Have you considered incorporating essential oils into your wellness routine? They are an excellent supplement to a daily practice focused on finding balance and serenity in the midst of an ever chaotic world. Generally, essential oils have a wide range of benefits and each specific one hones in on a specific ailment. Essential oils can help manage pain, aid sleep, or promote relaxation. Here’s your crash course on which essential oils might be best for you!
Perhaps one of the most popular essential oils, lavender both smells amazing and helps manage stress levels. It can be ingested, applied externally to the skin, or used in a diffuser to achieve the same results: relaxation. Our tip? Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow before going to bed to help you drift off to dreamland!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in a wide variety of health and wellness practices from strengthening nails to reducing acne. It’s becoming a common ingredient in household non-toxic cleaners, as well as in beauty products to combat dandruff, dry skin, and breakouts.
Eucalyptus oil has a distinctly strong and reviving aroma, and its properties are particularly useful to battle the common cold. If you’re feeling congested from a cold or allergies, splash a drop of tea tree oil into some freshly boiled water and (carefully!) breathe in the steam – it will clear your sinuses in no time!
Have you noticed the recent spike in frankincense beauty products? It’s no surprise the beauty industry has caught onto the amazing benefits this essential oil can provide. Not only does it help to reduce stress and aid digestion, but it has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce itching, swelling, and redness. On top of that, it’s used to help fade scars and even heal wounds faster.
Have teeth troubles? Clove oil may be your new best friend. While it helps with general stress, nausea, and headaches, clove oil’s speciality is in soothing toothaches. If you find yourself in pain and between dental office hours, clove oil might just be the magic elixir you’ve been looking for.
If you have questions about incorporating essential oils into your wellness practice, get in touch with our staff via email or by phone. We’re happy to share advice and get you set up with a professional to help determine which essential oils are best for your needs. You can also get in touch for a free 15-minute consultation with any and all of our therapists.