Why We Love Essential Oils
The versatility of Essential Oils brings a natural approach to many daily functions and needs.
Not too long ago, you could only find Essential Oil products in specialty stores but now, they’re used in a range of products from supplements to laundry detergents.
Essential Oils almost feel like a new trend as they’re now in products everywhere!
Depending on your needs, they can add aromatherapy benefits to calm or invigorate. They can be used to deodorize your home or work as a natural air freshener. Their versatility brings a natural approach to many daily functions and needs.
These aromatic and therapeutic compound oils found in plants can come from flowers, steams, leaves, roots, bark and even peels.
Essential Oils have amazing and wide-ranging properties and it is very difficult to choose between them but over the years, we have experienced that having five key oils can pretty much cover any Essential Oil need.
Here are our Lazy Acres Wellness Expert picks for the 5 Essential Oils that are must-haves in any home.
1. Lavender Oil
Perhaps the most widely recognized Essential Oil, the sweet floral aroma is hard to forget. Lavender Oil has almost an immediate calming and relaxing effect when added to a diffuser or a pillow mist. It may promote better sleep and relieve anxiety & stress. For those who need relief from migraines and headaches, combining it with Peppermint Oil and applying it to the neck and temples may be helpful. It also serves as a first aid to soothe burns and wounds.
2. Frankincense Oil
Considered the “King of All Oils,” this oil is powerful and incredibly therapeutic. Frankincense Oil has been used to help relieve chronic stress & anxiety, to reduce pain and inflammation, and to boost immunity. It can also be combined with Lavender Oil or Coconut Oil to make an excellent skin moisturizer.
3. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary Oil has been used to encourage focus and attention. In recent studies, it has been shown to support some types of tissue healing and to boost brain function. It’s woody, evergreen-like aroma is very grounding. Rosemary Oil has been used to thicken hair and new studies suggest it may also help relieve muscle aches and pains and soothe respiratory conditions.
4. Peppermint Oil
The oldest European herb used for medicinal purposes, Peppermint Oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming yet invigorating effect on the body. It may help with relieving muscle pain or sore muscles – simply dilute 2-4 drops of Peppermint Oil from a trusted brand into your lotion and apply it directly on your aches. It helps relieve headaches, nausea, and vomiting while promoting mental focus.
5. Eucalyptus Oil
This oil has been found to be effective in reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation. It may help ease respiratory conditions, infections, and reduce earaches. Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it can serve as a first aid remedy for skin irritation and insect bites.
You can enjoy the benefits of Essential Oils in a variety of ways. Stop by any of our stores and ask our Natural Living Team for advice or what their favorite Essential Oil combo is! Every week, we feature a new Essential Oil combo using our in-store diffusers.
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