What are essential oils?
An essential oil is a natural product extracted from a single plant species. Not all plants produce essential oils, and in the plants that do, the essential oil may be found in the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits.
Essential oils often have a much stronger smell than the plants they come from and contain higher levels of active ingredients. This has to do with the amount of plant matter required to make essential oil.
Rosemary Essential Oil
One of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy, the essential oil obtained from the rosemary herb is extremely beneficial in soothing nerves, easing pains and promoting blood circulation. It regulates high blood pressure, counteracts stressful conditions and provides relief from fatigue and depression.
Thyme Essential Oil
Touted as a healer and protector, this essential oil obtained from the mint family possesses extensive anti-microbial properties. The oil offers a one-stop remedy for quite a few respiratory problems including cough, cold, fever, congestion, sore throat, etc. It not only bestows one with a calm mind but due to the abundance of vitamins A and C, it also boosts immunity and promotes digestion.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Famed for their characteristic comforting and refreshing camphor-like aroma, this tincture obtained from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree have been extensively used for treating common respiratory diseases and other infections including cough and cold, sore throat, congestion since the ancient times. Apart from relieving respiratory anomalies, it is also known to calm the nerves and reduce stress.
Bergamot Essential Oil
Its Extracted from the peel of the Citrus bergamia fruit, this essential oil plays a crucial role in enhancing the mood and curbing the mind of anxiety and stress. Imbued with antibacterial and antibiotic properties, it also inhibits the growth of bacteria and wards off various infections. It is also known to reduce elevated blood pressure levels and alleviate pain and inflammatory conditions.
Lavender Essential Oil
The essence obtained from Lavandula augustifolia plant bequeaths one with a soothing experience and has the power to heal the mind and body. Not only does it help in building the immunity to ward of infectious flu’s, cold, and fever but also soothes the mind, fights palpitations and prevents conditions like stress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, etc.