5 Best Essential Oils to Improve Your Health
For centuries now, essential oils have been used for medical purposes. Essential oils are of high quality and are 100% natural. These oils are typically extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems of plants resulting in a concentration of naturally occurring plant oils (phytochemicals) that are 40-50% more powerful than the plant itself.
They have been found to have physical, emotional, and psychological benefits to health – minus the side effects. Most of them have a pleasant aroma, which adds to their effectiveness in improving mental health and the body’s general wellbeing. Clinical studies have shown that the majority of essential oils can improve depressive symptoms and have a calming effect on the mind and body.
Oils To Improve Your Health & Wellbeing
Made By Coopers have handpicked the five best essential oils and products that one can use to balance your emotional and general wellbeing.
The soothing lavender essential oil is produced from lavender flowers, it has a sweet comforting scent often used for sleep aid products. Lavender aids in relaxation and a few drops on your pillow is all that is needed to give you a sound sleep. A few drops to your bath water will also help you to calm and unwind.
What you may not be aware of know is that lavender is a powerful antiseptic that works well on cuts, bruises, wounds and other kinds of skin irritation.
Our hero product, the Sleepy Head Room and Pillow Spray helps you drift off into a deep sleep.
Regularly using peppermint oil keeps your body alive and rejuvenated, increasing alertness throughout the day. Peppermint oils are also very effective in streamlining your digestive system. Just a few drops of this amazing essential oil in water is all that is required to keep your mind feeling refreshed and your body rejuvenated.
If you’re currently working from home during self-isolation and want to awaken your senses, our Coffee & Mint Body Scrub is the perfect addition to your shower routine. Wake up and scrub up with this natural and organic exfoliant which will leave your skin soft, supple, firm and nourished.
For centuries now, the biblical Frankincense oil has been associated with spiritual awakening. Frankincense essential oil has a sweet, calming scent that works well during meditation. It greatly reduces stress and depression and increases clarity in the mind and body. It is also the perfect antiseptic for minor cuts, bruises, and insect bites.
We love using Frankincense in Made By Coopers products. Our Calm Aromatherapy Soy Candle includes a calming frankincense blend perfect for those quiet meditation moments and relaxing evening wind downs.
Eucalyptus oil has a rich earthy scent and is typically used as a natural lozenge to clear nasal and chest congestion and ease sinuses.
Adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water, inhaling the steam is a great natural remedy for people who are prone to colds and allergies that affect their breathing. Our Restore Atmosphere Mist is hypnotic and herbaceous blend that will uplift the atmosphere and clear the air in your home or working environment. Our Eucalyptus Rosemary Bath Salts can help you sink into relaxation and relieve muscle tension. As featured in the Evening Standard as ‘the best night time beauty products for a good night sleep’.
Eucalyptus has antibacterial properties making it ideal as an immunity booster and disinfectant for the home. Eucalyptus works best when vaporised, so adding a few drops into a spray bottle with water makes for a wonderful natural antibacterial spray for your yoga mats and home gym equipment. Avoid direct contact with the skin when undiluted as it can cause irritation. Never ingest it.
Chamomile oil and floral water are effective stress relievers. Just a few drops of vaporised Chamomile oil will give you an instant boost in your mood. It has a calming effect that promotes a good night’s sleep, available in our Sleepy Head Room and Pillow Spray.
Chamomile is often used as a soothing remedy for chicken pox, and can also be an effective treatment for most skin conditions like acne, skin blemishes, and inflammation due to its properties being very gentle on the skin. Chamomile essential oil can often help to get rid of these stubborn ailments and leave your skin invigorated, soft, and supple. We blend chamomile floral water with rose and orange blossom water in our Rose Divine hydrating face mist. It also works perfectly with coconut oil to reduce the effects of nappy rash on your baby.
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