Winter is over, and Spring is almost at our doorstep. Move over snow, it’s time for the flowers. Thaw or Spring (as it’s more commonly known) is a time of joy, beauty and renewal.
But after the lockdowns and the political tensions, letting loose and relaxing sound a bit far-fetched. Yet that’s exactly what we need, considering the tumultuous year we’ve had. And there’s nothing better than an essential oil to help you de-stress and revitalize your body. Here are a few which are sure to be a hit:
At this point, Lavender Oil has been mentioned so many times in self-care routines that it’s become a cliché. But a list of essential oils is incomplete without Lavender. Known for its sedative properties, lavender helps in better sleep, relaxation and relief from anxiety. Due to its antibacterial properties, it’s also useful in tending to minor cuts and wounds, especially in children.
If you’ve ever heard about or used essential oils, you’ve definitely come across Eucalyptus essence, without even realizing it.
Best known for its woodsy-sweet scent, eucalyptus oil is also said to have a bunch of health benefits, from banishing brain fog, brain stimulation and increased energy to detoxifying the air in your home. Looks like Eucalyptus oil is exactly what we need to invest in this spring!
3. Tea Tree Oil
You may be familiar with the tea tree oil and its medicinal properties. But did you know that it can act as an essential oil and cure headaches, nausea and rashes? Tea Tree Aromatherapy is actually quite common in Asia, especially in India. So the next time you’re hunting for essential oils, consider this one.
Rosemary is relatively more common in self care and wellness than some others on this list. Even though it’s more famous for its hair growth properties, it works equally well as an essential oil. Rosemary acts as a brain stimulant, impacts moods, brain waves as well as the autonomic nervous system.
In fact you can go a little further and mix spearmint in rosemary. How does that help, you ask? Well, studies show that this mixture has beneficial effects on learning and memory, as well as brain tissue markers of oxidation that occur with age. Brb, gotta go and buy it before my exams begin.
I bet you weren’t expecting this. But believe me, Peppermint is an essential oil and quite a popular one at that. It’s obviously a favorite around Christmas, but is also popular and quite beneficial during spring and summer.
The reason behind the oil’s efficacy is the presence of menthol in it. Menthol induces a cooling sensation, and use of Peppermint Oil (at low dilution) in a body mist or even in the diffuser can help to cool you down. Menthol is also known to help ease tension, headaches and muscular aches and pains. As if that wasn’t enough, Peppermint is also useful in preventing fatigue and improving exercise performance.
Peppermint oil is fresh, minty and quite uplifting. And it’s not something everyone thinks of. So maybe make 2021 the year of Peppermint aroma?
Who says essential oils can’t be fruity? We definitely don’t. Admittedly, most essential oils aren’t fruity. But if you’re looking to feel refreshed and cool not only in spring but summer as well, Orange Essential Oil is the way to go.
After detailed studies, multiple health experts have concluded that the inhalation of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and spearmint (Mentha spicata) could improve athletic and cognitive performance.
Orange Essential Oil is one of the most popular of essential oils within aromatherapy because its aroma is cheerful and helps to improve even a stale-smelling or smoky room.
So the next time you’re feeling the blues, look no further than these essential oils. Available in most pharmacies and beauty counters, they’re sure to energize your spring and rejuvenate you like nothing else.
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