Essential oils provide a natural approach to grooming, healing and your overall well-being. Essential oils have therapeutic properties that can be incorporated into your daily routine. You can add drops of these oils to your morning cup of tea, or de-stress after a crazy workday in your bath. You can also use them as incense, for massages or for direct application on cuts and bruises. Here is a list of the top 8 most healing essential oils:
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1. Rose Essential Oil
This essential oil is known to open the heart chakra, Rose promotes love, compassion, and an ability to experience deeper and meaningful relationships. Opening up the heart chakra is very energetically overwhelming. This can be very intense for a lot of people so we recommended you to not use it daily. Suffering from menstrual cramps? Mix it with almond oil.
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2. Sandalwood Essential Oil
This essential oil is associated with the crown and root chakras. Sandalwood helps with restlessness, insomnia, panic & anxiety. Sandalwood oil is known to cultivate a strong sense of self and independence. This essential oil is also an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory & antispasmodic, anti-septic and an expectorant with memory-boosting capabilities and also reduces blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.
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3. Pine Essential Oil
Pine essential oil has strong healing effects on the respiratory system. It relieves respiratory and bronchial ailments such as coughs, colds, bronchitis and even sore throat. Pine is also a great antioxidant and improves eye sight and protects it from age-related ailments. It can also be used as an insect repellent by pouring about 10 drops to small pieces of raw wood and placing it around drawers and closets.
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4. Lavender Essential Oil
The spiritual nature of this essential oil is all about restoration, purification, happiness and peace. It helps alleviate depression, feelings of isolation and loneliness and brings balance to the emotional body. It has an uplifting quality reminding us that we are never really alone. Lavender increases brain alpha waves associated with relaxation and deep sleep.
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5. Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is an effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles. This oil is great for sleep, allowing access to hidden realms of understanding through connecting with our higher selves in deep dream states. It increases awareness and perceptive abilities, relating to the Third Eye & Crown Chakras.
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6. Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a strengthening and medicinal one relating to the root and sacral chakra. It has been used for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines; they inhaled it from crushed leaves to cure coughs and colds and applied it to fungal and bacterial infections, cuts and burns. Spiritually it is used to bring courage and faith in hard times.
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7. Frankincense Essential Oil
This oil helps in re-aligning all the chakras. Frankincense oil can be used to induce feelings of inspiration, introspection, and emotional stability. This oil is useful in alleviating chronic stress and fighting anxiety. It also eases pain, inflammation, boosts immunity and frankincense may be a safe and effective remedy for treating different types of cancer.
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8. Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium oil is used as an antidepressant and to lessen fatigue. It has a feminine, goddess energy to it, helping with self-forgiveness and opening our heart to nurturing our inner child. Its antiseptic properties can help speed up the healing of wounds. It works particularly well as a massage oil as it tones and relaxes the muscles.