Aromatherapy has been around for centuries and although there is no scientific evidence to suggest their medicinal properties there is no denying the therapeutic benefit of using Essential oils. “When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional centre of the brain.” (Harpreet Gujral, program director of integrative medicine)
Essential oils are made up of plant extracts. They’re produced by steaming or pressing various parts of a plant (flowers, leaves, bark or fruit) to capture the fragrance. There can be several pounds of a flower or plant in one individual bottle of essential oils.In addition to creating a beautiuful and relaxing scent, essential oils have many differeing functions too.
I adore Essential oils and use them daily in our stores and at home, and we are proud stockists of Always Natural Irish Essential Oils. From personal experience I can confidently tell our customers that diffusing essential oils can lift your mood, bring calmness and clarity and can make a positive impact on your wellbeing.
In the current challenges of home life, it’s important to keep a clear and healthy mind and a positive atmosphere at home for you and your loved ones. The best thing about essential oils is that, as well as lifting your mood they leave a beautiful and relaxing fragrance in our homes and offices, which can often leave not only the resident, workers etc feeling great and leaving in uplifted moods but also guests or visitors you may have.
Below we will talk you through our favourite essential oils and explain the different functions of each so you can buy the perfect one for you or your loved ones. We stock all of the mentioned essential oils on our website.
Bergamot is one of my firm favourites and when used in aromatherapy applications, Bergamot Essential Oil is known to help reduce anxiety and stress and as a result alleviate symptoms of depression. It is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic and is a great support to bolster your immunity.
Orange Essential Oil is always within reach of me, it’s uplifting and comforting for the mind, gently brightening the mood and easing feelings of anxiety. It is helpful with supporting your body’s natural detoxification process and may help to ease digestive discomforts. When used within the home, it is known to effectively diminish unpleasant scents such as cooking smells and pet odours while also boosting motivation and clarity. Pop a few drops in your diffuser or burner and feel your mood lift.
Lavender Essential Oil in my opinion, this should be in every home. Not only does it smell beautiful, for those of you who may have trouble nodding off, Lavender can be a great sleep aid, due to its calming and relaxing properties.
Lemon Grass Essential Oil is a must for everyone, it strengthens the mind by relieving anxiety and boosting self-esteem, confidence, and hope… which is perfect for the current climate we are living in. It can have a sedative effect on the mind relieves tension and promotes the sensation of being calm.Lemongrass repels insects such as mosquitos and fleas—making it a popular choice for natural pest control , especially during the warmer months. Lemongrass oil is also know within the beauty and health industry to strengthen hair and reduce dandruff and scalp irritation, clean pores and treat acne, ease muscle pain, relieve headache pain, soothe indigestion, reduce fevers. So it’s the perfect multifunctional essential oil to store at home for the whole family.
Geranium Essential Oil is another great multifunctional essential oil for your home. It’s used to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension. It gives a general sense of well-being and relaxation. It can also be a natural remedy for those suffering from insomnia. Another known benefits include, enhanced concentration, an improved cognitive function, balancing of the emotions as well as the hormones, which is perfect for you students out there. Geranium has also been used for, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic agent, enhance circulation, soothe symptoms of menstruation and menopause, skincare, firms the appearance of muscles, eases discomfort of eczema, Athlete’s Foot and other fungal infections,evens out skin tone and the appearance of cellulite.
Ylang Ylang essential oil promotes positive feelings of cheerfulness and optimism, who could say no to that? Its also known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It boosts libido to enhance sensuality and soothes feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, and tension.
Are you looking for something a little different to your common essential oils? Change things up a bit with our Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace , perfect for carrying the scent of your choice with you throughout the day. Or if you were ever having a day where you would prefer it without any oils that’s okay too it can be worn with or without essential oils. It’s the perfect gift for a friend or loved one.
You could also try our Archangel Collection of Essential Oils ,which are catered for your specific needs wether its motivations, clarity or protection you might feel you need , the arch angel collection has something for you.