People miss out when they don't use Essential Oils. Some people don't use them because they don't know how valuable they are. Their knowledge of them is so limited that they think essential oils are used only as perfumes, but that is far from the truth. There are so many other uses and benefits of the oils.

What are essential oils?

The oils are called essential because each one represents the essence of its source whether it comes from a plant, flower, leaf, bark, root, berry, or peel. When you smell them, you will be able to identify their sources immediately.

There are hundreds of oils and thousands of combinations. That's because one is effective alone or when mixed with others. The thing about the oils is that people should know which one to use for the desired benefit and which others to mix with it for it to be more effective.

Popular ones

Among the hundreds, some popular ones are used more than others. For a person just starting out and entirely new to using them, there are some basic ones to consider.

The one that comes at the top of most lists is lavender.

In fact, some people say that if you could afford only one bottle of essential oil, lavender is the one you should own because of its versatility. Lavender has several benefits that people are looking for.

For instance, lavender is the one that calms and relieves stress. It is recommended that people should carry a bottle of lavender around with them to sniff throughout the day, especially if they think they will have a stressful day. Also, just smelling lavender will produce a peaceful sleep. Therefore, lavender is effective for users both night and day.

Another popular oil is Frankincense. This one, along with myrrh, goes back to biblical times when the Magi took Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts when he was born. Frankincense, like lavender, produces a calming effect. That's why it is used for meditation and spiritual preparation. This particular oil helps to relieve chronic stress and anxiety.

It has health benefits because it helps to reduce pain and inflammation.

Peppermint is an excellent one to use whenever you want a fresh mouth. Just as a mint makes your mouth smell better, peppermint essential oil can do the same but more efficiently. Just put a drop on your toothbrush and brush your teeth as usual. Your breath will smell fresh for hours. If you are away from home, put a drop on your tongue, and it will do much more than a piece of peppermint candy will do.

Do you use essential oils? If so, which ones do you use more often?