One of my favorite alternatives to scented candles is an essential oil diffuser. I recently learned that many scented candles can give off dangerous chemicals into the air, which had me searching for a safer way to keep my home smelling fragrant and fresh. Essential oils also have countless health benefits and help purify the air! I've been using my new diffuser by Art Naturals for a few weeks now and it has been a welcome addition to my home. The set came with eight essential oils- lavender, lemongrass, sweet orange, frankincense, tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint. It's so fun to try different oil combinations and to mix and match the scents to your liking. The oils included can be used on your skin as well--gotta love a double duty product! Makes for a great creative hostess gift so this is perfect timing with Thanksgiving around the corner!
Keep reading on for the Top 15 Essential Oils and their Health Benefits by glow-getter Elissa Goodman, Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert.
Each and every essential oil contains compounds with unique healing and therapeutic benefits. Here are some of the most popular essential oils and how to use them.
Clove: Anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and antioxidant protection.
Cypress: Improves circulation, reduces varicose veins, lifts confidence and can help heal broken bones.
Eucalyptus: Improves respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis and allergies. Also invigorating and purifies the body.
Frankincense: Builds immunity, reduces inflammation, heals age spots, supports brain and fights cancer.
Ginger: Reduces inflammation, supports joints, improves digestion and relieves nausea.
Grapefruit: Supports metabolism and cellulite reduction. Mix with coconut oil and rub on areas of cellulite or take a few drops internally with water.
Lavender: Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heals burns and cuts.
Lemon: Great to use in homemade cleaning products, improves lymph drainage and cleanses the body.
Myrrh: Natural anti-septic and can prevent or reduce infections. Also, supports beautiful skin, reducing stretch marks and hormone balance.
Oregano: Powerful anti-microbial properties, can kill fungus and help you kick a cold fast.
Peppermint: Supports digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headache and muscle pain relief.
Rose: Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops to your facial moisturizer. Also, one of the most valued essential oils in the world at $1000+ for 15ml.
Rosemary: Can naturally thicken hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also, it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working, reading or studying.
Tea tree oil (melaleuca): natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system.
Sandalwood: Natural aphrodisiac that improves libido and can also improve energy.
Different oils can be blended together to enhance each other’s energy or can be blended with a base oil (i.e. coconut, avocado, olive, almond, jojoba oils) to be used for massage, shower gels, or body lotions.
Order the ART NATURALS ESSENTIAL OILS & DIFFUSER SET. I hope you enjoy the benefits of diffused essential oils as much as I do! :)