What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?

What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?

Most of you don’t know about Essential oils. Questions like: what are essential oils? How do essential oil works? How to use Essential oils? Which Essential oil should I use??

If you like the blog please do share. First, let me share my experience.

After crossing the age where when I started making my own decisions and my parents standing by them, I was always told that do everything but don’t take stress, {do everything but} take care of health, {do everything but} take care of beauty. At first, I use to think that why my parents have to mention this every time I visit them, knowing that even I know that this is basic of living; eat, sleep, laugh & repeat, repeat and repeat.

I went home, called my mom. I was sad and heartbroken. However, I would like to share with all of you what she said something. She said, “our body is the temple of our soul, how we treat our body reflects how we are from within”. It was such a small thing but it hit me like a thousand tornado as I realized I am abusing my body.

That realization took me to a 15 days holiday trip to Kerala where I stayed at a therapeutic center and went through all types of Aromatherapy treatment they can offer and I could see the difference in me both internally and externally. But the problem was the same, I had to come back and again have to follow the routine of long working hours, pollution, work stress, lack of sleep, cosmetics and much more. I did not want to get back after having such a divine experience.

So, I asked my hotel manager to help me. He, another gentle soul, arranged a meeting with the therapeutic center doctor and she suggested me to use “Essential oils”. She said, if you use essential oil, you don’t need any doctor for anything. Of course, I was not going to do that since I was raised learning that for every problem, visit doctor, but that nagging thought that I should at least give it a try, what worse can happen? Only that I’ll end up losing some money, ended me buying my first set of essential oil (Rose, Sandalwood, lemon, Neroli , and Tea tree). And after using them for the last 3 years, I decided to share it with you all.

What Are Essential Oils?

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the essence of a plant, a gift of nature, extracted and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your life.

Inside many plants and flowers —hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark—are concentrated, highly potent chemical compounds. These natural compounds are essential oils.

Essential oils give a plant its scent, protect it from hazardous environmental conditions. It even assists with pollination, among other important functions and benefits.

How Do Essential Oils Work?

When you open a bottle of pure, organic, unadulterated essential oil, your senses started to work more vigorously because the potent aroma can be smelled, even from a distance. What your nose detects are the naturally occurring elements of the essential oil.

Every essential oil varies in its natural nature, so aromas and benefits are also unique. For example, Rosemary oil includes elements that make it effective for soothing high stress, help you focus, remove blackheads and whiteheads, and promoting a restful environment for sleep.

Meanwhile, when taken internally, Frankincense oil supports immune, nervous, and digestive systems, and aids in healthy cellular function.

Here's a list of 10 popular essential oils and the health claims associated with them:

  • Peppermint: used to boost energy and aid digestion
  • Lavender: used to relieve stress
  • Sandalwood: used to calm nerves and help with focus
  • Bergamot: used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions like eczema
  • Rose: used to improve mood and reduce anxiety
  • Chamomile: used to improve mood and relaxation
  • Ylang-Ylang: used to treat headaches, nausea, and skin conditions
  • Tea Tree: used to fight infections and boost immunity
  • Jasmine: used to help with depression, childbirth, and libido
  • Lemon: used to aid digestion, mood, headaches, and more

Use Essential Oils to Transform Your Life 

As we know that most products, we use in our day-to-day lives from vegetables to cosmetics are filled with synthetic chemicals. These unnatural products can weigh us down, give long damage to our skin without realising and even negatively influence the way we think, feel, and live. By the time we realise it, the damage is done.

Pure essential oils offer an alternative to synthetic products. Essential oils are more than just natural products. Each with a unique chemical composition, essential oils have dozens of benefits for the body and mind. Essential oil benefits are determined by the chemistry of the plants. If these natural chemicals are properly extracted, they can be used to help you physically, mentally, and emotionally in your daily life. 

Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Essential Oils are years old therapy..

Is it that you've suddenly started to hear a lot about essential oils in the last few years? You might think essential oils are a new, hip trend. No, these plant extracts and plant-based products are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past. Traditional Indian medicine called “AyurVeda” has a 3000-year history of incorporating essential oils into their healing potions. Vedic literature lists over 700 substances including cinnamon, ginger, myrrh and sandalwood as effective for healing. During the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague, AyurVeda was used successfully in replacing ineffective antibiotics. The purpose of aromatic plants and oils were not only for medicinal purposes, but were believed to be a Godly part of nature in Ayurvedic medicine. Essential oils have been used by ancient civilizations across the globe for:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Personal care
  • Healthcare practices
  • Religious ceremonies
  • Beauty treatments
  • Food preparation

What Are Essential Oils Used for Today?

Historically, essential oils were used as part of cultural practices and traditions. However, we now have increasing scientific evidence and research showing that essential oils can be effectively and safely used in a wider range of day-to-day practices and routines for amazing natural health benefits. Today, essential oils can be used for cooking, household cleaning, personal hygiene, sleep, boosting immunity, emotional health, weight management, and much, much more.

When you use essential oils, you'll have more natural solutions and fewer toxic, synthetically manufactured products in your life and home.

What Are Essential Oils Good For?

Since long ago, people have used essential oils and plant parts to improve their health and physical well-being. We’ve continued to explore their benefits today, finding that essential oils can be integrated into daily life for a plethora of purposes.

Curious about how you might use essential oils in your everyday life? Essential oils can be used to

  • Support good oral hygiene,
  • Reduce appearance of skin imperfections,
  • Promote healthy digestion,
  • Cleanse and purify the air,
  • Promote an uplifting atmosphere,
  • Maintain healthy respiratory system and clear breathing,*
  • And more!

What Makes Essential Oils Effective?

Every essential oil has a unique property, some are soothing, toning, and grounding, while others are energizing, warming, and renewing—but all essential oils are natural. The variety of essential oils allows you to naturally and effectively maintain health and address your specific health concerns. 

With so many essential oils available, you can tailor them to your specific wants and needs rather than be forced to settle for a generic solution. This makes essential oils a popular choice for those looking for the best natural solutions in the modern era. The versatility of essential oils is part of what has made them so popular in recent years. People love that they can use essential oils for a variety of tasks, without having to buy multiple products. 

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