Benefits of Essential Oils

Updated: Jun 26, 2020

Essential oils have been used for centuries to naturally prevent and treat a variety of ailments. From headaches, to anxiety, to colds/congestion, to sleep, to skin care - there are many benefits for using essential oils for your body, mind, and spirit.



What Are Essential Oils?


Essential Oils are extracted from a single plant - from its flower, roots, stem, leaves, or fruit. According to Michelle K Gagnon, a bio alchemist and the founder of Bio Alchemy Olfactive and MKG Bio Alchemy, they are the "volatile aromatic molecules of plants."


However, scientifically proven benefits are hard to find, which is why oils should not be used to treat any serious ailment without speaking to your doctor first. It's also important to note that essential oils are not FDA regulated, and some can cause irritation to the skin or allergies.

Here are the best (and safest) ways to use essential oils:

LAVENDER


One of the most powerful aromas you will come across is Lavender. It's known for it's calming effect for anxiety, depression, sleep, and headaches.

PEPPERMINT


This essential oil in aromatherapy can bring about your mental sharpness to levels, even you weren’t aware of. Rubbing this one on your temples and sore muscles, you get a soothing experience and can get rid of congestion, migraines and digestive problems.



LEMON