Top Most Used Aromatherapy Oils and Their Uses

Many of the beauty and cosmetic products now on the market contain essential oils, their popularity has grown very much over the years. The essence of the fragrance and the power of healing that is gained from using essential oils, makes Aromatherapy a wondrous naturopathic alternative medicine treatment. Listed below are a few of the top basic essential oils you may find useful in your everyday life.

Lavender
Antiseptic, anti-depressant, healing; relives stress and insomnia, soothes insect bites.

Rose
Anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, tonic; helpful for menstrual disorders; aids sleep.

Bergamot
Antiseptic, astringent, stimulative; helps to combat oily skin but can sensitize it to UV light. 

Sandalwood
Healing, antiseptic, can relieve fluid retention, cystitis and insomnia.

Patchouli
Healing, soothing; helps combat dandruff and dry skin patches.

Ylang Ylang
Antiseptic, aphrodisiac tonic.

Myrrh
Healing, antiseptic, calming; eases viral and fungal infections such as thrush (if added to a bath).

Juniper
Diuretic, antiseptic, cleansing, calming; avoid in first five months of pregnancy, not to be used by those with kidney disease.

Neroli
Calming; soothes nerves and upset stomachs; a good remedy for dry skin.

Chamomile, Roman
The most soothing oil; relieves anxiety, stress, allergies, and Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).

Basil
Reviving, decongestive

Rosemary
Antiseptic, stimulating, balancing, diuretic, uplifting; not to be used in the first five months of pregnancy, or by those with high blood pressure.

Frankincense
Decongestive, relaxing; aids sleep.

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