You just can’t seem to get away from it. Absolutely everyone these days is caught up in the hype about essential oils.
Natural and highly concentrated, essential oils are directly extracted from things like flowers, leaves, fruit, bark, seeds or roots and used to remedy a whole host of things around the home and in terms of a person’s health. Baths, massages, and diffusers are some of the most popular used of essential oils within the home, but what are the most useful essential oils?
This list explores not just the most well-known oils but focuses mainly on those which are of most use. Their uses are so wide-ranging that some of them may be perfect for removing a stain from upholstery, whilst others could be ideal for treating anxiety and depression, which could be argued is stain removal also. Depression often lingers like a stubborn sign it is said. Here are those useful oils then, listed and detailed below.
Carefully distilled from the fruit peel of the bitter orange, bergamot extract is most widely known as a traditional and tasty flavoring to Earl Grey Tea. The extract is also widely used in some versions of the decadently delicious Turkish delight. The essential oil is similarly full of beautiful aromas, ranging from the citrusy to the more floral and herbal undertones.
If you know the Earl Grey or the Turkish delight incarnation of bergamot, you’ll recognize its signatures in the oil. In terms of its application in the home, bergamot can be an effective mood balancer, whilst possessing miracle skin healing properties. Chest congestion can be relived with its use, as can pain relief and the treatment of a few other common ailments. The list of these ailments includes mild fevers and digestive problems. A miraculous little oil indeed is this, and anything that conjures images of Turkish delight has to be a good thing.