4 Most Popular Essential Oils

Some essential oils are considered must-haves by aromatherapy practitioners. The following 4 essential oils should be kept on hand for the many benefits they deliver.

Lavender

Lavender is considered the “universal oil” in aromatherapy circles. A very calming scent, lavender treats burns and stings, cuts and bruises, and is also effective for combating allergies, cancer, cold sores, dandruff, menstrual cramps and insomnia.

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What is Essential Oils Layering, And How Is It Different Than Blending?

If you have been using essential oils for any amount of time, you probably have heard of the term “layering”. You may also be aware that while essential oils are most frequently used individually, you can also create and purchase blends of 2 or more oils.

Are blending and layering the same thing? If not, how are they different? If they are different, which process delivers the most benefits?

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5 Important Properties of Melissa Essential Oil

Also known as Lemon Balm, Melissa Essential Oil is regularly used in the perfume industry and, because the plant yields only a small amount of oil, it’s one of the priciest oils on the market. The oils aroma simultaneously calms and uplifts the spirit, while providing antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and digestive properties. What do these properties do?

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Essential Oils Terminology – 5 Basic Terms You Need to Know

There are certainly words and phrases which every practitioner of aromatherapy has to know. To effectively use essential oils for their wide range of health benefits, it makes sense that you need to understand the terminology used. The 5 words and phrases listed below can be considered “essential” essential oils and aromatherapy terminology.

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5 Ways to use Oregano Essential Oil

Used in cooking since the dawn of time – or at least since Man began to spice and season – it comes as no surprise that oregano supports digestive function. What may be surprising is that this ‘hot’ oil also possesses essential immune supportive and respiratory enhancing properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and disinfectant activities.

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Essential Oils for Energizing Yourself

Essential oils can help you release stress and bring back important energy levels in your daily active life. Using essential oils in aromatherapy in your home, car, office, or any other place you spend vital amounts of time can help your energy levels increase. Just a day of use from these important oil products will have you feeling more vitalized and the reduced stress will allow you to deal with the day’s pressures more calmly.

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Essential Oils + Aromatherapy Labeling – Buyer Beware

In the United States the term “essential oils” + “aromatherapy” areĀ not regulated. In other words, manufacturers may market any type of product as aromatherapeutic, or delivering aromatherapy benefits. Remember, perfume oils are not essential oils, even if they are labeled as aromatherapy products. They usually contain synthetic chemicals that do not provide the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, cold pressed vegetable oils, sea salts and other natural components used in aromatherapy.

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DIY Skin Toner with Myrrh

The Ancient Egyptians and Arabian cultures knew the value of myrrh. They applied it to skin issues, like acne and aging, though they may not have known that the oil possesses astringent, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, they did know that its effects produced radiant and healthier-looking skin.

The aroma was also uplifting and restorative, as the oils trigger support in several brain regions – all of which regulate emotional balance. With these topical properties and this aromatic impact, a solo myrrh essential oil application benefits skin and emotional conditions, but when blended with other synergistic oils – like patchouli, lavender, lemongrass, and helichrysum – you have yourself a powerful skin-supporting product.

This Supportive Skin Toner combines all of these skin-supportive oils into a blend that firms your skin and smooths its tone, making it radiant and glowing all over. Follow the below protocol for healthier, younger-looking skin.

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How to Use Carrier Oils

When you look up different essential oils to help with things like headaches and body pain, you probably see that if you are using the oils to be applied directly on your skin, you need to mix it with a carrier oil. But what is that exactly? Here is information on carrier oils and why they are important to add to essential oils.

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