An essential oil is a concentrated, potent blend of oil that has been derived from plants. Essential oils can be extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of plants and all you need is just one drop to reap the benefits. The concentrated version of these oils contains the most powerful healing compounds of the entire plant.
Essential oils are used for healing purposes and the process is referred to as aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that helps you improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Aromatherapy has been used for over 5,000 years across different cultures for numerous conditions. Essential oils can be commonly found in most skin and hair care products. Known to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, they are also natural remedies for most common ailments.
My personal journey with essential oils began with my pursuit to make my house smell like a spa. Electric and candle diffusers became my favourite way to unwind after a long day and that quickly escalated into reaping the benefits of essential oils through my skincare and haircare products. Just adding some oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your every day will help:
- Relax your mind and body
- Soothe sore muscles
- Heal skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Fight cold and flu symptoms
- Alleviate muscle pain
- Balance hormones
- Reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes, cellulite and wrinkles
If you would like to dip your toes into the world of essential oils, start by adding a few drops (5-15 drops) to your everyday beauty products like hair oils, shampoos, moisturiser, face cream etc. Don’t use essential oils on your skin unless you’ve diluted them.
Organic Harvest Rose Essential Oil
Rose Essential oil is an anti-inflammatory and works really well to give you glowing skin. Add a few drops to your face cream or your night cream and see your skin transform!
AromaMagic Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil calms irritated skin, boosts hair growth, heals cuts, burns, rashes and promotes a sense of calm. It reduces anxiety and helps you sleep better.
Soulflower Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil boosts digestion boosts energy, reduces that feverish feeling, soothes headaches and any muscle pain.
Rouh Essentials Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil reduces inflammation, heals age spots, bruises, boosts immunity. It has a musky fragrance that promotes a sense of calm.
Kama Ayurveda Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It reduces bad odours and can help stimulate the immune system and fight acne and dandruff.
Inatur Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil promotes a sense of calm and relaxation and sandalwood has been used in India for centuries to get clear skin, rid of acne and provide a vitality to skin. It’s beneficial for all skin types. It helps with anti-ageing and combats infection.
Nykaa Naturals Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is perfect for people with oily skin, it has natural astringent properties that make it beneficial for people with acne prone skin too. It reduces the appearance of pores and gives your skin an even tone.