What are essential oils? Do they work?

What are essential oils? Do they work?


Let's talk about something amazing –Essential oils! These little wonders from nature are like bottled goodness, filled with all the good stuff plants have to offer. In this blog, we're diving into the world of essential oils with our trusty sidekick, Aromatic and Allied. They're all about giving you the best, purest stuff straight from nature.  

Lavender Essential Oil

It's like a hug for your senses, calming you down and helping you relax

  • Relaxation and Stress Relief: Lavender oil is renowned for its calming properties, promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Improved Sleep: Its soothing aroma can help improve sleep quality and alleviate insomnia, promoting a restful night's sleep.
  • Pain Relief: Lavender oil possesses analgesic properties, making it effective in alleviating headaches, muscle aches, and minor pains.
  • Skin Care: With its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities, lavender oil can help soothe various skin conditions such as acne and sunburns.
  • Headache Relief: Inhalation or topical application of lavender oil may provide relief from tension headaches and migraines.

Peppermint Essential Oil

It wakes you up, settles your tummy, and gets you going.

  • Natural Pain Relief: Peppermint oil has analgesic properties, making it effective for alleviating headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain.
  • Enhanced Energy and Focus: Inhaling peppermint oil can boost energy levels, increase alertness, and improve mental clarity, making it great for combating fatigue and enhancing focus.
  • Respiratory Support: Peppermint oil acts as a decongestant, clearing the airways and relieving symptoms of respiratory conditions like sinus congestion, coughs, and colds.
  • Natural Insect Repellent: Its strong scent repels insects effectively, making it a natural alternative to chemical insect repellents.


Tea Tree Essential Oil

This one's like a shield against germs, great for your skin and fighting off nasties.

  • Natural Antibacterial Properties: Tea tree oil possesses powerful antibacterial properties that can help combat various bacteria, making it effective for treating acne, wounds, and infections.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: It has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe and calm irritated skin, reducing redness and swelling associated with conditions like acne and eczema.
  • Antifungal Abilities: Tea tree oil is effective against fungal infections such as athlete's foot and nail fungus, providing relief and promoting healthy skin and nails.
  • Acne Treatment: Due to its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil can help clear up acne by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation, leading to clearer and healthier skin.
  • Natural Deodorizer: It serves as a natural deodorizer, eliminating odor-causing bacteria and leaving a fresh scent when added to homemade cleaning products or used in aromatherapy.


Lemon Essential Oil

It's sunshine in a bottle, freshening up the air and lifting your mood.

  • Eases Respiratory Issues: Inhalation of lemon oil vapor can help alleviate respiratory issues such as congestion, coughs, and sinusitis, thanks to its decongestant and expectorant properties.
  • Promotes Healthy Skin: When diluted properly, lemon oil can be used topically to clarify and tone the skin, reduce acne, and lighten dark spots, leaving the skin looking radiant and refreshed.
  • Natural Mood Enhancer: Its refreshing scent can help reduce stress, anxiety, and feelings of fatigue, promoting a more positive and balanced emotional state.
  • Supports Hair Health: Lemon oil can be added to hair care products or used in DIY hair treatments to promote shine, strengthen hair follicles, and combat dandruff and scalp issues.


Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Think of it as a breath of fresh air, clearing your head and helping you breathe easy.

  • Respiratory Support: Eucalyptus oil is renowned for its ability to support respiratory health by clearing congestion and promoting easy breathing.
  • Soothing Muscle Aches: It has analgesic properties that make it effective in soothing muscle aches and pains when used in massage or added to bath water.
  • Mental Clarity: The invigorating aroma of eucalyptus oil can promote mental clarity, improve focus, and uplift mood, making it ideal for aromatherapy sessions.
  • Natural Insect Repellent: Eucalyptus oil serves as a natural insect repellent, helping to ward off mosquitoes and other pests when applied to the skin or diffused in the air.
  • Hair Care: Eucalyptus oil can be added to hair care products to promote scalp health, stimulate hair growth, and combat dandruff.

Why Essential Oils are Awesome?

Essential oils are like nature's superheroes, kicking synthetic fragrances and chemicals to the curb. Aromatic and Allied keeps it real, making sure every drop is pure and free from anything nasty. Plus, using essential oils is like giving the planet a high-five – it's all about being eco-friendly and supporting nature.

How to Use Essential Oils

  • Aromatherapy: Pop a few drops into a diffuser and let the magic happen.
  • Skin Soothers: Mix with a carrier oil and apply to your skin for some TLC.
  • Breathe Easy: Add a drop to hot water, inhale, and feel that congestion melt away.
  • DIY Fun: Get creative and whip up your own skincare or cleaning goodies with these oils.


Fun Facts About Essential Oils

Did you know it takes loads of plants to make just a tiny bit of oil? That's why they're so powerful!

  • Essential oils are produced through steam distillation of plants and their parts.
  • The essential oils of flowers are extracted via solvent extraction of flower petals.
  • The most precious and clean oils are obtained through the CO2 extraction technique.
  • Many thousands of kilos of plant parts used gives only a few grams to kilograms of these precious essential oils. For e.g. 10,000 kg of lavender flowers yield only 20 kg of lavender essential oil / 10,000 kg of rose petals produce only 5 kg of precious drops of rose oil.


Essential oils are like little drops of happiness straight from nature. Whether you need to unwind, feel fresh, or just want to treat yourself, these oils are here to make your day better. So, why not join the nature party with Aromatic and Allied?

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are Essential oils safe for kids?

Yes, as long as you use them right and go easy, most essential oils are safe for kids. Just remember to dilute them and steer clear of certain ones for the little ones.

Can I eat Essential oils?

While some oils can be eaten in tiny amounts with the right advice, it's best to stick to using them on your skin or in a diffuser unless you're sure what you're doing.

How do I keep my oils happy?

Keep them cool, keep them dark, and keep them sealed tight. That way, they stay fresh and ready to work their magic whenever you need them.

When to apply essential oil on face?

You can apply essential oils on your face after cleansing and toning, preferably in the evening. Mix a few drops of essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil and gently massage into your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas. Always do a patch test before using any new product.