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The magical world of essential oils

Essential oils have been utilized for healing and medication from medieval times

The magical world of essential oils

Essential oils have been utilized for healing and medication since medieval times. However, recently these oils have created a buzz. They are popular amongst everyone. These oils are being used in make-up, skincare, and hair care products. Essential oils are frequently used in aromatherapy, a type of elective medication that utilises plants that concentrate on wellbeing and prosperity.

What are essential oils?

These oils are naturally extracted from parts of plants such as barks, kernels, flowers etc. They are enriched with natural nutrients. The aroma of such oils can be powerful. Once the extraction is done from the plants, they are combined with the carrier oils. The process of extraction is known as cold pressing. The extraction strategy for oils varies, depending upon the nature of the plants. 

Different types of essential oils

There are more than 90 usually utilized essential oils, each related to specific wellbeing claims. There are tons of essential oils available in the market. Here is the list of few popular oils with remarkable and distinguished benefits. 

Peppermint: boosts your energy and helps in digestion 

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Lavender: Relieves your stress 

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Sandalwood: Calm nerves and help with focus

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Bergamot: Reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema

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Rose: It Improves your mood and reduces your anxiety.

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Chamomile: Helps to improve mood and relaxes your body

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Ylang-Ylang:  Treat headaches, nausea, and skin conditions

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Tea Tree:  Fight infections and boost immunity

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Jasmine: Helps in depression and childbirth. 

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Lemon: Helps in processing, mindset, migraines, and so on. 

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Benefits of essential oils!

Have you ever wondered why we call them essential oils? They carry the essence of the plant’s that is why they are known as essential oils. These oils are incredibly useful in treating different sorts of skin, hair, and other illnesses. Each essential oil has specific characteristics. Let us dive into the benefits for beauty and well being. 

Beauty Benefits of essential oils!

  • It gives you healthy and glowing skin.
  • It helps you to fight against acne and leaves you with clear skin
  • Reduce dandruff and soothes an itchy scalp
  • Decrease blemishes and appearance of scars
  • Fight against ageing and leaves you with younger-looking skin
  • Soften dry hair and hydrates skin
  • Manageable and shiny hair

Medical benefits of essential oils!

  • Reduces anxiety & stress level
  • It helps to sleep better and treats insomnia
  • Relieve flu symptoms, colds and headaches
  • Reduces body pains and joint pains
  • Treats fungal diseases

Some other benefits!

  • Many individuals use them to fragrance their homes or spruce up things like clothing.
  • Their natural benefits of scent are also consumed in homemade cosmetics and high-quality natural products.
  • It can also provide an environment friendly alternative to chemical-based mosquito repellant. 


How to Use Essential Oils for Hair, Skin, and  Aromatherapy?
Since essential oils are highly concentrated, one should never apply them directly to your bare skin. They need to be diluted with carrier oils for better and safe usage.

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For skin and hair care:

  • Mix a couple of drops of oils with a tablespoon of transporter oils, for example, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and so on. 
  • These oils can be included in nail treatment and pedicures as well. 
  • You can blend a couple of drops of oils in your cleanser and body wash. 
  •  You can even blend little measures of oil in your unscented lotion or body lotion. 
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For aromatherapy:

  • Add a couple of drops of oil to the oil diffuser. 
  •  Soak a cotton ball in a couple of drops of oil and get into the side of the room, and enjoy your beauty sleep.

Essential oil helps in many problems, but make sure to consult your doctor before applying them in case of disease or allergies. Always use them according to the instructions. Do not apply them directly and make sure to diffuse them into the carrier oils according to your requirements.