Essential oils are basically the concentrated essence of the plant which means they are very potent and loaded with tons of vitamins, minerals, active ingredients, and properties that can enhance our overall wellbeing.
Essential oils are great because they are effective remedies and have been used as natural and holistic alternatives for a variety of needs – when blended with carrier oils, essential oils have been known to heal and improve and promote healthy skin and scalp among other things. Nowadays, essential oils are more known for aromatherapy. As smell is one of our strongest senses, essential oils have the power to elevate and transform our moods and space which has an impact on our health and mental state of being.
Here are 5 benefits of essential oils for aromatherapy:
Improves sleep quality – Numerous studies have shown that inhaling certain oils, especially Lavender, has a positive effect on sleep - addressing unhealthy sleep patterns and enabling longer and deeper sleep cycles. Oils like Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Cedarwood are known to have sedative properties that promote a peaceful and relaxed state, even helping with insomnia. Try Yateou Sleep Oil Blend or Sleep Body Roll-on
Enhances Mood – Many of us are emotionally, physically and mentally drained with so much going on in the world; essential oils can help make things better - they can energize and uplift like Sweet Orange, balance emotions and ease irritability like Sandalwood and Frankincense, creating a comforting and grounding effect. Certain oils like Vanilla and Sandalwood are warm and inviting promoting feelings of joy. Try Yateou Hella Basic Oil Blend
Increase brain function – Essential oils can have significant impact on the brain and mind which is vital so we can present the best version of ourselves for us, our loved ones, and even professionally. Peppermint, Lemon and Vetiver are some of the oils known to improve concentration, stimulate the mind, boost mental clarity, and enhance cognitive abilities. Try Yateou Focus Body Roll-on
Boosts the immune system – One of the benefits of using essential oils is that most have some combination of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that help strengthen the immune system. Several oils like tea tree, eucalyptus and lemon are great for opening and clearing airways to improve breathing as well as stimulating the immune system to fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Try Yateou Breathe Oil Blend
Alleviate anxiety and stress – Diffusing essential oils is one of the best and effective ways of reducing anxiety, tension and stress. Studies show that certain oils like Lavender, Roman Chamomile and Bergamot are anti-depressants and have an influence on our emotions. Additionally, clary sage has been shown to reduce cortisol levels while increasing dopamine and serotonin levels. These oils powerfully penetrate and permeate our minds, reducing stress, tension, sadness and anxious thoughts. Try Yateou Comfort Oil Blend