Essentials oils smell nice and have many everyday uses, but not a lot of people take advantage of them. They bring more to the table than just a great smell. Below are some awesome benefits of a few essential oils.
Peppermint is a well know scent and one of the most popular essential oils. Peppermint oil can help a lot with clearing sinuses with its strong scent. Even taking a small whiff does wonders for opening up your nose. It's also great for helping you focus. Using this oil before you study or take a test can really improve your production and concentration. Lastly, peppermint is great for calming your stomach because of indigestion or nausea. Putting a small amount around your nose can calm down any nervousness that can mess with your stomach and can help you to really get in the zone and focus on the tasks ahead of you.
Lavender is another great essential oil. It's perfect for alleviating dry skin or eczema with its calming properties. An additional way to use lavender is when you need help sleeping. You can use a diffuser or Bath & Body Works has their own Sleep Spray in the scent lavender vanilla and it works wonders. You just lightly spray this over your pillows or sheets and breathe in all of the great benefits to help you fall asleep. The last way that you can use lavender oil is by taking an Epsom salt bath. These are awesome for relaxing tired muscles. Make sure to either find one with lavender oil in it or add some yourself to really help your whole body and mind relax. A great option for Epsom salts is Dr. Teals Soothe & Sleep with lavender. When you poor this in the hot bath, it immediately turns your bathroom into an aromatherapy spa and begins to relax every part of you.
A lesser known essential oil is Chamomile. This oil is great for helping with anxiety and when you are stressed. It helps to soothe the body and mind for complete relaxation. Drinking chamomile tea before you go to sleep or when you are sick is very beneficial. It's delicate soothing smell really helps to relax you while its simple and sweet attributes allow it to reduce stress.
Lastly, the amazing essential oil of Jasmine. Jasmine oil has a bundle of different benefits. One is that it can improve your immunity and fight infections. This is great during the fall when school starts back up and you have to be around a lot of people again or when you have to take a flight and be in close quarters with others. It is also good for boosting concentration because the smell wakes you up and starts to energize you. Perfect for when you need to get things done. Another benefit of jasmine is that it promotes healthy skin and can fight blemishes. You can mix it with your lip balm, shower gel, or even body lotion. Not to mention the smell is amazing and acts as a natural mood booster.
As a bonus, here are some cool combinations of essential oils and how you can use them in your daily life:
1. Allergy Relief: peppermint, lavender, lemon
2. The Best Sleep Ever: chamomile, lavender
3. Headache Ease: lavender, peppermint, chamomile
4. Energizing Blend: peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon
5. Fresh Air: tea tree, lemon, lime
Leave a comment below if you try out any of these essential oils!