Are feeling stressed or suffering from pain or anxiety, or just simply want to gather yourself and relax…

One of the most important human senses that helps significantly when it comes to healing the mind, body, and health is our ability to smell, and there are so many ways to prove this. Remember when you were nauseated or simply just dizzy because of strenuous activities or simply just because of what you smell?

Taking pills can be harmful to your body, especially your liver and kidney, and using oral meds just to feel better can very addicting, hence you may become dependent on that medication.

One of the most popular ways to make you feel better is by smelling a vapor rub. It has this calming and soothing effect and, if you rub it on certain parts of the body, you can instantly feel its soothing effect and eventually feel better.

This is the power of essential oils.

Essential oils have many benefits, and their side effects are minimal or nonexistent.

So, let me share with you some information about essential oils, its benefits, and how to use them.

What are essential oils, and why are some are so expensive?

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts., It takes a tremendous amount of fine plants to produce a small amount of extract, and plants’ availability is often limited. For instance, a small 3-ml bottle of lavender essential oil extract requires 8 lbs. of lavender flower to produce. In addition, the process of extracting the oils from them is extensive. These things combined is what make some essential oils so expensive.

Ways to use essential oils

Essential oils are concentrated and, to use them, you must diffuse or dilute them with other base oils. A small amount must be used to avoid irritation or complications.

How to use essential oils

Essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, a kind of complementary medicine that uses smell to improve your health, or as applied topically to the skin.

  • Use a diffuser to get the full benefits of aromatherapy. Diffused essential oil helps in faster absorption and is mainly used by people who are under stress, tired, or simply just want to relax.
  • Use perfume alcohol to use essential oil as part of your signature scent, or if you want to make a cologne or perfume. A good atomizer can help attain the best result to evenly distribute the mixture.
  • Use a carrier or base oil, like avocado oil or almond oil, if you want to make a topical balm or perfume. You can use a roller to apply it directly to the skin.
  • A small drop in boiling or hot water is enough to feel the effect, however, you must be sure that the essential oil is ok for ingestion. It is concentrated; hence it could be harmful if used improperly.

Benefits of Essential Oils

  • Boost mood
  • Reduces stress
  • Increase attentiveness
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Helps reduce pain and inflammation
  • Reduce nausea
  • Relieve headaches
  • Improve sleep
  • Kill bacteria, funguses, and viruses

Here are some common essential oils and their benefits:

  • Lavender Oil – has a very powerful calming effect when diffused or mixed with a carrier oil.
  • Tea Tree Oil – an antiseptic, antifungal, and antimicrobial property that helps heal inflammation and acne.
  • Ylang-ylang – in addition to being a stress-reducer, it also helps regulate blood circulation, and it is even used as an aphrodisiac.
  • Eucalyptus oil – has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Also, when diluted property, it can help clear nasal passages and stuffed nose.
  • Lemon Oil – is a mood booster to help fight anxiety and, according to various studies, it helps in improving cognitive functions.
  • Lemon grass oil – helps fight skin fungi like athletes’ foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Studies also show that it can also help regulate blood sugar.
  • Orange Oil – it helps reduce anxiety and is an energy booster. Also, when used with base oil, it can lighten one’s skin tone.
  • Bergamot Oil – most of the time, it is used as a top note for perfume and colognes that uplifts and energizes the person wearing it.
  • Peppermint Oil – Helps relieve muscle aches and pains as a topical (diffused) ointment. It also calms the stomach when diluted and ingested. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Frankincense oil – Known as the “king of oils,” frankincense can help with inflammation, mood, and sleep. Studies have shown that it can also improve asthma and might prevent gum disease.

Please note that she also says that we should not use essential oils routinely. Your skin might react to them, and your body could become desensitized to their effects, thereby lowering their effectiveness.


Some essential oils can also be harmful to the liver and/or kidney or any internal organ when ingested.

Some essential oils can also cause seizures, such as Eucalyptus and tea tree oil when ingested or not used properly.

When used in food, make sure to observe the proper dosage to avoid harmful side effects.

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