Essential Oils have started to gain a cult following, especially with celebrities such as Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Alexa PenaVega claiming that the miracle oils can reduce stress and help improvement simple ailments such as headaches and cramps. We’ve decided to make a comprehensive list of some of the most popular oils and their accompanying benefits.
Lavender Oil – The calming smell is great for promoting relaxation and easing any muscle tension. Can also aid in relieving anxiety, headaches or sleeping problems.
Peppermint Oil – There are discussions about it’s positive effect on Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers as it can support the digestive system. Can also ease motion sickness as well as helping to rid people of colds and allergies.
Lemongrass Oil – Diluted oil is said to help with acne spots along with improving immunity and calming the mind.
Oregano Oil – This has become a staple for many as the benefits include regulating menstruation, fighting infection and supporting the immune system. If you have a cold then steam inhalation is the way to go.
Tea Tree Oil – Originating from Australia tea tree oil is said to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, great for treating acne, eczema and warts.
Frankincense Oil – Great for building immunity, reducing inflammation and supporting brain function.
Grapefruit Oil – Is said to support metabolism and even reduce cellulite along with helping to promote clear, healthy skin and an uplifting mood.
Sandalwood Oil – A natural aphrodisiac that improves libido and can also improve energy. Other health benefits also include its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as a diuretic helping to treat infections in the urinary system.