Essential Oils and Why they are essential




The word essential might seem a bit far fetched to some when it comes to picking an oil. And Then what do you use that oil for? You might think, 'what do I need them for and what do they even do anyway?' Overall, essential oils help with


  • Reducing anxiety and stress levels

  • Help you sleep better

  • Help with nausea

  • Increase energy levels

  • Reduce headaches


When you next go for a massage, you will have a better understanding of what the different oils do!


So here are some I use regular to give you an idea.....


Lavender


I use this one at the clinic and on home visits. This is by far one of the most popular ones going. Why? It is found in anything from massage oils, to hair serums to incense sticks and much more. It is so versatile and pleasant on the nose, some people use it in their hair too. Lavender oil is soothing and relaxing and is a great scent when wanting to wind down. A great way to use it is if you struggle getting to sleep at night. try putting some on your pillow, on your temples or in a diffuser to see if it helps.


Peppermint


Peppermint oil is quite a strong oil and for that reason is great for invigorating and uplifting moments. It is also a great oil for deep muscle aches and headaches. Use this oil on the back of the neck or temples if you suffer with severe headaches and see if it helps. In massage, when it is paired with lavender oil, they are a great headache buster. Peppermint oil is also linked with helping with memory and alertness.


Patchouli


One of the more earthy essentials oils and is great for meditation and mindfulness when use in a roll on. Often used is diffusers, mist sprays and perfumes, it is also found in body oils, scrubs and home made soap bars. In massage, this oil is often used for relaxing treatments with light touches and helps the body unwind.


Frankincense


A very distinguished scent which once you know it, you will know it every time from there onwards. Frankincense like patchouli oil has been used in perfumes and room aromas for years and has a very relaxing and calming sense. When used in massage oils, it is great for healing aches and pains throughout the body. It is also used to calm the mind during yoga and meditation.


Cinnamon


Not just found in foods. Cinnamon oil is great in massage oils and also to be used as a room aroma. It helps create alertness, boosts focus and helps reduce frustration. If you know someone who may be in need of this, one of the best ways to use cinnamon oil is in a diffuser.


Lemon


Again, not just a food. Although you have probably heard so many health benefits from the fruit itself did you know it as an oil too? Lemon oil has been known to help with nausea in pregnant woman and easing the stomach of those who feel unwell in the tummy. It is also great for improving mood and offering balance.


Eucalyptus


Like peppermint oil, it is great for reducing headaches and calming the mind. It is one of the most powerful oils so you do not need much of it. It's main focus is dealing with congestion, hence why it is in most cold and flu medicines.



There are loooooads more out there but these are the ones I personally like to use either in massage or in the diffuser at home. Peppermint is my go to for muscle aches, lavender to sleep, lemon for clarity, patchouli to feel grounded, frankincense because I love the smell more than anything, Cinnamon for muscle aches too but also alertness, and eucalyptus for a fresh yet strong aroma when cleaning around.


See how you can introduce essential oils into your everyday. The easiest way is to use a diffuser or find them in incense sticks and similar.







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