Essential oils are mixes extracted from plants. The oils catch the plant’s aroma and flavor, or “embodiment.” There are more than 90 types of essential oils, each having its own unique smell and properties to nourish your skin or hair. Here’s a list of some popular essential oils and the health claims belongs to them:
How essential oils work?
Essential oils are most commonly used in the practice of aromatherapy, in which they are inhaled through various methods. Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed. The chemicals in essential oils can interact with your body in several ways. When applied to your skin, some plant chemicals are absorbed. It’s thought that certain application methods can improve absorption, such as applying with heat or to different areas of the body
Essential oils for easing stress:
Lavender: “Lavender is celebrated for its ability to relax, to calm, and sooth — not only the mind but the skin as well.
Bergamot: A delightful Italian citrus fruit whose essential oil is pressed from the peel. “It’s cooling and refreshing, fresh, floral, and fruity at the same time.
Frankincense: “When dealing with stress, nervous tension, anxiety, and even depression, this is a fantastic essential oil to work with.
Sandalwood: Used to calm nerves and help with focus.
Peppermint: Used to boost energy and aid digestion.
Rose: Used to improve mood and reduce anxiety.
Chamomile: Used to improve mood and relaxation.
Jasmine: Used to help with depression, childbirth, and Libido.
Lemon: Used to aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more.
Essential oils for healthier hair:
Cedarwood: “This oil fortifies the hair cuticle and strengthens hairs.
Laurel: “The essential oil from laurel has been extensively used in hair care preparations, especially in Greece.
Rosemary: The oil from this herb stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, thus promoting hair growth.