This is the essential list of the 9 essential oils that you must try, taking into account several factors such as efficiency, dosage, potency and others. These oils not only have a pleasant fragrance, they will also make you feel better, you could choose any of them and start using them in your daily life and in several different ways.
- Lemon essential oil
It is no coincidence that today we find that everything has lemon essence, soap and detergent, insecticide and mineral water, everything comes with lemon essence and leaves a light, clean and bright aroma. Many of these aromas are artificial but all retain the idea of freshness and cleanliness. Lemon essential oil is antiseptic, antibacterial and astringent. The oil is effective in the care of the skin; its components help to reduce wrinkles and increase blood circulation, there is even research showing that repairs the skin and also has anti-inflammatory properties.The fragrance of lemon essential oil has a powerful effect lifting the mood. The results of several studies suggest that lemon oil in the form of vapor has antidepressant properties and that it stimulates the state of mind, a proven result when measuring the levels of norepinephrine, an anti-stress hormone.
- Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon oil, as its origin, is sweet and spicy, unlike lemon, cinnamon represents the exotic and cozy. Derived from the bark and leaves of the cinnamon tree, it is one of the oldest essential oils known to the point that evidence has been found that the Egyptians used it more than 3500 years ago.
Historically cinnamon was an expensive product, only accessible to royalty and the elite, today all this changed and it is very easy and inexpensive to obtain cinnamon essential oil.It is used to relieve chest colds. When applied to the chest can also relieve muscle pain due to its analgesic properties. It is even a good antiseptic and natural preservative. And as it has been already shown, is useful in the treatment of neurological and cardiac disorders
- Sage oil
The clary sage oil contains a host of positive properties for the skin, is antiseptic and antibacterial and helps improve circulation. The sage comes from the Mediterranean region, in North Africa. When steam distilling the leaves of the plant the essential oil is obtained and although in ancient Egypt it was used in medicine only in the Middle Ages they began to use it massively.
It was used to treat vision problems and to flavor the wine. Today it is known that sage oil regulates hormones and its aroma has antidepressant effects. A recent study showed that sage helped relieve depression in women who had gone through menopause, improving thyroid hormone levels, is ideal for relieving menstrual pain and cramps.
- Lavender oil
It is undoubtedly one of the most popular aromas among essential oils, there are more than 30 different types of lavender, but all share some properties such as being antispasmodic, sedative, antioxidant, antibacterial, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory among many others.Lavender essential oil is great in many aspects, but some of its components can be toxic to the skin, so it is recommended to start using a maximum of 4 or 5 drops in a tablespoon of base oil. If you do not notice any allergic reaction, you can increase the concentration until reaching two equal parts of lavender oil and base oil.
- Tea tree oil
Yes, you have read well, tea, the tea tree is originally from Australia and for many years its leaves have been used to treat cough and cold, heal wounds and relieve sore throats.The essential oil of the tea tree is anti-inflammatory and antiviral and can be used for gingivitis and cures dandruff, kills influenza virus and has been shown at times to delay the growth of tumors. It also fights acne. About 10 to 12 drops of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of base oil is recommended, you can also add a drop to the mouthwash we buy at the pharmacies.
- Eucalyptus oil
Another known to all as lavender, is the essential eucalyptus oil, although much stronger than that, the aroma is a mixture of camphor and mint, can open the airways almost instantly when inhaled.It has an effect as a pesticide and kills fungi, bacteria, mites and insects; it is also been studied its effect on the parasite that causes malaria. It stimulates the immune system and is anti-inflammatory. The eucalyptus oil diffused by the house completely refreshes a room and makes everything feel cleaner. It can also be used as a repellent in pantries and cabinets to combat moths.
- Rosemary oil
The essential rosemary oil has the same aroma as the herb that we use in our food, it is good at skin care and it is also very stimulating. When inhaled, the aroma increases the heart beating rate, pressure and respiratory rate, also enhances the immune system. It has been shown to increase brain activity and help the nervous system that controls the organic function of the entire body.At the same time the stress decreases and all this by dispersing the oil in the air, it is very good to mix it with the eucalyptus oil.
- Orange essential oil
The orange essential oil decreases our sugar cravings while its aroma makes us happy and energetic. It also reduces anxiety and by massaging with this oil it is possible to reduce the pulse and breathing, it also makes us feel more cheerful and vigorous.
- Peppermint oil
Everyone knows the aroma of mint, we have it in our shampoo, in our mouthwash and in our toothpaste, as well as chewing gum, and this is no coincidence. Mint is in so many products due to its stimulating, antispasmodic, antiviral, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, it relieves headaches in 15 minutes, it calms dizziness, helps to concentrate and improves memory, It is a natural analgesic.
Source: Health benefits of Aromatherapy