Every plant has its own special use. While some simply beautify our gardens and yards, others are useful in many ways. Let’s take the lavender plant as an example. We think it’s just an ordinary flower that makes our facades enticing and colorful. Then again, its uses are far more than what we expected. It’s a great source of essential oil that calms the body, reduces stress, and soothes the senses.
Well, obviously, there are millions of plants out there we can benefit from. And we can’t mention them all here. Still, we can name some of the essential oils available in the market today that offer the same perks as to lavender oil. Below is a list.
If you want to improve mental alertness, just a drop of this oil could help. But it’s not just that. It can also be used as a mouthwash like organic coconut oil, as well as a lotion and a massage oil.
Widely used in colognes and perfumes, Bergamot is a citrus-scented plant that is used to treat anxiety and stress. But when using it to treat skin conditions, be sure it is diluted because it may cause burns if applied directly.
3. Tea Tree
Another popular essential oil, tea tree oil is commonly used to ward off bacteria and viruses and boost the body’s immune system. Due to its healing properties, it is also used to treat dandruff, cuts, athlete’s foot, and even skin blemishes.
Known for its calming properties and flowery fragrance, Ylang-Ylang oil is great for almost all skin types. In fact, it works wonders on inflamed skin. To use, add a few drops into your bath or lotion. After that, you’ll feel relaxed.
Like Ylang-Ylang, Chamomile has calming properties that can boost the mood effectively. In addition to that, it’s widely used in vapor and steam therapy sessions by patients suffering from stress problems.
Rosemary is known for its refreshing effects. Yet, it is also used to reduce stress, improve memory, relieve headaches and stress, and treat various scalp-related problems. To use, add several drops of rosemary oil to your favorite shampoo.
Cultivated in the lands of Western Australia, Eucalyptus is an effective ingredient in treating respiratory diseases. It even works wonders in relieving headaches, migraines, colds, and fevers. All thanks to its cooling properties.
Now, what else can you do with all these essential oils? Of course, you have the freedom to create your own cosmetics and fragrances to treat your senses and your physic. You can even use it in your aromatherapy sessions. But feel free to let us know what’s running on your mind, too! The whole world is dying to know.