Essential oil

The Different Uses of Essential Oils

An essential oil is an extraction from plants or herbs that are used as a form as aromatherapy. They are known to have many medicinal properties and uses, that have been used by many. The fragrances from these plants are converted into scents, for ornamental purposes and oils.

The essential oils can be used on skin, as air-refreshers and even scents. There are over 90 various essential oils that provide varied health benefits and over all benefits. Here are some of the most common types of essential oils that are used widely.

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The smell of peppermint is an automatic refresher. Whether it is through candy, perfume, creams or even herbal teas. The cool smell of peppermint is a mood booster as the smell is uplifting. Peppermint is an essential oil that can be used on skin through the form of a cream or perfume.

It also helps in digestion and is therefore mint tea is highly recommended just before bed. It helps calm and relax the body. If you have had a heavy meal prior to bed a peppermint herbal tea can help easing the digestion process therefore making you feel more comfortable.


Lavender is used in many bath and body products for its calming and floral smell. Shampoos, soaps and body washes include lots of lavender as it leaves a fragrance even long after being used. It is known to relieve stress and anxiety.

It is also known to be one of the best essential oils for sleep as it relaxes and destresses the body. Lighting incense or spraying the essential oil on your pillow helps you to inhale the smell. If you have having trouble sleeping or feel too energized to fall asleep, lavender can be a good cure for bad sleeping patterns. 


Rose water is used in cooking and desserts for a tangy yet sweet taste it provides, however it can be used on skin as an essential oil. The essential oil rose too helps in mood improvement and reducing anxiety. If you are someone who feels anxiety often or suffer from anxiety attacks keeping a bottle of rose essential oil with you can help in those anxiety ridden times.


Chamomile tea is common as a cure to help improve sleep. Although the effects of drinking tea is not fully proven it is known to help relax the body. The fragrance followed by the warm liquid eases the body of any type of stress. The essential oil chamomile can be used as a fragrance in a room to make surroundings more clam and pleasant. If you have had a stressful day, this is an ideal method to relax.

Tea Tree

The essential oil Tea tree too is similar to peppermint with a musky and tropical fragrance. Tea tree helps in immunity boosting and mood improvement. Unlike the other herbs and plants, consuming tea tree helps to fight off infections too. It is one of those must have essential oils even if you do not consume it.