The Science Behind the Magic of Essential Oils

Vaana @ 2020-04-20 14:34:48 -0400

Every essential oil has unique qualities to help you relax your body and mind. Here is a quick look into a few of Vaana's essential oils!


Lavender:

Lavender essential oil is derived from the lavender plant through a careful steam distillation process. This pure and aromatic oil can ease anxiety and stress, restore your skin, and calm the environment around you. 


When diluted with a carrier oil and applied to the skin, lavender essential oil can prevent and heal acne, reduce symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, lighten skin, prevent wrinkles, reduce inflammation, heal wounds and scars, and even repel insects. 


Along with physical care, anxiety, stress, and sleep are crucial to your wellness and mindfulness. This oil, when used in a diffuser, brings a beautifully calming scent to the room, relieves migraines, freshens the air, enhances blood circulation, and acts as a natural sleep aid. 


The uses and applications are endless, as is the relief that lavender essential oil can bring. 


Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus essential oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus plant, and has been used for healing through the centuries. This oil has a unique ability to rid the body of many toxins and harmful bacteria, making it ideal in treating colds, healing sinus infections, and soothing allergies. This treatment is as simple as placing a few drops in your diffuser and slowly inhaling throughout the day or during sleep. This oil has even been proven to improve your overall immune system.


Now, we find uses for eucalyptus essential oil well beyond the realm of healing. Massage a few drops into your scalp for stronger and more luscious hair, or to help with dandruff . Apply to any bothersome cuts and sores and feel the irritation melt away. Use aromatherapy to cool down and treat exhaustion after a long day. Massage into sore muscles to treat arthritis and joint pain. Even spray or diffuse it around the house to rid odors and unwanted bacteria. 


With uses across the board, eucalyptus essential oil is the perfect addition to your daily routine.


Sweet Orange

Sweet orange oil comes directly from the orange fruit and its peel. Along with its refreshing citrus scent, this essential oil has a plethora of healing and therapeutic benefits. Using sweet orange essential oil in your diffuser can improve bone and joint health, uplift your mood, reduce your perception of pain, ease anxiety, act as a natural sleep remedy, and even boost cognitive function. When applied to the skin, this oil can heal and prevent acne, reduce inflammation, and soothe the nerves for ultimate relaxation. It can even be used as a natural household cleaner. 


Stay calm, clean, and collected with the aroma of sweet orange. 


Sandalwood

Sandalwood essential oil is extracted from the East Indian sandalwood tree. It’s commonly used in aromatherapy (one reason being its soothing scent) and is one of the most vital elements of traditional ayurvedic medicine. You can use sandalwood oil in aromatherapy or by adding a few drops to bathwater to help balance emotions, alleviate anxiety, improve sleep, and even heighten your mental alertness. This oil also heals wounds, promotes the death of cancerous cells, and fights antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Or, use sandalwood essential oil to create your own at-home spa day. Adding a few drops to boiling water for a steam treatment can clear your complexion and your mind. 


Sandalwood essential oil is the perfect ingredient to clear both your body and mind. 


Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil comes from the leaves of the peppermint plant, and is known for its fresh and sharp scent. Along with its refreshing aroma, this oil has benefits for many health and skin conditions. Peppermint essential oil can help soothe irritable bowel syndrome due to its anti-inflammatory effects, and can soothe many kinds of abdominal pain. When used with aromatherapy, peppermint oil can ease nausea, clear congestion, reduce anxiety, bring feelings of energy, relieve headaches, and even increase focus. If applied to the skin, it can help clear your pores and tighten the skin to prevent wrinkles. It can even be used as a cooling rub to reduce inflammation and itching. Peppermint essential oil is also used to relieve muscle pain, to kill harmful bacteria, and as an all-natural disinfectant. 


Peppermint essential oil is refreshing in even the most stressful of times. 


Jasmine

Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the jasmine plant and is known for its sweet and romantic scent. While it’s commonly used as a natural perfume, this oil also has many health benefits. Aromatherapy with jasmine essential oil is known to reduce stress, feelings of depression, anxiety, and fatigue. It helps the mind and body feel both energetic and alert, even acting as a powerful aphrodisiac. This oil can also remedy muscle spasms, heal wounds, and clear skin irritations. Or, just add a few drops to a bath for a refreshing and calming spa-like experience. 


Just the soothing scent of jasmine essential oil can bring all the relief you need. 


Chamomile

Chamomile essential oil is extracted from the chamomile plant, commonly found in France and Italy. It’s known for its crisp and fruity scent. For centuries, this oil has been used to promote better sleep, help anxiety and depression, heal wounds such as ulcers, improve digestion, prevent infections, and relieve muscle pain. Chamomile essential oil protects the body and even clears up harmful bacteria in the process. These benefits can be seen with simple aromatherapy, a few drops massaged into the skin, or added to the bath. 


Chamomile essential oil will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for a new day.