Essential oils are extracted from flowers, herbs and plants by steam distillation and have been used for healing, aromatherapy and perfumes for thousands of years. People are recognising the benefits of pure essential oils and their use is becoming increasingly popular. You can use essential oils to: relieve anxiety, fight depression, relieve acne, boost energy, ease headaches, enhance concentration, soothe eczema, assist breathing, aid circulation, boost immune system and many more.
Your chosen oil can be inhaled or applied to the skin using compresses, sprays, baths or during massage whilst diluted in a carrier oil. Whether you use an essential oil to elevate your mood, treat a burn or combat any other symptom, it’s important to remember that essential oils cannot be applied directly to the skin without being diluted properly.