8 Essential Oils and Their Benefits

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    Having aromatherapy diffusers or burning aromatherapy candles scented with pure essential oils is a wonderful way to add fragrance to a room. Not only do these essential oils smell nice, they can also have therapeutic effects on the body and mind. Essential oils are extracted from certain aromatic plants. They are used by aromatherapists to promote emotional and physical well being. When a few drops of a particular plant essence is added to a candle, its powerful aroma molecules are diffused into the surrounding air as the wax melts. When a refreshing blend of pure and natural essential oils are used in aromatherapy diffusers, they are able to provide therapeutic effects both to the body and the mind. When inhaled, the fragrance can help soothe and revitalise.

    Where Essential Oils Come From

    Aromatherapy essential oils can be made from different parts of plants, including flowers, leaves and bark. As well as having a unique natural perfume, they have many different healing qualities. When added to a jar candle or in a diffuser , it can be used to create a soothing and peaceful atmosphere.  As well as being used individually, oils can be used in blends to create unique fragrances. For example, a seasonal winter blend could include mandarin, cinnamon or clove. Or a refreshing mix of oils could include peppermint, lemon or rosemary to help stimulate the senses.

    Benefits of Essential Oils

    Using scented candles in the home is a simple but effective way of influencing the mood of a room. It helps create a tranquil and harmonious environment. Products such as candles, oil burners or other types of aromatherapy diffusers can make inexpensive gifts. And, they offer a natural alternative to chemical air fresheners.

    Having aromatherapy diffusers at the office is a quick and easy way to create a peaceful space in a busy day. There are varied forms of aromatherapy diffusers. All of them are crafted to disperse distinct fragrances and therapeutic essential oils into the air. 

    All forms of aromatherapy diffusers work well with the calming or uplifting effects. Not only that, but they also help in creating a serene and meditative ambiance. They help soothe the tiring psyche, as well as help the mind to unwind. Moreover, aroma therapy diffusers are natural and pure. They are good for freshening up the air inside the room. They help in creating a welcoming atmosphere without the use of any chemicals. 

    You can get a better sleep, feel relaxed or uplift the spirit. And, you may enjoy a romantic atmosphere with calming fragrances.

    Here are some soothing, energising and healing aromas to use in your aromatherapy diffuser.

    Lavender

    Lavender essential oil has calming properties that help relieve stress. Lavender helps soothe nerves and ease depression. It can treat headaches and sleep disorders.

    Jasmine

    Like lavender, jasmine helps in calming nerves. Jasmine has uplifting properties. Jasmine essential oil has an anti-depressant effect. It gives a sense of confidence and optimism.

    Lemon

    Lemon essential oil is sourced from the peel of the citrus limon plant. The scent of lemon promotes concentration. It has also a calming effect. It helps ease anger and anxiety. Diffused lemon may help in preventing flu from spreading as it has antiviral properties.

    Rosemary

    The aroma of rosemary has a pick-me-up effect. It’s very effective during morning hours. Rosemary essential oil helps in fighting physical exhaustion and headaches. It improves memory.

    Peppermint

    Peppermint essential oil stimulates the mind. It brightens and sharpens mental focus. It boosts energy and promotes concentration.

    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon essential oil has stimulating properties. It helps fight mental fatigue and improve focus. It is also good for keeping bugs away.

    Vanilla

    Vanilla essential oil helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression. The scent of vanilla have sedative effects. It has deep relaxing properties. It calms the nervous system. It helps in lowering blood pressure. 

    Sandalwood

    The rich aroma of sandalwood can help ease feelings of anxiety and stress. It promotes better sleep. Sandalwood also enhances mental alertness.

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