Organic essential oils have had a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Commonly used in aromatherapy to improve one’s health and wellbeing, these oils have incredible healing properties, and can be used in a number of ways.
While most people will be familiar with the use of organic essential oils in aromatherapy, they also offer many benefits when applied topically (when diluted in products), and - on occasion, and with consultation from professionals - internally. We are now seeing these oils as core ingredients in a variety of beauty products, from moisturisers to exfoliants, and even hair products. As highly-concentrated extracts from plants or other organic materials, they are incredibly potent, and their benefits and uses vary greatly. Because of this, it is important to ensure products containing only premium organic essential oils are used, and to ensure they are used correctly.
Here are some of the best organic essential oils to look out for in your beauty products and how to use them:
Lavender is commonly known for its soothing and relaxing qualities. It is also one of the most widely used organic essential oils for falling asleep. There are many other unknown benefits of lavender oil. For instance, it can improve your hair health by stimulating growth and aiding issues such as baldness and alopecia. It is also known to heal minor wounds and eczema by speeding up the skin tissue repair process. Natural products containing lavender oil are perfectly safe to use on adults as well as babies, however never use undiluted essential oils on your baby’s skin. Try using the Baby + Mum Balm
by Clemence Organics on your baby to reduce any skin irritations or eczema. If you need help relaxing, spray your body or your room with the Sacred Space Meditation Mist
by Alyssum Alchemy.
We generally think of rosemary as a garnish, but it is actually one of the most powerful organic essential oils on the planet. Research has shown that rosemary oil enhances your cognitive performance by increasing your concentration levels and improving your memory. Clarity Remedy Oil
by Alyssum Alchemy is a great roll-on remedy for staying focused. Rosemary is also often used to cure digestive issues, including bloating and has been shown to boost the immune system. Similarly to lavender oil, rosemary oil promotes hair growth by stimulating blood circulation in the scalp. To encourage hair thickness and growth, gently massage the Black Chicken Dry Shampoo
into the scalp.
Eucalyptus is probably one of the most recognisable scents for many Australians when it comes to organic essential oils. Deriving from the leaves of a Eucalyptus tree, this native Australian plant offers many health benefits from cough relief to respiratory conditions. To help soothe and clear your airways, try out the Respire Nasalette Essential Oil
Inhaler by Black Chicken. Eucalyptus oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and is beneficial to those who experience muscle and joint pain. If you are looking to improve your post-workout recovery, apply the Sodashi Fitness Recovery Body Oil
to slightly damp skin to relax your muscles and stimulate circulation.
Widely used for culinary purposes and to fragrance soaps and cosmetics, peppermint offers many advantages as a health treatment. Peppermint is one of the most highly-regarded organic essential oils for aiding digestive troubles such as indigestion and gas. It also serves as a headache and minor migraine reliever. If you are prone to acne, products containing peppermint oil like Says Skincare’s Detox Face Exfoliant
can help cleanse the skin thanks to its antibacterial properties. It also has a cooling effect on the skin, perfect for soothing any inflammation.
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