oil: Clary Sage
Scent: Earthy, herbal, floral and somewhat fruity.
Benefits: Lifts mood, aids digestion, boosts circulation, eases aches and pains, and supports womens health.
Essential Oil: Peppermint
Scent: Intensely minty with a cool and refreshing fragrance.
Benefits: Helps treat coughs and colds by clearing the respiratory tract, reduces pain, improves mental function, boosts energy, calms irritable emotions and alleviates stress and tension.
Essential Oil: Rose Geranium
Scent: Strong rose and floral aroma.
Benefits: Alleviates anxiety, stabilizes mood, encourages optimism, soothes restlessness and promotes relaxation.
Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang
Scent: Rich, fruity and flowery.
Benefits: Boosts mood, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces depression, alleviates anxiety, and is considered an aphrodisiac.
Essential Oil: Fennel
Scent: Sweet, warm and slightly peppery with a licorice-like (Anise) fragrance.
Benefits: Improves clarity and focus, reduces stress, and helps lessen anxiety.
Essential Oil: Lavender
Scent: Delicate, powdery, sweet smell that blends floral, herbal, and woodsy notes together beautifully.
Benefits: Improves sleep, promotes relaxation, eases headache tension, alleviates anxiety, and calms feelings of nausea.
Essential Oil: Lemongrass
Scent: Fresh lemon, grassy, earthy, and sweet fragrance that is revitalizing and citrusy.
Benefits: Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression, elevates mood, relieves stress, promotes relaxation, and is a natural bug repellant.
Aromatherapy can be a wonderful addition to your daily routine. The Gift of Scent offers both organic and 100% pure essential oils for you to diffuse throughout your home, car or office. We have several diffuser options to choose from that will compliment your personal taste and style.
Enjoy the beautiful fragrance of essential oils and reap all the benefits they can provide for your well-being.
Michelle for TheGiftofScent.com
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