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Essential Oils 101: Eight Common Oils and their Characteristics

By December 3, 2017 One Comment

Previously, we talked about Essential oils and what makes them different from Fragrance oils. This time, we tackle different essential oils out their, and their benefits.

There are around a hundred types of essential oils out there, so to keep it simple, let’s focus on the eight popular essential oils. Let’s get into it:

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Peppermint – Known as The Scent of Energy, this cooling scent helps in improving mental focus, boosting energy, and in providing comfort to tight muscles.

 

Patchouli – Also known as The Scent of Tranquility, this little-known (we were not familiar with it until recently) is actually popular, as it lifts moods with its rich and earthy aroma. While it works great in balancing emotions, it also works well as an insect repellant.

 

Rosemary – Known as The Scent of Memory, this woody and herbal scent helps in reducing nervous tension and fatigue, In addition, it helps in clearing our minds.

 

Grapefruit – The most expensive and hardest to extract from this list, The Scent of Health is sought-after as it boosts metabolism, which makes it a good fat-burning scent. In addition, it is said to enhance moods and reduce mental and physical fatigue.

 

Tea Tree – As The Scent of Healing, this popular scent is widely used for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Aside from its bacteria-protecting properties, it also helps in rejuvenating the skin as well.

 

Lemongrass – As The Scent of Zen, this scent is used as a natural room deodorizer with its lemony and slightly bitter characteristics. Aside from being a deodorizer, lemongrass also works as a natural insect repellant as well.

 

Lavender – Arguably the most popular oil on this list, The Scent of Youth is known for its relaxing properties. The fresh and calm scent has a variety of uses, ranging from reducing anxiety and emotional stress to improving sleep and restoring skin complexion.

 

Eucalyptus – Another popular oil on this list, The Scent of Balance is best known to improve breathing. On top of that, it also helps in improving one’s immunity and has antioxidant properties as well.

Now you know some of the essential oils, we’ll discuss in our next articles about which oils best complement one another. Stay tuned guys!

Duey Guison

Duey Guison

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