The Most Popular Essentail Oils

As a follow up to our previous article The Essential Guide to Herbal Oils, we wanted to share with you nine of the most popular essential oils curated by our friends over at BALANCE ME BEAUTIFUL.

 

  • Rosemary Essential Oil

“This essential oil has a strong, camphor-like aroma. Commonly used in cosmetics and house cleaning, rosemary oil has a beautiful smell. You can use as part of an aromatherapy session to give a boost to your memory, treat mood swings and other small-scale psychological problems.”

  • Peppermint Essenial Oil

“Peppermint essential oil has a powerful and penetrating menthol odour with sweet undertones. Due to it’s natural mint scent, it is commonly used in personal body care products and air fresheners. Peppermint oil is additionally used for flavouring items such as ice cream, toothpaste, mints, teas and chewing gums to name a few.”

  • Jasmine Essential Oil

“Sweet-smelling jasmine is extracted from the jasmine grandiflorum, an evergreen originating in China. Jasmine has many healing effects: aiding with everything from depression to childbirth. Known mostly for it’s relaxing properties when used in aromatherapy.”

  • Lavender Essential Oil

“Lavender oil is one of the most calming and relaxing essential oils known. Having a sweet and delightful smell, many individuals enjoy this particular natural oil. It also has various physiological benefits as well as it’s calming and relaxing psychological features.”

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil

“Eucalyptus essential oil has a mild pungent but sweet smell to it. Often used in vapor rubs, inhalers, linaments, rash creams and even mouthwashes. Also widely used in aromatherapy.”

  • Chamomile Essential Oil

“Chamomile has a warm and fruity aroma, relaxing for both mind and body. Commonly used in body care, teas, as well as aromatherapy products.”

  • Patchouli Essential Oil

“Patchouli essential oil, coming from the plant Pogostemon cabin, is a widely known oil, and my absolute personal favorite in terms of smell as it is a deep sweet and earthy scent. Patchouli may be often associated with hippies who are thought to use it for it’s mood-lifting properties and powerful skincare properties.”

  • Sandalwood Essential Oil

“Sandalwood essential oil is extracted and distilled by the wood chips of a mature tree. The oil can be applied to the skin in several ways, blending with massage oil and lotions, added to a vaporizer, used as an incense and even gargled when diluted.”

 

 

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Sources: 

“9 Popular Types of Essential Oils and Their Benefits” by Lily Greene at Balance Me Beautiful.

 

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