Many people pick aromatherapy because of the many healing benefits it gives. If you are someone new to aromatherapy, the vast amount of essential oils and its properties may confuse you. As a beginner, you would want to enjoy and experience aromatherapy bit by bit, and not spend out of your budget. Here we have shortlisted five essential oils that will definitely compliment your taste and let you immerse yourself into the world of aromatherapy.
Lavender oil is one of the most popular choices around. It has a fresh floral and woody scent with a dash of sweetness. Lavender oil is the most versatile, with its many capabilities. Examples of its usage include acting as an antiseptic and pain reliever to soothe minor burns, insect bites and stings, and ease muscle or joint pains. Many people swear by its calming ability. As a beginner, lavender oil is the number one must have due to its multi properties.
Tea tree oil is another popular choice due its dual ability to act as a strong antiseptic and work as a form of oil control. This essential oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacteria, and is often used for treating ailments like fungal infections. Its properties are ideal for alleviating oily secretions of the skin; if you have an oily scalp, you can add a few drops in your shampoo. Tea tree oil is the most efficient in easing any skin problems you have.
Eucalyptus has the distinctive balsamic and camphorous aroma, which opens up your airway instantly. Although it has many properties, it is best suited for helping those with respiratory problems, such as coughs, colds, and asthma. Add a few drops to your hot bath and feel your nasal passages clear up, while boosting your immune system and relieving any muscle aches.
Peppermint is known for its simulating and soothing aroma. With its menthol scent, peppermint can be used to arouse your mental sharpness and relieve headaches. It is also frequently used to ease indigestion, prevent bad breath, and chase away mosquitoes and ants.
Rosemary has a mesmerising scent, making it an excellent inhalant. Known for its woody, camphorous fragrance, it is stimulating and uplifting to both the body and mind. It is commonly used to help increase your focus and alertness, promote hair growth and health, and ease muscle aches.
All of the essential oils above offer a wide range of properties and uses which makes it ideal for beginners looking for their first oil. Find out which of the scent and uses that appeals to you the most. If you would like to try out different oils, you can have an aromatherapy session with us at Healing Touch, where you can experience and understand all different kinds of essential oils, and find your favorite. Click here for more information about our massage services.