In my previous article aroma therapy oils importance, I told you about what aromatherapy oils are and how can they soothe and relax your mind, body and senses with their healing and therapeutic powers. Since, aroma oils are made up of natural blends of herbs, trees, flowers, roots, bark and stem, they are absolutely harmless in nature.
Besides healing properties, aroma oils have a piquant aroma that makes the environment relaxing. Today, I am going to tell you the 5 essential aroma oils that you should always keep at home to keep depression, anxiety and grief at bay, and live a happy and cheerful life.
Lavender is extremely fresh in nature and has a floral scent. It comes with a dash of sweetness and herby aroma. It is said to be the most versatile of all the aroma oils. Therapeutically, lavender oil has calming properties that keeps anxiety and depression at bay. It can also be used as an antiseptic for minor wounds and allergies. One breath of this opulent oil and you feel heaven on earth. Because of such an opulent aroma, it is also used in yoga, especially for performing Savasana.
Peppermint oil essentially comes with a very stimulating, yet, very soothing aroma. It contains menthol that is a natural cooling agent. It not only stimulates your memory, but also relieves you from severe headaches, muscle aches and even digestive problems. You can rub a few drops on your neck to get rid of stubborn and irritating headaches at any time of the day or night, and trust me, it works.
Eucalyptus oils have a very clean and fresh aroma. The moment you breathe it, they take your energy level to a new height. You start feeling refreshed and pleasant. It has a lot of ‘anti’ properties, like it is antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and even anti-inflammatory. It can be used during respiratory ailments, like cough, asthma, cold or congestion in the chest. Whenever you feel congestion around the chest area; put a few drops of this essential oil into the hot bath and your nasal passages will be opened instantly.
#4- Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is known to stimulate wellness and health benefits inside your body. It is the best mood uplifter amongst all the essential oils of its category. Again, it is antifungal and antiseptic and hence, can be used to treat scrapes, cuts and wounds. It keeps all sorts of tensions, anxiety, stress and depression at bay, making you feel more and more energized. It also removes negative feelings from your mind, setting a new positive environment for you. Since, lemon is known and considered by many dermatologists to pull out excess oil from your skin, people use lemon essential oil to treat acne and detoxify their skin. It also helps removing dandruff from your scalp as it has therapeutic effect. And, above all, it also helps you in loosing extra kilograms from your body.
#5- Tea Tree
Tea Tree oil is popularly used as an astringent by men and women to correct the tonality of their skin. Besides, it has got oil balancing properties due to which, it is widely used to cure pimples and blemishes. One can apply tea tree oil on a particular pimple and that pimple will be vanished, the very next day. It is considered to be the family’s first aid kit as it can treat mild wounds, cuts and abrasions. The biggest part of this essential oil is that it can be used on young children as well as it has no side effects.
#6- Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass oil cures many problems, such as muscle aches, digestion related problems, anxiety, depression, stress and more. This essential oil has carminative properties due to which, it helps to cure problems, like gas and acidity. Since, it relaxes muscles; it is used by all the spa centers across the globe as massage oil and a fragrance for their salon or spa. This is one of the essential oils which have very less or no side-effects and therefore, can be used on children. Lemongrass essential oil is also used to perform massage on infants along with a mix of other aroma oils, such as chamomile and lavender.
All I would say is bring home all these oils today itself, and keep anxiety, stress, depression and all other problems of your life away from yourself.