Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile plant extracts. We obtain essential oils through a few different extraction methods, and the part of the plant we get the essential oil from can be different depending on the oil but is typically the most aromatic part. Rose oil, for example, comes from the petals of the rose, while citrus oils come from the rind. Because essential oils are obviously all-natural, it might be easy to assume that they're gentle and largely unreactive. This isn't the case at all. By definition, it's extremely potent stuff. On average, they are up to 75 times more powerful than dried herbs. Essential oils can be used in personal care products, in-home cleaning products, for general well-being in the context of emotional support, and many other ways. This versatility also extends to the scents themselves. Some of the most popular essential oils, like lavender and sweet orange, cross over into many categories and can be used effectively for many applications.
Essential oils that help induce sleep: lavender, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, chamomile, neroli, bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, rose
Essential oils for relaxation: rose, clary sage, frankincense, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, lemon, geranium, orange, sandalwood, chamomile, vetiver
Essential oils for improving concentration: rosemary, basil, peppermint, helichrysum, cedar, vetiver, grapefruit, pine, juniper
Essential oils for energy: lemon, orange, grapefruit, eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, rosemary, spearmint, black pepper, jasmine
Essential oils for inflammation: Acne and skin irritations: tea tree oil, lavender, oregano, bergamot, rosemary, helichrysum
Muscle inflammation: peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen, chamomile, nutmeg, ginger, cayenne, rosemary, black pepper
Sore throat: eucalyptus, peppermint, ginger, lemon, tea tree, sage, rosemary