Whether you want to de-stress, revitalise or unwind essential oils have long been hailed for their healing properties. From busting anxiety, to encouraging self-confidence essential oils can help with just about anything. What’s more, they’re easy to use. Simply add a few drops to your bath, or sprinkle some on your pillow. Rose oil is said to be a natural antidepressant and also helps to balance female hormones. With antioxidant properties, essential oils have been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes, as well as helping with emotional wellbeing. Scroll down to discover more oils and their therapeutic benefits…
To boost positivity: Jasmine Oil
Traditionally associated with good luck and wealth, this romantic, uplifting floral scent can help to increase your overall positivity and self-confidence. If you’re in need of a little pick-me-up, then sprinkle some on your pillow or into your bath.
To bust stress and increase sex drive: Lavender Oil In ancient times lavender oil was used for both medicinal and religious purposes. Nowadays, this therapeutic scent is known to help boost the libido AND banish stress. It makes a great sleep aid as well.
Miaroma Lavender Oil, £5.19, Holland and Barrett
To relax: Frankincense
Frankincense has long been hailed for its healing properties and protective powers. In Eygpt this essential oil was even used as eyeliner and was thought to enhance beauty. In more recent times it has been thought to fight cancer. However, it is most commonly used to help relax the body and clarify the mind. Add a few drops to your bubble bath for some truely indulgent me-time.
To stimulate: Eucalyptus Oil
Lacking inspiration? This essential oil is all you need to encourage focus and clear your head. The Eucalyptus tree was hailed by the Australian Aborigines for its natural medicinal qualities and is also said be good for muscles, aches and pains.
To beat anxiety: Vertiver OilIn Ancient China this woody, earthy scent was used to stabalise the mind and banish bad throughts – it was even believed to have special sheilding properties. And it is still used today to help quieten the mind. Simply add a few drops into your bath. This grounding oil can also be used to get rid of acne and dry skin – just add to moisturizer.