Essential oils are natural, chemical-free and can do much more than just make you smell good. More than exquisite scents, they also have great benefits.
There are a huge amount of great aromatherapy oils available, but if you only want to keep a few in the house, here are five that may be your best bet.
Lavender oil is one of the most versatile essential oils available. It is well known for its calming effects and most people enjoy its heavenly floral scent. A few drops on your pillow will help with insomnia and stress.
This essential oil has a strong, refreshing scent and is often used around the house for its disinfectant properties and to eliminate germs and odours. It also increases alertness and helps you to concentrate better.
It has a really beautiful aroma that can help lift the clouds of depression and focus the mind.
Citrus essential oil has a wonderfully zesty, sharp and refreshing aroma and is a traditional antiseptic and purifier. It is also useful for helping to clear blemished skin – add a few drops to a bowl of hot water and then put your face over it while you take slow deep breaths.
This is a powerfully sweet, exotic and heady fragrance, similar to jasmine and it is reputed to help calm the nervous system during times of depression, stress and overwork.