The benefits of aromatherapy are endless. There are so many ways in which strategic scenting can improve your life, from helping you relax to boosting your energy; helping you concentrate and even helping you sleep. Using an aroma oil diffuser is a wonderful way to incorporate essential oils and their many benefits into your life and make them a part of your daily routine. If you’re new to essential oils and you aren’t sure which scents to start with, some great basic scents are used and loved by a wide range of people with a variety of preferences. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for a few basics or you need some innovative ideas to try, check out our picks for the five aroma oils you need in your life right now.
Peppermint is perhaps the most popular aromatic essential oil. It has been used for thousands of years and has a rich mythological history as well. Peppermint grows wild throughout North America, Europe, and Australia and one of the few plants that grow well in the US and produce essential oil. Its scent is a potent blend of fresh and minty, cool and distinctive. It is known for having numerous therapeutic properties including anti-inflammatory abilities as well as relief from pain, muscle spasms, and cramps. It is thought to be a relaxing scent that helps with digestion, gas, congestion, and more. It is also a strong physical and mental stimulant that can help with alertness and concentration.
Because peppermint is such a versatile scent, it’s appropriate all day long and works very well in a variety of settings. You’ll love coming home to this fresh, invigorating scent. Try Peppermint, Breathe Easy, Mint Motion, or Energy Boost to reap the benefits of this incredible essential oil. You can also try out our Peppermint oil and several others together in our popular Holiday Bundle.
Fans of tea tree oil will tell you that if you are going to buy just one essential oil, this should be it. Tea tree essential oil is one of the most effective and favored essential oils used in aromatherapy. This oil is used widely to help fight infections and strengthen the immune system. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree and steam distilled; it can then be used in aroma oil blends to bring about relaxation and healing. It is thought to be not only an immune booster but also good for respiratory health, muscle aches, and more. The scent of tea tree essential oil is clean and fresh, somewhat astringent, and comparable to eucalyptus. Diffusing tea tree oil and aroma oil blends containing it can deliver air purifying benefits as well as a pleasant, mild, and rejuvenating scent that’s suitable for any room in your home.
Lavender is an exceptionally lovely and popular scent. Scenting your home with lavender offers many desirable effects. First, lavender supports brain function, helping to ease stress, anxiety, and depression. It has also been known to soothe headaches. Perhaps most importantly, lavender promotes relaxation and good-quality sleep – which means that it indirectly has a positive effect on everything from concentration to weight loss and heart health.
Lavender’s aroma depends on the variety; it may have a sharper, more exotic scent or it may be more subtle, floral, and piney. Its therapeutic properties have been well documented for years. Its scent provides a relaxing atmosphere and is a natural insect repellant. When you need a scent to help you unwind, lavender is an excellent choice. You can try scenting with lavender when you choose one of our lavender-based aroma oil blends – try Lavender itself or go for a blend such as Lavender Vanilla, Lavender Forest, or Bloom, a blissful bouquet that includes notes of geranium, rose, and citrus.
Frankincense has a sweet, clean scent, often described as earthy and woody with warm, spicy, and fruity notes. Like lavender, it has immune-boosting benefits and imparts a relaxing atmosphere. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years; Egyptian queens used to burn the resin to cleanse germs and other impurities from the air. It has fantastic health benefits and is very calming.
You can enjoy its stress-busting properties by diffusing it in your AromaTech essential and aroma oil diffuser and take advantage of its ability to lower heart rate and blood pressure and bring about a sense of serenity and peace. It can also have a beneficial effect on respiratory issues, relieving stuffy noses and cutting down on congestion thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. That means that if you suffer from allergies or asthma, frankincense may be the perfect essential oil for you to try.
Frankincense can also promote better sleep and – as it was used many years ago to ward off evil spirits – may even banish nightmares! There are even studies that show that frankincense may help destroy cancer cells, so this is definitely one essential oil that should be a part of your arsenal.
Eucalyptus is commonly found in aromatherapy preparations because of its menthol properties that help open sinuses and assist breathing. Its scent is reminiscent of pine and mint with notes of honey. There are hundreds of eucalyptus species, though, and its aroma can vary somewhat. Eucalyptus is hugely beneficial to diffuse because of how it can clear stuffy noses and sinuses.
Using an AromaTech diffuser is a great way to enjoy the benefits of eucalyptus. It can not only decongest but also help control coughing due to its active ingredient, eucalyptol. It has also been known to help relieve pain and tension and soothe sore throats. Eucalyptus has antimicrobial properties and can also boost the immune system. People with asthma often notice some improvement in their symptoms when they diffuse eucalyptus, particularly in conjunction with their regular medications. It also repels insects.
Finally, eucalyptus provides an extremely pleasant aromatherapy experience. It has an aroma that is both stimulating and refreshing, sharpening concentration and elevating energy levels. There’s no better way to lift your spirits on a rainy day. Try our Eucalyptus, Lavender Lemon, or Breathe Easy as an effective and enjoyable way to add eucalyptus to your daily routine.