Therapeutic benefits of essential oils
Date Posted:31 October 2016
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants. They are extracted from the seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruits of plants and distilled in a low pressure and low temperature environment. The environment the plant is grown in, time it is picked and how it is distilled is vital in determining the quality of the oil. Anything less than a pure therapeutic-grade oil may not produce the desired results, and can, in some cases, be extremely toxic.
Benefits of essential oils
In the same way herbal teas have many benefits, essential oils may help with everything from aiding stress and anxiety, enhancing sleep, promoting digestion and supporting the immune system. Being of small particle size, essential oils can quickly penetrate the skin and provide therapeutic benefit to every cell of the body within 20 minutes. When used in an oil burner or diffuser, the scents of essential oils travel along the olfactory nerves in the nose and up to the brain where they have an effect on mood and cognitive function. Aromatherapy is a pleasing way to bring a little zen into your home or create a motivating and prosperous work environment.
What to look for when choosing an essential oil?
Quality is extremely important when it comes to choosing an essential oil. Where possible, choose oils made from plants grown in an organic environment. Price will determine the quality of the oil. You don’t need to send a small fortune to get a good quality oil (although the higher priced oils are completely divine). You can still get a therapeutic organic oil for a reasonable price. Simply stay away from the super cheap ones (you can smell the difference if you ever compare the lowest to the highest grade).
The basics everyone should have in their home
- Lavender – in my opinion, lavender is THE essential oil. Great for relaxation, calming anxiety, aiding headaches, meditation and sleep. It also has antibacterial qualities, which make it a great addition to DYI natural cleaning products.
- Peppermint – invigorating and refreshing, peppermint is beneficial for digestion and IBS and is a wonderful remedy for tension headaches (simply massage a drop or two on to each temple).
- Eucalyptus – a wonderful antibacterial to use for wiping surfaces or burning in a diffuser to aid sinus congestion and cold and flu symptoms.
- Rose Otto – promotes a feeling of love and enhances mood. Rose is a beautiful oil to use around the home or on the skin to promote a sense of wellbeing and positive outlook.
Sassy Organics is a proud stockist of Mt Retour certified organic essentials oils range as each natural ingredient that is selected for the range provides incredible healing and therapeutic properties – organic lavender, organic rose, organic ylang ylang, organic geranium, organic frankincense and organic bergamot are some of the powerful herbs and botanicals utilised in the Mt Retour range.
Essential oil blends
Essential oils are also available in blends, created for specific purpose or need, including sleep, energy, relaxion, travel sickness and so on. Black Chicken Remedies is an Australian award winning brand that harnesses the power of nature to create remedial products. That means all their skincare and natural essential oil blends have a therapeutic benefit, helping you reconnect with your body. Black Chicken Remedies Signature Blend is created with natural and organic essential oils which act on the nervous system to reduce anxiety and inspire feelings of stimulation, clarity, wellbeing, generosity and creativity. Shop Black Chicken Remedies Essential Oil Blends.
Natural remedy on the go
If you are one of those people that don't have time for long baths and hours of meditation, soaking up aromas of essential oil blends, don't worry. You can use Mr Retour Essential Oil Roll On by applying it directly to the skin at a pulse point ( e.g. temples, wrist, neck and shoulders) to alleviating symptoms of cold, flu, nasal congestions, sinusitis, anxiety, stress, nervous tension and more. The roll on comes in three blends: Breathe Better, Cosy Sleep and Stress Soother. Alternatively, Black Chicken Remedies Nasal Inhalers will do the trick. They are available in five different, purposely designed blends to assist with fighting exhaustion, easing frustration and depression, calming and balancing the mind and much more. These essential oil inhalers are small and inexpensive and they slip easily into a pocket, purse or travel bag for on the go remedy. Shop Black Chicken Remedies Nasal Inhalers