Why Essential Oils Belong in Your Medicine Cabinet

December 30th, 2014

Picture this: It’s a Wednesday night, and you’ve just stumbled through the door after a long day at the office and a seemingly endless commute. Some spa time is needed, stat.

One little product can transform any bathroom into a relaxing oasis. Just uncork a bottle of your favorite essential oil, add a few drops to a bath or into a diffuser, and voila — instant aromatherapy!

Aromatherapy can have health benefits beyond stress relief, as well. Studies have shown aromatherapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety, headaches, nausea, and even the common cold. A few drops of lavender oil rubbed on your temples can soothe away a headache, and adding some peppermint oil to a cup of tea makes an after-dinner digestive aid. Breathing deeply from a steamy bath scented with essential oils can also help banish a bad mood or relieve anxiety.

Any of these essential oils work beautifully in DIY soaps, lotions or facial products, as well. Pick your favorite scent and bring on the relaxation!

You can find as many essential oils as there are flowers and herbs, but these five popular choices are a good start.

1. Lavender

2. Eucalyptus

3. Peppermint

4. Tea Tree

5. Lemon

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