We're big fans of essential oils - highly concentrated plant extracts that are derived from various parts of a plant, including the flowers, leaves, stems, and roots.
Here's the top five reasons we love using them:
Aromatherapy: Essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy, a practice that uses scent to promote relaxation, alleviate stress, and improve mood. Some popular essential oils used in aromatherapy include lavender and eucalyptus.
Improved sleep: Essential oils can be used to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Some essential oils that are known to promote sleep include lavender, chamomile, and bergamot.
Pain relief: Some essential oils, such as black pepper and lavender, have analgesic properties that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. They can be used topically or inhaled for their pain-relieving effects.
Relaxation and stress relief: Essential oils are known for their calming and soothing effects, which can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Some essential oils that are commonly used for relaxation include lavender, chamomile, and frankincense.
Mood enhancement: Essential oils like grapefruit can also have a positive impact on mood and can help uplift and energize or calm and soothe.
We think the quickest and easiest way is to add some to the bath so get sloshing!