Looking for ways to increase relaxation in your life? Essential oils are a simple way to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life, providing little moments of relaxation, invigoration and restoration throughout your day. But, all essential oil scents aren’t created equal. How do we know which ones will work best for us and when to use them?
Here are a few of the top essential oils that make up the ultimate kit for an introduction into aromatherapy!
Lavender is the ultimate oil for relaxation. There’s a reason why this is one of the most popular essential oils- it’s pleasant scent helps promote a restful sleep and can be used throughout the day to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Eucalyptus’ calming minty aroma can help clear your mind, promoting focus. This scent is commonly used in bath and spa products as well, and is great for fighting off symptoms of a cold. Use eucalyptus after a long day at work to unwind.
Citrus’ invigorating scent promotes uplighting and positive energy, which in turn can also eliminate stress. This is a great oil to use throughout your day during work!
Peppermint’s strong aroma is both energizing and uplifting, and helps promote focus and energy. Stay alert at work by putting a dab of peppermint on your temples.
Cinnamon’s delicious scent is both seasonal and functional- this spicy oil can provide an instant burst of energy and fight drowsiness. It also has the ability to help soothe aching muscles. *Note! Cinnamon is a hot oil, so never use it directly on the skin without combining it with a carrier oil.*
Ylang ylang oil, sourced from a flower is the ultimate oil for peace. If you’re a fan of yoga, try diffusing ylang ylang during your practice. This is also a great oil to use throughout the day.
How do you use your essential oils? You can receive aromatherapy benefits by simply inhaling deeply to enjoy their scents, or you may prefer to diffuse them into the room. No matter your preference, these scents are sure to help you get through your days a little easier!