Essential oils are often mentioned in product marketing as a hip and happening active ingredient, or promoted as a standalone must-have by people who are already au fait with their advantages.
Of course unless you have dabbled in essential oils yourself, you might not realize the many ways they can be used to achieve. Here are just some of the things that essential oils can do for you.
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Boosting Your Energy & Improving Your Mood
If you are feeling blue, using essential oils for energy boosting and mood improvement is an option, although of course you need to choose the right oils to get the job done well.
Citrus fruits such as lemon, grapefruit, orange and lime can all provide oils which are enough to enliven the spirit, lift you out of a slump and help you get your groove back.
The pace of the world today can be overwhelming, but essential oils used by aromatherapy experts can work as part of a strategy to soothe your anxious mind and allow you to feel calmer about the trials and tribulations you face.
Lavender is one of the most widely used essential oils to wash away the stresses of modern living, along with similarly reassuring scents given off by the likes of bergamot.
Essential oils are not just meant for smelling; they can also be used to flavor foods, add zing to mass produced snacks and even applied in a home cooking context.
While not all essential oils will be pleasing to your tongue, there are tons of options that are, including the sweetly spicy tang of cinnamon, the fiery fun of ginger and the herbal hit of thyme.
Lots of people need to moisturize their skin frequently to keep it looking good and feeling supple, so it is no surprise to find that essential oils are a key ingredient in many cosmetic products that aim to achieve just that.
Once again there are a cavalcade of options when it comes to which oils are used in moisturizers, but popular choices include eucalyptus, jasmine, lemongrass and even oregano.
Moisturizers like these are not only suited to combating the effects of dry skin, but also often used as an anti-aging measure for people who want to give their faces a youthful glow.
While the moisturizing effects of essential oils are important in some cosmetics, another role they play is in giving these products an irresistible aroma that is simply a pleasure to sniff regardless of the other properties that are on offer.
Aside from putting a smile on the face of anyone within sniffing range, essential oils are advantageous in terms of producing perfumes, as well as other products, because they are readily available rather than being rare. This helps keep costs down for manufacturers and consumers alike, even if this is part of a $31 billion industry.
Also it is not just perfumes and cosmetics which are scented using essential oils, but also cleaning products, helping millions of people to make their homes smell fresh.