What's Miranda Kerr's biggest beauty secret? That's right - it's essential oils. She uses them in her daily beauty routine to improve her skin, hair, and overall wellbeing. Today,we are breaking down the most practical benefits of essential oils that you can use in your life ASAP!
What are essential oils, exactly?
Essential oils are commonly found in various parts of plants, including roots, trunks, bark, stems, leaves and flowers. Their properties are super powerful, as they contain plant hormones. The benefits vary, depending on which plant the oil is extracted from. Some work wonders on skin conditions, while others are great for relieving anxiety. They can even alleviate symptoms of some diseases, or even prevent them!
Below is your quick cheat-sheet of the most useful essential oils and their benefits:
In addition to treating insomnia and depression, lavender is known for its relaxing and calming properties. Pour a couple of drops in your bath, scatter it onto your pillow, or dilute it with water to use as a mist. Our favorite way to use it is mixed with water in a diffuser throughout the night - it is guaranteed to improve your sleep!
The essential oil of sage can help fight many infections, due to its antimicrobial properties. It also helps reduce inflammation, eliminate scars, and improve digestion. On top of that, it is a powerful anti-aging tool! When mixed in with your favorite daily moisturizer or mask, it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Tea tree is an antibacterial powerhouse in nature and a perfect natural tool for fighting acne! It purifies the skin by balancing the production of oil and sebum, preventing breakouts. Pour a couple drops on a cotton pad and apply directly onto the problem area.
Rosehip Oil is known to correct dark spots, hydrate dry skin and reduce scars. It has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will soothe your skin and decrease the effects of environmental damage. Simply mix a couple of drops into your daily moisturizer and enjoy smooth, even skin!
*Pro Tip: The fun thing about essential oils is that you can mix them to create your own health elixir customized to your needs! Pick some of your favorites and carefully blend them drop by drop. And if you'd rather avoid the hassle, you can also find great pre-blended oils on the market, such as our Anti-Anxiety Blend.
So, which one do you NEED in your life right now? Pick up your favorite from our broad selection here! Tell us, what's your go-to way to use essential oils? Until next week - Be Well.