Types of Essential Oils and Their Benefits


For thousands of years, people from various cultures have used the essential oils for different health purposes. Essential oils can have all kinds of uses from personal beauty care, aromatherapy, household cleaning products to natural medicine treatments. There are so many essential oils out there and sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right one. Here is a detailed explanation of the types of essential oils and their benefits!


Types of Essential Oils for Remedies and Natural Medicine

  • Combine coconut, eucalyptus and peppermint oil to make an asthma and bronchitis remedy. Rub this mixture on your neck and chest.
  • For a migraine headache relief, combine a few drops of peppermint oil and lavender oil. Apply it to the temples and your migraine will fade away.
  • The eucalyptus oil has powerful abilities to open the airways and to fight coughs. Into diffuser or steaming hot water, add a few drops of the eucalyptus oil.
  • To boost the immune system, combine 4 drops of carrier oil with one drop of oregano oil. Rub this mixture on the bottom of your feet.
  • Aloe Vera mixed with lavender oil does wonders for skin burns.
  • In order to relieve PMS, mix 2 drops of rosemary, basil and sage oil. Apply this mixture on a warm smaller towel and place it to your abdomen.
  • To feel more energized while you do your workouts, before you start to exercise inhale peppermint oil.




Types of Essential Oils for Healthy Hair

  • For a great deep hair conditioner, combine 5 drops of sandalwood and lavender oil with 15 drops of rosewood. Put this combination in a small plastic bag and heat it up in warm water. Apply it to your hair and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and shampoo.
  • If you have oily hair, mix 2 ounces of unscented oil with 10 drops of rosemary, ylang ylang and lime oil. Massage your scalp with this mixture 2-3 times per week. Rinse it off with shampoo and warm water.
  • In order to cure dandruff, mix three tablespoons of unscented oil with 5 drops of lavender and rosemary essential oils. Massage this mixture into your scalp and let it rest for 10 minutes. Rinse off this mixture with warm water and shampoo.




Types of Essential Oils for Spa and Relaxation

  • Use lavender oil to improve your sleep and alleviate insomnia. In order to fall asleep faster, just sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow.
  • If you are feeling anxious just drop one drop of lavender oil on your hands. Rub your hands together and smell them. The aroma will have a calming effect on you and it will relieve the tension.
  • For immediate relaxation, mix 3 drops of camomile, peppermint essential oil and lavender oil. Apply the mixture to your temples. It has a cooling effect and you will feel fresh and relaxed.
  • If you want to rejuvenate and cleanse your body, mix epsom salts, lavender oil and sea salt to your warm bath.
  • In a large bowl of warm water, add a few drops of eucalyptus or lemon oil. It will soothe and relax your feet.
  • If you need to relax more while you do yoga and Pilates, you should definitely try this out. Before you start your exercise, inhale sandalwood or lavender oil.
  • To relieve depression and to boost the mood, add rose oil to inhalations, diffusers and baths.




Types of Essential Oils for Massage

  • Mix a few drops of lavender or cedarwood oil with a lotion that doesn’t have a scent. Use this mixture during your relaxation massage.
  • If you need a massage to relieve arthritis, then this combination of essential oils is perfect for you. Combine unscented lotion with 2 drops of cypress, wintergreen and lemongrass. Massage your affected area with this mixture.


Types of Essential Oils for Cellulite and Wrinkles

  • A great way to reduce the cellulite is to mix 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Massage this mixture on the affected area, 2 or 3 times a week.
  • This mixture does wonders for the wrinkles on the skin. Combine geranium, lavender, 4 drops of sandalwood and frankincense essential oils with an oil that doesn’t have a scent. Apply the mixture on your face, but be careful not to apply any of it on your eyes.
  • In order to reduce stretch marks, mix coconut oil with five drops of myrrh, frankincense and grapefruit essential oils. Apply the mixture to the stretch marks.




Types of Essential Oils for Skin and Beauty

  • To make a great body butter lotion, just mix coconut oil, magnesium oil, shea butter and essential oil. You will definitely love your homemade body lotion.
  • If you mix lavender oil, beeswax and coconut oil, you will get amazing homemade lip balm that has extraordinary healing powers for chapped lips.
  • In order to get rid of the boring and stubborn acne you should make this homemade face wash. Mix raw honey and tea tree oil and gently rub it on your face. Rinse it off with warm water.
  • To freshen up your breath naturally, use one drop of peppermint essential oil.
  • If you are looking for a way to strengthen your nails, you are going to love this. Combine 2 tablespoons of vitamin E with 10 drops of lemon, myrrh and frankincense oil. Rub this mixture on the cuticles.
  • To whiten the teeth, mix fresh strawberries, coconut oil and lemon essential oil. Rub this on your teeth. After two minutes, rinse off your mouth.