Soothing and Healing Essential Oils
Lavender relieves stress, has antidepressant benefits, helps with congestion, promotes sleep, keeps skin healthy, and is even a natural diuretic. Its fresh and floral scent is especially soothing at the end of the long day. Add a few drops in your bath or on your pillow to promote the ultimate relaxation.
With its fragrant scent and many health benefits, Chamomile has antidepressant capabilities and lifts mood overall. It is also a natural antibiotic, can reduce acne, and reduces inflammation. Sip chamomile tea at bedtime to help you have a more restful sleep and sweeter dreams.
Tea Tree oil has many healing capabilities. Not only does it help boost the immune system but it helps with skin-related ailments such as cuts, burns, and dandruff. Tea Tree oil can be found in many hygiene products such as shampoo but applying it in its most condensed form as an essential oil will give you the ultimate results. Apply tea tree oil to bug bites or small cuts or burns to aid in holistic healing.
Sandalwood is growing in popularity for its intriguing scent and many health benefits. It reduces inflammation and muscle aches, helps relieve coughing, and clears nasal mucous. Add a little sandalwood oil to your aching muscles at the end of a long day and feel soothed in minutes!
Peppermint may be recognized as one of winter’s scents, but its healing properties make it an essential oil perfect for any season. Peppermint is known to reduce nausea and aid in digestion. Its cooling nature helps to relieve skin irritations, and its strong smell helps awaken the mind and sharpen focus. Apply a few drops of Peppermint oil to your neck or temples in the morning to help energize your mind and awaken your body.
The fresh and citrusy aroma of Bergamot oil is stimulating and helps to balance emotions. It can also be used for fighting bacterial and viral infections of the mouth. It also helps relieve skin conditions such as oily skin, eczema, psoriasis and acne. When using Bergamot, it is important to remember to stay out of direct sunlight. Next time you’re seeing skin imperfections, mix a few drops of Bergamot with jojoba oil and apply to the affected area for clearer skin and a healthier you!
Eucalyptus is the perfect essential oil for when you’re feeling under the weather! It’s known to relieve cold and flu symptoms and especially helps relieve respiratory issues and migraines. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a vaporizer to help beat the cold or flu; inhaling the aromatic steam will help you to breathe easier.
This oil is strongly grounding and centering. It’s very high in sesquiterpenes, which means it has the power to relax the emotional center of the brain, support emotional equilibrium and energize the mind. I do not care for the smell at all, so we will mix it with a citrus oil or lavender to create a more appealing scent. This should be applied topically or diffused.
This is such a stimulating scent, but it also helps relax the respiratory and nervous system. This is powerful is you feel like you’re in what I like to call “go-go-go mode.” Slowing your breathing down is one of the most powerful things you can do to relax your body. Spearmint can also help open and release emotional blocks (watch out for the tears here) and bring about a feeling of balance.
The oil is to die for! But it’s also very expensive. The oils here are all a variety of price ranges, so everyone can find something to suit their budget. Here’s why neroli is worth looking into: It was used by the ancient Egyptians to support your body’s natural healing of the mind, body and spirit. It is stabilizing and strengthening to the emotions, promoting peace, confidence and awareness. It brings everything into focus!
Oh Rose!!! This has the highest frequency among essential oils. It creates a sense of balance, harmony and well-being and elevates the mind. It creates a magnetic energy that attracts love and brings joy to the heart.
If you’re looking for a calming essential oil that covers all your bases — calming, relaxing, stress relieving and supporting healthy sleep — this is your essential oil. This oil supports relaxation, balances male and female energies and restores confidence and equilibrium. And again, if you find an oil that you aren’t in love with scent-wise, just add a citrus oil, mint oil or lavender.
The perfect calming essential oil for morning. I LOVE to start my morning by diffusing lemon and spearmint. Also super helpful for getting kids moving and motivated for school. This oil is stimulating, invigorating and promotes a deep sense of well being.
One more final single essential oil to try is Melissa. It brings out gentleness. Because of its powerful effect on the limbic part of the brain (the center of emotions and memory) it is highly calming and balancing to the emotions.