Essential oils are the super-concentrated extracts of plants. They are obtained by either steam distilling, expeller pressing, or solvent extracting the leaves, roots, seeds, or flowers of some plants.
What essential oils are good for stress and anxiety?
While only a medical professional can diagnose and treat anxiety or high stress, many people use essential oils to help them relax. The most popular oils for relaxation are lavender, bergamot, and orange.
Can essential oils be applied directly to the skin?
The short answer is no. There are a few oils (lavender, for instance) whose chemical composition let them be applied to skin without harmful effects, but most essential oils are too strong to apply directly. Always dilute with a carrier oil (like jojoba, coconut, or sesame) before applying to skin and remember that most citrus oils are photosensitive which means that exposure to the sun after applying them can lead to quicker and more intense sunburns.
Many people find lavender and frankincense to be especially soothing scents that can help them drift off to dreamland.
Which essential oils are good for skin?
Yes! Many essential oils can help skin especially such as tea tree for acne prone skin or rose for aging skin.
What essential oils are good for your face?
Lavender, rose, frankincense, and geranium are all lovely oils for skin. They can help to soothe, balance, and replenish the delicate skin of your face.
What essential oils are good for weight loss?
Essential oils have not been extensively studied for weight loss, but colloquial wisdom suggests that smelling some oils like peppermint or rosemary can help to curb appetites.