Lavender’s sweet and floral scent helps ward off stress and is great for winding down before bedtime. While famous for its therapeutic properties, lavender oil can also boost stamina and heighten energy levels. Moreover, it is regularly used in skincare products to prevent wrinkles, sanitize cuts and bruises, and alleviate skin irritation. You probably didn't know that lavender makes for a wonderful-smelling, all-natural insect repellent, too!
Peppermint oil is considered one of the most versatile oils around. Mixed with water, its minty freshness can be substituted for mouthwash as an effective oral antiseptic. In our region, peppermint has been the go-to herb for soothing indigestion. It also provides relief from respiratory problems by rubbing the oil onto the chest or by adding a few drops to a bowl of hot water and inhaling the steam. Like many essential oils, peppermint can relieve headaches and fatigue, boost the memory, and improve concentration.
Used in meditation for its sensual and woody aroma, sandalwood oil is both relaxing and uplifting. It is included in many skincare products (perfumes, soaps and lotions) due to its moisturizing and medicinal properties, as it alleviates many types of inflammations. In addition, its potent fragrance is an effective insect repellent, which is why it is commonly used as a room freshener.
Sweet Almond Oil:
A rich source of magnesium, sweet almond oil applied regularly to the scalp can help reduce hair fall and leaves the hair looking healthier. It is also the ideal supplement for radiant skin as it is packed with vitamins A, B and E, all of which help in soothing inflammations, reducing dark under-eye circles and preventing wrinkles. If you’re not allergic to nuts, sweet almond oil can be used in cooking in small doses as a source of folic acids, saturated fats and potassium, which are vital for sound cardiac health.