Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to improve your psychological and physical well-being. From healing wounds to clearing a stuffy nose, the uses of essential oils endless and so it comes as no surprise that they can have an effect on our mood as well. To celebrate Aromatherapy Awareness week, we have compiled the most popular oils and their benefits.
Whether you need to relax, have tired and aching muscles or are full of stress and anxiety, there is an oil out there for you that can help you find balance and improve your wellbeing.
FOR ACHING MUSCLES
Rosemary: Works as an anti-inflammatory and helps to stimulate the mind.
Ho Leaf: Warming to tight and aching muscles.
Nutmeg: Improves circulation to ease aches and pains.
FOR A BURST OF ENERGY
Sweet Orange: A tonic for energising the body.
Basil: Helps to promote focus and alertness while reducing stress.
Lime: Helps to restore energy and refresh the mind.
TO DE-STRESS AND REDUCE ANXIETY
Mandarin: Mentally uplifting and helps relieve stress and anxiety.
Cedarwood: Soothing and calming, encourages the release of serotonin.
Frankincense: Aids anxiety and encourages deeper breathing & mental clarity.
TO DETOX AND CLEANSE BODY AND MIND
Rosemary: Improves circulation, aids digestion and stimulates the mind.
Grapefruit: Aids general detox and helps stimulate healthy digestion.
Juniper Berry: Cleansing and purifying, helps remove toxins and improves circulation.
TO CALM AND SOOTHE BODY AND MIND
Lavender: Very relaxing, helps to induce sleep.
Ylang ylang: Relaxes body and mind and encourages positivity.
Rose Damask: Evokes positive thoughts, spiritual relaxation and feelings of joy, happiness and hope.
Vetiver: Deeply relaxes, calming to an overactive mind and a natural sedative.