Essential Oils have been used for years by practitioners of alternative medicines and are collected from plants through the process of steaming or pressing certain parts of the organism, including the flowers or leaves. They can be used in perfumes and cosmetics and even in processed food. Recently, essential oils have also infiltrated the world of aromatherapy1.
Thousands of years ago, Egyptians used a combination of oils from cedar, onion, grapes, and aniseed for cosmetic purposes. Later, Chinese and Indian cultures implemented oils in aromatherapy, using cinnamon, myrrh, and ginger in medicine. The Greeks continued this tradition and used plant oils, including saffron, mint, and thyme1.
More recently, humans have begun to use essential oils in pharmaceutics and aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a natural method that aids a person’s ailments through the sense of smell. It could work to alleviate stress, energize, aid sleep, and improve mood2.
At EarthTurns, we partner with Now Foods and carry their essential oils line, which we can hardly keep on the shelves. Here are some of the best smelling essential oils for your home, that may also have health benefits!
Clear the Air Blend
This fresh mint-scented oil will immediately provide a clean aroma to your house. The clear the air blend combines peppermint, eucalyptus, hyssop, and rosemary oils to create a purifying and refreshing scent, certain to refresh your senses and home.
Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine is another best-selling oil for your home. Its refreshing, fruity scent transports you to a tropical oasis each time you enter your house. This oil may aid in energizing and improving mood, along with regulating digestion. Tangerine essential oils can mix with ginger, rosemary, and/or patchouli oils to diversify the effects and scent of the tangerine oil.
Peaceful Sleep Blend
The Peaceful Sleep Blend emits a floral, citrus aroma. In addition to smelling great, the combination of orange, tangerine, lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang, and sandalwood essential oils creates a calming and relaxing smell that may aid in falling asleep and result in a good night’s rest.
In addition to the three featured aromas, EarthTurns carries multiple other great essential oil scents, including but not limited to rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang, patchouli, and lavender.
To use these oils as aromatherapy, add 30 drops of oil to 1 once of water in a spray bottle. These oils can also be released into a room through the use of a diffuser.
- Elshafie, H. S., & Camele, I. (2017). An Overview of the Biological Effects of Some Mediterranean Essential Oils on Human Health. BioMed research international, 2017, 9268468. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9268468
- Ali, B., Al-Wabel, N. A., Shams, S., Ahamad, A., Khan, S. A., & Anwar, F. (2015). Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 5(8), 601–611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apjtb.2015.05.007
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